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Hi all;

I have just purchased new jackets for myself and my wife. Mine is a Joe Rocket and the wife's is a Firstgear. They are extremely STIFF!!!! Just wondering how to get these a little softer before riding season!! I heard that you can put them in the dryer with some rubber balls which will beat the jackets up and soften them up!!!

Is this true?

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Hi all;

I have just purchased new jackets for myself and my wife. Mine is a Joe Rocket and the wife's is a Firstgear. They are extremely STIFF!!!! Just wondering how to get these a little softer before riding season!! I heard that you can put them in the dryer with some rubber balls which will beat the jackets up and soften them up!!!

Is this true?

Any other "solutions"??

Regards,
Bowdon
I've done this but used tennis shoes instead of balls...I think Motoport recommended this on his site.Make sure your stuff can go in a machine first though

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Re: new jackets are stiff!!!

In the immortal words of Queen.

"Get on your bike and ride."

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I"m sure throwing them in the dryer with some other "stuff" will deteriorate them enough...

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Make sure your stuff can go in a machine first though
To expand on this a bit. Make sure that the clothing is compatible with the heat setting on the drying. Motoport recommends not using any heat with their clothing. Just tumble in a cold dryer with two pairs of tennis shoes.

Reports on the effectiveness of this method have had mixed results so YMMV.


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