Waxed cotton jackets

JoyRiding

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Stamford, CT USA
Hi all,
I'm in the market to buy a new motorcycle jacket. I used to have a mesh jacket which was destroyed, so I'm looking for a stylish, timeless, armored, 4-seasons jacket. Does anyone have experience with waxed cotton? I tried one on (Jane Motorcycles) and liked the look but wonder how it ages and feels in the summer.

Thanks!
 

MrDralas

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Planet Earth
Hi all,
I'm in the market to buy a new motorcycle jacket. I used to have a mesh jacket which was destroyed, so I'm looking for a stylish, timeless, armored, 4-seasons jacket. Does anyone have experience with waxed cotton? I tried one on (Jane Motorcycles) and liked the look but wonder how it ages and feels in the summer.

Thanks!
You can always re-wax the jacket if it wears, otter wax is a faily decent product I’ve used. As for how it feels in the summer, that would depend on your summer temps....where I grew up the normal high would be around 20 degrees Celsius (68 f) very very hot would be 25 C (77f), where I live now I’ve seen 45 C (114f) multiple times. I have a waxed cotton jacket, where I grew up it would be great in the summer especially since the nights get cold. Where I am now I’ll wear my mesh when it’s warmer and I wear the cotton one when it’s cool (vents closed) or when the ambient temp is more then body temp(vents open), as your not supposed to wear mesh then, you get dehydrated quicker.
 

MrDralas

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Planet Earth
I tried on a bunch of jackets, and this one just felt the best for me... I will miss the mesh jacket, but proud to rock this one.
You have no face 😱😱😱😱 scary...

I prefer natural fibers to synthetic fibres, wool Is my favourite only problem with natural stuff is it’s usually weighted in pounds vs grams for synthetic stuff, but atleast it feels better then a plastic bag.

That jacket looks nice, is it waxed cotton with leather bolsters?
 

JoyRiding

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Stamford, CT USA
I can't find links to it anywhere online, even at the manufacturer's website. The store said they just got them in for the first time last week, so that could explain why. It's a Belstaff Brooklands v2.0. (The old one didn't fit me). Bolsters are a cool corduroy, no leather. Here's a description from one I found on eBay:

MATERIAL
Constructed from 80z waxed cotton​
Seam-sealed Miporex waterproof membrane​
Cotton check lining on body and inside pockets​
Quilted lining with 60gr padding on sleeves​
Removable CE-Approved D30 shoulder and elbow armour​
INNER STRUCTURE
Removable Micro-Valtherm quilted lining​
 
Just received my Sedici Podio Jacket , will give it a tryout tomorrow. Looks to be well made.
$135 at CycleGear after 10% discount applied

The Sedici Podio Jacket is meant for hot weather sporty riding. It's iconic sporty cut is suited to aggressive riding and its materials are perfect for hot weather conditions. The main chassis is made up of 600D Oxford material for abrasion resistance. Heavy duty mesh panels keep air flowing freely. Common impact areas at the shoulders and elbows have an extra layer of 1680D Oxford reinforcement along with CE rated impact armor. A removable waterproof liner also keeps wind from cutting through the jacket when temperatures begin to drop. Neoprene in the collar is a small detail that adds lots of comfort. Carbon reflective piping is in incognito stealth mode until beams from a headlight cause it to reflect for maximum conspicuousness.

Features:

  • 600D Oxford chassis
  • Technical mesh airflow panels at torso, inner arms and back
  • 1680D Oxford double-layer reinforcement at shoulders and elbows
  • Removable wind- and waterproof inner liner with circumference zipper for low bulk
  • Full mesh airflow lining
  • Hook and loop waist adjuster
  • Neoprene rolled comfort collar
  • 3 external zippered pockets
  • Carbon reflective piping for low-light visibility
  • Included CE Level 2 elbow and shoulder armor
  • Pocket for optional back protector (sold separately)
  • 6 inch jacket to pants connection zipper pairs to Sedici pants
  • Full YKK zippers
 

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Roy Gavin

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It seems you no longer need to spend a fortune to get acceptable quality for the casual ride, last four season jacket I bought from Bikers Gear here in Oz was less than $100- and it does all I need and has lasted well.
If I was planning a extensive tour, or worked as a courier and had to ride every day no matter what the weather was like I might want something better, but I don't---
Top quality waxed cotton seems to have become a fashion item and in Oz is priced accordingly, at least four or five times the price of a similar performing synthetic jacket.
Last Bellstaff I had was almost 60 years ago in wet and cold Scotland and it was waterproof enough, but not warm enough, you still needed four or five layers below it!
Fit at the collar/ neck is important, higher priced stuff has better detailing here, and without trying the jacket on you have no way of knowing if a jacket will work for you.
 
I wear the finest Chinese cordura jackets ... with armour and quilted lining removed, all year round with various layers underneath ... Because if you think a £300 motorcycle jacket will save you when you’ve been run over by a 27 tonne Scania HGV .... you are dreaming ....
had to google search the Scania HGV. Nope, don't recognize getting run over yet by that one.
"If you think Adventure is dangerous, try Routine. It is lethal." (credit to SRC Moto)
But I'll take the Scania over wearing mask diapers forever.
 

Eatmore Mudd

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Love my oiled cotton. Still wear it on occasion. Haven't looked lately but if I find one in the old style (very functional) with modern armor and not stratospherically priced I can see myself dropping the coin.
 
had to google search the Scania HGV. Nope, don't recognize getting run over yet by that one.
"If you think Adventure is dangerous, try Routine. It is lethal." (credit to SRC Moto)
But I'll take the Scania over wearing mask diapers forever.
Adventure and risk .... the tenets of my life ... at 1500 hours today i’m off for a 500 mile round trip on the Himma to attend a 2 hour business meeting tomorrow ..... I could take the car or the van .....
But why would you .. :)
 
Adventure and risk .... the tenets of my life ... at 1500 hours today i’m off for a 500 mile round trip on the Himma to attend a 2 hour business meeting tomorrow ..... I could take the car or the van .....
But why would you .. :)
Arrived in Swindon after a lovely ride down M1 / A42 / A5 and the Fosse Way ... amazed at the amount of forestry along the roadside carpeted with bluebells ...
Dartford in Kent in the morning and tomorrow afternoon back up the M25 / A10 / A1 to Sheffield ...
 

John in Texas

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Location
Texas
Hi all,
I'm in the market to buy a new motorcycle jacket. I used to have a mesh jacket which was destroyed, so I'm looking for a stylish, timeless, armored, 4-seasons jacket. Does anyone have experience with waxed cotton? I tried one on (Jane Motorcycles) and liked the look but wonder how it ages and feels in the summer.

Thanks!
I have a friend who has had his Belstaff for 30+ years. Obviously he likes it.
 

Bentouttashape

Getting there...
My favourite cool weather jacket is a Triumph branded Barbour AD821A86-432E-429C-B2AB-71C9E642B5CE.jpegwith complete armour. I just re-wax it every couple of years.
Enjoy the comfort and style plus it keeps me dry year after year. I also have vintage German made leathers and textile jackets. Its a disease........
 
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