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Which is better suited for a Motorcycle jacket: real leather or fake leather?

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Old 12-08-2008   #1
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Default Which is better suited for a Motorcycle jacket: real leather or fake leather?

I heard someone say that fake leather doesn't offer as much protection as real leather in a crash. Is that true? it seems like it would offer the same protection.Also, I always feel warmer when I wear my PVC leather jacket--my mom says it's because the fake leather doesn't breathe--which is good for winter, bad for summer.I would really like to know for sure--so does anybody have any reliable references or sources? Opinions are good too.nobody has given any actual sources yet... how am i supposed to believe you, as a random person on the internet? first person with a real, trustworthy source wins.
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u need real leather for riding....if you want protection.
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Real leather is the way to go. who cares if it breathe when you fall of the bike and have to slide down the road on it.
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fake leather offers fake protection.leather or high quality textile motorcycle gear is the best way to go.***********************updated for a few links:http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/Pro...thingbasically it boils down to: buy and use equipment specifically designed for motorcycle use and protection. Don't screw around with this, I know, I went down a little over 18 months ago and all there was between me and the pavement was 1.5mm leather and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. ------
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