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View Poll Results: Do you use armor pads with your jacket?
No Armor 232 31.74%
Elbow & Shoulder 115 15.73%
Elbow, Shoulder, & Back 368 50.34%
Elbow Only 6 0.82%
Shoulder Only 2 0.27%
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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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