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Old 02-17-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question Waist length or 3/4 jackets? Could anybody explain the differences to me?

Besides the evident difference in length, what are the differences between waist length and 3/4 jackets regarding usage, performance, specific functions, etc.?

I would appreciate any explanation.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Beside the evident difference in length, what are the differences between waist length and 3/4 jackets regarding usage, performance, specific functions, etc.?

I would appreciate any explanation.
Some would say the style. Alot will depend on your build and the type of riding you will do....yes,folks will argue this,of course.The length of a garment can add or detract from your riding.3/4 length jackets offer a bit more protection than waist length....waist length should be zippered or buttoned to the pants so it will not "ride-up" on the rider in a crash.Waist length are usually more form fitting ( a tighter fit) than 3/4 length. A 3/4 length "may" have more pocket space than a waist length.Sometimes if your a "bigger" person,a waist length jacket may ride up on you and the collar will rub your neck while riding....again, your build comes into play here.
I wear Motoport gear,and on their site,they have a reasonable explanation of this very thing.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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Waist length jackets will ride up when you start sliding on the pavement.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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Waist length jackets will ride up when you start sliding on the pavement.
All jackets will ride up if you slide on the pavement feet first unless you zip them to your pants.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:02 AM   #5
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When I ride a bike with a forward leaning seating position, e.g. a sportbike, the extra material in the front of a 3/4 jacket is annoyingly bulky.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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When I ride a bike with a forward leaning seating position, e.g. a sportbike, the extra material in the front of a 3/4 jacket is annoyingly bulky.

At least with my Darien, I can unzip a portion of the bottom to allow this to smooth out. Good thing someone invented the two sided zipper.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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At least with my Darien, I can unzip a portion of the bottom to allow this to smooth out. Good thing someone invented the two sided zipper.
I tuck the front of mine up and under sometimes if I am bothered by the extra material.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #8
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When I ride a bike with a forward leaning seating position, e.g. a sportbike, the extra material in the front of a 3/4 jacket is annoyingly bulky.
Oh, if that was the only annoyingly bulky thing I had to worry about when leaning forward...
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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Oh, if that was the only annoyingly bulky thing I had to worry about when leaning forward...
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:15 PM   #10
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Being loose, is the armour inside the 3/4 jackets still snug enough to not move around in a crash? I wear a leather jacket that's one size too large and the armour inserts are useless (because the jacket isn't snug).
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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Being loose, is the armour inside the 3/4 jackets still snug enough to not move around in a crash? I wear a leather jacket that's one size too large and the armour inserts are useless (because the jacket isn't snug).
Conceivably you could get one your size? Leather that is too loose will give some mean burns flapping against you during those frequent slides on el pavemento.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:09 AM   #12
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The armor on my 3/4 length is more loose then on my onesie leather suit or my onesie road crafter. Doesn't matter to me I'm not too worried the comfort and function balance work out.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:53 AM   #13
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Thank you all very much for your informative responses
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #14
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When I ride a bike with a forward leaning seating position, e.g. a sportbike, the extra material in the front of a 3/4 jacket is annoyingly bulky.

Not bad with a dual action zipper...

Besides the longer enduro style coat covers your ass!

I actually use both types... and just picked up a duster for general winter use not associated with the motorcycle, but looks kinda cool and is waxed cotton.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #15
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Not bad with a dual action zipper...

Besides the longer enduro style coat covers your ass!

I actually use both types... and just picked up a duster for general winter use not associated with the motorcycle, but looks kinda cool and is waxed cotton.
Then you keep your dual 6 shooters under the duster?
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