Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: phoenix, AZ, usa
Ya know dadicool, I was thinking the same thing. I keep looking at jackets and keep going back to one or two styles. I do like the vansons too, my vanson mesh (older style) is great. Only thing is, no collar, so the wind/dust storms crossing the SW are a pain, literally. But I really like the foxcreek style and its made in WVA to boot.
On the textiles, I've had quite a few and liked them ok, here's what I've been thru:
Firstgear mesh (gave away)
Vanson mesh (still use)
Gerike (sport jkt, came free with my 01 FZ1 purchase)...I liked that jacket (gave away)
Darien pants and jacket, still have the pants as backup, sold the darien (owned 2 actually)
Cheep leather, triple thick (competition) but no armor. Looks great. Stiching sucks.
Savannah II, BMW..great jkt, a bit large for gerbings underneath, too loose with a t shirt on.
Mmm...I think thats it.
gear is so hard to buy, its expensive and if you don't like it, you won't wear it (don't ask me how I know that).
I think the motoport is similar to the darien in construction and I just didn't like it much in general, design is great, just a personal thang. I wore the dariens for years/lots of miles so I have some time in them.
Maybe I'm a hardly wannabee, I dunno, I just like leather jackets and have always wanted a nice one so maybe its time to jump.
I also need to send both of our Savannah II's in for zippers and velcro, I can't keep the coat closed in the wind. I'll do that when I have a backup to wear.