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Review - M2r Wraith Jacket

Discussion in 'Jackets' at netrider.net.au started by shagger, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Hi All, I searched the forum for a review on the above jacket, but unable to find one... so without further a due....

    Disclaimer: I do not work for any of the mentioned outlets and / or shops.

    Main site for M2R gear http://www.made2race.com/p_leather_AUS.aspx

    I purchased the Jacket from AMX outlets http://www.amxoutlets.com/ last Friday 2nd Nov
    Their price was $419 rrp reduced to $379 - the rrp was higher than the rest of the stores I looked at $399 for the majority. bike biz and few others had the jacket for $349.99.

    I purchased for $349.99 after stating the above to the sales guy... "no probs we'll match that for you..."

    So the jacket has a great feel, the leather feels thick and yet movable as a jacket should be, zips are YKK, Armour are CE approved, top vents, removable thermal vest, mobile phone pockets.



    Went for a ride on Sunday with the Ducati's Owners Club Victoria group total of 300k's -
    The jacket worked well as any other leather jacket I've owned so far (within the $400 price range), the only issue I could find (So far) was the textile on the front of the arms, a lot of wind was let through and you could feel the cold coming thru as we rode through shaded forest areas, i believe having a long sleeve t-shirt would have alleviated this is, but having leather in that area, then a short sleeve t-shirt would have been perfect.

    I ride every day to and from work (76k's daily), so I'll update this review as time goes by.

    Would I recommend this jacket so far...yes I would.

    Any Q's please ask away....

    Cheers
    Mike

    Overview.
    • 2 front pockets
    • Top shoulder vents
    • 2 Zip front vents - not shown on the pictures at the sites
    • 2 Zip rear vents - not shown on the pictures at the sites
    • Pre curved arms
    • Mobile phone pockets
    • CE approved Armour
    • Adjustable waist straps (Velcro)
    • Removable thermal vest
    • 2 Zips for pants 1x8inch and 1x full waist - Note: The zip(s) will not work with Dainese pants.
     
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  2. What sort of temp was it on the day you rode?

    I'm looking at replacing my current textile jacket and am contemplating leather. It's been years since I've had a leather jacket and always found them to be far too hot in summer, so your comment about letting the cold in intrigues me.
     
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  3. Hey b12mick, the temp was about 24 degs, but traveling at speed in the forest :D

    Yesterday when I rode to work with a long sleeve shirt on there was no issues with cold coming through the textile.

    My jacket is the non perforated version.

    - Mike
     
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  4. Great review.....I'm in the market for a leather jacket at the moment so I'll add this to the list...........along with the RST and Berik
     
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  5. Let me know what it's like when you've ridden in +30c temps.
     
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  6. Yea will do mate, watch this space, you might want to have a look at the perforated version....
     
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  7. I'm thinking the same thing.

    Actually, we bought our youngest son an M2R jacket last year (can't remember the model/style name). He seems to like it but does complain about it being too hot in summer. Hence why I asked you about the wraith (his doesn't have the fabric panels.
     
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  8. In a funny way, YKK zippers pay the rent on our shop :)
     
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  9. My Jacket and AGV helmet in the flesh so to speak...... :joyful:
    the jacket seems to feel alot better now.....
    jacket-1.
     
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  10. Nearly 1 year since I purchased my jacket and nothing has failed, broken in nicely, I'll post more pics and final verdict after the Motogp in Oct.
     
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  11. Moved to the correct sub-forum. You couldn't have looked too hard for a review without noticing a review section specifically for jackets.
     
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  12. I do believe it was one of my 1st posts... so please forgive me...
     
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  13. Back on topic; I agree the jacket is great. I've had one for about a year. It lets a lot of air through and is good even in summer (there is a non-perforated version available).
    In temps of say 6 and less the only way to stay warm in it is to have a jumper/thermal and a waterproof layer underneath.
     
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  14. Hmmm... bit tetchy ain't we people?

    Call it clean or filing up but wouldn't it be neat if somebody who was looking for a review and actually found it in the Review|Jacket section?
     
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  15. Shagger, have you been able to find a back protector insert that fits in the jacket properly? I've been looking everywhere for one. Besides that, the jacket is great. Fits really well.
     
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  16. What shape is the back protector? Forcefield make back protector in many different shapes. If you still can't find one that fit, buy this and cut to size:
    http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=31661
     
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  18. Thread revival.

    What kind of temps can you stretch this jacket to? Low/high?
     
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  19. I've worn mine (perforated) in zero with a thin wool jumper and a waterproof liner from another jacket. And its fine in mid/high 30s as long as you're moving.
     
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  20. You wear it year round with waterproof/windproof layers? Seriously considering making the purchase. Recommended?
     
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