I've got a mesh jacket and pants, and I will wear them when it gets toasty. I know leather is better, but I'm really curious if the mesh will do anything in a crash. Anyone with wisdom on th subject? Anyone crash in the stuff?
Easy to say in NY but try riding in full leathers for an entire day in the south. Pick your month June, July or August :rotfl: A short ride yep you can take it but try an eight hour type ride. At the track you have 20 on and 40 off with lots of opportunity to hydrate (though you are working harder at the track) Just something to consider as the 95 day at the Dragon referred to is the norm in summer.dont dress for the ride
dress for the wreck
spend as much as you can on the quality not the cool colors or other hoopla
the asphalt hurts alot more coming out than going in
also rivets adn sliders in your leathers are good as you have less of a tendency to grip the road adn flip about like a fish
Scientific test data of protective performance values, including abrasion resistance, tear resistance, cut resistance, cuff restraint, and impact protection. Even the best of textiles can't hit the mark for comfort zones of whole suits for the minimum requirements of the basic CE guidelines for whole suits/jackets/pants. It's a difference of lastng 0.5 seconds in the abrasion test vs the need of 4 sec in impact zones. The test requirements are based on street speed riding.Those saying the stuff is no good, what is your basis? Have you crashed in mesh and seen it disintegrate? Or does it just look too flimsy?