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Armored Gear

Post by Bigfeet51 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:19 am

When the spring/summer comes I want to protect myself especially when riding on the major highways. I found this armored gear on Ebay and I want to know what you guys think?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Armo ... 2229495%26

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Re: Armored Gear

Post by Detonation » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:38 am

I'd suggest just wearing a proper Motorcycle jacket instead, that set up is a "sports" set up as it says.
It's designed to be warn under a T-Shirt whilst doing Moto-X and wouldn't stand up as good as a street jacket against the road.

Plus the price and the place of origin shows you that it's not gunna do anything to help you when you go down.
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Re: Armored Gear

Post by Bigfeet51 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:49 am

Your right, but wearing a armored jacket in HOT HUMID weather doesn't help.

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Re: Armored Gear

Post by arnehulstein » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:51 am

I am with Detonation. And I will add one... Go for decent gear. If your body is worth anything to you. I invested in a Dane jacket, Macna pants and a decent pair of Dane boots. When I kiss the pavement, I want to be sure I don't leave any of me behind.

And then I try to make sure that I won't be kissing pavement after that. ;)

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Re: Armored Gear

Post by MOzarkRider » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:32 am

The gear above is made in China and doesn't say anything about the protection it provides. I would definitely not get that specific setup.

There is actual motorcycle armor that is CE rated and made by a reputable company.

This armor is from a reputable manufacturer (AlpineStars) and has a very detailed description of what type of protection it provides.
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Alpinestars Bionic S 2 jacket
CE- certified
GP shoulder protectors with injection molded shell and dual-density
PE padding
Removable CE-certified Bionic Back protector
Technical stretch net construction
Chest guard Stretch Cordura reinforcement rear panels
YKK semi-auto lock zipper closure
Adjustable shoulder
Wearable over or under the jersey
Dual adjustable Velcro waist strap belt regulation system

Here is the Revzilla link: http://www.revzilla.com/product/alpines ... -ss-jacket
Revzilla has other armored gear including armored undershirts and pants.
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Re: Armored Gear

Post by Bigfeet51 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:38 am

MOzarkRider, thanks. I will search the link for one that has protection for the arms. I rode around in the summer w/ the armored jacket and my body sweated so badly.

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Re: Armored Gear

Post by Waffle99 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:05 pm

go for a textile jacket that is light in color and has the armor rating you want. Read the reviews as well and see what people say about the cooling ability of it.

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Re: Armored Gear

Post by Bigfeet51 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:19 pm

Guys is there anything wrong w/ just wearing the armored gear instead of the armored jacket? I ask b/c have a armored jacket and it gets hot while sitting in that humid sun. Does anyone just ride w/ just the Armored gear/vest? Is the armored gear just for motorcycle sports? Educate me on this, Guys...lol

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Re: Armored Gear

Post by Detonation » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:26 pm

Bigfeet51 wrote:Your right, but wearing a armored jacket in HOT HUMID weather doesn't help.
I totally agree, I'm a strong believer that the reason most people come off in summer is due to the laps in concentration caused by over heating in jackets.

Best bet is just to go to a dealers and look for a nice thin gortex one that you can remove the lining from rather trying to judge online how cool they are.
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Re: Armored Gear

Post by SwoleCole » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:59 pm

I agree with detonations advice completely here/ from experience of being down in a bad way. Good leathers and their armor is best. I found knox bodyarmor inserts at at a thrift store for 20$ not saying youll get that deal but thats what you want for impact protection. What you posted will do nothing for a street slide.

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