Anybody use this jacket
May 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm #3939ncBikerParticipant
I like the looks of it and the price is good. Tell me what yall think. Thanks
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/3/11/99/22155/ITEM/Pokerun-Cool-Cruise-2-0-Jacket.aspxMay 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm #26294ncBikerParticipant
Can yall recomend other reasonably priced cruiser textile jackets? ThanksMay 9, 2010 at 2:36 am #26297WeaponZeroParticipant
Its a basic mesh jacket from the looks of things. A pretty crappy one at that cause it doesn’t have actual armor in the impact areas, just some basic foam.
If you want some great moderately priced textile and mesh jackets that have styling suitable for cruiser riders, sportbiketrackgear.com and newenough.com have a TON of Speed & Strength textile and mesh jackets on closeout. Look particularly at the Moment of Truth series and Hang’ em High series. They have basic styling (with a little bit of flashy graphics on the Hang’ em High) and are FAR superior in quality and features to that Pokerun jacket. In fact I own the Moment of Truth mesh jacket in black and I can say it is AWESOME for what it is. Far more protective than most other mesh jackets because it still features ballistic textiles running down the entire length of the arm from the shoulders.
Here’s the Hang’em High
Here’s the Moment of Truth
Aside from graphics the only real difference is that the Hang’em High uses an 800 denier fabric while the Moment of Truth uses a 600 denier one. higher number means better abrasion protection in a crash.
Both jackets are available in mesh and textile versions. The mesh flows more air and comes with a removable waterproof liner that, well, sucks. It does the job but it’s uncomfortable as hell and you only want to use it in a pinch. The textile versions are a bit more protective and have ample ventilation (but not on par with the mesh) and feature removable thermal vest liners. My personal opinion is that unless you live in a climate where you absolutely NEED a mesh jacket (meaning you plan on doing a lot of riding in weather of upwards of 90 degrees and your rides take you through a lot of stop-and-go-traffic), go with the textile ones. You still get ample ventilation for hot weather (provided you keep moving) and more protection. They’re all awesome jackets. Speed & Strength jackets are just great, especially given the price point.May 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm #26321megaspazParticipant
sp memory foam? lulz…
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