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post #1 of 62 Old 10-06-2012, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Textile Jacket vs leather Jacket

I have had several textile jackets and all seem to catch the wind at high speeds as I'm sure most jackets will. Do leather jackets seem to do better in the wind? With the material being stiffer I would think the do but wanted your opinion. I am looking for a new jacket for this winter.
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Leather is a good choice for a cold weather jacket. Find a dedicated winter jacket without zippers and vents. Make sure there is a flap over the zipper. Make sure it has wrist straps and a good liner.




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Jet on a bike like the Z leather definately has less buffeting than textile. Leather just has less wind drag. Was out with a buddy yesterday who was wearing textile while I was in leather. The sleeves of his jacket, especially the upper arms, were flapping pretty good at 80 while my leather was motionless. I wear textile and leather but prefer leather for that reason.
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Same here. Leather wins out every time. Only time I complain is when fl summers get over the 90's and I switch back to my textile jacket. No mesh for me.
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Jet on a bike like the Z leather definately has less buffeting than textile. Leather just has less wind drag. Was out with a buddy yesterday who was wearing textile while I was in leather. The sleeves of his jacket, especially the upper arms, were flapping pretty good at 80 while my leather was motionless. I wear textile and leather but prefer leather for that reason.

Thanks, this is the information I was looking for.
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I only wear textile if I get caught out at work with my bike in the rain other wise I'm leather everytime, its more down to fit than material, its difficult to get jackets to fit all of us with the varying body shapes. I've hit the road at high speed in leather and textile and if they are a good fit and zipped together (top and pants) then there is no issue either way. lots people in the UK always wear textile due to the sh1t weather we have over here.
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The problem with textile is if you go down with it its trash and has to be replaced due to the heat involved. Leather is much more durable. Just my

Its possible im getting textile confused with airmesh.




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