Str8_Lurkin;4119937 Once again we arrive at this question....What is it that you look for in a riding jacket. Spring and summer are quickly approaching and I feel its only appropriate that one of the first projects we bring to market be a summer mesh jacket. So again I ask what is it that you look for when buying gear? Colors? said:Your back protector for me is something that I would hold a lot of interest. I guess my biggest pet-peve is that most jackets(mesh atleast) always have these dinky foam protector that wont do much. Granted I dk how much more a plastic back protector would do but I feel like it would be of better results. I have an icon mesh jacket, and I bought their back protector to replace the foam. I personally am not a big fan of crazy designs all over the jacket either. Well ventilated like many people said, but with a good thick liner. Some sort of interior pocket too.
I would definitely give a new company a chance especially if their product seems to bring a lot to the table.
I'll happily give more input when time is needed, and to "test" your products. I live in Chicago so I get a wide array of weather/temperatures to ride from spring to fall/winter
While safety is obviously the #1 reason for buying gear in the first place, pretty much all typical street jackets meet my minimum level of criteria: abrasion protection and soft impact protection.
So that being said, good fit and proportions are of primary concern to me. The majority of jackets I've tried on make it look like I've stuffed football pads and pillows underneath.
Next is style and it's a very close 2nd. If a jacket fits like a glove but looks fugly as hell I consider it to be a deal breaker. Hopefully you've got someone with a very keen design sense as I believe this is the #1 criteria for most street riders.
I personally like mainly black plus a splash of neon/bright colors.What kind of designs are you guys interested in? Personally I'm playing with the idea of a croc or snake skin pattern. Not the entire jacket obviously.
When I look at other designs I feel as if too much it put into the design and is lacking protection.
Are there certain patterns that you guys are more interested in?
I know we have die heart solid black lovers. But what else?
Anything in particular you would like?
I personally like mainly black plus a splash of neon/bright colors.
Yeah the bright colors are really popular now!I think black with reflective red/white piping would look great
Just kidding about the a/c but some type of storage area or pocket inside the back that could fit a water bladder would be bad ass, and a grommet coming out the front for the tube. Some track suits have them inside the hump for endurance racing. I don't like speed humps on street jackets but something could maybe be designed that would be cool. If nothing else a high quality leather jacket with major perforation. Some jackets have perf on the chest but not the arms or back.Damn you want a car on wheels... hahaha a air conditions and heating system?
I can envision a way to do the hydration system. AC???? What are you wishing to obtain from this that well vent jacket wont supply? I like your ideal but now it becomes a pricing issues as a system like that would drive the consumer price up.... as its already a leather jacket.
I want to hear more about your thoughts...
First off I want to say best of luck man! Looking forward to seeing the prototypes.Yeah the bright colors are really popular now!
And yeah the colored piping will be sick. Keep the ideas flowing!