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Offline NYbiomed

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Motoport Air Mesh jacket
« on: July 12, 2018, 03:51:21 pm »
Hey, I just got one of these jackets, and the fit is good, but I find the armor really awkward- like big, thick sheets of cardboard in the elbows, seems kinda cheap too....anybody find this uncomfortable to the point where they'd just stick in some 3DO level 2 stuff?? The 3DO stuff is about 65% the size, so it could move around a bit. I could probably get used to it everywhere else, tho the pants could benefit too, but the elbow stuff is uncomfortably wierd'ing me out. Maybe I just need to ride in it for a few days/weeks...
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Re: Motoport Air Mesh jacket
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 10:53:33 am »
You're not wrong.

Kinda feels like the stuff in my 7th grade Football Kit.  :))

D3O is da schit, for sure, but after paying for that Jacket (not that you can send it back now) -- why would you spend THAT much more $$$ to change out the armor??

That, and you won't be able to find D3O for all of the positions that the Motorport offers, and it likely won't sit in the pockets the same due to different sizing of the individual pads.

My vote is, keep wearing it- you'll get used to it.  :great:
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Re: Motoport Air Mesh jacket
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 05:29:17 pm »
I didn’t pay full price, I only paid $390 for the set off EBay...and used another $60 in Ebucks I had. We must’ve been pretty darn close in size, BC the fit is very, very good, besides I have a crap load of 3DO armor among several other jackets. I wasn’t planning on swapping out all the armor, just the most annoying ones- like the elbows, that I have done. It does swim around a bit, but I can hardly feel it’s there, making it much more natural feeling...I just have to devise a way to secure it from moving down my forearm. There does seem to be lots of better armor available on the market than what Motoport uses, and for the amount of money these things cost new ($1500 and more with liners)- I kinda feel they could do much better here. Other than the armor, they certainly put out a great product.
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Re: Motoport Air Mesh jacket
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 10:07:21 pm »
Don't even notice it when I got it on.

Just jump into it, jump on the bike and go.

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Re: Motoport Air Mesh jacket
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 02:33:14 am »
Hi,
       Never heard that complaint before??? :o
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Re: Motoport Air Mesh jacket
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 04:47:39 pm »
^^ Really? The Motoport armour is super large and stiff, tho lightweight and dual density....still, there's several manufacturers that seem to do it much better....definitely only level 1 too.
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Re: Motoport Air Mesh jacket
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 09:18:54 pm »
^^ Really? The Motoport armour is super large and stiff, tho lightweight and dual density....still, there's several manufacturers that seem to do it much better....definitely only level 1 too.

Hi,
       Well this is America (or used to be!) and....

If I've got to skid down I-95, I'll keep my Motoport over ANYTHING made on this Planet...

But we all have that choice! ;D ;D ;D
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