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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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I have a tourmaster transition 3 jacket and pants, a tourmaster intake mesh jacket and a hjc sy max 3 helmet, are these good for abrasion, and impact, thank you for input
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I hope so because I wear a Tourmaster Air Intake 3.0 and Olympia mesh pants in warm weather. In cold weather I wear a BMG Challenger jacket and Tourmaster Venture pants. I hope that I don't get to test their effectiveness.

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I have a Tourmaster Centurion one-piece suite and I love it. It's warm, it feels solid, and the one time I came off the bike (at low speed) it protected me well
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I have a tourmaster transition 3 jacket and pants, a tourmaster intake mesh jacket and a hjc sy max 3 helmet, are these good for abrasion, and impact, thank you for input
Well, the "best" thing for "abrasion resistance" is leather. Surprisingly, kangaroo leather. It's what all the MotoGP riders wear. And they fall off at higher speeds than most of us will ever attain.

It's a sliding scale from there. Mesh is at the lower end. "abrasion resistance" also depends on speed, angle, road surface, etc. A mesh jacket is better than a t-shirt but not better than a leather one. As for impact protection, as long as your gear protects the places you're most likely to fall directly on - elbows, shoulders, knees, hips...you know, the pointy bits! - and is "CE approved", then you're fine. Make sure your jacket has a back protector as well.

When I had my (fairly) major crash, I was *very* happy I was wearing all my gear. Still broke bones though.
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Shawn put it well. That being said, I wear aerostich Dariens fall/winter/spring (and on some summer trips). But I generally wear, at the most, firstgear or Olympia mesh when it’s above 70 or 75F.

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I have a 3/4 length Tourmaster Sonora jacket and Venture pants upgraded with 3D0 armor (neat stuff). With long underwear and the liners, I find adequate down to about 40F. With a FroggTogg external rainsuit as an outer layer, it's usable down to about 35F.


I haven't had any high speed crashes, but I suspect mesh will keep the armor in place for one get off.


I also have a pretty good two piece set of Hein Gericke leathers from my Army days in Germany, but it is too hot for them in north Texas.
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I am trying to buy Tourmaster Venture pants in size L (34-36 waist and 32 inseam) cannot find it anywhere new. Tried Amazon, Ebay and Tourmaster websites.

How are Tourmaster Venture pants in Winter riding? Like below 30F?

I have Tourmaster transition 4 jacket love it... awesome in below 30F with some inner layers hardly feel any cold. Love it !

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I think any decent brand will protect your skin for one slide. Just remember, heat is a factor. Some of us wear a short sleeve tshirt, even shorts, underneath mesh when it’s hot. That’ll get you burned as the protective fabric heats up in a slide. Even aerostich puts a warning in with their new gear about it. Just something to think about.
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