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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
gennaro wrote:
sorry to veer a little off topic. Just back from a short ride. mid 80s. Not too bad. there were times if i didn't think about it, i forgot i was not comfortable. when i got back after 30 minutes, my ass was soaked and my tank top was not much better. if i had to wear it if it was much warmer, i think i'd sell the bike.
I'm 63 and retired with no one dependent on me if i get hurt or worse. when i started riding again this year i accepted the risk. full armored gear, while bettering our odds are no guarantee. i'll wear it as often as possible because i think it is smart, but i don't want to feel i'm in a sauna. guess i'm just a sissy.



Biggest Problem I have with Jacket is in town stop and go traffic, heat from other cars, builds, road starts to really make me feel miserable. once I get moving wind wipes right in the vents and I haven't had a problem feeling bad after that... Funny part is I sweat more parking the bike then anything
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
I realize this thread is about mesh jackets, but could someone give me a general comparison to a perforated leather MC jacket?
Being an "old fart" I'm having trouble feeling mentally comfortable with cloth over leather. I do realize there is a lot more to the issue than just leather vs. cloth, which is why I am asking the question.
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
I bought a mesh jacket. I don't know if it is any good, but Ironpony had them on closeout.
I ordered a Fulmer TJ143 street moto jacket. It was only $43 new (msrp $150, or so they say)so I figured it was worth a shot.
I'm going to give it a shot. If nothing else I will have a lighter jacket for the rides to work. I needed one of those anyway.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fulmer-TJ143-Street-Moto-Mesh-Motorcycle-Jacket/201962102571?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=501972263828&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
I wear this RevIt! Mesh jacket
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
Good deal. I'm impulsive , so paid full retail at a local shop. Always pays to look around.
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
I have an HD mesh jacket that my uncle gave me when he sold his Harley. I really like it but don't wear it as often as I should. It has armour in the shoulders, elbows and back. It has a zip in liner for cooler weather. It's definitely a little earlier but not terrible.
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months ago  
I ordered one of the Fulmer $43 jackets and it arrived today. Really nice quality and brand new with the tags just like they said.

This jacket is a full size smaller than the corresponding mens T shirt size so if you order one go up a size (or two) to be comfortable.
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months ago  
129drifter wrote:
I ordered one of the Fulmer $43 jackets and it arrived today. Really nice quality and brand new with the tags just like they said.

This jacket is a full size smaller than the corresponding mens T shirt size so if you order one go up a size (or two) to be comfortable.

Glad to hear they are nice.
Mine is suppose to be here tomorrow.
I hope its not to much smaller, or it maybe going right back up for sale.
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 4 Months ago  
cike wrote:
129drifter wrote:
I ordered one of the Fulmer $43 jackets and it arrived today. Really nice quality and brand new with the tags just like they said.

This jacket is a full size smaller than the corresponding mens T shirt size so if you order one go up a size (or two) to be comfortable.

Glad to hear they are nice.
Mine is suppose to be here tomorrow.
I hope its not to much smaller, or it maybe going right back up for sale.

I got ,y jacket in today, wow I cant believe how nice this thing seems for $40. I haven't rode with it yet so I cant comment yet on air flow,
Unlike 129drifter though, for me size was spot on. I normally wear a size XL and I ordered a XL jacket and it fits perfect.
based on the first impression i am very pleased with this jacket.
 
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Re:summer mesh jackets 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
jd750ace wrote:
I wear my Joe Rocket Phoenix when I'm commuting. I don't give a shit how hot it gets, I always wear a jacket, full face and armored gloves commuting. You don't get to pick when you go down or what parts hit, but I protect enough so I can still work while the rest heals up. I've got bills.
i'm convinced. missed getting whacked today by inches, again by a young woman.(young girl rear ended me about 6 weeks ago)she pulled out in front of me. 1/2 second late on the brakes and would have been bad. wearing florescent green and led headlight on high beam and she still didn't see me. if it's too hot to wear my armor, i'll find something else to do.
 
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