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Old 01-10-2010, 01:31 PM
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Hey guys so i'm stuck between these 2 jackets, Teknic
Aquavent Mesh Jacket, and the Shift Racing 2010 Model
Airborne Mesh Jacket. Like i said in the previous post i live in hawaii and it's quite hot year around (70s to 80s) with decent humidity. on the side of the island i live on it does rain a bunch, i'm actually leaning more towards the Shift, but if anyone has any opinions i'd love to hear it!
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:48 PM
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The Teknic. Seems like it has more protection. Plus the belt loop connectors to help keep it from sliding up in a fall, reflective panels, etc.

Seems more geared for riding and visibility

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Word of advice when picking gear (saw your previous post): Don't plan for the ride, plan for the fall. Hawaii isn't the only place that gets hot. Had some 90s weather last summer here in Philadelphia. And I still wore my leather jacket.

Just invest in good anti-perspirant / deoderant
 

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Old 01-10-2010, 01:54 PM
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That's what i was thinking but it looks rather hott lol. and i googled both of them and the Shift had ALOT of reviews and people were saying it's the "best mesh jacket they've had". If anyone owns or tried either opinions please!
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:04 PM
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Well something else to consider when picking a jacket is you'll be the hottest when you're not moving. Traffic, lights, stop signs and etc. My Icon has zipper vents which do absolutely squat when I'm at a light. But its significantly cooler the moment I start moving.

Consider how often you'll be just sitting on the bike and like I said: Don't plan for the ride, plan for the fall. More armor / padding for the minor sacrifice of a little hotter when stuck at a light? I'll take more armor / padding, no question
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:12 PM
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That's also a good point, thanks! Do you guys think the Teknic offers wayyy more padding?
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:13 PM
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FYI: I've never seen either jacket in real life i'm purchasing it online.
 
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Not gonna lie. I wish I had this so called "hot" weather while wearing my leather jacket. Because this 90-100 degree with 70-80% humidity in the summer has been kicking my ***.
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:09 PM
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My opinion I would never buy a mesh jacket ever again mainly because the material is so soft the pads slide around making it very uncomfortable. And also the aftermath of a few wrecks of people wearing mesh almost makes me sick to my stomach (mesh melting to their skin). Either go with textile or leather.. I wear leather in all weather hot or cold, like said above it does get crazy hot sitting still but just try to avoid that.
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:17 PM
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I am a fan of the textile jackets.. I do have one Joe Rocket mesh though and i got to say its like wearing a t-shirt going down the road.. You will see a lot of die hard leather wearers which ever one has their own opinion. No matter what you go with, remember its better then nothing at all !!
 
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I've got a couple mesh jackets I don't use. What size are you?
 

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