What safety jackets are you wearing?

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  1. CraigBKK

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    http://www.dirtshopthailand.com & http://www.paddock.co.th

    Regarding the jacket armour, it's not external as shown on the lefthand side of the image, that's just for illustrative purposes. It's internal in pockets and all fully removable.

    The chest and back armour from this jacket clip into my Voyager 3 jacket and the waterproof and thermal jacket liners that came with my Voyager 3 clip into the Multitech.
     
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    This is a great thread for newbies like me, keep it up guys :)
     
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    so the 6900b version from 320sp . . . what u guys think? CRAP or not.... i guess its not real titanium in this one . . . but steel maybe?... can be safe? or not.........
     
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    3 years ago I bought a full-leather RIVIT jacket at Panda Rider and I am still using it. It as elbow, shoulder and back protection. Of course when I had my accident I was wearing a leather summer jacket from Spidi Leather. It came with elbow, shoulder & back protection ... but I removed it as I intended to use it as light city jacket. But it did it's job very well.

    I like real leather ... a bit perforated. I think leather breaths as most other jackets are made from what I call "plastic" and do not breath. Nice cool when you riding, sweating like a pig when you in front of a traffic light. My wife has a nice RIVIT jacket also ... half cotton and half "plastic". She seems not to be sweating in it. Also not when not moving.

    With my accident I also learned .... CLOSE your jacket, pockets and sleeves when riding. CLOSE all zips! And your jacket should be a bit tight.

    There are no safe trips, just ALWAYS wear the best you can afford. And for me ONLY full-face helmets.
     
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    The comment about closing jacket pockets and zips, could you explain? Is it due to zips catching / tearing in a slide?
     
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    Well after my health condition and weight improved and Ken's weight even increased we agreed that I could buy back my RACER gear which is perfect for the cold season, it's called SUMMERFUN jacket and trousers and suits me now since several years, only downside is that I bought it in black which is not the safest colour to wear riding in the evenings.

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    Both have all necessary CE approved protectors and are a local Austrian brand, not cheap but the quality is very high, had also a blue one and crashed with that at least 5 times but it never showed a mark other than some surface scratches.
    I always close all zips and wear it very tight, the RACER ones have sufficient Velcro straps to even tighten the arms/legs so during a crash nothing can shift and the protectors stay where they should and do their job as they were designed for.

    But as black is not the best colour for the hot season so here I use a white-red KOMINE set bought at Proshop-PADDOCK in Bangkok on Ratchada which is the coolest and most ventilated set I ever had; jacket called JK043 and pants called PK709 with even kneesliders attached. All sizes are 2XL although naturally the japanese Komine is a tighter fit and as usual Asia cannot agree to any worldwide standards at all so be careful once you buy something locally made and don't rely on sizes shown, a 2XL here might be at best a L in overseas.

    As for Austria I am still having my winter set by RACER and for warmer times an IXL jacket which is getting quite tight already but still does its job. Anyway now with a faster bike there the Racer VENTO set is anyway my best choice. All three sets (jackets & pants) were inbetween 16 and 24,000.- THB and are worth the cash I spent.

    As for helmets I do use SHARK exclusively, for boots I am now using DAYTONA, SIDI and RACER and for gloves RACER Speedtop and for scooting around some Progrip light ones. Additionally all my bikes have proper tools in them, all a tyre repair set, the FZ6 and Tmax are even equipped with a small aircompressor/CO2 cartridges to get me going anywhere.
    And most important of all, all bikes do carry a First Aid Kit which came in handy already several times not only for myself but also for some unfortunate locals who went down, anyone still wondering why I am carrying topboxes on all my 2 wheels ? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand of course a waterbottle is always in there too, not only to be able to get rid of dehydration in the sticks but also to clean some scratches and wounds. So is that all ? Yep, hope that helps some guys and for the ones that still laugh at me, well, your time will come too and after that hopefully you will be willing to carry a little more gear when riding.
     
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    Been a while since anyone posted to this thread, but I was pointed in this direction and love the idea behind it. Certainly would be happy to hear anyone's feedback of how gear did in the unfortunate event of taking a spill.

    But, as to what I'm wearing now, I just arrived in Khao Koh, my first trip wearing my Revit Traction 2 jacket and Gear 2 pants. I picked them up second hand and got a great deal on them, they were practically in mint condition.

    I think they've been replaced by Traction 3, but it's pretty much the same. Haven't taken a slide in them (knock wood), but can recommend them for Thailand's climate. They have good quality, thick leather where it counts and dense mesh everywhere else. Short of going full leather, I think these are worth considering. I'm also wearing the CE2 back insert and CE1 hip inserts.

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    Also ordered a Revit Akira Air perforated leather jacket for those times I want to ride fast, which is most of the time unfortunately. It's on the way, being shipped from The Netherlands, so full write up when it arrives. But, having tried one on at Panda Rider, it's a top quality jacket. Below is the black, which I ordered. Panda has a sale on the distressed vintage brown version. 18,000 B from 23,000 B... but the vintage version doesn't use race grade leather.

    revit_akira_air_jacket_black_750x750.
     
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