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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 10th, 2006, 3:44 pm Thread Starter
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I normally wear a MC jacket and Jeans/Chaps, boots, gloves etc as ATGATT but I really want to upgrade to a nice set of armor padded pants and jacket.

I am not considering leather, too hot - Just a nice set of mesh street/sport touring pants and jacket. So many brand names to pick from it is confusing.
Being able to wear year round would be a nice extra.
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I'm using a pair of Joe Rocket Mesh pants and have a pair of Firstgear HT overpants to go over that for wet weather. They also have a zip in liner for cold.. So I'm layering. They roll up pretty small. Can fit all of our riding gear, raingear/coldgear/rainboots in the top rack pack for both of us..HTH..


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Top, I've got the First Gear Mesh-tex jacket and pants and they are great for 70 degrees and greater. Here in Minnesota they get much less use than my Aerostitch Darien jacket and pants that I use for 75 degrees down to about 10 degrees. You'll be hard pressed to find one set that will cover all scenario's. Just remember you can always take off layers but it's tough to add on if you don't have them with you.

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I have a Cycleport Ultra II Air Mesh 2 piece suit that I've used for a few years and it's great. Flows large amounts of air to keep you cool, is highly abrasion resistent and has body armor throughout. I also have one of their Ultra II Kevlar suits for when it gets cool. Check them out at www.motoport.com

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Mesh Jacket and Pants

I have the First Gear Mesh Tex jacket and pants. I have worn mesh gear in temperatures ranging from 70 to mid 90's. Of course, they work better when you are moving so the air can circulate. Here in NC, nothing is cool when you are stopped at a red light in 90 degree temperature with 90 percent humidity. I also have the BMW Summer Pants. These are great for after you arrive at a destination because you can zip off the bottow part of the pants and you have shorts. I really appreciated these last year at the BMWMOA Rally in Lima, OH with temperatures in the low to mid 90's.
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*Thanks everyone for your suggestions I think It is time for me to go out to the MC shops and try some on for size!

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