Summer Jacket?

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Vankaye, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Vankaye

    Vankaye n00b on the move

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    Great deal. Too bad it only comes in black. That would make the heat problem worse for me. Plus, during the heat of the day the radiating heat from the road blurs the image of the rider enough to make a rider dressed in black to be camouflaged into the color of the asphalt. Now that's invisible!!!!
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  2. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I demand proof, sir.

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    Yet another interesting point. Who knew a summer jacket thread could be so informative?! :D

    I love the trench-coat idea as that's really how motorcyclists used to dress decades ago. It's not that I'm in any way a trench-coat fan in as far as fasion, but in as far as wind, rain and dust protection - if I lived in a cooler climate (and rode something like a Harley) I'd seriously start looking into just what armored, possibly old-school leather, trench coat options existed for motorcyclists.
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  3. Vankaye

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    The summer heat is almost here!!!

    At this point I think I will spring for the Hi-Viz BMW jacket. I have a BMW leather jacket that I am super happy with. The JoeRocket Phoenix didn't hold up well for me, but it was a good jacket for the $150 I spent on it. I think the protection will be much higher with the BMW quality fabrics and the BMW pads.

    I'm just ready for it.
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  4. YJake

    YJake Wrenchin'

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    Vanson Vent Max 4. It's a very light silver color and air flows through it like you're wearing... nothing at all :evil In fact it feels cooler than wearing just a t-shirt because it blocks the sun but breathes freely. I wear a Large but this jacket fits tight for a Large, which is fine because the pads stay in place very well without using the adjusters. It also has leather patches in the elbows/shoulders for extra abrasion protection.

    The jacket is form fitting enough that I wear it under my Barbour International in the fall/winter for protection. (And I use this combo for light trail riding too)

    It has served me through 2 FL summers in gridlock I-4 traffic so far and has another summer or two left in it :deal

    http://www.vansonleathers.com/prod-Vent_Max_4_Series-615.aspx?

    -Jake
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  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I demand proof, sir.

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    Finally - something even uglier than my Phoenix 5.0 jacket! :clap
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  6. Flashdog

    Flashdog Been here awhile

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    I remember buying my original Phoenix at Moroso in 2002 at a race after riding down in a white Tshirt. I bought the jacket and actually felt cooler being "in the shade" of the mesh while having the wind blow through it while riding. It didn't take much of a temp drop for me to get chilled wearing the Phoenix. Since then I've never ridden without a jacket.
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  7. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Exactly, it may seem hot but its actually cooler than letting your skin absorb the radiant heat.
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    YJake Wrenchin'

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    :uhoh

    Thus is why I wear my Barbour over it half of the year. :lol3

    -Jake
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    The 2 liners are sometimes a PITA, but for most of my summer riding for the past 2 years, I've riden w/ a Cortech GX Air 2 (I think they're on the 3-series now). Very cool in the summer with the liners out, and good down to about 50 with the wind/waterproof liner and thermal liner in with just a T-shirt. No Hi-vis, but I did get the yellow, and it has good reflectivity for night riding.

    One tip - microfiber t-shirts.
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    My nipples don't even wake up until it's below 55-60.


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  13. FLARider1

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    Doesn't take as much for mine.......something to do with metal going through them I would imagine!!b :evil:lol3:evil:lol3
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  14. Vankaye

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    T.M.I. seems to be a thread killer! :clap
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    Meh, Lots of us... uh... um... are pierced :lol3
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  16. Philip Kuntz

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    My piercings keep getting caught in my mesh jacket forum, needed?:rofl
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    ooops......sorry.....didn't figure on this forum it would take that little!! LOL.....................:cry
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