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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Richa Chance jacket

In my neck of the woods, we don't have any local shops that stock any of the really good riding gear, or really any place with a wide selection of apparel.

That said, I stumbled in to a Richa Chance jacket and tried it on. These things are unbelievable. While the price tag took my breath away at 599.00, it fit me like a glove. I'm 5'11" 185 with broad shoulders. This usually means I have to wear a straight jacket in Large to get a good waistefit, or comfortable upper body with waist air conditioning in an XL. The Richa was a Large and fit like it was custom made.

I would do shameful things to have one of these things this fall.

If you're considering ordering one and can afford it, I have to say that it appears to be worth every penny.

http://www.ghostbikes.com/20264-rich...le-jacket.html

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That looks nice. I have a tourmaster Sonora Air Mesh 3/4 length that I use in the Spring/Summer, and a RevIt Cayenne that I use during the fall/winter, with my Warm and Safe heated gear. I like both jackets. Don't think you would go wrong with the one you linked though, as it looks like it is constructed nicely.
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it is an amazing jacket.

Unfortunately I had to buy all my gear. I bought the best gear that I could afford right now which puts some of it in the economy arena. Still I felt it was better than t shirts and jeans.

Now I can focus on saving a few bucks up for fall/winter gear and buy better quality.

Tourmaster appears to make some nice stuff. I saw an amazing one piece of theirs that was very reasonably priced.

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In that price range there is some nice gear. Dainese, Olympia, Klim and some RevIt all make excellent gear. In a hotter climate like the Tennessee climate I would look for something that vents really well like mesh but is also versatile. As a general rule all good quality gear fits better, is more abrasion resistant, has better armor and breaths better and is warmer due to better liners and is just more versatile. You get what you pay for. Tourmaster make decent gear, for a low price, but it does not stand up in a comparison to the better stuff in a comparison.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/k...duction-jacket
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/d...r-d-dry-jacket
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/r...der-gtx-jacket

Also check out cooling vests to wear under your gear for hot weather.

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In that price range there is some nice gear. Dainese, Olympia, Klim and some RevIt all make excellent gear. In a hotter climate like the Tennessee climate I would look for something that vents really well like mesh but is also versatile. As a general rule all good quality gear fits better, is more abrasion resistant, has better armor and breaths better and is warmer due to better liners and is just more versatile. You get what you pay for. Tourmaster make decent gear, for a low price, but it does not stand up in a comparison to the better stuff in a comparison.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/k...duction-jacket
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/d...r-d-dry-jacket
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/r...der-gtx-jacket

Also check out cooling vests to wear under your gear for hot weather.
I'll check them out.

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In my neck of the woods, we don't have any local shops that stock any of the really good riding gear, or really any place with a wide selection of apparel.

That said, I stumbled in to a Richa Chance jacket and tried it on. These things are unbelievable. While the price tag took my breath away at 599.00, it fit me like a glove. I'm 5'11" 185 with broad shoulders. This usually means I have to wear a straight jacket in Large to get a good waistefit, or comfortable upper body with waist air conditioning in an XL. The Richa was a Large and fit like it was custom made.

I would do shameful things to have one of these things this fall.

If you're considering ordering one and can afford it, I have to say that it appears to be worth every penny.

http://www.ghostbikes.com/20264-rich...le-jacket.html
Lol, never buy from UK! All countries currency is the same in each country, and Europe is about 120% more than US and UK is over 150% PLUS a Queen's tax that is up to 100% retail of your goods, even on sale! There are plenty good places here. Look for your size on closeouts: they happen all the time.

Ride down to Atlanta after you find some places on the web. But you can't do better than the web, in the USA. The USA has the LOWEST currency exchange in the world of civilized countries, except a country like Mexico or China but it's risky business dealing with them direct. All shops have closeouts on different sizes on different products. It's hard work though: o/w spend the big bucks if you are lazy. But pretty much rule out UK: it's a pipe dream unless you find a US retailer with the same products. ymmv
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Lol, never buy from UK! All countries currency is the same in each country, and Europe is about 120% more than US and UK is over 150% PLUS a Queen's tax that is up to 100% retail of your goods, even on sale! There are plenty good places here. Look for your size on closeouts: they happen all the time.

Ride down to Atlanta after you find some places on the web. But you can't do better than the web, in the USA. The USA has the LOWEST currency exchange in the world of civilized countries, except a country like Mexico or China but it's risky business dealing with them direct. All shops have closeouts on different sizes on different products. It's hard work though: o/w spend the big bucks if you are lazy. But pretty much rule out UK: it's a pipe dream unless you find a US retailer with the same products. ymmv
I just used that website for picture of the item.

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If you're considering ordering one and can afford it, I have to say that it appears to be worth every penny.

http://www.ghostbikes.com/20264-rich...le-jacket.html
I picked up it's cousin last year at the end of the season for $100 at my dealer.

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/ka...%20Bing1^51904

It is waterproof and has a couple of effective ventilation ports, but one must get those closed BEFORE it starts raining if you want to stay dry.
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I picked up it's cousin last year at the end of the season for $100 at my dealer.

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/ka...%20Bing1^51904

It is waterproof and has a couple of effective ventilation ports, but one must get those closed BEFORE it starts raining if you want to stay dry.
You stole that jacket. Nice score !

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You stole that jacket. Nice score !
Here's a similar jacket for $80.

http://www.cyclegear.com/BILT-Typhoo...orcycle-Jacket

Someone was asking about boots. Here is another $60 steal.

http://www.cyclegear.com/BILT-Sciroc...torcycle-Boots

No need to break the bank on this stuff.
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