Jacket, Pants & Boots Product Review


Jacket, Pants & Boots Product Review

Postby Terry » Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:01 am

See my newest bargain and after a few hundred miles I'm quite satisfied.



http://www.newenough.com/cortech_fusion_jacket_page.htm



Warm, light, fits well and although its "waterproof" my guess is that its only water 'resistant' but at that price, its a great bargain. I've been satisfied with TM Cortech waterproof overpants for some time now and they (are) waterproof. I also wear TM 'Solution' boots and they're waterproof, as well as a good bargain.



http://www.newenough.com/tour_master_so ... s_page.htm



BTW, I have no $$ interest in newenough but their prices and customer service have always been good.



Got in a couple hundred cold miles this weekend with my daughter on back. The 82 ran great with new Kendas and brake pads. The Kendas do need some warm up time on wet and cold pavement being 6 ply nylon but they stick pretty well after some heat.
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Postby EMS » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:04 pm

Good stuff! I think we should do this more often. I am sure a lot of people would be interested in hearing about actual experiences with gear and equipment. 8)
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Postby alimey4u2 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:44 pm

I totally agree with Mike, we should offer more "real" info to fellow bikers instead of the normal sales hype supplied by vendors........ 8)
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Postby Mike Barone #123 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:38 pm

Yes.............I agree more product test reports from Xers are very valuable references for us all.



In saying that others might read the report I have to offer my very humble opinion that "600 denier Polyester" is on the lite side for crash abrasion resistance.



1000 denier Cordura is about as low as you want to go....again in my view



Best now and thanks for the writeup :thumbsup:



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Postby Terry » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:10 am

"1000 denier Cordura is about as low as you want to go....again in my view"



Agree, but only if I were wearing some w/o any armor. Having gone down on a low slide some years back wearing very good leather but no armor I've learned that where even 1 zillion denier Cordura or the thickest leather may be your friend, ARMOR may be your saviour. All my gear has armor padding at all the key points and if I'm lucky enough not to slide forever on a section that's not armored, I'm hoping I'll fare better than w/o it.
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Postby Mike Barone #123 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:41 am

Terry wrote:"1000 denier Cordura is about as low as you want to go....again in my view"



Agree, but only if I were wearing some w/o any armor. Having gone down on a low slide some years back wearing very good leather but no armor I've learned that where even 1 zillion denier Cordura or the thickest leather may be your friend, ARMOR may be your saviour. All my gear has armor padding at all the key points and if I'm lucky enough not to slide forever on a section that's not armored, I'm hoping I'll fare better than w/o it.




We agree that armor in any garment is better than without it.



Do we agree that 1000 Denier Cordura is lots better than 600 denier nylon in any garment from an abrasion standpoint.........with or without armor?



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Postby Terry » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:56 pm

So whaddya think about my new jacket? I'll report on its performance when it arrives. Good looking eh?

http://www.fieldsheer.com/2008site/ff/p ... sportL.htm
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Postby alimey4u2 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:10 pm

Looks like top quality to me Terry..... 8)
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Postby Terry » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:02 pm

Thanks Larry. It was also $167 less than retail!!! Thanks Santa! Thanks Visa! :roll: :lol:
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Postby Chris » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:36 pm

Terry wrote:So whaddya think about my new jacket? I'll report on its performance when it arrives. Good looking eh?

http://www.fieldsheer.com/2008site/ff/p ... sportL.htm


I've got a jacket of similar design from Joe Rocket. Its very comfortable even with the heavyweight leather.
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Postby Terry » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:41 pm

I have a JR Jordan Racing team leather Suzuki jacket that's probably similar to yours except for all the sponsors names on it. :roll: Its HEAVY too but only when holding it. When its on it doesn't feel near as heavy as it does when its off. Fits really well but doesn't have a removable sleeve liner like this one does. My older FS textile jacket has seen a lot of miles and except for some zipper problems, I have no complaints. Hopefully this one will hold up as well.
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