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Shift M1 Fire Leather Jacket

Just ordered this jacket in the gray camo color....http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...12&Division=1#

I was in bad need of a leather jacket, but I just couldn't drop the kind of money it takes for the better known brands. Shift makes MX gear that I have heard good things about, so I figured I would give them a shot. For $130 on closeout it was worth the risk. Anyhow, I realize that jacket is a little ugly, but I am going for function over looks here.

I will post up once I receive it and let you guys know what I think.

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-27-2006, 12:12 PM
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who cares about the look of it. If its saves your arse thats all that counts.

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Dude, I almost bought one for around town riding. It looks rad to me.


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Good buy at a good price.

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I don't see anything wrong with it, a little big logo up front but hey, it is a very cool jacket and for the price...

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Nice looking jacket - great price!

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Jacket just arrived today. I have not had a chance to actually wear it while riding, but I am very impressed so far....especially for the money. The leather is strong and thick and it has nice, hard armor in the forearms, elbows and shoulders. It also has a stretchy kevlar material in the inner arms that give it a good fit. The liner has a satin-feel with a zip out quilted vest. The only thing I am not crazy about is the collar. I prefer a jacket that doesn't really have a collar, but I don't think it is going to make the jacket uncomfortable.

If you decide to order one of these keep in mind that they run small, and you will need to order at least one size up. I am normally a large, so I ordered an extra large and it fits me pretty snug.

The picture of the jacket in this thread is pretty good, but if you guys would like for me to take some other pictures of mine and post them up just let me know.

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If you don't mind me asking, what's your height/weight? I'm looking at getting one of these jackets too and want to try to get the right size the first time. I've heard nothing but good things about this particular jacket, and at that price, I can't not justify it (grammar police!!).

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If you don't mind me asking, what's your height/weight? I'm looking at getting one of these jackets too and want to try to get the right size the first time. I've heard nothing but good things about this particular jacket, and at that price, I can't not justify it (grammar police!!).
Sure, no problem. I am 5'10" and weigh about 190. The X-Large is snug on me.

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Took a nice long ride yesterday wearing this jacket. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for quality all-around wear. Very impressed.....and again, you cannot beat the price.

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Ordered mine yesterday...I managed to find a dealer here locally that carries Shift jackets, so I could size it properly. Thanks for the info!!

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dude, it's not that bad... I kind of dig it :-)

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Ordered mine yesterday...I managed to find a dealer here locally that carries Shift jackets, so I could size it properly. Thanks for the info!!
So, have you gotten your jacket yet?

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So, have you gotten your jacket yet?
Yeah, got it yesterday...took a ride today, and I am really impressed. It fits well and kept me warm at highway speeds. My only complaint is the torso length, but I have that problem with everything I wear, so it isn't a surprise. Once the leather breaks in better, I don't think it will be a problem. I appreciate all the good info. Makes it easier to buy a jacket online and get good deals in the process. Thanks!!

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Just noticed that the clearance price is now $99.99.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...12&Division=1#

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Hey Rev , I have this jacket, and yes the collar is a bit uncomfortable at first but it broke in pretty good no problems now, I did go down with this jacket month or so ago, worked like a champ, although I paid lil more for mine Im happy, str8

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post #17 of 22 Old 12-04-2006, 10:43 AM
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Great looking Jacket! The price is unbeatable. You have me considering a buy. Might buck up for this one? Hmmmm, so many choices in life...
http://store.imcfulfillment.com/t0105.html
That's a lot of clams and the reason I'm not wearing it.

If someone could post home shots it would be appreciated!

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Ordered mine yesterday...I managed to find a dealer here locally that carries Shift jackets, so I could size it properly. Thanks for the info!!
hooker_47, what are your sizes? I am 6'2" and 165 lbs. I usually get small. It is snug on my chest, but it is just barely snug on my arms. Yeah yeah, before anyone says it "Go work out or jack it more, that'll bulk up the arms." Anywho, would you suggest a medium for me?

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Great looking Jacket! The price is unbeatable. You have me considering a buy. Might buck up for this one? Hmmmm, so many choices in life...
http://store.imcfulfillment.com/t0105.html
That's a lot of clams and the reason I'm not wearing it.

If someone could post home shots it would be appreciated!
All it says about pads are the kidney pads. Doesn't look like there are any others in there. Plus the guy is wearing a riding jacket and posing in front of a semi. Seems like the jacket in just for looks and not that functional for riding.

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hooker_47, what are your sizes? I am 6'2" and 165 lbs. I usually get small. It is snug on my chest, but it is just barely snug on my arms. Yeah yeah, before anyone says it "Go work out or jack it more, that'll bulk up the arms." Anywho, would you suggest a medium for me?
I got the large, and it fits snug. I sometimes wear a light polartec fleece underneath, and it fits tight then. I don't know that a medium would work for you. Mine seems a little long in the torso, but it is exactly the right length in the sleeves. I would think that the arms may be too short for you.

Check the size chart on the Shift website. They have specific numbers for the jackets, and you can see how close you are to their measurements. They seemed to be pretty accurate.

Just a sidenote: I saw this jacket in a dealership the other day, and they were asking $399.00!

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All it says about pads are the kidney pads. Doesn't look like there are any others in there. Plus the guy is wearing a riding jacket and posing in front of a semi. Seems like the jacket in just for looks and not that functional for riding.
Agreed! Price is crazy high too.

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