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types of textile jackets? or warm weather jackets - May 6, 2010, 09:01 AM

I am very skeptical getting a textile jacket but I just want one to commute to work in the summer. I know leather is best and I have one but its just too hot to commute every day. I've decided textile over mesh but there are a ton of different types of textile jackets. Are there better materials than others? Polyester, denier, nylon? specific brands? I've been looking at Speed and Strength, Shift, Scorpion, Icon, Fieldsheer. Thanks for the help!

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May 6, 2010, 09:36 AM

Since no ones chimed in yet...

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Just to confuse us all there is a list of modern textiles with strange sounding names. Products like Keprotec, Cordura Nylon, Dynax,(protective fabrics), Kodra (stretch fabric), Airmesh, ProLife (CE-protection), Temperfoam (back padding), Hydratex (breathable and windproof liner) and Scotchlite (reflective piping).
But that's not the horror of it. Some not so reputable manufacturers use other terms to cover up the unsuitable (pun intended) trash they are putting out. Ballistic nylon comes to mind, making it sound like a rugged and protective fabric when it isn't. "

http://www.sportbike-motorcycle-info...lejackets.html
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My textile jacket is hotter than my leathers. I think some type of mesh with leather on the arms/shoulders/elbows is ideal in the summer heat.
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May 6, 2010, 09:47 AM

I had a slow lowside on a joe rocket textile jacket probably doing about 10mph some random gravel patch.... but the thing got destroyed.
since then ive been using perforated leather and it works great. Theres a Scorpion Stinger jacket going for under 200$ right now and its a hell of a deal.
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oh yeah, I'm a chick so that limits my options as well....
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Textile, Mesh, Vented textile I thin are the categories. You want armor at elbows, shoulders, back regardless. Think Denier 600 is the best or something with keprotec or kevlar for abrasion resistance.

http://motorcycle.motorcycle-superst...=and&view=grid

Motosuperstore womens jackets, you can choose between textile and vented textile...sort by price and rating...
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ok also how about leather/mesh mix jackets? I saw a Shift one a while ago but I can't find it....
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I've heard a lot of good things about this kevlar jacket from the folks over at advrider.
http://www.motoport.com/_product_354..._Kevlar_Jacket
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80138

It has very high abrasion resistance and should last a very long time. Very expensive though.

Also, have you tried perforated leather?

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I am very skeptical getting a textile jacket but I just want one to commute to work in the summer. I know leather is best and I have one but its just too hot to commute every day. I've decided textile over mesh but there are a ton of different types of textile jackets. Are there better materials than others? Polyester, denier, nylon? specific brands? I've been looking at Speed and Strength, Shift, Scorpion, Icon, Fieldsheer. Thanks for the help!
Hi,

I faced the same problem. I know you don't think leather is an option, but have you considered a light t-shirt for the ride in, then change into clothes you stage or store at work? I do this with the cube here, and change in the bathroom. Maybe this doesn't work as well for females..


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I faced the same problem. I know you don't think leather is an option, but have you considered a light t-shirt for the ride in, then change into clothes you stage or store at work? I do this with the cube here, and change in the bathroom. Maybe this doesn't work as well for females..
I get really hot and really uncomfortable. I have a perf leather but it is not an amazingly perforated. I've been changing once I get to work but I'd rather not cuz then I need to get there earlier and ect... I want a leather/mesh/textile jacket but there aren't any for women....

THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!

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I get really hot and really uncomfortable. I have a perf leather but it is not an amazingly perforated. I've been changing once I get to work but I'd rather not cuz then I need to get there earlier and ect... I want a leather/mesh/textile jacket but there aren't any for women....

THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!! women get shafted....


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I get really hot and really uncomfortable. I have a perf leather but it is not an amazingly perforated. I've been changing once I get to work but I'd rather not cuz then I need to get there earlier and ect... I want a leather/mesh/textile jacket but there aren't any for women....

THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!! women get shafted....
Maybe you should look for a better perforated leather jacket, then?
Take a look at this jacket:
http://www.bikebandit.com/alpinestar...leather-jacket
Lots of perforations up in front.

What, specifically, do you currently commute in?
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I get really hot and really uncomfortable. I have a perf leather but it is not an amazingly perforated. I've been changing once I get to work but I'd rather not cuz then I need to get there earlier and ect... I want a leather/mesh/textile jacket but there aren't any for women....

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