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post #1 of 10 Old Jan 21st, 2007, 11:01 pm Thread Starter
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The past summer I nearly cooked here in Georgia wearing a BMW club jacket. Can anyone recommend a cool jacket with armour and good abrasion protection?

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post #2 of 10 Old Jan 21st, 2007, 11:39 pm
 
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I love my BMW Commuter II. And yes, I wore it down in GA plenty last year. Put an Under Armor T-shirt underneath and I was as cool as the bottom side of the pillow.
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The past summer I nearly cooked here in Georgia wearing a BMW club jacket. Can anyone recommend a cool jacket with armour and good abrasion protection?
Motoport Ultra II Air Mesh Kevlar. Click the following links for reviews. If you order now it should be ready by the time that you really need it.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motoport/

http://motoport.blogspot.com/

http://www.motoport.com/search_resul...1-800-777-6499

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Olympia makes a combo summer/winter suit. A mesh suit for the summer, with a zip in, waterproof and really warm liner for winter. Two suits for the price of one.



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There is a new fabric that BMW will introduce into the U.S. in a couple of months. You can read about it here in the second paragraph regarding the ComfortShell Suit. I don't know anything about it, except that the BMW apparel rep at CCR in Braselton, GA was in a lather about it and was touting it as a sea change among riding apparel fabrics. Apparently, all the heretofore riding fabric research by BMW had been typically done in Europe, which is not known for extremely hot and humid Summers like we have here in the South. From what she told me, this time they came to the South and the Southwest during Summer to develop this fabric. Should be interesting.

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The past summer I nearly cooked here in Georgia wearing a BMW club jacket. Can anyone recommend a cool jacket with armour and good abrasion protection?
I have a Tourmaster Flex which is a great ALL Season jacket ( imho)
http://www.newenough.com/tour_master...acket_page.htm
I laid my bike down last august(45 mph) and had the outer panels off and DID NOT have any road rash.
If it weren't for the curb I hit with my shoulder I would have been injury free

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Thanks for replies

Thanks for the replies. I will check these out before hot weather gets here.

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Anybody using the "TFL cool" leathers? BMW sells a high-dollar jacket with this technology. http://www.tfl.com/systems_cool.asp The leather is treated to repel UV. The BMW jacket costs about 5 bills but I've been eyeing a knock-off on ebay for about $200.
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It'd be most helpful if one of you guys would buy it first and report back.
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The BMW Airflow gear (1,2 and 3) all work well. Am very partial to the Airflow 2 - good blend of protection with airflow/cooling.
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