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post #1 of 6 Old 12-21-2006, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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I'm doing some research on leather jackets -- looking to replace a 10 year-old Hein Gericke. I had my heart set on a Vanson but am leaning toward the Fox Creek v1.8 now -- thicker leather, great stitching, better hardware, less expensive.

I've seen a few posts here from Fox Creek fans. Looking to hear from Fox Creek jacket owners, especially those who have had one for many riding seasons. How do they hold up? Any problems? Any complaints? Any experience, good or bad, with their customer service? Anyone had a get off with a Fox Creek that can talk about how well it help up? All feedback welcome.

It looks like I need a custom jacket -- 46" chest and a 32" waist -- so once I commit, it's a done deal. So any and all feedback is really appreciated.

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I've decided to go with the Vanson Mark 2 CSRX. Ordered today. Need to get some armor for it from newenough and need to decide between the soft 'street' armor and the hard CE armor. I like the added protection of the CE armor but wondering about how uncomfortable it may make the jacket. Thanks for the input everyone!

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I was worried about CE armor being uncomforable too, and when I got my jacket and tried it on I thought it felt pretty bad, but as soon as you get on the bike it makes sense and feels great, no comfort issues at all. I have an unarmored jacket and it is not any more comfortable than my CE armor jacket. Armor also makes you look more bad-ass.

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Thanks for the input, motorwerks. Based on my measurements and Vanson's size chart and recommendations, I went with a size just slightly larger than I normally wear so I should be able to squeeze in armor (street or CE) without problem.

Did you neeed to order a larger size in order to comfortably accomodate CE armor? If not, did adding the armor make your jacket feel any smaller/tighter?

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Thanks for the input, motorwerks. Based on my measurements and Vanson's size chart and recommendations, I went with a size just slightly larger than I normally wear so I should be able to squeeze in armor (street or CE) without problem.

Did you neeed to order a larger size in order to comfortably accomodate CE armor? If not, did adding the armor make your jacket feel any smaller/tighter?
I wouldn't worry about increased sizing for the armor, the jacket is made to accomodate this. There is not much of a difference in tightness with the armor in or out.

Here is the armor I have, it's not hard armor but it's pretty thick and substantial none the less:


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Good to know. Vanson suggested I go with the 46 base on their (extensive) measurement guide, although I normally wear a 44. The armor for the Vanson is elbows, shoulders, and back and this is what I'll be ordering. SSR is giving me a full refund on the gas cap and that money will go towards these. Thanks again!





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