I dont follow that forum, just found a link to that post. But he slide into the car on his belly, the rash is from nothing but the asphault, and in the guys own words, the jacket 'blew apart.' I didn't think I had ever voiced an opinion on mesh jackets before Mayby I have, but I totaly agree, its alot better than just a tshirt. Its just after seeing these pics, and personaly seeing 2 Phoenix jackets destroyed after <45 MPH crashes, I hope people dont substitue them for proper gear. And I gotta call On the jacket thing, anyone on a $8-20k sportbike can affort a $300-500 jacket.2OHOH2954 : The guy was under a vehicle, under an engine block, and suffered burns accordingly. How often does that happen with the rider surviving at all? Of course leather would've been better, but what about the many riders that wear that instead of nothing, or the ones that wear leather in dangerously hot conditions, whose reactions and judgement are impaired by the additional heat brought on by wearing 'safer' leather?
We know that you don't like mesh jackets GFJ, but nevertheless, for some people it's the only viable, somewhat safe option, besides not riding at all.
I, for one, haven't worn my Phoenix once this year, not surprisingly finding that the 8X more expensive Vanson CSRV is adequately ventilated and without a doubt better protection. Many don't have that option, for any of a number of possible reasons.
I can't grasp the logic of the people with these Phoenix jackets. This is at least the 5th time I've seen someone post how they worked like $hit in a wreck but people always defend them.Heavy-Dee :