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Old 01-29-2014, 11:18 PM   #61
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Macna...

A friend of mine just started carrying this line, she only has the urban wear right now.

it's some impressive looking stuff.
It has a fresh new look with what seems to be some well thought out features.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:26 AM   #62
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I just got my Macna Chameleon jacket last night and tried it on a few times. With the thermal liner the leather portion is a bit snug on the chest. I'm hoping that will break in and loosen up a little (or I lose some weight). The attachment points for the outer shell are neat because they are full circumference zippers on both sleeves and the neck. The front attaches using 6 velcro loops. I could see that getting annoying but the jacket doesn't really need to be attached there anyways. I wish the circumference zippers were a bit higher quality, but they get the job done just fine. I need a couple more days to think about the jacket and fitment to see if I will keep it. Sorry but I can't give any riding information as currently it is -8F outside. If people want I'll post some closeup pictures later.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:47 AM   #63
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Pictures would be nice.
How strong is the external waterproof jacket?
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:12 AM   #64
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I really like my Aerostich Falstaff as a subtle motorcycle jacket that I can wear off the bike as well. That said, even though it has ginormous pit vents and a back vent, it might be a bit warm for South America.

If I hadn't bought mine second hand, I would have elected to not have the reflective bits or the Velcro strips on the sleeve.

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Old 01-30-2014, 01:06 PM   #65
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Did you say an Adventure jacket that did not look like an adventure jacket?
Now...That's Hot!
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:57 PM   #66
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Yeah, that is one nice CRF 250!
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:24 PM   #67
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The last ADV coat you will ever have to buy for riding South America...
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:22 PM   #68
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Kevlar blanket is the latest in safety equiment Have "Good, bad and ugly" as mobile ring tone so would be suitable

But you've got a point, of course, shouldn't try too hard to have the right local look either...could end up comical
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:09 AM   #69
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Now if it was Goretex and kevlar CE2 I might be interested ........
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:29 AM   #70
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Macnas are on closeout or otherwise deeply discounted over at twisted throttle.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:47 AM   #71
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Macna Chameleon Jacket



The overall jacket with all three layers. Outer waterproof layer, leather layer and then a quilted thermal liner.



Close up of the connection between the sleeve of the waterproof outer later and the leather layer. I which the zippers were a bit beefier.



This is the cuff adjusted, how it works is you take the velcro from the leather layer pull it through the little flap and adjust it on the waterproof layer. It's a little annoying to adjust the first time you connect the waterproof layer.



Collar zipper for attaching the weatherproof layer to the leather layer. Whish the zipper was a little bit beefier.



Just the leather layer with the quilted liner inside. You can see the 6 metal loops around the zipper, they are for velcro tabs to secure the waterproof layer to it.

I have over a foot of snow outside my house so it's still going to be a while until I can wear it on the bike. The general design I think I'll like and the ability to have the waterproof outside layer is nice. The outer layer is a little bulky so it might be a bit hard to find someplace to store it. Also I wish the cuff and collar zippers were stronger/better zippers, they seem a little flimsy.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:04 AM   #72
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The outer layer is a little bulky so it might be a bit hard to find someplace to store it.
Thanks for the pictures, they're useful. Looks good.
The outer layer being bulkier than a liner is probably the biggest disadvantage of outside rain layer, but to me the compromise is totally worth it, given the flexibility it offers.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:55 PM   #73
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Received my Spidi Ergo 365 Pro Expedition today. Not only is this a great looking jacket it is built like a tank. If anyone would like a particular photo of the jacket I will try to accommodate.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:11 PM   #74
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Received my Spidi Ergo 365 Pro Expedition today. Not only is this a great looking jacket it is built like a tank. If anyone would like a particular photo of the jacket I will try to accommodate.
Impressions so far? Probably out of my price range, but I'm also in the market for a jacket that blends in a little better. Too heavy? How's the airflow?



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Old 02-17-2014, 06:18 AM   #75
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Do those Spidi waxed cotton jackets actually offer any kind of abrasion resistance? Doesn't seem much better than most casual jackets other than the armor. Might as well just toss an armor vest under any jacket you please.

I've seen Kevlar hoodies that seem like they'd be more abrasion resistant. Grinfactor was some of the stuff I'm thinking of.
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