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Old May 26th 2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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Leathers or textile for summer in central Florida

Hey all,

New to the forum. Just purchased a 2016 1299s for mostly track use.

I will occasionally ride on the street and I'm torn between leather or textile for the occasional ride.

I have full 1 piece customized suit for the track so that is not part of the consideration.

I like Dainese and was recently at the local shop to try some stuff on, I originally planned on getting a 2 piece leather suit, but the guy pretty much convinced me textile was more than enough.

What are your thoughts, and what do you all typically wear?

Thank in advance

Happy to be here and part of the Ducati community!
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Old May 26th 2019, 07:09 PM   #2
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Textile would be plenty for the street, as long as it has good armor in all the right places. However, it would probably be good for only one fall. The biggest thing you'll want to consider in central Florida is the humidity. Something with good airflow!

For reference I have an Icon Motorhead leather jacket. The inner sleeves are perforated and it has other vents that work pretty good. It gets hot here in Texas, but not as humid as Florida.
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Old May 27th 2019, 12:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response, I'm thinking maybe leather pants perforated obviously, and text jacket. Is it weird to wear a combo?
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Old May 27th 2019, 06:47 PM   #4
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Some of the textile jackets look pretty good. You can't really tell until you look close. A friend of mine had a jacket that had removable gel packs. You stored the gel packs in the freezer then put them in the jacket. It kept you really cool for about 2 hours.

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Old Jun 11th 2019, 03:38 AM   #5
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I live in Ormond Beach (10 mins North of Daytona) and I use Dianese New Drake Air Pants, Dianese Shotgun Jacket for very hot days and a Dianese Mig Jacket for 85 degrees and less. This V4 makes a bit more heat than my S1000RR did!
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