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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have experience with the Firstgear Mesh Tex jacket?
I live in Michigan so am looking for something that will adjust some to either warmer or cooler weather.
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How much cooler? Mesh jackets are great for warm weather, but they suck when it gets cold. I have a Joe Rocket Phoenix mesh jacket I've worn in low 50 degree weather and I damn near froze to death. I don't wear it anymore once it gets below 60.

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For that purpose I have an Olympia airglide 5 jacket, has removable waterproof liner and thermal liner


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Morning temps spring and fall will probably start in the 50s. A lot of times days will start out this cool then end up in the 80s.
Summers can be in the 90s.
Looking for something that will adapt pretty well. I can zip out a liner and stash it in the saddle bag.
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I have a mesh jacket that works well when it's warm. It has a zip out liner for when it gets cooler.

The best way to imagine how the liner in a jacket with a zip out will protect is; Imagine just wearing the zip out liner. If the zip out appears to look warm and comfy all on it's on then it will probably work decent when the temps drop. Because the mesh jacket...well it's mesh and blocks no wind.

I have a light weight middle layer that I wear when doing winter stuff like Snowboarding/Skiing. It's designed to block wind and retain heat. I can put it on under my mesh jacket with liner zipped in and it is quite comfy. This allows me to go from cold to cool to hot.

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I wear leather from 19 to 40f, mesh from 40 to 90f, with liner slipped on backward under the mesh in the cool 40f a.m. no liner warm afternoon. Even in hot sun mesh jacket & pants are cooler as they shade skin but allow full airflow. Cooler than jeans & tshirt. Safer too. I like OSI, but have considered joe rocket ion.

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