Brent said: 06-02-2019 06:02 AM
DethHalo said: 06-02-2019 06:53 AM
As a general rule, I don't wear any "plastic" clothing on the bike... natural all the way (cottons and leathers).
I may be way off, but in the event of a crash, the thought of the polyester/nylon fabrics melting into my skin worries me...
That said, I do have an older pair of Joe Rocket Ballistic pants that are awesome in the rain and easy to pull on over my boots.
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Olivier said: 06-02-2019 09:21 AM
Personally, I really like the Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0. Sucks that's it's 3 times the price, but I prefer it because 1) I already have a Joe Rocket jacket and I like it a LOT (Atomic 5), 2) there's one model that's entirely light gray in color (the last thing I want when I'm out and it's how is an all-black jacket! Or black anywhere really...) and 3) I think it's all mesh outside (as opposed to no mesh on the forearms for example). I just wonder how noticeably cooler it'd feel compared to my Atomic jacket though, so whether or not it'd be worth it shelling out another $160 for a second jacket that I might not really need. So far we've had a few crazy hot days here in MD and the Atomic is not too bad... I head out to work at 6:40 am typically so no issues, so the only time I'm hot is on my commute back (~20 mins) and when running errands... so the $50 Ironside jacket seems like a more sensible choice.
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