Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SF Bay Area, California
vstrom touring jacket
Lots of people (myself included) who ride KLRs, V-Stroms, and other adventure tourers prefer the Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket. It's a full-length, belted jacket like the old Belstaff waxed cotton jackets, offering more coverage than short jackets. It has lots of vents that can be opened up for hot weather, yet is waterproof when zipped up. It also has a very warm liner jacket that can be worm by itself as a regular non-motorcycle jacket. That's a handy touring feature. I'm on my second one now. Not as cool as an all-mesh jacket in the summer, but as close to an all-season jacket as you can get. Also, you can put a Camelbak in the back pocket in place of the pad; there's a grommet in the front for the water tube. I got mine online from motorcycle-superstore.com.