A Good Jacket?
October 18, 2008 at 4:35 pm #13988Sangria7Participant
I just got the Cortech GX Series 2 2009 jacket….will be posting a review on it.October 18, 2008 at 7:42 pm #13989IanCParticipant
Must be a Rebel Rider thing. Just bought the same Jacket Last Sunday with the new bike. I’ve ridden with it one time then a heat wave set back in here in SoCal so it was back to the Mesh Jacket for awhile.
What a difference between the Mesh and Cortech GX Series 2. I feel much warmer and more protected.October 19, 2008 at 2:33 pm #13998sarcParticipant
For the summer, I’ve really come to love my Draggin Jean’s kevlar shirt, the Dragg’in Shirt. Its made of 100% kevlar, very well ventilated, and has optional elbow armor that can be attached.
On the plus side, the shirt won’t melt into your skin like some of the mesh / textile jackets if you are wearing a t-shirt underneath. On the downside, the armor is only held on by velcro. However, if you want additional shoulder protection you could always throw on the light mesh jacket with sewn in protection over the shirt. That should hold up under some fairly strenous slides.
Just my 2 cents
SarcOctober 19, 2008 at 7:38 pm #14008megaspazParticipant
meh… if you’re talking about jacket materials on a day that’s 90+F, everything sucks. You’re gonna sweat no matter what, so why go with a 1 crash only kind of jacket (tex and mesh)? A good Dainese perforated leather jacket with a moisture wicking running shirt underneath has been the best thing out of all the materials i’ve worn during the summer. If you still insist on going with the regular “street” wear, get an upper and lower body armored undersuit and get some of them draggin’ clothes suggested above. they’re better than nothing i guess. but that’s just my opinion on things… *shrugs*
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…October 20, 2008 at 2:42 am #14026ShiftyParticipant
Another Cortech GS guy here. So far this thing seems great and can be modified via zippers and liners for about any condition – perfect for the kind of weather here in Oklahoma!October 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm #14037AndrewParticipant
I’ have ridden in 37 degree weather with my jacket on and it was fine. My neck and my gloves were another matter altogether.October 20, 2008 at 6:43 pm #14060Clay DowlingParticipant
I have one, well worth what I paid for it. Especially because in the spring and fall here in Michigan we can have a 50 degree temperature range between sunrise and mid afternoon. Being able to swap out your jacket on your ride is very nice.
I got mine for a steal on ebay, but usually you’re going to need to pay close to retail price on these. Best bet, wait until mid winter and see if it goes on sale at one of the web stores like http://www.newenough.com
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