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Triumph Leather Jackets

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by Julien, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Hey guys

    I am looking at maybe buying a Triumph Leather Jacket to go with my ST3.

    Do you guys have any suggestions/feedback on those jackets?

    One thing that caught my eye is that a large number of Triumph leather jackets tend to have 1mm to 1.2mm leather... That seems to me a bit light when it comes to protection... isn't it?

    What's the difference between simple leather and full grain leather BTW?
  2. See if you can find out what animal the hide came from. That has as much influence on toughness than just thickness (although thickness also contributes). Most good quality leathers are cowhide. Horse is typically thicker but not quite as strong. Kangaroo is thinner but very tough. Goat, sheep, pig are all rubbish for this purpose.
    The tanning process also plays a part. Naturally tanned leather seems to last years longer but it's rare these days.
  3. All Triumph leather jackets seem to be made of cowhide leather.
  4. and they are made by Alpine Star, so they will be good.
  5. I'll ask my boss for some feedback tomorrow morning; he wears his to bed, I think :LOL:.