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post #1 of 22 Old 06-26-2009, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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ICON hooligan mesh jacket

i can get a pretty good deal on one at my local leather store but haven't been able to find a whole lot about them. does anyone have any experience with the mesh, not textile, jacket? trying to find something that breathes better in 95 degree heat than my leather motorhead

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I have a Joe Rocket mesh jacket. Gives great ventilation in the summer but still gives you the protection you need as well. I say, if you don't have a mesh jacket yet, get yourself one.


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I have a Joe Rocket mesh jacket as well. My Teknic Textile jacket works well up to about 85, but after that, It's mesh time.

The mesh (to me) feels like riding in a t-shirt. You may get a little warm where the armor is touching your arms, shoulders, and back, but the mesh allows almost uninhibited airflow while shading your arms at the same time. Jump on it.

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Mess is okay, but doesn't hold up great in a slide. Trust me. I'd recommend getting a good textile or textile/leather with ventilation zippers.

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I have a textile as well. Actually have been wearing that this summer more then my mesh. It has good vents and isn't hot at all unless your stuck in stop and go mess


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I crashed in my Joe Rocket mesh (ballistic I think) and it held up great!

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crashed how?

did yo u slide much?

that mesh stuff melts

hot plastic and skin...mmmmmmmm tasty

somethin is better than nothin, textile better than mesh, leather better than textile

i wear mesh sometimes
alone, late at night............nah, really it's leather

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i wear mesh sometimes
alone, late at night............nah, really it's leather
awwww.. dammit... now i gotta visual....


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how about you florida guys? what jackets are you wearing?

like i said, i already have a leather jacket but it's pretty uncomfortable even with the vents open on a 75 degree day when i start moving slow.

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how about you florida guys? what jackets are you wearing?

like i said, i already have a leather jacket but it's pretty uncomfortable even with the vents open on a 75 degree day when i start moving slow.
i have a joe rocket textile...

and a icon retro leather jacket...

i wear either one... it don't matter... the heat don't bother me...



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i have a joe rocket textile...

and a icon retro leather jacket...

i wear either one... it don't matter... the heat don't bother me...
+1 Temps hit near 100 around here. I could wear either one. Just think, Skin Graph!!! You'll put it on everytime if you run that through your head prior to throwing a leg over your bike


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I have a Joe Rocket Phoneix (have lowsided in it at ~15mph and it help really well), a PowerTrip Textile and perf'd leathers. Commuting to/from, I wear the Phoenix in the summer (85-10+ temps) and textile below about 85. During weekend or longer rides, I wear the leathers now.

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crashed how?

did yo u slide much?

that mesh stuff melts

hot plastic and skin...mmmmmmmm tasty

somethin is better than nothin, textile better than mesh, leather better than textile

i wear mesh sometimes
alone, late at night............nah, really it's leather
I was probably doing 40ish. Nearly hisided, saved it...lowsided, lol. I did slide, but not too far. Wasn't like 50-100ft or anything.

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i have a joe rocket textile...

and a icon retro leather jacket...

i wear either one... it don't matter... the heat don't bother me...
"HEY SLIDER............YOU STINK!" LOL

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"HEY SLIDER............YOU STINK!" LOL
who is this slider you refer to??



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topgun.......classroom scene........it loses something if i hav'ta 'splain it
that movie was so uber ghey when they turned off one camera they started another camera up and squirted those guys down with KY and layed out the plastic sheeting...



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that movie was so uber ghey when they turned off one camera they started another camera up and squirted those guys down with KY and layed out the plastic sheeting...
uber ghey? ... wow

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I've got the Hooligan and ride with it daily during the summer. I am cooler when I wear the jacket than when I wear just a t-shirt. The jacket does offer some protection but also keeps the sun from beating down on your skin. I highly recommend that jacket but it does run about a size big.



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I just bought the Speed + Strength "moment of truth" mesh jacket at Wicked Motorsports just down the street from Shaughnessy's house this weekend. I LOVE this jacket. I said "I'll take it." as soon as I put it on, before I even saw it in the mirror. Its got removeable armor in the elbows, shoulders and down the back. I agree that it's cooler to wear it than just a T-shirt, because it lets the air flow and blocks the sun from your skin. This one has a removeable inner liner that is super water-proof too. I saw SS products at the moto gp in indy last year, but you couldn't try anything on because the brand was so new that the models were all prototypes. I think that the style and quality are on par with Alpinestars and Icon. I can't post a pic at work but you can see it at their website, of course. Speed and Strength - FASTER.STRONGER. - SPRING 2009 COLLECTION
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I have said jacket. It works well for my commute in the city. Keeps me cool and would -in my opinion, hold up well in a low speed slide. I have a heavy leather jacket (1.7mm) I wear for all my other excursions.

I paid $100 for mine, it looks good, snaps for the liner seem to be holding up as well as the zippers. For the price, I think it's a great deal.

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thanks for all the opinions guys... looks like this thread is going to have to do good for someone else who wants to buy a mesh jacket though. my plans have changed completely out of the blue, i'm no longer moving to florida where its 95 degrees for the next 4 years but i'm staying in pennsylvania and going north to Erie where summer is a fairly short season. i was accepted at my first school choice and can't refuse the chance to go for three years instead of four.

thanks for all the help with the jacket opinions though, i hope that someone will be able to benefit from it sooner or later.

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