Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Missoula, Montana
wind/water proof liner question
Granted, I've not been motorcycling for a bunch of years, but in the few that I have, I have never understood why motorcycle jacket and pant manufacturers address wind and water issues with a LINER that goes on the INSIDE of the jacket or pants, rather than a SHELL that goes over the top of the jacket or pants. I'm guessing that I'm missing something here, but from my logic, using a shell is so very much easier/practical. First, it's easier to put on and off - not having to go throught the hassle of putting the liner inside the coat if it looks like it might rain, then pull it out of the coat when it's done raining. Second, by going over the jacket or pants, it keeps the jacket and pants dry as well as the rider dry. Otherwise, the jacket and pants get wet with a liner.
I know there must be a reason for the liner approach rather than the shell approach - can someone tell me the likely obvious? Thanks!
2007 Vee (Scout)
1963 Allstate/Daimler Mo-Ped
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad (Grinnell) - sold
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 (Sparky) - sold