I have a bunch of jackets. I pick them up, try them, and end up selling them and going back to the standard of all motorcycle jackets, my old Aerostich Darien..
Why have I tried other jackets? Because I'm too cheap to just buy a new Darien.
I bought my Darien used on eBay (again, I'm cheap) and it's served me very, very well and continues to serve me daily.
It's waterproof, breathes very well, has padding, can zip in a heated vest or liner... It does everything... I guess the only complaint I have about it is that it's faded and it's blue..
I hate the fact that most pictures I have of myself riding motorcycles, I'm wearing the old Darien.
Copper Harbor, MI a few years ago
Bonzia Rally a few weeks ago
Roaming with the little woman last fall
I hate to admit this, but I have 2 brand new jackets that I haven't ever worn in my closet.. Why?? Cuz I grab the Darien..
I'm going to be at Aerostich on the 12th of July, when another member here, Double A will be buying his new HiVis Darien.. I'll be wanting one too, but because I'm cheap, and the fact that my Darien jacket's fine, I won't buy one...