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Kevlar weave jackets & pants

Anybody here ever use or check out Cycleport/Motoport riding gear?

They claim that their product is better protection than leather, and it appears to have superior armor, and has the ultimate warranty! They claim their gear is good for 400,000 or so miles and that they will happily re-sew the seams and its then good for another 400,000 miles...they will also fix or replace any gear that gets scuffed up if you crash-test it...Looks fairly promising, and the prices are similar to good quality leather.


http://http://www.motoport.com/_cata...evlar_Products

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-05-2009, 11:39 PM
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thats a ballsy warranty but your link does not seem to work.

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Kevlar Products

you have an extra http:// in your link there

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thanks....i can see that, now. i can't seem to find the edit feature either....

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I already reposted the link in my first post, but that stuff looks pretty neat, may have to look into some summer riding pants.

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I've read lots of good things about this and the only problem I ever heard of was the owner tries to please everyone and you might have a little wait,because there are a lot of people that want his stuff.Check out the Avd. site as there is a lot of info.there.


Here is a good link with tons of info. http://www.advrider.com/forums/searc...earchid=511609

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I was going to buy their jacket, so I did a lot of research. I probably would have purchased one but I couldn't get the order form on their website to work for me and I never got around to calling. But, everything I found was positive and people seem to like their stuff. I think motocops use their gear. I have some links saved of in depth reviews, but they are on my old pc. I'll see if I can dig them up later.

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Sorry,I just checked that link and see it not working.This should work and is very in depth with lots of pictures and feedback.

Motoport Kevlar first impressions (long, many pics...) - ADVrider
Starts in 2005 and goes for 66 pages to yesterday.

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Motoport kevlar gear is good stuff. If it wasn't for the wait I would probably own some. Leather is still the best for the track and canyon riding, but it there is rain, snow, etc. there are better options. Touring with leather would be crazy as once it gets wet it take forever to dry. I will be in the market for some new stuff now. I wonder what the wait time is like now?

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Here's a nice motoport set at half price.The guy paid over a grand.Brand new never used.

Motoport Stretch Kevlar Jacket & Pants - ADVrider

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i got soaked the other day in my leather jacket.... dried overnight.. no problems... ....

i prefer my leather icon jacket over the joe rocket textile one i have..

come to think of it... both times i went down i had that damn joe rocket jacket on...hmmm.....



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This guy stole Batman's Utility Belt!



I do like the reflective stripe on the pants though. Good visibility!!!

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Here's a nice motoport set at half price.The guy paid over a grand.Brand new never used.

Motoport Stretch Kevlar Jacket & Pants - ADVrider
Hey, that "might" fit me. Looks like a heck of a deal.

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i got soaked the other day in my leather jacket.... dried overnight.. no problems... ....

i prefer my leather icon jacket over the joe rocket textile one i have..

come to think of it... both times i went down i had that damn joe rocket jacket on...hmmm.....
In Florida maybe. Heck in 2006 I rode in all day rain for 11 days straight. Even our textile gear didn't dry out completely overnight, with outside temps in the 50's it just wasn't happening.

I got my race leathers wet at Mid-Ohio during a track school and they took 3 freakin' days to dry. They also weighed about 4 tons once they were soaked through.

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