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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Beefing up my winter gear....
I've been using the same textile jacket since 2001. A Technic design, which is supposed to be waterproof, armored, ventilated, and can employ a liner for more insulation.
I bought that jacket loose enough, to make sure I could layer under it. With the vents closed, the liner installed, the provided 'dickie' mounted on the neck and chest area, it's comfortable down into the 40 F region. When I add another sweater, good down to 35. the only area I get cold, is on the sleeves. The heated gloves keep my hands good to go, my torso is wind resistant enough to hold up well.
I realized my perforated leather jacket also has an optional zip in full sleeved liner, with a metallic looking coating on both sides of the quilted material...... I cannot zip that in place in my tecknic jacket, but I CAN layer that additional liner between the jacket shell and the liner tecknic provided...... that adds another layer over the entire length of my arms without increasing bulk in a drastic way. I can keep the wiring in place to support my electric gloves, the liner is 'trapped' by the tecknic liner so it won't bunch up.
the experiment will be done tomorrow morning when I ride the bike to work. Methinks I have increased the insulation, should make my arms more comfortable at a minimum.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall." Words to live by