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    Sangria7
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    Anyone have any good recommendations for a Textile Vented Jacket.

    I am looking for a thick textile jacket that is vented and can be used in the summer time in Texas as well. Anything below $200 would be great :)

    I have a jacket but its fairly light in material and construction. I doubt it would barely protect me past a small fall or maybe a real short skid.

    Thanks….

    #12937
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    ranette
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    I came from the scooter world and Corazzo might make just what you are looking for, prices for most of the jackets are a little over $200 but I can definitely vouch for the quality.
    http://www.corazzo.net/

    #12938
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    Sangria7
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    #12943
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    LongRanger
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    I have this jacket

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/39/1349/ITEM/Cortech-FSX-Jacket.aspx

    I has been a very good so far. It is a thick material with removable CE armor pads in the shoulder, elbow and back. the jacket also has built in padding in the shoulders, elbow and back so if you want to remove the CE armor you still have some padding there. The jacket is vented but it is also waterproof and the air does not get to your skin. I have used this jacket in 90 degree weather it does provide pretty good cooling while you are moving. I wore a wind breaker on a short ride once on a 90 degree day and I was surprized at how much cooler the cortech jacket was. Another benefit with this jacket is that it has several pockets and a large one in the back at the rear vents.

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    Sangria7
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    OH NICE…I like it. Very good recommendation.

    #12947
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    ilnam
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    I’ve brought this one home myself.
    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/39/13224/ITEM/Joe-Rocket-Atomic-30-Jacket.aspx
    It looks better in person than online, and it has removable CE armor. A couple of the reviews mention 80 and 90 degree temperatures. More images including ones showing the vents are available at newenough:
    http://www.newenough.com/browse/view_product_images/2109

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    Jim
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    http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/index.cfm/113/118/Textile_Jackets/Alter_Ego_2.0_Jacket_

    I have this one, it breaks down nicely. It gets in the 90’s here during summer and I wore it comfortably. I put the panels back in a couple weeks ago and it is keeping me warm in the 40-50 degree ride to work in the AM.

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    Sangria7
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    #12951
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    briderdt
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    I tried one on yesterday, and it seemed like a good fit, and was a 3-in-1 kind of thing — 2 removable liners. Any impressions?

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    Andrew
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    I have this one in red: http://www.newenough.com/protective_apparel/textile_jackets_and_pants/cortech_by_tour_master/gx_sport_series_2_textile_motorcycle_jacket.html

    I like it so far but it got a little warm the one day I rode in 85 degree weather. I’m not sure it would be good at temps over 90.

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    CBennett
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    I have this one. Cant believe it was so cheap but is still a GREAT jacket. Armored all around(CE) waterproof, removable liner, vents, whats not to like at the price. Ive worn it from high 80’s to mid 50’s. Some of the reviews said it runs small but I bought my regular size and it fit perfect. I think the guys/girls that bought it big or thought it ran small wanted it to fit like a “regular/style/street” jacket but thats NOT what you want in a bike jacket you want it kinda snug so that it does NOT shift all over if you get into a accident.

    http://www.bikebandit.com/product/8736

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    Rupmisc
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    I have the GX Air Series 2. Jacket, rain liner, and insulated liner. I like it. I don’t think it would do as well as a non-mesh jacket for fall or winter in the east. For 45 degrees and up, it is quite useful. The padding seems good.http://www.Motorcycle-Superstore.com/1/1/39/15019/ITEM/Cortech-GX-Air-Series-2-Jacket.aspx

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    briderdt
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    To what low temperature do you think you’d wear that jacket?

    #12963
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    Andrew
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    I don’t know really. I might work down to 50. I should know here soon as the weather will change here in IL soon enough.

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    adrenalinerush
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    I have a tourmaster jacket – its nothing fancy but i think its great – tag says “tourmaster FLEX series2 jacket” (womens) if ur looking for a mens jacket im assuming htey might hace something similar… but it has a mesh part that is great in the summer (im in New Mexico) – no matter what its gonna be a little hot, but it is VERY breathable… then it has a nylon inner liner that adds a little warmth and some wind protection as it cools down…and then a great waterproof/windproof overliner that just zips on and off when its cold out…. so 3 pieces in all. It was like 150 or so i think so VERY affordable for the design… good luck!!!

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