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I just bought a new riding jacket. In fact, it arrived yesterday. I thought I'd report on my initial impressions of the jacket. I ordered it from KLR650.com. I got the black with gray. I have only worn it once since I just got it, but so far, its very nice. I wanted a 3/4 length jacket with a zip-out liner, but I really didn't want to pay $300-$400 for it. I had ordered from them before and I was comfortable with the ability to send it back if it was not up to par. With shipping and handling, it came to $108. I figured I couldn't go wrong. It appears to be very well constructed. It is sturdy. It has zippers at the wrist along the forearm both on top and on bottom. The bottom one opens and allows the perforated liner to allow air circulation for warmer days. It has a waist belt and belts around the arms. With the liner in, it is very warm. I took the liner out and rode in this morning. It was cool at 6:00a.m. but the jacket stopped the wind and i was quiet comfortable. The jacket also looks nice. I would have to rate the jacket pretty high so far. About the only thing I can't judge yet is how long it will hold up. Like I said, it seems to be very well constructed. If you're looking for a nice, versatile 3/4 length jacket on a budget, I don't see how you could possibly do any better.
 

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I was leery for the same reason and i did not recognize the name. I don't have the jacket with me right now, but I will post the manufacturers name. The size seems to be accurate. I wear XL in shirts and jackets. The problem has always been that with XL stuff, the arms are too long. I've learned to live with that. Other than that, the fit is just right.
 

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First thing I look at when buying a jacket is who makes the zipper. If it isn't YKK zipper I generally steer away from the product. I bought some clothing from Moto Direct and although the clothing quality wasn't too bad the zippers were junk.

I've been fortunate to buy some high quality jackets with little use from ADV Rider forum.

Also http://www.motorcyclegear.com has some great deals at close out pricing.
 

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Wow cheaper yet. Still curious about quality. When I bought my Transition 2 jacket I could tell that someone had put some thought into it's design and the quality is very good.

http://himalayaleather.com/products.php?cat=29
Great price and good idea though limited sizes and the liner is separate. Does anyone know the history on how it handles wet weather?
 
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