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Old May 9th, 2020, 09:45 AM   #1
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Why are there so much fewer options for leather jackets? (No high-vis?)

I'm past due for a new jacket and all of the "high-vis" leather jackets I'm seeing are mostly black with yellow accents. They're advertised as a yellow jacket despite being 95% black.

Example: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...leather-jacket

There are some great options for textile, and I think textile has a place, but I really want leather.

Do people mostly wear textile? Has textile jacket technology made advances that I'm not aware of? Can I/should I paint/dye a jacket yellow? Is my desire for bright yellow not as important as I thought?
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Old May 9th, 2020, 12:55 PM   #2
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I wear whatever I want, then put hi-viz reflective vest over it. Some days I feel like wearing leather, some days it's textile.

https://www.harborfreight.com/reflec...rge-94701.html

My wife bought me one from IKEA for $15, but it appears to be exact same item. Been working fine for past 10-yrs (I replaced Velcro with buttons).
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That's my current solution for both my me-powered and gasoline-powered bikes, and it works fine. I just figured that as long as I'm buying new gear, dad-yellow would be the way to go.
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Old May 10th, 2020, 01:22 PM   #4
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I just bought a white leather race suit; it’s the brightest I could find... hope your search turns up something as pleasing as your elephant
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I have a white jacket and a black and pink jacket. I also have a vest that is hi-vis that I can wear over the jackets.
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Old May 11th, 2020, 05:47 AM   #6
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I bought this one:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...me-hero-jacket

Looks nice and Icon's "attack" fit agrees with my proportions. I just hope the Japanese text doesn't say "fartsmeller" or something.
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Old May 15th, 2020, 11:41 AM   #7
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I'm going to need a new leather jacket, too. Looking for one with white on it.
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I bought this one:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...me-hero-jacket

Looks nice and Icon's "attack" fit agrees with my proportions. I just hope the Japanese text doesn't say "fartsmeller" or something.
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