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Protection levels are inversely proportional to hot weather environment protection. Even if someone "gets" what you're trying to say, this is poorly worded for beginning riders. A thick cordura jacket can very well be tougher than a thin leather one, just like it can provide much much much better impact protection since that's down to the padding and protectors, not the material used for the jacket.
Sorry, I don't mean to be a dick. This is an all-round commendable effort on your part, thank you. I bought a helmet from them and needed to return it as HJC changed the model they based their modular helmets on. It took all of three minutes on the phone to change my email adress and get an RMA authorization sent so I could return. They processed it quickly and sent out my new helmet very fast, plus posted a refund on my credit card. Thanks a lot for making this. This is very helpful to me while I am trying to make my decision on getting a motorcycle.
I don't know anyone personally who rides, so it's hard to get solid recommendations! Doesn't mean DOT standards aren't good enough but in order to get the sticker they basically just have to promise that it'll meet the standards. DOT doesn't test any helmets actually, they merely provide a series of standards for the helmet manufacturers to use and it is up to the manufacturer to decide if their helmet meets the DOT specifications. The sticker part is correct, any manufacturer can put a DOT sticker on their helmet which is their way of saying they comply.
I thought they tested a few each year, at least their site gives results of about 20 tests a year. I just bought some Forcefield armor and Icon gloves from Revzilla. Love those videos too. I just bought a Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.
I lowsided at about 15 mph with my mesh jacket and pants. Not a scratch on me. No tearing on the pants or jacket. Leather will -as a rule- outperform textile when talking about similar grade stuff. That's when discussing abrasive damage and abrasive damage only.
The impact protection is mostly down to the protectors included in your jacket. If THAT is what you're worried about I'd suggest throwing out the shitty memory foam stuff that jackets usually come with and getting some hard protection to replace them.
As an example, a back protector will go for around 30e. I'm saying this because I'm guessing you bought the Phoenix as a summer jacket and are looking for something to keep you cool. While your best bet protection-wise would be thick leather with some serious protectors, the summer heat in Greece is unbearable in one of those.
The difference between Euro and American fit is a good distinction. Just to add a small thing to it, in England the helmets must have a BSI kitemark, which can be found at the back or inside the helmet. Does paying more actually get better protection? I see you suggest getting gear before you get a bike, but would you recommend getting gear before getting your license? If so what brands would anyone suggest? I would add ECE R to the certification list as well, as it is the most widely used internationally.
I'm not sure if this is the place to put this, but I'd love to promote my favorite companies. If you are willing to drop the cash, I cannot recommend Aerostich enough. My helmet is a Shoei RF Arai also makes great helmets. Gloves by Held oh, and Gerbing. Get good gear, you won't be disappointed. It's more comfortable in hot and cold typically, not to mention the crash resistances. Also should last a good years. Life vests come in adult, youth, child and infant sizes.
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