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Why are leather motorcycle jackets (thinking ahead to when it gets cool) all so short in the front? Is that just "what they're wearing?" My mesh jacket isn't that short.

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I guess it's when you're leaning forward, if you had a regular jacket it would jumble up between you and the gas tank, which means you couldn't be as tight with the bike as possible, just a thought, I really don't know.

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I think that makes sense

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They typically ride the waist line to avoid bunching and to make the riding experience more comfortable.

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Another thing they are intended to do is keep from being effected by the wind. They are tight around the openings (like the waist line, the collar, and the cuffs) and form fitting in places to keep from ballooning out. I think the sleeves are also overly long so they still cover your wrists in different rider positions (at least that's what it says in the MSF handbook).


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Thanks for the replies.

The reason for the question is that my summer jacket (see pic) is short but not as short as the leather ones. It doesn't balloon and isn't affected by the wind, and it covers your wrists, etc.

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Meanwhile this is the one I have coming in the mail from an ebay seller who wore it once and found that it didn't fit him:

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And looking at the waist relative to the arms, it's about 1" shorter. Not radically different, but still shorter.

Or maybe not - maybe the arms are just straightened out.

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some jackets have a lower bottom on them because they are meant to attach/fasten to riding pants.


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wow, i really like your jackets. i will buy a one for my friend.

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Some guys dicks are bigger than others. :confused: I have to wear the short jackets. :D

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While we're on the subject (of jackets, not dicks): the people at Alpinestars are extremely cool, and I recommend their jackets highly.

First, their jackets are first-rate - really well made, they offer good protection, and I think they're pretty nice looking as well. I have the one in the picture above, and I bought another one for my daughter.

But the reason for this post is that one of the armored pads was missing from my daughter's jacket, and they just sent me one free. They didn't have to do that at all, especially when I told them I bought it from Craigslist.

This is my daughter's jacket, except that its white is softer and therefore it looks nicer:

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