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What is the difference between a textile and a leather motorcycle jacket?

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Old 12-29-2008   #1
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Default What is the difference between a textile and a leather motorcycle jacket?

I just bought my first motorcycle, and I need some gear. I got a good helmet with a face shield and now I would like a jacket.I believe a textile is a little thinner than leather but just as dense and I believe there are zippered vents in the front of some.What are the advantages of one over the other?I am not going to be riding long distances or very frequently; just a couple times a week.Other than padding in the elbows, what else should I look for?Thanks in advance for the help.
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TEXTILE = cloth.Leather is still a better protection. See this link:http://home1.gte.net/res0ak9f/bike.htmGo down to the part where the textile (kevlar) material was ripped to shreds. Leather would have done better.Good Luck... ------
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