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post #1 of 28 Old 05-08-2008, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Good Hot Weather Jacket

Any recommendations for a good jacket for hot weather?

I currently use a Tourmaster Jett with the zip-out liner. Even with the liner removed and the vents unzipped it is a very hot piece of gear on warm days.

Looking for a breezy alternative... good value and good protection.


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post #2 of 28 Old 05-08-2008, 07:21 PM
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Rev'it Air and Airforce jackets both have lots of mesh, plus top quality materials and construction.

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post #3 of 28 Old 05-08-2008, 07:46 PM
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Air Mesh Jacket

Check out; they make some good kevlar gear - take a minute or two to read there "Saving Your Hide" section.

I have the 3/4 length air mesh jacket/pants and couldn't be happier - with the liners I've gone down to 32 degrees and up to 95 without. Comfortable the whole time.

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post #4 of 28 Old 05-08-2008, 07:51 PM
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I been using the GX Air Cortech by Tour Master since 2004. I just purchased a new GX Air (old one shrunk on closeout from for $110.

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Tourmaster flex..

Tourmaster Flex works great for me. Mesh is cool in the summer, and with the liner layers etc. it is warm in the winter. my $0.02.

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All of my mesh by Hein Gerricke has been phenominal. 2 years old/ 15,000 warm miles and all the buttons and zippers work great, fading slightly but the worn look doesn't bother me. Tremendous airflow and all come with insulated, waterproof liners. Their product line seems well suited to those of slim build/ european cut. Found mine on closeout at newenough.
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We bought firstgear mesh-tex 3.o from motorcycleusa, has removeable zip in wind/water liner, armor, outside and inside pockets. Unlike some of the mesh jackets, this mesh is tight and stiff, really holds its shape as a jacket. We got silver, reflects the sun on hot days too.
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post #8 of 28 Old 05-08-2008, 08:03 PM
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I have a Tour Master Jett jacket also, and I really like it. But, when the temps get into the high 70s or above, it can get a little warm unless you're going down the highway. That's when I usually pull out my Tour Master Intake mesh jacket. It has all the protection and lets the breeze flow through. It comes with an inner rain liner and a quilted liner, but I don't use those. If it's raining, I throw on my rain jacket over the mesh. I bought mine at Sport Tour Ltd, but I think prices have increased since i bought mine two years ago.

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I have a First Gear MeshTech 3. Monkey Grass helped me pick it out last summer when he visited Columbus. It had the MG Seal of Approval. Very comfy and CE armour for the shoulder and elbows. Cool in 90 deg weather and with the liner warm into the mid 60's.

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Originally Posted by bluesteel View Post
I been using the GX Air Cortech by Tour Master since 2004. I just purchased a new GX Air (old one shrunk on closeout from for $110.
+1 on the Cortech GX Air. I have had mine since 2006 and works very well in hot weather. And is great to do business with.

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