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I am very interested in buying a warm weather riding jacket. I have found a First Gear Rsuh Mesh Jacket in dayglo. Does any one have one can tell me how you like it. What do you like about it, What do you dislike about it. If you dont wear a jacket or Hi Vis vest, dont try to talk me out of it. Minds made up i'm getting one.

I get real hot on sunny days when temps in the upper 80's. This mesh look like it would be cooler, but it has armour in it. How much hotter does it make the jacket, or does the mesh keep you that much cooler with the dayglo color reflecting the sunlight. Here's is the one i'm looking at, Feel free to buy one yourself. Seems like a DAMN good idea.
http://www.firstgear-usa.com/Mesh/CSSRushMeshJacket.html

CAN YOU SEE ME NOW? GOOD!!:D It also comes as a vest:bleh:...
 

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I have the airglide 2 jacket in hy vis its really nice but kinda short on me
Hey does that thar thing have any armour in the construction anywhere. Thanks
 

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I wear a Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket, armored mesh. In S. Arizona,Tucson temp is 105+ and in Phoenix 115. Joe Rocket was one of the early makers of the mesh jacket. It isnt any hotter in the jacket than out of it. I dont know about other brands. I like the bright colors to help with visibility.
 

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Most of my stuff I bought from Leatherup.com

I like all the xelement stuff. Everything I have bought has fit well and the prices are great.

Bill
 

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Lots of jackets - I have the following all of which are men's:

The original JR Phoenix jacket - went down in it but still in excellent shape.

http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=50-2516&click=37735 but only paid $39 for it from someplace else.

http://www.streetbikereview.com/sbr_reviews/sbr_reviews_fieldsheer_mach2_mesh.shtml - Love, love, love this jacket

As well as a Triumph mesh jacket which is my least favorite.

For what it's worth, I always removed the back pad because they are just too hot.

YMMV
 

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I ride wearing an OSI armored mesh and it's a cool jacket. Wife is looking at the xelement armored jackets at Leatherup.com as well.

Hair and skin may look cool in the wind, but it is pretty gross when it's laying on the pavement. It's not if, it's when.
 

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I wear a FLY armoured Jacket. Very warm with Liner Cool without. If it gets hot just unzip pockets vents etc. Great thing is it is waterproof. Hit hard with a downpoor and I stayed dry for over an hour in pouring rain.
 
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