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after my spill a couple of weeks ago i will be remounting the steed soon. i have been searching for ridding pants and jacket with kevlar in shoulders, elbows, back, knees, hips. any recomendations? i live in the desert and tempatures will soon be rising( 80"s today).

any advice will be greatfully recieved.

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I like Joe Rocket Ballistic coat and pants. I went down in my coat 3 years ago. Cracked two ribs and it but a scratch in the coat.


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I use the tour master talked about in this thread.





Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > General Motorcycle Discussion Forum > Jacket question I like them a lot. I have been out in 100+ degrees a few times. They worked well in hot or cold for me and the wife


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Tourmaster here too, cooler with than without and good protection. Check their website, the best deals I found at The Helmet Shop. For Vegas riding this set will do it for you year round.

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Olympia Airglide II here with the Airglide pants. Neon Hi-Viz yellow. Rarely wear the pants.
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I'm assuming (yes ... dangerous!) that you are talking about CE rated armour and not Kevlar, which is not padding/armour.

If my assumption is correct, then I highly recommend a set of Mesh Riding Jacket and Pants, with removable rain and insulation liners, making this combo very versatile. It keeps the direct sun off of you, yet allows the air to pass through. Actually cooler than riding in just a t-shirt and jeans. When things cool down, add the different liners to increase warmth.


If it's real hot out, I'll wear a t-shirt and shorts underneath. If it's not so hot out ... a shirt and pants under them (but not jeans, as they are too uncomfortable/binding do to their construction(large, lumpy seams)around the crotch etc.)

If warm out, then as above, butwith the rainproof liner in to start the day and adjust (remove/add) liner(s).

If cool, I'll wear a long sleeve shirt and pants and both liners.

If cold, as above, but with the addition of a heated jacket liner and substitute the pants with a pair of sweat pants.

This combination will see you through 3+ season riding.

Myself ... I've had good service from my Tourmaster Mesh Jacket and Mesh Pants, whichare reasonably priced, keeping me comfortable all over the country,through all kinds of weather/temperature conditions.



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what is the difference in the different types of armour?

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Motoport - expensive, but excellent quality. Read their product descriptions and the customer testimonials.

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Firt Gear mesh jacket and pants fits better than the Joe Rocket, and it does not snag on stuff like the JR does either.
The jacket is practically weightless, and very comfortable, I then put an outer wind/rain proof breathable layer over it when the temps get low and the mesh jacket becomes a very good breathable insulating layer. This combo works from 110f right down to -30f just by adding a cooling collar, or a fleece collar, changing gloves, and good boots.

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I use the Tour Master Intake Air Also and really like it and it works great in all seasons with the different liners that it comes with. I live in the Desert too and it works good in the heat but when it's 100 it's hot no matter what. You should go to some stores and try on some different Jackets that's what I did and the Tour Master fit me the best.

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