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#21 Unread post by MetricRider » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:41 pm

I had a FirstGear MeshTex2. http://www.firstgear-usa.com/fgweb.nsf/ ... endocument Worked great for me, was a bit warm while stopped, but nice and cool once riding. I can also say that it held up very well in my accident, although it was lower speed. The armor pads stayed in place and kept my shoulders/elbows off the ground very nicely. The outer layer of mesh did shred around them, however, meaning it would definitely have to be replaced if you are in an accident.
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#22 Unread post by sharpmagna » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:39 pm

MetricRider wrote:I had a FirstGear MeshTex2. http://www.firstgear-usa.com/fgweb.nsf/ ... endocument Worked great for me, was a bit warm while stopped, but nice and cool once riding. I can also say that it held up very well in my accident, although it was lower speed. The armor pads stayed in place and kept my shoulders/elbows off the ground very nicely. The outer layer of mesh did shred around them, however, meaning it would definitely have to be replaced if you are in an accident.
MetricRider - What speed was your incident? I have a meshtex2 on order and I am just curious what its capabilities of protection are. Would you buy the jacket again? Thanks for any input
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#23 Unread post by CNF2002 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:40 am

x2, also owner of Mesh-Tex Firstgear :)
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#24 Unread post by jonnythan » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:43 am

I ordered the Alpinestars Air-Flo mesh jacket last night. I'll post my thoughts about it when it comes in.
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#25 Unread post by Henriettaah » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:23 am

Well, I purchased said jacket today and wore it home - what a difference. Stopping at lights isn't much different, but even in a T-shirt you'll be hot at the lights - but once you are moving, what relief! :biggrin: I can see me wearing a bikini top under that one :laughing:

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#26 Unread post by jonnythan » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:42 am

Henriettaah wrote: I can see me wearing a bikini top under that one :laughing:
Can we see it too? ;)
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#27 Unread post by DieMonkeys » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:52 am

jonnythan wrote:
Henriettaah wrote: I can see me wearing a bikini top under that one :laughing:
Can we see it too? ;)
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#28 Unread post by kabob983 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:22 am

In keeping with the whole "bad biker girl" image that I'm sure you're trying to build for yourself (or maybe not) you might want to go with classic Harley fashion and get a leather top for it. And a leather vest on top of your jacket.
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#29 Unread post by VermilionX » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:29 am

kabob983 wrote:In keeping with the whole "bad biker girl" image that I'm sure you're trying to build for yourself (or maybe not) you might want to go with classic Harley fashion and get a leather top for it. And a leather vest on top of your jacket.
or she should buy stuff from http://www.bikercrap.com.

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#30 Unread post by CNF2002 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:50 am

Henriettaah wrote:Well, I purchased said jacket today and wore it home - what a difference. Stopping at lights isn't much different, but even in a T-shirt you'll be hot at the lights - but once you are moving, what relief! :biggrin: I can see me wearing a bikini top under that one :laughing:
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#31 Unread post by kabob983 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:06 pm

Wow, she certainly got you guys all riled up!
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#32 Unread post by m1a1dvr » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:14 pm

I have lowsided in gravel while wearing an Alpinestars T-Stunt Mesh jacket. It kept all rocks out but the inside lining gave me alittle rash on my elbow. The armor worked great. On a better side it really lets air flow at speed. I have ridden hours at 93 degree weather and barely broke a sweat.
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#33 Unread post by Henriettaah » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:27 am

m1a1dvr wrote:I have lowsided in gravel while wearing an Alpinestars T-Stunt Mesh jacket. It kept all rocks out but the inside lining gave me alittle rash on my elbow. The armor worked great.
Thats really good to know. I can cope with a little mesh burn if need be! How fast do you think you were going?

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#34 Unread post by Kim » Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:58 pm

I have a black Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket. Without the lining it's fine in the heat when you're moving, but brutal at a standstill. I'm thinking the biggest reason is the color. I'm in the market for a silver mesh and/or textile jacket for the summer.
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#35 Unread post by racerxgirl » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:31 pm

I have a Fieldsheer mesh, size small for sale, make an offer, it sucks for protection if you go down at any real speed, i have worn it 4 times. Oh yes, it does keep you cooler, because of the lack of protection. :laughing:
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#36 Unread post by Mintbread » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:40 pm

racerxgirl wrote:Oh yes, it does keep you cooler, because of the lack of protection.
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#37 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:54 pm

holy leg humping batman!

I'm not sure I'd trust mesh only jackets. Perfed leather would be nice though.

And +1 for tourmaster gear. I have the TM "Advanced" jacket and love it. Sure it's warm at the stops, but i have confidence in the jacket. The armor works good, a smart alec co-worker thought it'd be smart to punch me in the arm, and caught the armor. Hurt his hand, and i didn't feel it at all.
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#38 Unread post by kabob983 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:59 pm

You can pick up a JR perforated Blaster 2.0 jacket pretty cheap from Newenough.
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#39 Unread post by racerxgirl » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:06 am

One other thing, if you decide to ride on the street and are not cooling properly, try the under armor stuff, works well...I soak mine down with a spray of cold water before I head out on the track for a nice hot 110 degree session for 20 minutes. (Riding on the track=no resting anywhere, mentally, or physically)
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#40 Unread post by kabob983 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:05 am

racerxgirl, I've not seen you around. Welcome to the forums! Always good to have another female, especially one into racing! Do you race WERA?
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