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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2006, 12:11 pm Thread Starter
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Exclamation Jacket comparison question

Can anybody make a comment on the following? First hand knowledge would be nice because no one has any of these jackets around me and I will probably have to order by mail.

I was thinking of the following jackets that you all have mentioned:
Power Trip - powershift
Joe Rocket - alter ego & super ego

You will notice if you are familiar with these that they all have removable panels that revel mesh under. All come with liners. All are made with Cordova type stuff and or leather.

My concerns -
My present Joe Rocket Phoenix mess is flimsy and pads are thin when compared to my Cortech, which I find to be just about the right quality.
Is the venting after the panels are moved, equal to a full mess jacket? Or how close.
Is the leather thick enough like a Tourmaster or Vanson? Or is it flimsy. Some leather will take more than one fall and others are done after one.

Power Trip
I called them but they do not know the mill of their leather and they could not tell me if the back had removal panels also as the front does.

Joe Rocket
The Super ego is all leather. What is its mill, i.e., 1.2?
Is the mesh under the leather equal to Cortech or Joe Rocket? Cortech seems to be double mesh and holds up better.
Are the pads as good as Cortech or flimsy like my Phoenix?
Are the zippers good?

The alter ego is Cordova and again, is the mesh up to par. Are the pads good? Zippers?

Any first hand knowledge would be helpful.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2006, 12:41 pm
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Not considering Aero mesh II from motoport? I have one and it's very cool and the pads are sturdy enough. If you go sliding on the pavement, the kevlar won't melt either.
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