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Anybody got long term review of RST textile Enduro jacket
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:13:26 PM »
I bought one, fluorescent yellow.
It is old stock, so I got it at a good price.

I just got it yesturday.
I put it on and five minutes of driving with it, someone nearly rode me over!

Is there a point here?

Anyways my main reason for this post  is, how well will it wear in terms of keeping it's color (the black I mean)

My old jacket became grey after 3 years of nearly every day wearing.
Son damage, as inside it is still deep black.

Surprisingly it is not that warm.
I used it tonight, and with the inner I still felt cold coming in at the Zips on the biceps, and on the fore arm.

It does appear to be water proof though, a big plus, together with the hiviz.

Blast, in this new jacket, I don't look cool anymore... 😕

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Re: Anybody got long term review of RST textile Enduro jacket
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 06:58:22 AM »
Hi Peter - RST is supposed to be quite a good make, so I'd expect good life from it, although that's also up to you, to a degree.

I'm sure that 3 years of daily wearing is good going these days.

Any product is going to suffer UV damage and I guess only time will tell.

I'm sure that you could treat the jacket with one of the several liquid or spray-type products to maintain it's water resistance, as well.

About looking cool: it's just a bonus. I was told: always be concerned about how cool you're going to look and feel after the fall (especially with regard to the slops, shorts and piss-pot helmet brigade).

As time passes, I've found that visibility and safety have superseded public image (most of the time, lol)
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