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Hi guys im looking at a new jacket but not sure what brands to look for? i want superior protection not as worried about looks etc. also something that could easily double as a track suit with matching pants, so shoot me some good brands looking at a few alpinestars right now. let me know.
 
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Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with the alpinestars. However, Dainese is also a reputable brand but costs a little more.
 
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Re: good riding jacket brands (00996Duke)

Alpinestars, Dainese, RS-Taichi, Kushitani, Spidi, Lookwell, Spyke, etc. all make good stuff.
 
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Re: good riding jacket brands (00996Duke)

i own a jacket from both ends of the spectrum. i have a $650.00 Ducati perf jacket. it's nice, high quality stuff. just recently i bought a slightly used Joe Rocket off e-bay for $115.00 guess which one fits better? yup, 115 buck, JR.
take a look at what's on e-bay. try on as many different brands as possible. one guy's med is very different from anothers. good luck!
 
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Re: good riding jacket brands (turn1)

I have had very good luck and have been very pleased with First-Gear. Thy are very functional and so far seem to be very well built.

Ride Safe.
Marc.
 
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Hopefully I'm not the only one but I have a Joe Rocket Nova jaket and love it. It fits great, wind protection is awesome, got a removable liner, bla bla bla..
 
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Re: good riding jacket brands (00996Duke)

Hein Gericke...
 
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For the money you can't beat Joe Rocket. I picked up a Joe Rocket Atomic jacket for $58.00 brand new. Check ebay they have some great deal


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I've a Vanson performated jacket/pants, Vanson 1-piece race leathers, and a set of old Hein Gerike 2-piece, probably 15 years old. I'm thinking it's time to upgrade the Hein Gerike's, and when I do it'll be with Vanson's.

Crashing and surviving can build confidence in your suit. Like my Vanson's.
 
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I've got a set of Joe Rocket leather jacket/pants right now. They fit great and are well made, I've been very happy with them so far, especially considering the price (about $400 for the set). I've also got an HJC leather jacket and AGV leather pants that I like quite a bit. And I can vouch for them being protective in a crash too
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Re: good riding jacket brands (00996Duke)

I have lowsided at about 35-40 in a Alpinstars stunt jacket and Joe Rocket cotton pants with armor...I tore the pants but the armor did its job and no broken bones, let alone not one bruise. The AStar held up... Also nothing injured and both pants and jacket I have kept using. I also have a AXO 1 piece suit, (they make 2 piece) and it has held up in another lowside crash. I recommend trying on something before you buy. I'm 6'4" and trying to find gear that fits me right in a superbike riding position is hard. Go to a shop get some pants and a jacket and sit on a bike that has the profile of your riding style. A good shop will put you on a bike so you can test it out...Why spend over 1K on 1 piece that looks good in a mirror...its not designed for walking down a runway...its built for a racers riding position, so you need to sit on a bike!
 
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I've had good luck with Joe Rocket. Their jackets seem to fit me well, have good features, good pockets, and fit adjustability. I know they don't have as good a reputation as Vanson, but for the price I can't complain.
 
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Re: good riding jacket brands (00996Duke)

There are a ton of reputable vendors out there with enough choices to spin you like a top. If $$ is no object by all means go for the top shelf. If you have a limit you'll easily find high quality goods to match. I've had various flavors of Vanson, Fieldsheer, JR, Hein Greicke and MotoPort over the years. Personally I don't have a ton of $$ to spend so the medium priced gear has been my choice. I've had very good luck with these brands. Search the net, there are as many deals out there as there are vendors.
 
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Vanson for sure. But be sure it's the good stuff that's still made in Boston. Not the cheaper crap that's made in Pakistan under their "Vanson World" label.
 
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