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    3/4 length mesh jackets...........what options are there

    Hello,

    I'm thinking about a 3/4 length mesh jacket to replace my old, poorly fitting Gericke jacket. The Tourmaster Sonora Air jacket seem like a decent product, but I can't find any other alternatives. Any suggestions? I want to keep the cost at, or below, the $200 range.
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    I picked up a rev'it Ignition II jacket this spring to use as my spring, summer fall jacket, I have a stich I wear when it is not warm. I have put about 5,000 miles on it and I'm very impressed. Solid construction with leather in the impact areas and a very high quality mesh in front with fantastic arm vents.

    I found one at a shop for $100 off list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    I picked up a rev'it Ignition II jacket this spring to use as my spring, summer fall jacket, I have a stich I wear when it is not warm. I have put about 5,000 miles on it and I'm very impressed. Solid construction with leather in the impact areas and a very high quality mesh in front with fantastic arm vents.

    I found one at a shop for $100 off list!
    That doesn't look 3/4 length to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    That doesn't look 3/4 length to me.
    Good point. What if I'm real real short

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    I went with the MOTOPORT 3/4 length jacket. Kevlar mesh, good protection, comfortable and yes pricey

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Good point. What if I'm real real short
    Then YOU should get what you got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Then YOU should get what you got.
    Oh well, not so short. Next time I will do a better job reading the thread title............

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    Tourmaster Sonoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    Yeah but the original question was whether there are alternatives to that.
    Now, now.........no need to be the forum enforcer. Saying that you've been thru the same process and ended up at the purchase of a Sonoma is valid input

    BTW - since you're in Carlisle, did you venture over to Gettysburg this weekend?
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    I was looking for the same thing and recently picked up a gently used BMW Airflow ... jury's still out for me, the mesh material is scratchy on bare skin. But for $150 I couldn't pass it up.

    Tourmaster Transition 3 was in the running; $220 +/-



    Rev IT Levante may be the tickey ... but it's in the $300 neighborhood. I'll give the Airflow a couple more weeks and see how I adapt to it.



    My problem is finding any of these jackets to try on for fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    I planned to avoid the mobs but accidentally got caught up. I was coming north on Fairfield Road and intended to take Herr's Ridge Road to 34, then back to Carlisle. But I didn't realize the Herr's Ridge doesn't quite intersect with Fairfield Road, so I ended up on Reynolds Avenue. And it was packed. I sat through three light changes at Reynolds Avenue/Lincoln Highway before I made it. And I was wearing black leather. It was perforated, but that didn't help much while I was sitting still in the sun.
    Perforated leather in this weather? Hopefully, you're moving at high speed and no stops. It's been ~90 degrees for nearly two weeks up here (Bellefonte), so that puts you folks at 95, or higher. That's toasty in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    It's fine into the low 90s as I'm moving.

    Last time I was in Bellefonte a few weeks ago I got really irked--all of down town was closed for a car show or something, and there were no marked detours.
    Oh yes, our local version of the Hershey fall meet, complete with vintage AMC products from the 1970's.........

    Seriously, there was no sign for a PA144 detour thru town to Milesburg (PA150)? If that ever happens again, just detour one block east around the town square and head north. You'll pass thru the historic district, (two to three blocks), then you have no choice (other than driving off a cliff into a flooded quarry) but to follow roads that rejoin PA144 North

    Have fun and stop at the Red Horse Tavern in Pleasant Gap. It's under new and really good management. Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    I have wonderful timing: the last time I went through there was the day of the Sandusky sentencing, so every television van in the state was parked around the courthouse.
    I watched a transit bus do a 40+ point turn to clear the town "diamond" in the fraction of street that wasn't gobbled by the news vans. But, that is the price you pay when you're the epicenter of a spectacle.

    A tour bus from WI stopped in town to see the circus while in transit to NYC.
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    Seriously--you're supposed to wear a shirt under it.
    okay, we're not talking nipples on mesh here .... I usually wear a "pollo" shirt with collar under, I just find the bare "arms" a bit uncomfortable..... call me wussy... .
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmo1131 View Post
    talking nipples on mesh here
    Is this the Harley forum?
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