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looking for a stylish breezy textile jacket.

That won't break the bank, and ain't too heavy.

Any recommendations?

Oh and in black.

The more I ride the more lax I have become about what I wear, at least as a motorbike commuter/daily rider. I used to follow the rule of AGATT, but sometimes its a bother.

I will never skimp on jackets or gloves though. Gloves are easy on off, always in the helmet. And gotta have a jacket at least.

My vansen and perforated alpinestars are super beefy and protecty, but sometimes it seems like too much going here and there around town.

Looking for something new.

Any recommendations appreciated! I'll be shopping, but maybe y'all know what's what.

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I'd sacrifice a little airflow in favor of textile / 1000d cordura / superfabric / kevlar protection in impact areas and mesh panels.

I watched the video on the REVIT! Tornado a while back and thought it looked impressive.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-tornado-jacket
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A friend has this:
Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 Mesh Jacket - Motorcycle Jackets - Jafrum
He likes it and it looks good

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A friend has this:
Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 Mesh Jacket - Motorcycle Jackets - Jafrum
He likes it and it looks good
Me likely!

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What about your helmet? Surely you don't skimp on that?

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What about your helmet? Surely you don't skimp on that?
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Just take care not to go too breezy.
This Vanson Vent Max is quite popular but . . . .
The Well-Dressed Sport Rider - Pelican Parts Technical BBS
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Just take care not to go too breezy.
This Vanson Vent Max is quite popular but . . . .
The Well-Dressed Sport Rider - Pelican Parts Technical BBS
Yikes. He looks way too cheery for those injuries.

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What about your helmet? Surely you don't skimp on that?
Ya, that would be

I dont think I skimped much on my IKE

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I have a Scorpion Hat Trick jacket and love it! It's on close out here in black & blue: Temporary Insanity Deals

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I have the icon contra and really like it, especially for the price. I paid under 200 and have been wearing it for about 3 years now. Review on Youtube

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Check out the Joe rocket Alter Ego 3.

Ive had mine for a little over a year now and I am very happy with it.
In the summer time I take the vest and outer layer off it feels like Im wearing a T shirt, when its cool or there's a little rain, I throw on the outer shell, its dry and warm. Then when the temp gets to the 50's I throw the fleece in and if it drops lower than that I have room for layers.

And now a word from the owner:
I.M.O: Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3 is the best jacket for the money hands down , period end of story its 3 Jackets in one for the price of one and Done BOOM

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Check out the Joe rocket Alter Ego 3.

Ive had mine for a little over a year now and I am very happy with it.
In the summer time I take the vest and outer layer off it feels like Im wearing a T shirt, when its cool or there's a little rain, I throw on the outer shell, its dry and warm. Then when the temp gets to the 50's I throw the fleece in and if it drops lower than that I have room for layers.

And now a word from the owner:
I.M.O: Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3 is the best jacket for the money hands down , period end of story its 3 Jackets in one for the price of one and Done BOOM
Best mini review ever. I will check it out. Reminds me of this post on FB from way back.



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I have a Scorpion Hat Trick jacket and love it! It's on close out here in black & blue: Temporary Insanity Deals
+1. Best jacket I've ever owned. Warm in the winter, keeps you dry in the driving rain and cool in the summer.

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Both Joe rocket jackets are looking more like what I'm looking for, wish I could try them on somewhere...may have to get my measurements again and just take a chance having it shipped.

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Both Joe rocket jackets are looking more like what I'm looking for, wish I could try them on somewhere...may have to get my measurements again and just take a chance having it shipped.
Look into joe rocket perforated leather one, sonic 2.0 http://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse...uct_images/237

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Funny description for this one....

Joe Rocket Hemp Jacket - RevZilla

Ultra resistant and durable; hemp fiber is longer, stronger, and more insulated than cotton. Rivals road race quality cowhide, Eco-friendly - easily organically grown, hemp cultivation often requires no herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Hemp THC levels average below 0.3%. Cannabis levels can surpass 20%...smoking hemp results in a headache, not a high!

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Both Joe rocket jackets are looking more like what I'm looking for, wish I could try them on somewhere...may have to get my measurements again and just take a chance having it shipped.
If it helps I am 5' 11" with an athletic build and I wear a Large.
Similar to the guy from Sport bike track gear.

P.S Yea I may not have been posting under the influence at least you had a good laugh

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forgot to ask what is the rule of AGATT?

