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Here in Texas, there are an awful lot of
people that refuse to ride with more than
a motorcycle helmet, jeans,
a t-shirt. I've a feeling that one of the
many reasons may be the cumbersome
nature of current motorcycle jackets. I
love my jacket, but
will admit that it's a pain
in the neck to
adjust straps and zippers everytime I put
the jacket on or take it off. This is done
ensure that the armor pads stay in place
and don't shift around in the event of a
motorcycle accident, but the ritual gets
after a while.
Imagine a motorcycle jacket that you only
have to adjust once to fit your body
perfectly. Every other time that you put
the jacket on after that, you simply press
button on the sleeve and it tightens
around your body for a perfect fit and
armor placement and you press the
again in order to loosen the jacket and
thereby making it easier to remove.
The same sort of technology could be
applied to armored motorcycle pants and
[nuclear hobo, Mar 26 2007]
||//people that refuse to ride with nothing more than a motorcycle helmet, jeans, and a t-shirt.//
||Um. I think you added an extra negative in there. You mean people who refuse to ride in MORE than .....
||I like the idea of bicycle break calipers applied to this concept. Maybe a ratchet handle on your thigh with a velcro flap to cover it. Feel how it is shaping up and adjust it before you put your final cinch. I have no experience with such jackets. Is this something that is on your legs?
||Jackets like that have straps and zippers
around the waist of the jacket and on the
sleeves in order to adjust how close it fits
to the body and how effective the armor
would be in the event of a crash.
||Short of tailor-made like for the pros, are you describing RTW (Ready-To-Wear)? While it doesn't solve the perfect fit now and forever query, for best performance - Google up: Astrosorb Astrosene
||It sounds like something out of RoboCop, but they did it with ski bindings, so who knows?
||//one of the many reasons may be the cumbersome nature of current motorcycle jackets// If you have a $10 head, buy a $10 helment. I prefer to think of this as evolution in action.
||It's also baked [link]. I have one and there are only three zippers (one in the front and one on each sleeve at the wrist.)