Mesh armour jackets

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Mesh armour jackets

Post by Takson » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:33 pm


I am a more recent convert to adventure bikes and planning my first 'expedition' to Morocco next year. I picked up a new old stock Triumph Navigator suit for what I felt was a good price and I am very happy with it, but find it pretty warm in the summer months even in the UK.

Unfortunately the Navigator mesh jackets are pretty much all sold out and I've not been able to track one down. It got me thinking about an alternative solution.

Does anyone use a mesh under layer with armour, then either something like a motorcross style jersey for summer, then their normal textile jacket without the armour in the cooler climates?

I'd be interested in opinions and options you have before I go and shell out on something which is going to have fundamental flaws.



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Re: Mesh armour jackets

Post by qcnr » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:28 am

I have a Knox jacket, very comfy with all armour, and it is abrasion resistant, so can be used on its own or as
part of a layer system. I just wear a goretex mountain jacket over it when chilly/ raining and add another
layer or two when cold.

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Re: Mesh armour jackets

Post by Spike941 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:17 am

Always take my old Harley lightly armoured mesh jacket with me on any trip likely to experience warm temps. Makes riding more pleasurable in the high 20s, and a godsend in the high 30s and above. As qcnr mentioned above, lightweight rain/wind jacket if turns cloudy or happen upon a light shower.

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Re: Mesh armour jackets

Post by markoh » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:04 am

I've been using Rev'it Tornado jacket and trousers for some years now.
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Re: Mesh armour jackets

Post by Brenhden » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:05 am

Whatever you choose, if you are going somewhere hot avoid black clothes. The lighter the colour the better. Annoying really as I think black is 'cool'.
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