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Old 10-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

I live in central america, Panama to be exact.
I want to ask what is the best jacket for the weather down here, taking into consideration that it rains a lot and the temps are always around hi 80s low 90s douring day time and low to hi 70s at night. I want the best protection if i slip and weather proof if it rains.
Can you please guide me in the best possible direction?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Hmm. I tried XElement jackets from leatherup.com and was not happy. Exchanged them for tourmaster transition jacket and I am loving it!
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:48 PM   #3
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I'd look for a mesh jacket with a liner to keep the moisture out, (Tourmaster, Joe Rocket, First Gear, Icon, etc). I have a Transition 2 jacket and it's great for 40-80 degree weather, a little too heavy for anything higher.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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Tnx, I'll check your suggestions out
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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I ride with my Joe Rocket Ballistic Mesh in 90+ weather (no liner) and it is pretty comfortable as long as the bike is moving.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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That,s my main concern, traffic, rush hour traffic.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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And it also rains a lot, 280 inches a year
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #8
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I'd look for a mesh jacket with a liner to keep the moisture out, (Tourmaster, Joe Rocket, First Gear, Icon, etc). I have a Transition 2 jacket and it's great for 40-80 degree weather, a little too heavy for anything higher.
Joe Rocket makes a jacket called military spec. It has the mesh armor and a liner for rain. Its worked well for me in 100+ heat. Dry heat though...
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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Frankly, I think you're a bit hosed. Can't think of anything that gives a combination of good protection, good ventilation, and is waterproof (or at least highly water resistant).
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #10
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At 280 inches of rain per year I doubt that there is much of anything that will keep you dry without also baking you.
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