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post #1 of 26 Old 12-20-2011, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Question Keep my chest warm?

So I have a perforated leather jacket with a removable poly-liner that is great for three seasons but when it gets cold enough, the wind cuts right through the poly liner and chills me too much.

Without getting a second jacket just for the winter months, what is your best suggestion for a wind blocker I can wear under the jacket?

I thought about a windproof jacket under my regular jacket, but is there any kind of shield I could place between the leather and the poly insulation that comes with the jacket?

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post #2 of 26 Old 12-20-2011, 04:02 PM
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I bought a fleece vest from Cabelas bargain cave that I throw on when it gets a little nipply outside, and it has a stand up collar that keeps my neck a little warmer.


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post #3 of 26 Old 12-20-2011, 04:04 PM
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I don't know of anything thats really 'neat'. However, a couple of times in the past when it got really nasty cold, I used rain gear. Whatever you use, it will probably work a lot better if its on the 'outside' of your jacket.

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I was thinking of laminating some paper and velcroing it to the inside of the perforated part of the jacket to block the holes. Something to shield the wind and keep the poly from losing heat. Not sure if there's a better solution or not, just brain storming...

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Yup, a thick fleece vest would cut the wind down plenty and keep the arms from getting too bulky.

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Rain gear is always warm... When stuck or really cold, I use a newspaper or a garbage bag underneath.. A garbage bag fits well under the seat, great for when stuck...

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Gerbing's heated jacket liner. If you don't want heat, who wouldn't, I'd look for a windproof fleece.

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I've stopped on many rides and bought a newspaper to put down the front of my jacket when it was a little cooler than I expected; a little tip I picked up from watching the Tour de France riders descending out of the Alps...


then I've got reading/wiping material when it comes time to do a mud dance on the side of the road

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post #10 of 26 Old 12-20-2011, 07:59 PM
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I wear a super microft type shell over a fleece and under my outer jacket.
The shell is what cyclists wear, also good for cross country skiing.
I got it from Mountain Equipment Co-Op, noting I originally bought it for cycling and cross country skiing, then tried it one day under my motorcycle jacket.
You get a standup collar, windproof breathable material that takes hardly any room at all.

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Put some sort of rain jacket over your riding jacket then something like fleece under and you are good to go. The rain jacket will keep the wind from penetrating the riding jacket then the fleece will insulate your skin from the cold of the riding jacket.

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I've stopped on many rides and bought a newspaper to put down the front of my jacket when it was a little cooler than I expected; a little tip I picked up from watching the Tour de France riders descending out of the Alps...
Yep, we bicyclists have used that trick for years. It's come in handy more than once on a motorcycle, too...

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I have an A* jacket i wear with the perforations, when it gets cold, I have an Olympia insulated wind-proof liner that came with my tour jacket that is perfect for keeping out the breeze, providing some warmth, and not being too bulky. Dave

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Have you seen the new one by Pajamagram? It has zip-off bootie feet, and you can customize it with your sweetie's name embroidered on the front.


Sure way to get a divorce at my house....


....especially if you put the wrong name on the front.

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I think I've seen that one - with the front and back convenience hatches, right? Would save me from having to pull over when nature calls...

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Have you seen the new one by Pajamagram? It has zip-off bootie feet, and you can customize it with your sweetie's name embroidered on the front.


Sure way to get a divorce at my house....


....especially if you put the wrong name on the front.

just a matter of time before they show up in the Aerostich catalogue in yellow and gray...

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post #19 of 26 Old 12-23-2011, 09:54 PM
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Rain gear is always warm... When stuck or really cold, I use a newspaper or a garbage bag underneath.. A garbage bag fits well under the seat, great for when stuck...
just make sure you cut a hole for your head in the garbage bag, unless you like the blues look

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post #20 of 26 Old 12-23-2011, 10:20 PM
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Not only will it keep your chest warm but also offers superb crash protection

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post #22 of 26 Old 12-24-2011, 11:22 AM
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i agree with penguin, get a carhartt, cant go wrong

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post #23 of 26 Old 12-24-2011, 11:58 AM
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I don't think the carhart's will block the wind well unless it's a waterproof rain jacket.

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post #24 of 26 Old 12-24-2011, 12:23 PM
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I used one all last winter and this winter up until yesterday, as long as you have something over it its pretty nice, works for texas at least. Maybe not so much up north.

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post #25 of 26 Old 01-02-2012, 01:20 AM
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well i grew up in MI so i have some ehhh time on this particular subject. a carhart works well at people speed but in heavy wind ive had the cold air blow right through it and chill me hard and im not talking the cheapy one im talking the polar lined one the most instulated they have.

i ride with full perf aswell in my leather what i did is i bought a very thin wind stopper or blocker made by columbia it fit right in under my leathers and i could add a thin fleece for the added warmth and everything fit either in the tail or my tank bag, the one thing i found out the hard way is DO NOT put the hood inside your helmet, it makes it slippery on your head and if you crash your helmet could pop right off. when i crashed back in may i had this set up on and my buddys found me laying there with my helmet off sitting just a few feet away from me. i thought they took it off but they say no man it wasnt on your head, you do see the bash impack though on it from while it was still on my head though.

i will still use the above set up with my leathers on a sport bike, how ever i have added a ktm 950 to the herd and i bought some new gear, a belstaff trekker jacket for 100 bucks with liner, and this will keep you warm into the mid 40's so then i got a used gerbing's heated jacket liner and ohhhhh yea i can go down into the high 20's, but at that point i need to get grip warmers lol.

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post #26 of 26 Old 01-31-2012, 03:15 PM
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base layer moto-d racing

For cold weather riding you should check out a motorcycle base layer. Theirs has a very soft protective neck collar and it blocks wind and does a good job keeping you warm during cold weather riding without extra bulk

It's not as good as a full on winter riding jacket and pants but it's also much lower priced and it's very soft inside. You wear under your same regular gear.

I found them on Amazon but their website is www.motodracing.com


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