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post #1 of 9 Old Jan 18th, 2011, 9:12 am Thread Starter
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All weather Jacket

Now that I have woke you all out of hibernation here is another question.
Can you advise me on what is the best all weather textile bike jacket on the market.
I want one that is waterproof all season without the need in insert a liner everytime it rains.
I hear Richa C-Change are very good, Anything else?
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post #2 of 9 Old Jan 18th, 2011, 11:18 am
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Re: All weather Jacket

I'm gonna step up here and say,, If you have "seasons", Then one jacket just won't do it...

I have to have mesh for the 110 degree heat in the summer. And full electric gear for the winter.

Now if it's a moderate 68 degrees where you live year round... Then any good waterproof textile jacket with some vents should work,.. I wear a Frank Thomas Aqua something or other three seasons... And an Aramid mesh jacket in the summer....
I carry simple rain gear that works in the summer...Most of the time the water is refreshing so with the mesh you just get air conditioning..

If you want the best. Anything from Aerostitch will do the job...Probably a Darian jacket...

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post #3 of 9 Old Jan 18th, 2011, 2:16 pm
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Re: All weather Jacket

You might look at motoport and see if the challenger jacket fits your need.
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Re: All weather Jacket

Have you looked at the Tour Master Flex Series 2 Jacket? I am planning to purchase one in the spring, seems it will cover most weather in the northeast.

I have a Tour Master Jett series 2 and in the hot weather (anything over 80) it is terrible.

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post #5 of 9 Old Jan 18th, 2011, 5:54 pm
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Re: All weather Jacket

If you don't mind the $$$, Streetguard 3.
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post #6 of 9 Old Jan 19th, 2011, 5:39 am
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Re: All weather Jacket

As dabadou2 said. And contrary to JSPens's comments I've found that the Streetguard 3 works well from sub zero (as we've had for the last couple of months) to as hot as you're likely to encounter in Europe and is totally waterproof even in a week of torrential rain. Maybe for the Sahara or Texas mesh could be better but for our climate I've found the StreetGuard 3 (and the 2 before it) handles anything that is thrown at it. The technology seems to work. The armor is also very reassuring.
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post #7 of 9 Old Jan 19th, 2011, 6:23 am
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Re: All weather Jacket

As we have a similar climate, I will give my comments.

While I do not have the BMW Streetguard suit (yet) my friend has. He has the version 2, and claims that he has been completely warm and dry throughout the winters he has been wearing it. He is like me, and the only time he does not ride is when it is dangerous to do so. (snow, ice etc!) I currently do not have a Streetguard suit, however when my arm is healed & I am back on the bike (I had a slight accident on the bike.) I will be replacing the current jacket & trousers with the Streetguard.

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Streetguard without a doubt.

Even the way the underarm vents are designed says quality
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post #9 of 9 Old Feb 28th, 2011, 7:04 pm
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Re: All weather Jacket

I have the Tourmaster Transition that is good to about 70 degrees without the liner. I also have the Tourmaster Flex jacket. I love it but it is 3 pieces (outer waterproof cover, middle mesh that contains the armor that can be worn separately, and then liner). It takes a few minutes to zip or unzip the entire set-up, but it covers a wide range of weather. I really consider Tourmaster to be a great product at really reasonable cost.

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