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Old 06-19-2014, 04:07 PM   #1
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Best mesh material for airflow: (motoport, joe rocket, firstgear, fieldsheer?)

Durability aside, if we're talking just the thing for letting the most amount of air in, which of these jackets has the best mesh material for that:

http://www.motoport.com/index.php?op...d=27&Itemid=15

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/f...esh-tex-jacket

http://www.revzilla.com/product/fiel...gh-temp-jacket

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...ar-mesh-jacket

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/j...ty-mesh-jacket

i've heard people saying there are meshes that are more loose weave and tight weave, which is what made me curious.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:59 PM   #2
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All of them will allow more air flow then the Motoport once they skid on the road for a little bit.

I have the Motoport and it works well as can be expected even in the summer in Baja.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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I'm actually experimenting with mesh materials to create protective apparel for sports other than motorcycle riding where you don't necessarily crash as hard.

I've heard that motoport flows air well, but wasn't sure how the unique kevlar material might stack up relative to the way typical mesh jackets flow air.

Does anyone know where i can find the names of the specific types of mesh materials each brand uses, and if i can just buy stock sheets of them?

Does each brand develop their own special kind of mesh?
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:26 AM   #4
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Check out this jacket too. The weave is so loose you can see the armor behind it.

http://www.amazon.com/Dainese-Guard-.../dp/B00IPS3SJE
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:20 AM   #5
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This just got a good write up and the price is right.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r5/pilot...jacket-review/
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:40 PM   #6
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Was reading that write up and got linked to these 2 other reviews:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/joe-r...enix-5-jacket/
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/daine...-frame-jacket/

According to those guys, Joe rocket has the mesh with the most airflow followed by Dainese. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:15 PM   #7
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Anyone have experience with both Joe rocket and Motoport Kevlar Mesh before?

Can't really test the motoport since it's an expensive custom order and you can't return.

Wanted to see if i can get anymore feedback before clicking order on these Joe rockets.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:19 AM   #8
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I have the Motoport mesh here in Miami, and it is AWESOME !!! Even in the middle of summer, with hot temps and humidity near 100 %, it is very comfortable. I have no hesitation to put it on even on the hottest days. It was expensive, but worth every penny.

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Old 10-09-2014, 07:29 AM   #9
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My mesh jacket is Fieldsheer and it works well when moving. It is cool and I like it, but it's not like wearing a bag of ice or anything like that. Very well made and feels like it would protect me well. 3-season with waterproof and insulated liners, and they come in tall sizes (my primary reason for trying it). (Large-tall size fits me: 36 waist, 6'-02", 42/44 chest and 36" sleeve in a dress shirt.)
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:37 AM   #10
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I have a Motoport Kevlar mesh (which is what I currently ride in). My previous mesh jacket was a Vanson Ventilator. The Motoport moves about 90% of the air that the Vanson does. The Motoport has a much tighter weave to it. It also has pad over the chest which also blocks some air. The Motoport moves enough air while moving to keep you cool, but it does retain heat when at a complete stop. The Vanson mesh does better at stops & low speeds, but offers significantly less protection.

As a side note, I switch from a Vanson perforated leather jacket to the Vanson mesh because of the retained heat at stops & traffic lights. The Motoport moves more air than perforated leather, but less than the standard nylon mesh.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:42 AM   #11
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Anyone have experience with both Joe rocket and Motoport Kevlar Mesh before?

Can't really test the motoport since it's an expensive custom order and you can't return.

Wanted to see if i can get anymore feedback before clicking order on these Joe rockets.
I have MP mesh Kevlar. At one time, I had Joe Rocket mesh.

You're not likely to get an apples to apples comparison, though. Reason: The MP gear has a LOT more armor in it and that is what really reduces the air flow across the body. Plus, mine is made to fit me closely - like a roadrace suit, which means the armor does even more to impeded air flow.

All that said, I think if you took the armor out of both the JR and the MP, the MP would flow just as much air - at least, I don't think a motorcycle rider would notice a difference.
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:58 AM   #12
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I have a Motoport mesh jacket. I also owned a JR Phoenix 5 mesh jacket for 6 or years. The mesh holes in the JR are bigger and flow a lot of air. The Motoport as mentioned, has a lot of armor that interferes with air flow, but is far more protective. I also have a First Gear jacket in the closet that I need to sell for my Dad. The holes are tiny.

All of this said the wind pressure at 70mph forces air into the mesh regardless of the brand. The JR has the biggest holes and the least obstruction its the coolest to stand around. They all vent well at speed.
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