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post #1 of 7 Old Jun 11th, 2014, 3:02 pm Thread Starter
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I have a soft armor jacket that's rain,wind and apparently keeping cool proof...I was looking at this jacket (joe rocket) ===> http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Jac...0-Mesh-Jacket#
anyone have any other suggestion for keeping cool and still have some descent protection. I don't mind wearing my more protective jacket at cruising speed but when I want to run some errands and stop at multiple stores my normal jacket gets abit hot at the slower speeds. ty


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post #2 of 7 Old Jun 11th, 2014, 3:22 pm
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Klim Badlands. It's $900 but it vents better than the mesh Olympia and fully perforated Teiz suit I commute in. Living in SC it gets really hot & humid so commuting can be a drag but this jacket is sensational. It is also Gore-tex and doesn't have additional jackets unless you want a base layer. Comes with full d30 armor and a kidney belt that keeps the armor where you need it. I bought my gently used for a couple hundred less but you don't see them on eBay often. I also own a fully perforated Vanson leather jacket & pants which I wore while living in AZ where I commuted as well and I wish I had this Klim then. The Klim products are very well made and believe will outlast my old arse. All jackets will get warm on you at stop lights and slow speeds but the Gore-tex and venting on the Badlands has you dry shortly after you start moving. My arms are the only thing that stays sweaty but that is the fault of being on a full fairing LT. Better to be a little sweaty and protected IMO. Ride safe.
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I've worn Joe rocket Phoenix jackets for almost a decade, great airflow (get a set of d30 armor for another $60 and you're all set)

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Just noticed you're from Minnesota...how hot does it get there, mid-70's?

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Just noticed you're from Minnesota...how hot does it get there, mid-70's?
It gets high 90s enough but the humidity is the problem to me.. they always have that " its 90 out but feels like 200" crap lol


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is LEVEL 3 armor just foam padding basically?


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the d30 stuff is really cool, it's a reactive foam/rubber compound (non-Newtonian fluid, actually) that responds to shock. When it's in normal condition, it's thinner than CE armor and lighter/more flexible, when something hits it, whatever is in it re-aligns and provides shock absorption.

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