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#1 Unread post by Henriettaah » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:03 am

Does anybody here use these? Can they recommend them? I've tried one on and its comfortable enough, but as they are made of cordura type nylon I'm wondering how sweaty you get in them when stood still :laughing: I'm guessing they are great when on the move, or maybe not? :?

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#2 Unread post by CNF2002 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:08 am

I love mine! It can get hot at a standstill but its still better than leather. I can run with my jacket in 100 degree weather and not break a sweat at highway speeds.
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#3 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:12 am

I have one and for me, it's alot cooler than having the sun beating directly on you. The wind rushes right through the mesh. With that said, it's the first thing I take off at rest stops...
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#4 Unread post by MountainManJohnson » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:36 am

where do you get them, got a link?
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#5 Unread post by avoidalliteration » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:38 am

I use the Tourmaster Intake Jacket and it feels great while moving...and not horribly hot when sitting still at a light. Like Sweet Tooth mentioned, it actually does help keep the sun off of you, so it almost balances out having long sleeves. I only get slightly sweaty where the CE armor covers the body (i.e. elbow, shoulders and back). Somebody mentioned wearing a wet t-shirt underneath, but I haven't tried that yet... :)
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#6 Unread post by JC Viper » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:45 am

You live in the UK, when does it get that hot to use one? :laughing:

Seriously anyone who sells Joe Rocket or any other big brand sells good mesh. I don't get very sweaty with it at a stand still too often (only 90F and over) but at night or in rain your gonna need the liner it comes with esp. when doing highway speed.

I have the Phoenix 2.0 and it's was pretty cheap $$$. as i've said many times it looks like a mech suit.
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#7 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:05 am

I've got a 3 piece Cortech GX-Air. In my opinion, it's great. It has the armoured outer mesh, removable rain liner and removable thermal liner. I was trying to link to it for you but, the work computers are S-L-O-W!!! *lol* If you look in my blog, I believe there's a link to the gear I wear.

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#8 Unread post by CYLax » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:55 am

I've got a 3 piece Cortech GX-Air.
+1 for the GX-Air

I wear mine all summer and LOVE IT.

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#9 Unread post by Henriettaah » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:00 pm

JCViper528 wrote:You live in the UK, when does it get that hot to use one? :laughing:
:laughing: We are having an absolute heatwave at the moment! 40/50C + easily in the sun. No fun when out and about during the day. :)

I'm after this one: http://www.frank-thomas.co.uk/index.php ... duct_id=43
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#10 Unread post by ninja79 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:12 pm

my perforated leather jacket is almost as comfortable as mesh and offers better protection.

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#11 Unread post by kabob983 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:23 pm

+1 on the Tour Master/Cortech stuff. Not flashy, but very well made (IMHO). Their HRX Jacket/Pants is (supposedly) protective enough for track days (as we had a guy wearing it for the one two weeks ago and they OK'd it). A lil' more expensive (about $200 USD) than other mesh products though.
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#12 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:31 pm

avoidalliteration wrote:I use the Tourmaster Intake Jacket and it feels great while moving...and not horribly hot when sitting still at a light. Like Sweet Tooth mentioned, it actually does help keep the sun off of you, so it almost balances out having long sleeves. I only get slightly sweaty where the CE armor covers the body (i.e. elbow, shoulders and back). Somebody mentioned wearing a wet t-shirt underneath, but I haven't tried that yet... :)
Yup wet t-shirt is like having air conditioner... also helps to stick your helmet in the ice chest while at rest stops. As soon as you get to a gas station, put your helmet in those big freezers that store the ice bags. By the time you gas up and stuff it'll be nice and cool. Keeps your head cool for a while after you're back on the road.
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#13 Unread post by DieMonkeys » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:57 pm

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avoidalliteration wrote:I use the Tourmaster Intake Jacket and it feels great while moving...and not horribly hot when sitting still at a light. Like Sweet Tooth mentioned, it actually does help keep the sun off of you, so it almost balances out having long sleeves. I only get slightly sweaty where the CE armor covers the body (i.e. elbow, shoulders and back). Somebody mentioned wearing a wet t-shirt underneath, but I haven't tried that yet... :)
Yup wet t-shirt is like having air conditioner... also helps to stick your helmet in the ice chest while at rest stops. As soon as you get to a gas station, put your helmet in those big freezers that store the ice bags. By the time you gas up and stuff it'll be nice and cool. Keeps your head cool for a while after you're back on the road.
So long and nobody sees it then decides to just trash it and throw it on the ground because it's getting in the way of their precious ice.
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#14 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:27 pm

DieMonkeys wrote:
Sweet Tooth wrote:
avoidalliteration wrote:I use the Tourmaster Intake Jacket and it feels great while moving...and not horribly hot when sitting still at a light. Like Sweet Tooth mentioned, it actually does help keep the sun off of you, so it almost balances out having long sleeves. I only get slightly sweaty where the CE armor covers the body (i.e. elbow, shoulders and back). Somebody mentioned wearing a wet t-shirt underneath, but I haven't tried that yet... :)
Yup wet t-shirt is like having air conditioner... also helps to stick your helmet in the ice chest while at rest stops. As soon as you get to a gas station, put your helmet in those big freezers that store the ice bags. By the time you gas up and stuff it'll be nice and cool. Keeps your head cool for a while after you're back on the road.
So long and nobody sees it then decides to just trash it and throw it on the ground because it's getting in the way of their precious ice.
So have a riding buddy keep an eye on it. Unless your alone, then just dont do it.
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#15 Unread post by rapidblue » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:26 pm

I have a alpinestars t-venom mesh jacket and I love it. It has a removable lining. The jacket witht he lining is nice and warm and doesn't let air through really. Without the lining, it lets ari flow through very nicely. It's even cold some mornings.

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#16 Unread post by -Holiday » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:29 pm

i have the joe rocket rio jacket for when its really hot (like not) and I like it. the only thing that would make it more comfortable is if it was white.
Im sure its not the protection of leather (even though it does have leather arms) but it is much better then nothing, and the closest i will go to wearing no protection.
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#17 Unread post by kabob983 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:57 pm

avoidalliteration wrote:Somebody mentioned wearing a wet t-shirt underneath, but I haven't tried that yet... :)
That seems like it'd be tremendously uncomfortable. I hate the feeling of a we tee shirt on my dry skin (or wet skin for that matter). Maybe I'm just odd though.

I guess if you try that just make sure the shirt isn't white!
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#18 Unread post by icariz83 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:12 pm

For those that have had all 3:

Are textile jackets just as hot as leather or just as cool as mesh or a nice in-between temperature?
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#19 Unread post by kabob983 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:54 pm

In between. Mesh and textile are essentially the same thing except that mesh lets lots of air run through the jacket/pants, while textile generally does not let as much through. Standing still mesh and textile are closer together coolness-wise, but when moving or when the wind is blowing mesh will be much cooler. Leather, even perforated, is hotter than both (unless it's one heck of a perforated jacket)
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#20 Unread post by JC Viper » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:56 pm

icariz83 wrote:For those that have had all 3:

Are textile jackets just as hot as leather or just as cool as mesh or a nice in-between temperature?
That depends because some of the textiles (regular) have different fabric weight and thus differs. when it comes to temps. My Kilamanjaro II is pretty good with the vents opened, sure beats the Teknic jacket in heat but it has less fabric strength for those road rubbings. Still gets much warmer than a good mesh jacket.
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