Re: JR Phoenix jacket aftermath
No matter what kind of jacket it is, if it's not at least zipped in to the rear of your pants, it has the chance of 'riding' up your body and exposing your skin to the pavement. As for this 'blew apart' thing, I don't really understand HOW it could. Maybe this guy went down in this jacket before and didn't check it after the fact. Basically, MESH is a ONE TIME USE, especially if there are any rips or tears in the material.
I had my wife sew the zippers into my jeans, so no matter where I go, I can always zip into my pants. I had a small low side in my PHX jacket and not even a tear in the material. I slid a good 25 feet, on pavement and eventually ended up in some rocks. I didn't take any chances and pitched the jacket after thinking $100 really isn't worth it to take another chance with the same jacket.
Here in phoenix, you almost NEVER see anyone in leathers during the summer months. Almost all of my buddies have the PHX jackets and I have the pants and jacket. Even perfed leather sucks in this heat. Anyway, those who bash mesh really don't know the entire history behind every post that reads 'MESH SUCKS, DON'T BUY IT' or something similar. Please, jackets, leather or mesh, just don't 'blow apart', that's BS.