Help decide best summer jacket.
I live in Texas (it's hot) and I'm trying to decide what jacket to get this year for urban riding with my Monster. I want to feel protected and be able to wear this jacket in 90-100 degree weather. The jackets I'm looking at are the Revit Air, Dainese Flux and Dainese Shotgun; I really like the Dainese Portland 2, but I'm worried about wearing it during the summer months in Texas. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
I was looking at the Shotgun myself, but you're probably going to have a hard time finding it since it's from 2010 (I could only find it on Dainese's website, but never confirmed if they actually had any left); with that said from the reviews I've read it's a great summer jacket.
I'm in Houston myself and just purchased the Dainese Air Flux. I'll start out by saying it's a very breathable jacket. I rode with it on a cooler morning (somewhere in the 60's) and was feeling chilly! It's a very lightweight jacket with what feel like great elbow and shoulder protection, but the material does seem thin and I wonder how it would hold up if I were to fall at speed. Dainese says it's tear resistant; hopefully I never find out.
In the end I spent $200 on the jacket and just purchased the Dainese G Wave back protector, another $90. A new Shotgun is $290 before shipping and no back protector. Here's a good review of the Shotgun with great pictures: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/dainese-shotgun-jacket/ Judging by the pictures on WBW it looks like the material on the Shotgun may be a little thicker / offer better protection, but I can't say for sure.
I can't speak for the Revit Air.
Good luck and stay safe!
2 years, 1 month ago