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post #51 of 53 Old 02-21-2012, 09:02 PM
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textile my preference because A - Im a vegetarian and dont own leather and B - its cooler in the summer. joerocket actually makes a hemp jacket now.
Lovin the Joe Rocket as one of my favs. They actually make jackets that fit a smaller woman. Jacket fits awesome with sleeves that are long enough. Pants leave much to be desired though. This years riding season goal is to find leather pants to fit well, bendy, and comfortable while providing the desired protection In the meantime the textile, kevlar pants will have to do

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not sure if this is true... but i had heard somewhere that kevlar lined jeans are better for slides and textile are better for impact (since they typically have armor in them). i would imagine regular leathers (chaps and pants) are only good for slides since they offer no impact protection. leather track pants (typically with knee pucks) do have armor but are prob very hot in the summer.... and who wants to spend $500 on pants you only wear when it less than 70 deg out. each seems to have a trade off. more protection = discomfort/higher price.

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I have always worn textile.
for cool weather its Textile pants/jacket and over ankle boots
in the hot of summer (going from memory here as i forget what hot is )
its kevlar jeans and mesh textile jacket and boots.

for the upcoming season i got all new gear. new helmet/jacket/gloves.
for the first time going to be wearing perforated leather for hot days.
new gear is light colors. (white/red jacket and gloves. and all white helmet)
Would still wear kevlar jeans on hot days but new boots this year too. No laces now
got some proper Alpinestars boots.
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