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forgot to ask what is the rule of AGATT?
All gear all the time

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forgot to ask what is the rule of AGATT?
Yeah, ATGATT is such a simple sounding acronym but it represents a serious personal commitment, one that is not easy to stick to. Riding with All The Gear All The Time is inconvenient and a bit hotter in summer. I made such a commitment 8 years and well over 100,000 miles ago and I have frequently been the object of snickering and ridicule by other "bikers." You have to not care how you look to others or what they think of you. I simply cannot understand how grown men can succumb to peer pressure to ride without gear to look cool of tough but it happens every day. It took me a while to realize that my very presence in full armor makes them uncomfortable - makes them realize they're not invincible - causes them to come out of their self induced state of denial if only for a moment. That said, ATGATT is a personal choice - not a religion. There are zealots who bloviate ATGATT and refuse to ride alongside a "squid." I say, "to each his own." I do it because I love to ride and want to do whatever I can to minimize down time when - not if - when I have a get-off. I could go on about the merits of safety gear but that's easy.
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Yeah, ATGATT is such a simple sounding acronym but it represents a serious personal commitment, one that is not easy to stick to. Riding with All The Gear All The Time is inconvenient and a bit hotter in summer. I made such a commitment 8 years and well over 100,000 miles ago and I have frequently been the object of snickering and ridicule by other "bikers." You have to not care how you look to others or what they think of you. I simply cannot understand how grown men can succumb to peer pressure to ride without gear to look cool of tough but it happens every day. It took me a while to realize that my very presence in full armor makes them uncomfortable - makes them realize they're not invincible - causes them to come out of their self induced state of denial if only for a moment. That said, ATGATT is a personal choice - not a religion. There are zealots who bloviate ATGATT and refuse to ride alongside a "squid." I say, "to each his own." I do it because I love to ride and want to do whatever I can to minimize down time when - not if - when I have a get-off. I could go on about the merits of safety gear but that's easy.
I try my best, but as a daily rider the whole shabang just feels like a bit much.

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I wear a mesh Speed and Strength jacket that lets in a lot if air. The jacket, perforated gloves, helmet, jeans, and Icon shorty boots (that also let a lot of air in) in the summer.

For highway riding in summer I wear Cortech mesh pants with full armor. They're cooler than jeans on the road, and when stopped, drop off in a sec, and I can wear shorts underneath.

To each their own re: ATGATT. But if you've ever had gravel scrubbed out of road rash, or had to watch a passenger go through it because of a crash, it will make you think twice. Let us know what you purchase and how it works man!

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Ahhh!!! I see said the Blind Man to his Deaf Dog as he Picked up His Hammer and Saw.

I'm with you. All gear all the time even commuting 50-60 miles each way in NYC traffic.
I've been down and I was happy I had my gear on.

Looking forward to hearing what you get.

Hey guys quick side bar/ jack since were talking about gear.
If you wouldn't mind giving a look at and giving opinions on my question about the shoei helmets.

ok now back to our regularly scheduled thread.

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I have the Joe Rocket Meteor 6.0. I got it from Jake Wilson for under $100 shipped. It is more of a winter jacket. Stayed warm riding in 32 degree with a sweatshirt underneath. But is ok in summer. Well made.

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Think i might get this one in black, and remove patches on side and rear flap.

http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/ind...0%20%5Bmesh%5D

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Think i might get this one in black, and remove patches on side and rear flap.

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Nice Jacket!

For an extra $20 you can have the Alter Ego 3. It is one of the true three season jackets out there.
I Just discovered the jacket has a pocket so you can fold one jacket in to another for those days when the temps all over the pace.

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Nice Jacket!

For an extra $20 you can have the Alter Ego 3. It is one of the true three season jackets out there.
I Just discovered the jacket has a pocket so you can fold one jacket in to another for those days when the temps all over the pace.
ya its a toss up between the two...i cant find a place that carries em so itz really annoying.

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Well I went with the Reactor 2.0

Its a nice jacket.

The medium's shoulders didn't fit snug, and the bottom went over my belt, so for the first time in my life I actually fit a small of anything. Shoulders are snug, and it fits tight around the waist, enough so that it would cover my back and stay there if I slid, (i hope) and the bottom of the jacket reaches just slightly below the top of my belt. I have a fairly long torso...I need to take measurements of my body sizing to benefit others as fat as sizing goes.

Very happy with it in the warmer temps.

Comes with a waterproof liner that can be zippered up too.

In direct sunlight and 80-90 temps moving it is breezy as hell, very comfy. In the same stopped, its definitely warm, but the ensuing sweat just evaporates and further cools you off when you get moving again.

Only thing that wasn't completely satisfactory about the design(sure-fit system) was the fact that the velcro straps to tighten the jacket to your arms so that the elbow pads stay tight to your arms are meant for body builders. I will have to add a bit to make it stay right, then trim excess strap.




Would recommend.

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