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Riding 4 hours in the rain a few weeks back made me realize I needed a waterproof jacket, but I am a notorious bargain hunter (read cheapskate) and I have already spent in the neighborhood of 700 dollars buying equipment the last couple months. I am considering these 2 jackets:

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I bought some teknic pants from this company before and I am very happy with them, but I don't have any experience with M2R, any comments/suggestions?
 

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so, no comments or suggestions on that one, huh?

here are a couple more I found, anyone have comments on field sheer?

FieldSheer Auto Tech 3-Layer Jacket - Closeout Price: $89.99! In stock NOW! Why pay list price of $229.99?

FieldSheer Zero Condition Jacket - Closeout Price: $99.99! In stock NOW! Why pay list price of $169.99?

Anyone ever buy one of those generic jackets off ebay from jafrum or moto-direct usa?

How about the different materials for the jackets, taslan, carbolex, cordura, nylon? A 300 taslan jacket is more expensive than a 600 carbolex (neglecting sale price), so I assume it must be better?
 

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Get a good jacket...Waterproof is good. I have gear for every occation. Leathers, textiles...Really a matter of preference. You are smart to be looking at left overs...I do it it times and allows me to get two for the price of one at times. The fieldsheer Zero in Black and white looks really cool. Good luck! Welcome btw!

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I have a FieldSheer bag and it seems good. I've heard some complaints about JaFrum.

A good brand textile is supposed to hold up well in a skid. If I was going textile I would get one with armor also.

I got a Tourmaster Intake mesh jacket that came with a waterproof liner, winter liner and has CE armor for about $125.00. I like it and use it mostly in the summer and go with leather in cooler weather.

A good site for info....

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M2R is nothing special. It's average quality and average protection at a decent price. You are probably not going to see it on the track, except perhaps on sponsored riders.

I get the impression that, like Thor, MSR, O'Neal, and others, they don't actually MAKE many/most of their products... just have them OEM'd from various overseas suppliers who furnish comparable products.
 

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For summer, I wear a Rev'it Egineered Skin mesh. They say the material holds together in a skid, but I thankfully haven't tested that yet. It has a sealed seam liner which I put in during one long, driving, September rainstorm trip and didn't have a noticeable drip! The liner, being windproof, has been used on several occasions when I got caught in some unseasonably cold weather and worked great! I've been through a couple other long, hard rains, but in high temperatures, and enjoyed the cooling without putting the liner in! The material in the Rev'it doesn't seem to absorb much or any moisture, so you dry off real quick after the rain stops. It came with CE armor on the shoulders and elbows. The back pad is protective foam, but can be replaced with CE armor. It really ventilates!

The only problem with Rev'it is that it's not widely available -- at least when I got mine in 2004 and moderatey expensive. I understood some BMW dealers carried it, but I got mine directly from Rev'it over the web REV'IT! Sport USA. Except for the minimal reflective material (I added one-inch reflective tape across the back) I really like the jacket and wouldn't trade it for any other mesh jacket I've seen so far. I also have Rev'its mesh, armored gloves which I think are great!!

For winter, I have a Tecknic Power Skin which is waterproof, windproof, and breathable. It has a removable, quilted liner, CE elbow and shoulder pads, in addition to sewn in-foam (look like gladiator pads) and a sewn-in, hard back pad with no provision to add to or replace the backpad. With a microfiber vest and the quilted liner, the Tecknic is more than comfortable down below anything my hands can take which is somewhere below the mid-40's at Interstate speeds. I got the Tecknic for a fairly reasonable cost through eBay.

I chose cloth because I wanted yellow jackets for visibility. The only problem with the yellow Tecknic is that the collar is yellow and needs more frequent washing than it gets. All companies really need to design so their collars are dark -- preferably BLACK!!
 
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