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Found these online.. Now Obviously, leathers are the best for riding, no doubt, no question. However, are these types of riding gear, that much worse that if you go down, their done, and need to be replaced, or are they fairly well made and would last a while ? Just trying to get some ideas..

U know since everybody wants me to get a jacket and all ;)





 

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Leather and nothing else!!!!

Just ask Twisty it is the only thing to save your hide!!!
 

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Get the leathers. :dthumb: However if money is an issue(which is why I didn't buy the $500 leather jacket),atleast get the textile. It has all the body armor that the leather has to protect you with. The only down fall to it is that its not leather. Something with armor is better then nothing. :)
 

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Get the leathers. :dthumb: However if money is an issue(which is why I didn't buy the $500 leather jacket),atleast get the textile. It has all the body armor that the leather has to protect you with. The only down fall to it is that its not leather. Something with armor is better then nothing. :)

thats what im thinking..the textile will atleast offer some good proection, if it if does get mangled in a down, its not a ton of money to replace..so we'll see..but I wanna try for leathers if I can..if the budget allows. CJD and I were talkin about this last nite
 

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Shop around, including EBay!!

Dyno just got a heck of a deal on his 1 piece!!
 

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yeah, but dont all leathers fit a bit different, depending on the types/manufacturer..so if I try one style on at a dealer, and then order something from ebay or whatever, i run the risk of ending up with a great pair of leathers and cant wear them ..right?
 

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No just try on what you want then go looking for it on the internet!! DUH!!!
 

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No just try on what you want then go looking for it on the internet!! DUH!!!

i know that tard munch :D but im saying, if I cant find what i tried on, is the size/fitting THAT much different between manufacturers.?
 

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If you can't afford Leather, I think the First Gear Speed Leather-Tex jacket looks like a very nice jacket. I have seen one in a store in town and thought it looked pretty nice. It has leather in the areas you are most likely to hit and slide on. It has great vetilation. Here is another site that has these jackets for sale also. http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=50-9658 This site also has some First Gear leather on sale also.
I don't know what kind of jacket you are looking for either, or the size, but this JR 88 at NewEnough is a great buy!! http://www.newenough.com/joe_rocket_rocket88_jacket_page.htm

I don't know much about the pants. I just got the First Gear HT Overpants and I do like them.

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i know that tard munch :D but im saying, if I cant find what i tried on, is the size/fitting THAT much different between manufacturers.?

If you are worried about how did manufacturers have there sizing from one another...try on a few different ones and write them down if on fits a little different from anther manufacturer. Then go to the internet and look for what you like and can buy. :dthumb:
 

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If you are worried about how did manufacturers have there sizing from one another...try on a few different ones and write them down if on fits a little different from anther manufacturer. Then go to the internet and look for what you like and can buy. :dthumb:
i know, its just such a hassle..i'd like to get one around our area, but u just cant beat the prices online.
 

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Leather is nice, but heavy, textile breathes a little better, but doesn't crash real well. Personnally I love my Textile for most summer days and evenings and save the Leather Meshy for rides over 80 degrees. The Speedmaster was perforated and way cooler then I thought it would be, but should be great in the summertime. My textile Saturday night was ten times warmer then my 1-piece all weekend.

As far as buying gear online goes. Different manufacturers fit way differently even though they may be the same size. Just like anything else, a size ten Nike fits different then a size ten Reebok. So look around and try and find what fits you best and then shop it online. Your local shop may match prices, so it never hurts to ask. Remember "support your local bike shop" without them you would just keep buying **** randomy or get stuck wearing ill fitting gear.
 

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To add to the different sizing problems, if you start looking at different styles from the SAME MFG, you can find a BIG difference in how they fit. I was looking at First Gear stuff. I generally wear an XXL size jacket. I tried on one of their XL in one style and it was not a bad fit. Another XL in a different model (still First Gear) was way to small. It sure is better to try the exact jacket you want to buy if you can, and then order it online.
If you could find the jacket in your first thread, in your size, and try it on, and find the right size, I think you may be very happy with the First Gear Speed Leather-Tex. It is a well designed and made jacket.

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Matt did you get a coat yet? Quit pwing on here and go out and get a coat... lol..

Best thing to do if someone didn't already say it because I didn't feel like reading long posts, etc. - Who does long bloviated post anyways - THEY NEED TO GO TO A REHAB. Don't be doing that with the kids in the house. What are you hanging out with Pedro Guerra? You need to go to a rehab.

Um, ok. Back to our regularly scheduled program - best thing to do is go to a local shop and try them on (and price them out) then go online and buy the size that fits best.
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
found these also at our vendors site.. speedwerks.com


I've got an Icon jacket. It's very well made. It has anatomically correct CE armor and a full sleeve liner. I would venture to say that it's almost as nice as my old Intersport Honda Racing jacket that I just gave away.

The down sides are the lack of a neck warmer, kinda flimsy back armor, and the model I have has no side pockets! I believe the Mainframe does, though.
 

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I've got an Icon jacket. It's very well made. It has anatomically correct CE armor and a full sleeve liner. I would venture to say that it's almost as nice as my old Intersport Honda Racing jacket that I just gave away.

The down sides are the lack of a neck warmer, kinda flimsy back armor, and the model I have has no side pockets! I believe the Mainframe does, though.

It's definately gonna have to have side pockets, and I can always get upgraded back armor is necessary.

I think, for me, I'll probably have to go textile..its alot more within my budget than leathers..but its better than wearing a fleece to ride in ride ? ;)
 

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Anything would be better then nothing. Either textile or leather. Just as long as its not fleece. I don't have much room to talk since I just got mine but atleast I have one now. :dthumb:
 

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Anything would be better then nothing. Either textile or leather. Just as long as its not fleece. I don't have much room to talk since I just got mine but atleast I have one now. :dthumb:
So you went out and bought some fleece? :confused: Not recommended.


:whistle: j/k :lol:
 

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So you went out and bought some fleece? :confused: Not recommended.


:whistle: j/k :lol:

well yeah, dont you know, fleece is the way to go..its so much better than that overrated leather stuff everybody wears.. :rolleyes: :lol:

speaking of textile stuff, how warm are the pants/jackets,,,compared to the actual leathers ?
 
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