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Old 10-05-2011, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default Wearing armor under regular jacket?

Hi everyone, im new here, i was thinking instead of a jacket, i could get a body armor and wear that under my jacket that i regular leather jacket .

Hoping im posting in the right sub category. Thanks
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:01 AM   #2
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As long as your jacket is designed to slide you safely down the road without grinding your skin off, sure.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:54 AM   #3
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Orphen, welcome to the site!

+1 on Ken's post. Leather jackets are certainly not all the same. So if you are planning to use your 'disco duds' to keep your skin intact, you may have a problem.

The armor is intended to protect the hard points; elbows, shoulders, spine and neck bones. The material of a 'proper' bike jacket is designed to keep all the armor in place, and to protect the rider from the elements, and from abrasion in the event of an 'off'.

The other problem with your idea is that the jacket must be a loose fit, so you could wear it over the armor.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
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Also stitching on "Motorcycle" jackets is not equal to stitching on dress leather.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot guys, this stuff is really coming together for me.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:37 AM   #6
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Your gear should be able to handle impact and abrasion. The armor only deals with one.
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