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Old 05-17-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Jackets that have it all

Howdy,

I'm a new rider and I'd like to get a jacket that is:
- leather
- has armor on the back
- a zip out lining
- some reflection without being too loud

It seems tough to find jackets that have it all.

Suggestions?

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Old 05-18-2008, 04:39 AM   #2
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Look through some of the bigger dealerships in your area, and also at some of the sites on the 'Net, like Metricbikes.com, Chapparal, Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse, etc.

I like Joe Rocket products, myself.

Make sure you get a jacket that will allow you to wear additional layers underneath when riding in cold weather.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:42 AM   #3
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Frank Thomas has that in its strike line. (see my avatar.) Good quality and fairly priced.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:19 AM   #4
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Check out the following website. They have great stuff at reasonable prices. Also, they have a good selection of odd sizes (tall, XXL, XXS)

New Enough Motorcycle Apparel sells motorcycle jackets, pants and suits, boots, gloves, helmets, etc :: New Enough, LTD
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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Brand wise: Cortech/Tour Master make jackets that are water proof, lined, convertible (things zip out) and durable. They make matching over-pants, as well.

I ride with Alpinestars and Joe Rocket gear most of the time for spring and fall and have a Tour Master rain suit.

I'm not a fan of "one thing fits all needs" outfitting. Never know your comfort level until you feel the weather.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:22 PM   #6
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Have you looked at any of the leather Icon jackets? They usually have all of the criteria your looking for.
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:44 PM   #7
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I've found few that have all of the features. Finding one that is reflective but still conservative enough for a symphony concert is rare. CE back armor isn't as common as shoulder and elbow. The Tour Master Magnum Air seemed like the ticket, but darned if when I ordered it, they're sold out and discontinued! It looks good for warm weather too with all of the vents. I haven't found anything that fits all of the criteria as well.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:05 AM   #8
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I've been very happy with the Teknic Sprint convertible jacket for four season riding in Portland, OR. It's very waterproof, has some reflective material, has a zip out liner, has a zip out collar, and the outside zips off to leave you with an armored perforated jacket. It isn't leather though, I'm not a big fan of the pig skin 'cepting a track suit.
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