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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Warning: lots of pics - Gear Review on Field Sheer Super Sport IV jacket

I just bought this jacket for the hell of it, really. I wanted a black ensemble and it wasn't important enough for me to go to my custom leathers outfit, so I was poking around the racks at http://www.motorhelmets.com and found a bunch of these jackets at extremely reasonable prices (call them and ask for the exact prices because they give me different discounted price due to being a big repeat customer). I tried a couple on and the Size 42 fitted me pretty well. My initial impressions were quite positive and knock on woods, haven't had a major negative impression yet but I'll go into more details.

The jacket's color is a black that's between gloss and matte. Very heavy jacket due to thick leather and lots of armor. CE-approved armors for shoulders, elbows and the back. Two large chest vents and two small upper arm vents plus two back vents - work rather well to keep me fairly cool when riding in mid-80s F temperature. The main zipper is metal YKK but is a bit smallish, making it slightly difficult to grip with your gloves on. The vent zippers are metal too but they don't look like YKK zippers.

The back has additional soft foam armor for what purpose I do not know since that it already has the CE armor insert. The collar is padded but didn't seem to be too particularly comfortable.

There is a vest-type insulated liner that can be easily zipped on/buttoned on and off. I don't know why they didn't include the insulated sleeves, but that's how it comes.

Overall fit and finish seem to be quite nice with even stitchings everywhere. I have no regrets and definitely recommend it over most off-the-rack stuff. The CE back armor is a very nice touch. There are two adjustable straps at the bottom of the jacket on each side.





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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 10:59 PM
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for the write-up.

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sweet price tho?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 11:09 PM
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Thanks for the writeup!

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