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post #1 of 22 Old 11-29-2008, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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I was looking at the Icon Moto leather jacket with the liner as a winter jacket. Does anyone have any other recommendations for good protection and warmth?

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Any good quality leather jacket w/liner (Icon is up near the top) and an electric vest! If you can afford a seperate winter jacket I would not get perforated leather.

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I liked the Icon Neo Daytona with a linear. I also put a poly pro thermals underneath.

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i don't know this winter thing you speak of...lol...

come on down here with us.... its never cold...
way up there north in jacksonville...



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I just got a new winter jacket a month or two ago, it is a Fieldsheer and is a longer jacket. I have ridden with it into the high 30's (with just a teeshirt under it) and it has been comfortable. The liner zips as a separate jacket, which makes it nice when you get somewhere.

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How "clold" does it get in Jacsonville anyway. I'd guess any leather riding jacket with a removable liner would be okay for night rides down there.
If you do plan to ride in cold weather then I agree with the above coment of getting a leather jacket with no perferations. I have a thin leather jacket, non vented. I put a sweatshirt on under it and i'm good for 30s. Two sweatshirts is good for 20s or even teens if the ride is shorter. Lower body is covered by non vented leather pants with sweat pants for insulation.

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An Aerostich Darien shell with a Gerbings Jacket Liner works very well for me.

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How "clold" does it get in Jacsonville anyway
It sometimes gets into the 20's here. I commute 23 miles each way to work, having to drive 6 miles or so at 70+ miles an hour. Heres a link to the one I wanna get. Yes it is perforated but it has a liner. Oh and I wanna get it in black.

https://www.motoliberty.com/prod_det...690&ImgId=2486

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It sometimes gets into the 20's here. I commute 23 miles each way to work, having to drive 6 miles or so at 70+ miles an hour. Heres a link to the one I wanna get. Yes it is perforated but it has a liner. Oh and I wanna get it in black.

https://www.motoliberty.com/prod_det...690&ImgId=2486
you cannot go wrong with that jacket.... niccccceeeee!!!



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I love that jacket!!!!!!! And.......I still have my electric vest to fall back on if necessary.

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I have found that its easy to find a jacket and pants to keep you warm, the gloves and boots are much more difficult though. I would just get a jacket that fits with enough room to wear layers under, should do the trick.

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Here in Chicago I don't ride in the cold months. No way.

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Make sure to get a jacket that's long enough to cover your weiner. It's one of those problem areas.

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Here in Chicago I don't ride in the cold months. No way.
where i live we tuff it out all year long..... like real men!!



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Does anyone else think the idea of a Icon leather jacket as a winter jacket is a little, uh...silly?

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Does anyone else think the idea of a Icon leather jacket as a winter jacket is a little, uh...silly?
no... just you..



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Haha, fair enough..


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I'm a bike-only, year-round rider in the CA Bay Area, and for conditions around here, at least, a perforated leather jacket would be impractical.

For winter, a top-of-the-line choice would be the Aerostich Darien or Darien Light. I've got a Firstgear Kilimanjaro Air (perforated but with a great waterproof liner) for warm rainstorms, and a Cortech Advanced 3/4 length textile jacket that I use with an electric vest or a North Face Windblocker sweatshirt on cold rides.

I have Aerostich Combat Touring boots that have never leaked, and on rainy days I have dish gloves to pull over my regular gloves to protect 'em.

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I have a perforated leather jacket with a Thinsulate liner. Brand name is escaping me at the moment. I've had it a couple years. It's OK in the 30's with a T-Shirt on as long as it's a short trip. <20 minutes.
Anything colder, and you'll want layers underneath it. Longest I rode with it in 'cold' weather was 100 mile trip in the upper 20's.

Keeping torso warm wasn't the issue. It was keeping my hands warm without having gloves that were too thick to operate controls. My feet were OK in insulated hunting boots, and I had long johns, two pairs of sweat pants, and insulated bib overalls to keep the legs warm.

In other words, I'd think for FL it would be OK as long as you have layers under it when it does get cold. But perhaps your cold tolerance is different when you're not used to it, so keep that in mind. 'Cold' is a relative term. Before owning a motorcycle, it had to be below zero F before we called it 'cold'. Adding a 60-70 mph wind chill makes a huge difference.

I also have a helmet that is too large that I use in Winter which allows me to wear a stocking hat and keep the noggin warm. Just something else you probably don't have in FL...winter hats.

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Thanks all!

Well, I happen to come from Maritime Canada so I have a decent tolerance to cold weather here in Florida. Temps back home can go as low as -40 degrees in the middle of winter. Whenever it gets cold here now I just wear my thinsulate shirt and longjohns with my work clothes and stearns rain suit. It keeps my pretty warm on the coldest days here. I would be using the Jacket for protection mostly. I can also use it in the summer with the liner removed.

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post #22 of 22 Old 12-02-2008, 05:31 AM
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Its not leather, but my Kilamanjaro is especially warm. I had a thinner textile jacket that I wore about 4 layers with, but a thick shirt and the jacket will do you just fine down to freezing temps.Just make sure you have long gloves to go over the end of the sleeves to prevent the freezing air from going straight to your nips.

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