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Old 12-09-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Help with new jacket and boots

Well i am looking to upgrade my jacket and buy some boots this winter. They will be for street riding. The first is the jacket, i am looking for a perforated leather jacket. Right now i have an early 90's teknic leather jacket but it has no perforation, so its is unbearably hot, and the fact that its bright purple doesn't help. I have been looking and I pretty much have a narrowed down to 2:
teknic: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/t...leather-jacket
icon: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/i...leather-jacket
I am leaning more toward the teknic, but if you guys have any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it.
The next is boots, im looking for something to be able to ride in but still be able to wear like normal after, like a 3/4 or full if they are able to be worn comfertabley around. The only issue is that i wear a 8,1/2 EE so i don't really know what boots come in extra wide sizes, i know alpine stars are to narrow. So if you guys could recommend some boots. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Why not icon? Just from what ive read people have said generally good things about it. Could you inform me? Not trying to back up icon, just wondering why not.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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Re: Help with new jacket and boots

If you like it, get it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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Why not icon? Just from what ive read people have said generally good things about it. Could you inform me? Not trying to back up icon, just wondering why not.
Plenty of horror stories about icon gear failing when crashed
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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Re: Help with new jacket and boots

I have Berik boots and I have rather wide feet. They are full boots and I find them comfortable to wear around the office and street for the day. maybe a little hot but still fine.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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Re: Help with new jacket and boots

I ride an ICON Motorhead Jacket and I like it just fine. Not too sure about the failing when crashed though, I hadn't heard that. I find it very comfy and fits me well, but the ICON stuff does fit small. I normally where an XL jacket and I needed a 2XL in ICON.

I ride A* Boots, so not really much help there, sorry. Have you browsed the "buy and sell" portion of the forums for a jacket? You can grab some pretty sweet deals at times, if you are okay with used, just a thought. Good luck.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #8
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Re: Help with new jacket and boots

Are you near a Cycle Gear or similar store? I worry about fit just as much as I would about quality. You don't necessarily have to buy at the store (if you can find better prices online) but try them on in person to see what's better.

I've never heard any horror stories about Icon either.. but then again I'm pretty new to this forum.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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Re: Help with new jacket and boots

go Teknic

i have an icon jacket, they overprice. quality stuff nonetheless, and if you ever need a helmet, never go icon..
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