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Hello All! I am just about to embark on learning to ride, got a bike (450cc) and scheduled for the course. What I really need advice on at the moment is gear. I got a good pair of boots with ankle support, but I'm stuck on what to do for a jacket. While leather is best for protection against losing my skin if I hit the ground (they call it "de-gloving" god how gruesome is that) I'm worried that I will turn into a giant puddle in the summer sun. Also I'm a big woman, and it's not so easy to find a decently priced leather in my size (which seems to be a 5xl , definitely a man came up with this sizing). I'm leaning more towards a textile jacket with armor, for temperature reasons as well as fit. I guess what I'm asking is ,if in your experiences, will textile will give me enough skin protection when/if I go down? Anything in particular that I should look for in a textile jacket? Or leather for that matter. Also, any suggestions on gloves?

Much appreciated any advice anyone can give!

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Comment by Rebecca on March 18, 2011 at 8:19pm
Thanks!
Comment by Maryellen Smolka on March 17, 2011 at 8:12pm

Hi

 

I bought my jackets from Leatherup.com.  You might try there because the prices are pretty good. I felt like the sizes ran big.  I bought a leather jacket and a textile jacket.  Here is a hint.  Go on the site and pick a jacket.  Then put it in your Cart to buy it...don't buy it.  Then check your email. They always send a discount code to help you buy your items.  Good luck...

 

Maryellen

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