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Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

hey everyone,. i have a textile right know but my friend suggested i get a leather becuase they're warmer. i was wondering if this was true, and your thoughts on it. thanks
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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

Not if your textile comes with a quilted liner. Cozy!
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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

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Not if your textile comes with a quilted liner. Cozy!
Mine has a thin liner, can you buy different liners for the jacket?
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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

depends on the jacket, check the website of whoever makes it. i have one textile that is basically see through with just a thin liner, and one that is much heavier and has a much thicker liner.
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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

This is a thread that I could have started myself, as I'm in the market for a jacket.
Though my question would be, which material offers the best protection? Or would it be a, 'six-one, half a dozen-the other' type of deal?

As of right now, I'm leaning towards a leather jacket, as they are more stylish and fashionable. Some of the textile jackets kinda remind me of motocross and downhill mtn biking armor vests.
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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

everything i have read says leather offers better protection. leather doesn't melt into your skin as you slide down the pavement, i've seen some nasty pics of wounds infused with textile jacket.
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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

Leather slides, textile typically grabs and causes you to roll. That is with the exception of the Dainese stuff.
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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

Depends on the jacket. My perforated leather is definitely cooler than my textile. Unless I put on a heated vest....

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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

Leather is going to be warmer... You can get leather jackets with liners as well.

I have one, it is a little on the large size. Throw a hoody on underneath and it fits perfect.


As for protection, leather is normally going to be better. It depends on the quality of leather though.. A cheap leather jacket, will not be as good as the top of the line textile.

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Leather is going to be warmer... You can get leather jackets with liners as well.

I have one, it is a little on the large size. Throw a hoody on underneath and it fits perfect.


As for protection, leather is normally going to be better. It depends on the quality of leather though.. A cheap leather jacket, will not be as good as the top of the line textile.

so when im looking for leather jackets, how do i know whats good qulaity leather? by the brand name, or by price or leather type?
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so when im looking for leather jackets, how do i know whats good qulaity leather? by the brand name, or by price or leather type?
Well you can't really go wrong with Dianese. Stupid insane quality, but so is the pricing. Never had any of their sportbike gear but I did have one of their textile vests for downhill and slopestyle mountain biking. Fits very well.
I also saw a white* Dianese jacket at the local Cyclegear shop...it fit like an Isotoner glove but was just short of $500.

*speaking of which, why are there not more white (or lighter color) leather jackets available.
We all know that black attracts heat more than white/light colors will.
We also all know that when on a bike, we are most likely out in the sun.
So IMO, wouldn't it make sense to have a light as possible colored jacket that didn't absorb heat like black does?
You don't see desert nomads, or safari tourers wearing all black outfits now do you?
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so when im looking for leather jackets, how do i know whats good qulaity leather? by the brand name, or by price or leather type?
Cowhide or kangaroo are the superior leather products, so basically look for a jacket made from those materials.

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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

I just recently bought a A*s Indy leather jacket because it was like $110 off retail. Using the sizing chart I decided on a USA size 42 since I'm 5'11" and weight around 175lbs. To be honest it was a little tight when I first bought it, but since putting around 1500 miles on it it has loosened up and fits perfectly (tight, but perfect for riding. Maybe not for walking around). I love the quality of the jacket and would definitely recommend it to others. Just save up and buy the more expensive leather jacket. You can't really put a price on safety, and that's the whole point of a jacket right?
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Leather is going to be warmer... You can get leather jackets with liners as well.

I have one, it is a little on the large size. Throw a hoody on underneath and it fits perfect.


As for protection, leather is normally going to be better. It depends on the quality of leather though.. A cheap leather jacket, will not be as good as the top of the line textile.
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Re: Leather Jacket vs. Textile Jacket

As for looking for quality.. Cowhide and Kangroo leather like said, but also look at thickness. I believe most companies have the thickness of the leather in they tags some where.

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