Going the 2pc route - Wrist Twisters
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 05-15-2009, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
(Quintus) Pilus Prior
Lemonhead's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,613
Rep Power: 1
Going the 2pc route

So I bought the Icon Automag leather jacket and I LOVE it. As long as I can tolerate the heat this summer, it's on. No more mesh if I can avoid it.

But the matching pants by Icon are, well, you know......

I'm eyeing the Joe Rocket pro street pants. I don't like that the whole get-up will be hard to see in the dark so I gotta plan around or through that somehow.

Anyone else going the two-piece way ? What's been your experience ?

Lemonhead is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 05-15-2009, 02:22 PM
a.k.a. Macgruber
omaha_919's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 2,194
Rep Power: 1

Awards Showcase
Total Awards: 1

All I can say is, make sure the zippers are compatible.

An 8 inch zipper on an ICON jacket might not be the same tooth size as an 8 inch zipper on Joe Rocket pants... maybe it is, idunno.

FWIW: I've had a MotoGP Apex jacket for a few years now, last year I picked up some SHIFT Havoc pants... not compatible.

Abba Zaba, you my only friend.
omaha_919 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 05-15-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
(Quintus) Pilus Prior
Lemonhead's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,613
Rep Power: 1
My jacket has extra material so I can "modify" it to fit other pants. If the pants have their own zipper, then I can pick the better of the two.

Lemonhead is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 05-15-2009, 06:59 PM
Alaska bound
fehren2800's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 1

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation Extraordinary Ride 
Total Awards: 3

I almost always wear a 2 piece on the street. It is much better for making stops in. You can take off the jacket and relax. With a set of full leathers on all you can really do is half climb out of the sleeves, and you look like a tool walking around in public like that.

Unless you are getting a stich or the olympia or fieldsheer one piece suits that are made for commuting, a separate pants/jacket combo is much easier for the street. Just make sure they zip together.

After many years and many dreams I have realized my goal of riding in all 50 states!

Now the rest of the world!

Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. --Leonardo Da Vinci
fehren2800 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome