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post #1 of 24 Old 07-08-2010, 9:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

I'm wondering what people have to say about comfort for these jackets in hot weather. Please do not go into strength or other safety concerns. I think the majority opinion was made quite clear already.
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

Depends on the jacket, some are better vented than others! If you get a well vented one, or one of those air flow type jackets, it should be more comfortable than leathers in hot weather.
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

it also depends on the rider
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

My alpinestars one is leather with the hump thing on the back but you get really hot when you are stationary. Once your moving you cool down again.
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

i have a perforated leather teknic that i love.. a little warm when sitting but when you're moving it's great, also comes with a zip in liner for cooler weather. it's also for sale if anyone is interested..
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

I think it will always be a bit of a tradeoff between safety and comfort.

But thats not a bad thing.
At some point you might be safer by being more comfortable.

If you are city riding and not going above freeway speed then a textile jacket is probably good enough. If its warmer or cooler (they can be both) than leather and you are happy with them for protection - then dont let others stop you.

If you do track days or a lot of back road scratching then Id suggest safety is more of a priority. But heck - get both (or get one and save and plan to get the other later)
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

Indeed Textile Jackets have their own importance but vented jackets are best in my opinion.And there usage rates are higher
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

My leather is a bit hot in the middle of the summer but any other time it's great. It's a Joe Rocket and it does vent pretty well. For me, it has to be leather!
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

My thick back jacket with absolutely no vents wasnt to bad. It was brutal sitting in traffic when its around 104*F outside.
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

Vented leather, i have a Dainese perforated, AWESOME

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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

Vented leather...everytime

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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

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My thick back jacket with absolutely no vents wasnt to bad. It was brutal sitting in traffic when its around 104*F outside.
104 that far north? Never would have guessed


for the original topic, I have a textile now but am planning on getting a vented leather. My buddy that got me into riding has a vented leather jacket that has lasted him through totalling 4 bikes. I feel like mine wouldn't hold up nearly so well. Sucks being tall and thin though as it cuts down my selection by a lot
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

I have the white (white is best, doesn't absorb as much heat) Alpinestars Tech 1-R jacket. I also live in Florida, and it gets really hot. Just like everyone else said it feels okay when you're moving, but at lights its killer. I personally dislike textile, i feel like they look more generic than leather, and no matter what type of jacket you have on you're gonna be warm at lights. Just my 2 cents though.

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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

S&S cool mesh ...awesome on hot days summer here 90's + high humidity, breaths very well an also has liner for cool days, has armor and looks good too!
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Re: Vented Leather vs. Textile Jackets

of course a textile jacket is going to be cooler?!?!?!?! Of course its also not going to offer the protection of leather...but its still better than being miserable in the hott or not wearing a jacket at all...I have one textile jacket and it works great and I can wear it on a 100 degree day and be comfortable ( well as comfortable as humanly possible when its 100 ) I also have a vented leather that isnt too bad...but anything over 80 degrees and it is just too uncomfortable...With that said...I also have some leather racing pants that are perforated and once moving (like someone else said) they offer great airflow and im sure good protection also...but as far as a jacket that is going to be comfortable in 90 degree weather...IMO...textile is the way to go...just drive a little more carefull and avoid hitting the tarmac
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