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Just looking for a new jacket now that i had an accident which shredded my textile jacket. I was wondering if anyone knows how tough a perforated leather jacket is...
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Just looking for a new jacket now that i had an accident which shredded my textile jacket. I was wondering if anyone knows how tough a perforated leather jacket is...
I have a perf leather, and it def looks to protect better than my textile. It may be hotter in the summer, but better protection IMHO.

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Good enough that racers including motogp use perf leater in areas of the suit less suseptable to damage.

Just buy a good brand, vanson, syed, z custom and there are some "off the shelf" but high quality ones avail.

There are also often vents that can be opened for more cooling.

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Thats cool, hopefully any leather is better than textile
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I like this jacket, just wanted to make sure it would protect.
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I like fieldsheer and first gear is pretty good and reasonable priced.

Jacket looks good, flex panels, kidney pads, elbo pads, waist straps to cinch it and a hump.

Ideally you could sew a zipper to some draggin jeans or icons or whatever to connect to the jacket for a little extra protection.

Or the matching perf leather bottoms. Jacket probably comes with the zipper and the half to have sewn to some pants- many if not all good ones do.

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I don't see any big shoulder pads, but there must be some protection in there too, you can also add a back pad to step up the protection.

Or the armour you can wear under lesser jackets is an option too.

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Thats cool, hopefully any leather is better than textile
it only stands to reason it would protect and withstand far more abuse than textile.

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I had a friend crash in textile in front of me a few weeks ago. Trust me buy the leather. The textile burnt up in a matter of a few seconds. I have a perforated suit and I know Hill has the same one. He has told me that he has been down a few times and its still holding up just fine. Its the motogp kangaroo suit btw

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Sweet thanks guys, i'll be buying some sort of leather suit soon..
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