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I got a Joe Rocket Velocity leather riding jacket for Christmas.



This is my third JR jacket and I never had use for the zipper on the back of the jacket, seen here:



But, I was thinking about stitching one half of the zipper into the backs of jeans I usually ride wearing, like this:



Has anyone ever done this? I guess comfortability might be an issue while wearing the jeans and having this zipper on the back. But I would think this would do a perfect job of preventing my jacket from riding up my back while riding. Any thoughts? Stupid? Cool? Indifferent? :shrug
 

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It's your Ass, Jon. Noone can MAKE you wear proper gear. It IS YOUR ass.
 

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I plan on buying some real riding pants so spare me the lecture please. I've been in a low slide and know how well jeans hold up first hand. Maybe I should have prefaced this with "always wears helmet, gloves, jacket and riding boots"?

I was asking if anyone has done this. Thanks.
 

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Its not going to be as protective as the real thing of course but the idea maybe a good one.....but then again it could be a downfall. If you did lowside and slide across anything the jacket may not ride up, but would it cause the jeans to rip and create another problem?
 

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Hey dude, I wasn't trying to lecture, but if you're going to go to all that trouble, you might as well have no illusions about a worthwhile fix, that's all.
 

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license2ill said:
Hey dude, I wasn't trying to lecture, but if you're going to go to all that trouble, you might as well have no illusions about a worthwhile fix, that's all.
No proble, but what trouble is it? It would involve stitching that strip on the pairs of a couple of jeans so the jacket doesn't ride up your back when you ride. I wear jeans when I ride to work or when I am just tooling around town. I know jeans aren't the end all answer for safety, but that was not what I was looking for here.
 

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Does your jacket ride up on you while you are riding, or just in the event of a fall? :confused

It seems like a decent idea, but more trouble than it's worth for me. :shrug
 

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My wife sewed the zipper into the back of my draggin jeans (my leather pants already had the zipper). I never even notice it's back there, unless I forget to unzip the jacket when taking it off. :laughing
 

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wedgie...haha. i always get uncomfortable riding in jeans as they are. having a zipper zipped to them and always pulling up on them would be hell.
 

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I think if you're smart enough to be aware of the fact that regular pants could ride up on you..you should invest in some real riding pants and zip those to your jacket.
 

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I think if you're smart enough to be aware of the fact that regular pants could ride up on you..you should invest in some real riding pants and zip those to your jacket.
If you would please reread the original post, you would understand that I was not concerned with my pants riding up. :shrug

Thanks TN650S. That was the answer I was looking for - if anyone had done it. :thumb
 

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I actually did something similar. But I sewed the zipper to a couple pieces of nylon webbing (think backpacking, tying a sleeping bag to your pack straps) that loop thru my belt. I know it's not as good as pant, but I've got those coming. And I felt it safer to go that route than no connection at all.
hth,
 
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