All Meshed Up

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After an impressive two years of not getting round to it, I finally got myself a mesh riding jacket for the motorbike.

I’ve been happy to run around in my leather jacket, but Japan, to be fair, does get a bit hot in the summer down on plains, regularly hitting 35-40 degrees C plus pretty nasty humidity and on a few days, I’ve got back just plain hot.

Therefore it makes sense to get a mesh jacket to make the rides – or more specifically the stops – just that little bit cooler. I went looking around for one which was not only a good fit, but had some decent hard padding. After trawling the web for information, I finally decided to hit the local NAPS shop, which is deliciously close to the new house.

In the end, after trying on quite a few jackets, I went for the RS Taichi Exceed mesh which not only fitted well and had good hard protection, it also has the same system for the front chest protector, which I already have from my Honda leather, meaning I can keep using that.