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post #1 of 14 Old 03-29-2010, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Vega Milepost Jacket? what do you wear?

I tried one on last week, and although I am not a Vega fan. I thought this was an exceptional value for a touring jacket. The lady at the parts desk said they sell a ton of them for $120.00 I was really impressed. I have been looking at the Killamanjaro jackets and similar. Look at them online. I currently wear an Icon Hooligan, which is not warm enuff on colder days. If you have some feedback let me know what you wear. I hope I get my strom fixed soon. The weather is supposed to get warmer by this coming weekend.
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I have a Teknic Stinger and a Fieldsheet Quattro, both are very nice mid-priced jackets. Like both of them for different reasons, but they serve my needs perfectly.

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I bought a Fieldsheer Quattro at motorcycleusa, they're local, so I can order from their retail outlet, and pick it up in a day or so. They're pretty short on sizes and colors now, I got a Silver and Black (not even available anymore) in XL last fall for $129.00 It's great for our winter riding here, temps in the 30's and rain. I like the built in collar gaitor, keeps the rain and wind from going down your neck,it unzips and stores in a pocket on back of jacket, 3/4 length keeps drafts from up your back, good armor, and the liner makes a decent jacket by itself (not for riding, no armor) lots of pockets, zippered vents for warmer days, good protection from weather and abrasion. Maybe other outlets are closing them out too, in different colors/sizes. check newenough, and other closeouts

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Firstgear Bravado, lots of pockets, elbow & shoulder pads.
Not as big as kilamanjaro, but weather is getting nicer now........
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I wear a Teknic Diablo (from my sportbiking days) and an Icon Timax 2; I'm in Texas so it never really gets cold here at all. Besides, I don't think I'm old enough to graduate to the 3/4 length, textile, "long way round" style yet.

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I was going throught the paces on new gear to replace my Buell Escape setup. I settled for the Scorpion XDR Shock and Awe setup. Textile with leather reinforcements in all the key areas. Quality stuff at a price I could live with and not to flashy.
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high viz lime yellow one piece Stitch here. Awesome and visible. Only bad is the main zipper is not waterproof so it leaks through in downpours. But if that zipper was waterproof it wouldn't be so easy to get on and off everyday. So it's a tradeoff. Also have a Teknic leather jacket and pants that I wear every once in a while but it's pretty warm. The jacket survived a 65 mph get off really well and is still useable.

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I wear a Teknic Diablo (from my sportbiking days) and an Icon Timax 2; I'm in Texas so it never really gets cold here at all. Besides, I don't think I'm old enough to graduate to the 3/4 length, textile, "long way round" style yet.
Yeah, you need to stick with the icon stuff untill you can at least grow whiskers.

Leather jackets for me, one each for summer and winter.
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Tourmaster Transition 2

For my first jacket I bought a Tourmaster Transition 2 in hi-viz on sale from Westside Motorsports at the Spokane show in February. I'm still getting used to it, but I love how comfortable it is and how warm it keeps me on these chilly spring days here in Wash. state. About the only thing I've noticed is that because the jacket is bulkier than a normal jacket around the shoulders and neck, there's a bit more effort to turn my head checking traffic. Other riders I've talked to say that's normal for most motorcycle jackets with armor. As far as length goes, with the overpants I wear (and as short as I am) a 3/4 length would be overkill and less comfortable for me. I'll find out as the weather turns warm and I remove the liner how it feels on hot days with the vents open.

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I tried one on last week, and although I am not a Vega fan. I thought this was an exceptional value for a touring jacket. The lady at the parts desk said they sell a ton of them for $120.00 I was really impressed. I have been looking at the Killamanjaro jackets and similar. Look at them online. I currently wear an Icon Hooligan, which is not warm enuff on colder days. If you have some feedback let me know what you wear. I hope I get my strom fixed soon. The weather is supposed to get warmer by this coming weekend.
What dealer did you find it at?

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