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Textile Jackets ???

Anyone have any luck with a good textile jacket like - joe rocket-icon-agv-or any other kind ??
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Got a mint Joe Rocket one with decent armor sitting unused if you want a jacket for really cheap. It's R/W/B, and size XL I believe.
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Re: Textile Jackets ???

I've worn both JR and First Gear jackets that were textile but I never felt quite as safe in them so they just kinda hang up in the closet now. Just a personal thing though because they are a whole lot better than a t shirt.
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Re: Textile Jackets ???

By textile jacket do you mean the mesh type ones? or one of the solid fabric coats? I have one of the joe rocket balistic mesh types and I love it to death,. works great, fits well, is nice and breathable and looks okay too. Plus one of my buddies crash tested one and it held up great which was a real suprise to me, I figured that they would blow apart pretty quick.
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I've had 2 Joe Rocket Ballistics, and my wife has a Teknic and they're all good. No issues except that my first JR jacket only lasted 5 years and about 80,000 Kms.
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I read about one guy who wasn't so lucky with the jacket he was giving warnings to others as to not feel safe in that jacket it went into pieces when he fell
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By textile jacket do you mean the mesh type ones? or one of the solid fabric coats? I have one of the joe rocket balistic mesh types and I love it to death,. works great, fits well, is nice and breathable and looks okay too. Plus one of my buddies crash tested one and it held up great which was a real suprise to me, I figured that they would blow apart pretty quick.
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I have a JR Phoenix never tested When weather permits I prefer and wear leather (better protection) however at 95+ I would quickly get dehydrated in my leather (or heat stroke).

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I read about one guy who wasn't so lucky with the jacket he was giving warnings to others as to not feel safe in that jacket it went into pieces when he fell
I'd say it depends mostly on speed. Obviously if your doing 30 or 40 KMs & dump it to avoid something, there's gonna be alot less damage than if you're doing 120 on a highway.
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Re: Textile Jackets ???

I've crashed in a JR Meteor II jacket and it did its job very well. Only cuts and bruisies I got were on my legs (which were (un)protected by jeans.) I've now sold that coat to a friend as it is still n good shape. I'm now using a JR Alter Ego coat... it's a very cool design which turns into a mesh for really hot days.

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I too have the Alter Ego by Joe Rocket. It is a wonderful piece of clothing. I usually only wear it when I ride to work and back (1.5 miles) but when it is cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon, this jacket goes from a full on textile jacket to a mesh jacket in about 15 sec. I have never crash tested it but it does have decent armor.
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Anyone have any luck with a good textile jacket like - joe rocket-icon-agv-or any other kind ??
I'm a fan of Tour Master stuff. My normal, everday riding jacket is a Cortech Sport from that company. It doesn't vent all that well, but would appear very durable, has removable armor, a waterproof membrane liner, and reflective 3M patches to help make me more conspicuous at night.

I wear JR Meteor 4.0 riding britches as well, at least on days I can stand them. Hot as hell, but waterproofed with reflective piping and rain proof pocket on the front. Easy to get into and out of as well. Great for trips.

Another good company to get top quality textile gear from is Aerostich.

I also own a JR Phoenix jacket for those truly beastly summer days when it's hot with high humidity. Probably won't protect me as well as my TM jacket unless it's a fairly low speed get-off. That said, I really don't want to get into another war over mesh riding gear. We have beaten that horse a time or two.



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I wear JR Meteor 4.0 riding britches as well, at least on days I can stand them. Hot as hell, but waterproofed with reflective piping and rain proof pocket on the front. Easy to get into and out of as well. Great for trips.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Textile Jackets ???

I love my Aerostich Roadcrafter. It's a great all weather riding suit except for the 85+ degree days.



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I love my Aerostich Roadcrafter. It's a great all weather riding suit except for the 85+ degree days.
I dont think you should post pics like that there Ace.....
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I dont think you should post pics like that there Ace.....
Yeah, gotta be careful of skirting the stunna thingy around here.

Nice SV Thou, however. What sort of cans are those?

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