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Old November 30th, 2016, 04:59 AM   #1
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Question MotoPort Kelvar Mesh Jackets

Anyone here owns MotoPort Kelvar Mesh riding jacket? Would like to get some feedback from the folks who are using one. The claims are impressive for this and I am kind of leaning towards ordering one instead of the regular brands.
Any feedback much appreciated.
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Old November 30th, 2016, 10:33 AM   #2
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I have three Motoport jacket/pant combinations, waterproof and summer gloves.

Good summary threads:

LINK: Motoport - Your custom option. More protection. Very fair price. - BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums

LINK: New Motoport Kevlar Pants - BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums

LINK: Show me the armor. - BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums

Lots of Motoport threads over at AdvRider.com too.

Motoport armor:


BMW armor:


Rukka armor:


Armor alone shows the difference.

Maybe too expensive for what most here choose to pay.

I have learned decades ago, that I like my skin just the way it is, no extra holes. Motoport uses $75/sq. yd. fabric, others use $1.00/ sq. yd. Cordura.
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Old November 30th, 2016, 06:52 PM   #3
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I can't comment on the mesh jacket, but I met a guy wearing their 1 piece cordura suit. It was really thick and well made. They use super good Cordura as RSL mentioned, but I don't think that version was waterproof. I would definitely look into them for my next suit.

I have an Aerostich, and while by far the most convenient and offers great protection, I'm a little let down by the zipper quality as mine are already failing after just 2 years of daily use. My Alpinestars jacket with chinsy tiny zippers lasted longer than that.

The Klim gear is also decent, but also didn't quite match the quality I expected for the price.
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Old November 30th, 2016, 09:54 PM   #4
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@RSL - As always you give out a lot of useful information.
This is a considerable amount of money i will be spending on riding gear and want to get the best when am doing this. Thanks for the inputs and will checkout the threads.

@Kuksul08 Thanks for the feedback, looking at the kevlar mesh since I ride mostly in hot weather, and can layer up underneath when the weather drops. Never experience the cold like you guys do and then pack a nice external rain coat when it rains.
I had nearly finalized the Klim Apex but then found out about the Motoport and now seriously thinking of getting one.
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Old December 1st, 2016, 02:42 AM   #5
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Avoid Cordura as it melts, melts into your skin. No Cordura is approved for race use.

Motoport specifies the specific Kevlar blend used in it's two fabrics secured from Schoeller Fabrics. Unlike every other gear maker who uses merely patches of super fabric, the entire suit is made with the super fabric by Motoport.

Aerostich makes their suits with thick Cordura, adding additional very thick Cordura at sliding points. Easy suits to pull on and take off for urban use. But hot as heck, and work as a sweat bag. I've owned Aerostich myself. Way too hot for me above 80 F.

The Mesh Kevlar is like wearing thick armor suit, one that flows air like a screen door. Good for humid heat. The Mesh Kevlar pants are not as comfortable as the Stretch Kevlar. The airflow isn't that much different for the pants.
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The Kevlar Mesh feels like chainmail.



Stiff and heavy when the top Motoport armor is added.

Once riding though, the jacket disappears and the airflow is like chainmail too.

I only wear my Mesh Kevlar when it is very hot and humid.

All the rest of the time, I really like the Stretch Kevlar with the cool black, which reflects infrared heat.
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Old December 1st, 2016, 04:47 AM   #7
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Now that there are motorcycle A/C systems coming out, I wonder if the time to switch to a non-vented jacket is approaching?

I have a friend with the US heating/cooling system on his GS, and he finds that it is a delight in all but extreme temperatures. For muggy humid hot the A/C side won't cool enough to warrant purchase. The Australian air based A/C system may be better, but production is very limited.

Some hardcore Aerostich wearers close off their suits and fill pockets and inside voids with ice.

The cold water circulating Veskimo system works very well for many in hot humid areas, but the ice needs replacement frequently. I had one but never used it.
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Avoid Cordura as it melts, melts into your skin. No Cordura is approved for race use.

Motoport specifies the specific Kevlar blend used in it's two fabrics secured from Schoeller Fabrics. Unlike every other gear maker who uses merely patches of super fabric, the entire suit is made with the super fabric by Motoport.

Aerostich makes their suits with thick Cordura, adding additional very thick Cordura at sliding points. Easy suits to pull on and take off for urban use. But hot as heck, and work as a sweat bag. I've owned Aerostich myself. Way too hot for me above 80 F.

The Mesh Kevlar is like wearing thick armor suit, one that flows air like a screen door. Good for humid heat. The Mesh Kevlar pants are not as comfortable as the Stretch Kevlar. The airflow isn't that much different for the pants.
You should check out the Aerostich R3 if you ever get one again. It provides almost no insulation, so I've worn mine up to 110 degrees in the summer and lived to talk about it Probably less airflow than mesh though.

My friend just got a Motoport rain suit - a big 1-piece rubber suit with triple folds everywhere and a fly-fishing type bladder. That thing is ultra waterproof, and ultra ugly haha.
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You should check out the Aerostich R3 if you ever get one again. It provides almost no insulation, so I've worn mine up to 110 degrees in the summer and lived to talk about it Probably less airflow than mesh though.

My friend just got a Motoport rain suit - a big 1-piece rubber suit with triple folds everywhere and a fly-fishing type bladder. That thing is ultra waterproof, and ultra ugly haha.
I would love an Aerostich. Too bad I'd have to sell a kidney to get one.
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