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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-14-2018, 09:13 AM
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I have this one, in high viz, I love it. True it is not breathable, but that hasn't really bothered me.

I did have a breathable one before this (a more expensive First Gear suit). It worked great until one day it didn't. I was on a trip and ended up soaked. Not fun. That is the problem with breathable ones. Eventually they loose their waterproofness. That won't happen with a PVC (non-breathable) type of jacket.
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I have this one, in high viz, I love it. True it is not breathable, but that hasn't really bothered me.

I did have a breathable one before this (a more expensive First Gear suit). It worked great until one day it didn't. I was on a trip and ended up soaked. Not fun. That is the problem with breathable ones. Eventually they loose their waterproofness. That won't happen with a PVC (non-breathable) type of jacket.
Not true of Gore-tex. Guaranteed waterproof. Some jackets you do have to wash in Nick-wax to keep the outer layer beading up the water but the Gore-tex is not going to let water through.

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When I owned a SuZu DR 650, in 2003, I bought a SuZu branded rain jacket for maybe $65 ???, its been a good one always keeps me dry, but being blue, black & white, doesn't match my Versys or any of my other gear.


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When I owned a SuZu DR 650, in 2003, I bought a SuZu branded rain jacket for maybe $65 ???, its been a good one always keeps me dry, but being blue, black & white, doesn't match my Versys or any of my other gear.

If it was me...and it generally is!...I wouldn't give a crap! Who cares what colors you wear, especially if you love it and it's functional for you?

As I can't even match my clothes for work I get further and further into the "If you're going to judge me by how well my motorcycle gear matches then you're a "knob"!" mentality.


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...Who cares what colors you wear, especially if you love it and it's functional for you? As I can't even match my clothes for work....
As I FIRMLY believe in being as VISIBLE as possible, I think having your riding-gear match your m'cycle MIGHT have you going the WRONG way!
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