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    Registered User Beemer01's Avatar
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    3/4 length mesh jacket suitable for hot weather... suggestions?

    As if i need more gear....

    But for summer months I'd like to get a 3/4 length mesh or at least very well vented jacket with armor etc. Any suggestions on brands I should consider? I have several Aerostich outfits which rock for cold to cool weather riding, but are just too hot when the temps get above 80F.

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    I have been happy with my Motoport 3/4 mesh jacket, both on the bike and sliding down the road. Been wearing it and the mesh pants since 2006. Both have very good protective armour.
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    Not much around for 3/4-length mesh jackets. Look at the Tourmaster Sonora. It's my hot weather touring jacket. includes liners, generous ballistic patches on elbows and shoulders, decent armor, and lots of mesh. Sorry, no "road testing" results available.

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    I would look at Firstgear, Olympia, and Rev'It. I have had jackets that I like from these manufacturers, and I believe they all have one or more 3/4 length mesh jackets available. I currently have a Rev'It Tornado, which a short style, but it moves a LOT of air.
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    Alpinestar Capetown, Firstgear Adventure mesh and Revit Levante come to mind.

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    I'm a fan of Olympia, it's a good value.


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    I have a Tourmaster Transition 2. While a very good jacket, it's not a mesh jacket. With the vents open, I find its upper limit to be around 85 degrees F.

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    +1 on the Olympia mesh.

    You aren't likely to find anything mesh in 3/4 length since anyone wearing 3/4 length in hot weather is likely wearing pants, too. Like most things, compromise is needed when dealing with extremes in temperature.

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    3/4 Mesh Jacket

    A 3/4 length mesh jacket for warm weather riding appears to be contradictory.

    If you don't wish to overheat, wouldn't you want less material covering your body rather than more? A 3/4 length is going to cover you double (waist to upper thigh), when you consider where it overlaps your pants. Or is the desire for 3/4 length a personal preference, since that is what you have with the Aerostich style? Are you concerned that a waist length jacket will "ride up?"

    I am not trying to give a smart aleck response, just questioning.

    I find the waist length BMW Airshell Jacket to be an excellent choice for hot weather riding. No "riding up" over the waist and you can zip it to your pants for extra insurance against that.

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    +1 for MOTOPORT, not cheap by any means, cannot ask for better quality though. Worn mine in temps as high as 105, flows lots of air, even with the full armor package

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    +1 on Motoport. I lived in Arizona and hot is the norm there most of the year. The Motoport jacket and pants let in a lot of air to keep you cooler and the protection is first rate!
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    +1 on Motoport! I love mine. My riding can easily take me from freezing to the 60s and in the summer, from the low 40s to 100+. The liners really work.

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    +1, Motoport as well, I wear an Ultra2. Flows enough air for me. Their products have proven very durable and well constructed.
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    Hmmmm....

    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    +1, Motoport as well, I wear an Ultra2. Flows enough air for me. Their products have proven very durable and well constructed.
    Flows enough air in central Maine??? Isn't that where you have 2 seasons, 11 months of winter and the 4th of July?

    Sorry... couldn't resist

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