Good God Gorilla! Sorry for your misfortune. Advice dually noted.
I hope I can save someone the 6 months of healing I had to deal with by posting that pic along with a gear reference.
Wow Gorilla. Makes me think twice (or three times) about using my mesh jacket unless it's 90 F. As I was researching jacket materials, the only thing that comes close to racing leathers is 1000d Cordura. Yet the clothing I've seen is 600d at best (the higher the "d" the thicker and stronger the thread).
Two questions: Has anyone gone down with a 600d jacket and/or pants and how has that been? Also does anyone know what clothing uses 1000d?
Yeah, it was a toasty day when I was wearing that stuff (July 8, 2007). AFA materials go, here's a site with good info: http://www.motoport.com/
Read the tabs on the left (Save Your Hide, etc.). The Kevlar Mesh they use is gonna be the best mesh available.
Here's an important part of the story: I had a horrible experience with Motoport in attempting to get gear "custom-made". The nonsense on the site about making it to fit anyone is crap. I was measured by the owner (Wayne) and was told no problem in getting the stuff made right and after several attempts, didn't get anything close to serviceable motorcycle gear (it barely fit standing, forget about getting on the bike in it). Three people I rode with this weekend had Motoport gear. One of 'em was a guy that had stuff custom-made before Motoport changed up their production method (his stuff took several months to get made, mine took 17 business days... the first time)and he loves how his fit. The other two were normal-sized and bought off the rack sizes.
My take on Motoport: they get the materials right, but not the fit. A tailor he is not. It's like having the guy that came up with the tiles on the Space Shuttle design the whole thing... bad idea.
If you fit what they produce, it's probably worth the cost of admission.