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No Armor 232 31.52%
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Old 26th June 2018
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Armor? Who needs armor? It's all about airbags now!

... if you've got thousands to spend on padding.

For a never taken it to a track budget, I've got a too big Joe Rocket jacket with pads shoulders, elbows/forearms, and back. But nobody makes sleeves long enough for me, so that's been the sticking point, despite not really loving the jacket. Rev'it has been the closest so far, but 2-4x the price of the Rocket for a little bit closer to long enough didn't cut it for me.
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Although nothing beats good old leather for abrasion resistance, once the temps get into the 80s, 90s and 100s leather just isn't a good option because of overheating. So I break out the body armor. I feel like an old dork in a cosplay or LARPing outfit but it's better than nothing.
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My leather jacket has armor.
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Mine too. From Hillside leather.
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I wear a Teknic mesh for summer and an Icon Titanium in colder temps...both of which came as a result of sharp eyes at the resale store. My gripe with the Icon is that it has no exterior pockets...but I can't complain too much for 75 bucks.
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That's one (of many!) of the things that I like about the Klіm Bаdlands: it has lots of pockets: 8 on the outside, and three on the inside.
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9 months a year wear a OEM leather HD leather jacket 15 years old... but well greased... with no armour but suitable for them on elbows and shoulders

3 months a year wear an old but still perfect Dainese goretex and cordura jacket
with armour on back, shoulders , elbows, forearms...

12 months a year i wear Dainese pants with armour on shins and knees (in winter add a thermal linen...)
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This my armoured leather jacket, we’ve been together for nearly two decades and many bikes and it never let me down although it needs the colour renewed


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I’ve been using a dri-rider jacket for a few years now. It’s a summer mesh thing with a removable rain liner, elbow and shoulder armour with padding in the back. I have tested it once, seemed to work well, can hardly see where I hit the tarmac at about 60kph.
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I usually wear a Schott 689H. It's horsehide and still stiff and hot as f***k after 6 years.
Cant wear it when the temp and humidity get too high in NYC, might pass out in traffic.

Picked up the Speed and Strength Last Man Standing Shirt for hot weather.

Kevlar and armor in impact/skid zones. Seems decent, hope not to find out otherwise.
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