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post #1 of 10 Old 08-16-2008, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do all mesh jackets "fray"?

I bought one of these jackets, a Powertrip Diablo:
http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/b...le_jacket.html

I have been very happy with it, great jacket for the money, but I just noticed the front has fluffy "tufts", it is like the fibers are fraying.

I am guessing that as the jacket is buffeted by the wind the fibers are flexing and breaking. I only have a few hundred miles on this jacket. Is this normal?

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-16-2008, 02:40 PM
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I'd snap a few pics and send them to the manufacturer if your concerned.

My mesh hasn't worn in any way after a couple thousand miles worth of use.

If you bought it from Newenough you should ask them the same question as i'm sure they'll be interested.

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post #3 of 10 Old 08-16-2008, 02:48 PM
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I have ridden with my Mesh jacket for close to 10,000 miles, and still like new. I too would contact the Manufacturer and send them pictures. They probably will have some excuse for you tho.

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My First Gear mesh jacket has about 10,000 miles of riding on it and no fraying problems. Best of luck with the manufacturer.

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No fraying with a 5 year old Icon ridden with a backpack on many all day trips and even rubbed in the dirt.

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The mesh on the back of my gloves is doing that. I think the velcro is fraying it. My Joe Rocket mesh jacket is still in great shape.

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I bought one of these jackets, a Powertrip Diablo:
http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/b...le_jacket.html

I have been very happy with it, great jacket for the money, but I just noticed the front has fluffy "tufts", it is like the fibers are fraying.

I am guessing that as the jacket is buffeted by the wind the fibers are flexing and breaking. I only have a few hundred miles on this jacket. Is this normal?

Call New Enough and tell them whats going on - Joe Rocket ( makers of Power Trip ) had some issues of this exact same thing going on - I had a couple of customers that we got replacments for due to this going on - Shouldnt be a bog deal, they just had some bad material finishing or something for a run , the material shoudnt do this so they are replacing it , or at least they were last year - Although, yours is the first Black one that Ive heard them having an issue with - normally its the Blues that look like crap !

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I think the velcro is fraying it.
This causes a little fraying on my Joe Rocket, when the right (or is it left? one or the other) sleeve at the wrist/forearm comes in contact with the velcro on the waist/zipper tab. A little careful trimming with some scissors makes it look like new. Haven't had the problem in a while since I'm now conscious of the cause and am careful to not let the two get together.

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I think the velcro is fraying it.
+3 got a cortech that has Velcro on the elbow area that has connected with the waist area and frayed it a little but the rest of the jack seems fine. 2 years with the jacket i believe, bought it local.

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My alpinestar has frayed badly on either side of the torso area. It is from the velcro on the elbows rubbing it.

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