- Oct 4, 2013
I often wonder about how the padding shifts upon impact and the ability of the garment to hold the padding in its proper place
The tighter the garment, the better it is at holding the pads in place but that increases the heat
Leathers, being stiff, naturally hold the pads in place and if they do shift the leather is itself a form of padding. Mesh garments, on the other hand do not have that quality
I think your closing statement is a bit of a sweeping statement... yes, I’m sure it’s true of an awful lot of the stuff out there, but if you buy from the good brands (like Rukka) then a mesh jacket can be as good as, or better than, all but the best leathers.
I also think that its worth remembering that comfort IS safety. The hotter and sweatier and stiffer and more dehydrated you are, the less safe you are !