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    Best Mesh Jacket. Shopping for a new one

    I currently have a S&S Moment of Truth mesh that still is a great jacket; the issue I have is that it's way to big on me now and it flaps around(at speed) which is annoying as Hell. I wish Teknic was still around...

    The really cool part to my dilemma is that I will be going on vacation to South Jersey and I will be visiting "Revzilla" while I am there and will hopefully be bringing a new/ proper fitting Mesh jacket back to Tampa.

    What brands do you guys like? I would appreciate your input.
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    Cortech GX Air

    It has 2 liners, plenty of pockets and when the liners
    are not being used, it is almost all mesh!

    One liner is more or less a waterproof wind breaker,
    the other an excellent insulator from the cold;
    when both are used the jacket is very warm.

    I just have 2; I have zero complaints and they work great!
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    Taichi. Their mesh is the coolest I've tried by a long shot. Pricy, but the fit was fantastic (though I found their label sizing to be smaller). Don't think Revzilla carries it, I know Manx does locally, they are the ones that got me hooked.
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    I have been "web shopping" and have seen a Rev-it jacket that looks my style but I have never tried their stuff on. Also several "Astars" that might work. I already have two S&S jackets but I honestly don't care for their new design direction. I am planning on spending at least a couple of hours at Revzilla.... maybe I can sneak my way into a review video

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    Best Mesh Jacket. Shopping for a new one

    What size are you looking for?


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    Re: Best Mesh Jacket. Shopping for a new one

    Quote Originally Posted by vfrsam View Post
    What size are you looking for?


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    I think I will either be a 46 or 48 now

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    I have a Taichi mesh that I absolutely LOVE(does run small though). Also, Tourmaster and Cortech make great jackets as well. The one ApogeeNow mentioned is great.
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    Best Mesh Jacket. Shopping for a new one

    I've had the Cortech apogee mentioned, and the high armor Taichi r6 girl mentioned. But I swear by my Dainese Super Speed Textile.



    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/d...textile-jacket



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    I have a budget in mind ($200 or less) but I hope to get a "close out" deal; that is how I was able to afford my leather jacket (from Revzilla).

    Thanks for all the input

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    I'm not a fan of mesh or textile gear, but I understand why it's made. Hey, some gear is better than no gear, right? In the past I had an Icon mesh jacket and it fit really well. My advice...try everything on. See what you like the best. For $200 though, you should have no problem finding a few jackets that you like. When in-store, I always do a quick Google search on my phone to see what the price is going for from some of the reputable online suppliers as well. It sucks not taking it home immediately, but if I can save $20+ by ordering the same thing online, I will.
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    One thing to keep in mind about "mesh"

    There is Textile and there is Mesh. The Rs taichi folks are talking about is made of Textile and you would be hard pressed to find any mesh or textile that will give you Rs Taichis level of protection as far as pads.

    Some folks will tell you textile will hold up better in a crash and mesh will give you more ventilation... I agree with those folks. IMO, Mesh will "grab" the road causing rolling. (ouch) Textile will slide a bit better.

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    Tourmaster..great jacket, lots of armor, cool, highly reflective, easy to wash
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    Although I have not gone down since `96, I want to stay ATGATT in the Hot @$$ summer (No Squid here). My hunt for a new Mesh is a "want" not a need. I already have a Textile but I wear that during our lovely winter season. I also have full mesh riding pants that zips to my current jacket, so I do enjoy the ride. I also bought one of those liquid holding scarf things from Lowe's and that thing is Awesome too, Yes it really works

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvmiller View Post
    I also bought one of those liquid holding scarf things from Lowe's and that thing is Awesome too, Yes it really works

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    Man, I was wondering about those things. But it was an infomercial, so I didn't put much faith in it. Do you have to soak the thing very often or does it stay cool for awhile? I'll have to pick one as I typically work outside a lot during the summer months.
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    Re: Best Mesh Jacket. Shopping for a new one

    Quote Originally Posted by Bry View Post
    Man, I was wondering about those things. But it was an infomercial, so I didn't put much faith in it. Do you have to soak the thing very often or does it stay cool for awhile? I'll have to pick one as I typically work outside a lot during the summer months.
    As long as it is wet/damp it provides cooling. I keep a bottle of water in my Tank bag so that I can easily "recharge" it. I saw that they have a new version/ balaclava design now that I will definitely go get from Lowe's.

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    Ride Red!

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    S&S jacket that I want to replace

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    I have the Cortech GX Sport Air mesh jacket. Good ventilation and has insert liner that can be configured or removed.

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    I have had my Cortech GX for 10yrs. its a bit tattered, some of the velcro is less effective than new and I have been down in it twice. I want a new one just waiting for the right close-out online deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvmiller View Post
    I have a budget in mind ($200 or less) but I hope to get a "close out" deal

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