My concern is that the shirt is an open fish-net mesh and I think it wouldn't hold very wellina crash, so I would want to wear it under something. Really I like this idea because it offers a higher level of armor than I've seen from other summer jackets. (The Dainese shirt is not designed to be worn by itself, rather under a leather jacket with the armor removed).Stang Man said:I think you need the majority of protection on any part of your upper body that is sharp, IE the shoulders, elbows, and hands. I haven't seen the Dianese shirt so I don't know what all it covers, but I think you'd be fine with just the jacket. The majority of the mesh jackets I have heard of failing, tear apart in the shoulder/elbow area.
Just my opinion, though.
nig said:They really let the manufacturer have it in this thread, if you're interested:
to wear over the Dainese body suit. I haven't found any summer suits that I feel have adequate protection so that's why I'm looking at the Dainese. The only thing is it is designed to go under a jacket (besides I would look goofy as hell wearing that thing on the outside. Look great if I had a good body, but on me it would be just plain silly).freeride said:Besides the look, if you remove the pads from a JR Phoenix jacket...what's the point?