Motorcycle armo(u)r worn under your street clothes

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I was looking for a website that talks about motorcycle safety gear of the 1920's, to learn more about a safety harness that I saw in a photo in the Classic Motorcycles forum. In doing so, I stumbled on this company that sells (and perhaps makes) body armor that is worn under your jeans and shirts, and comes in versions for hot/humid, cold and all-weather conditions.

I am going to look more closely at them.

Here is their website: Bohn Body Armor
 

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I am familiar with Bohn Body Armor. But have never tried it. A fellow rider I know in North Carolina swears by it.
 

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Bohn have been advertising in the motorcycle magazines for many years.
It looks like a good product, but I have never been tempted to buy it.
 

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This is very nice but unfortunately the prices are really far out for us this side.
 

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Bohn have been advertising in the motorcycle magazines for many years.
It looks like a good product, but I have never been tempted to buy it.
I expected that you guys that read MC magazines probably would know about them. I read very few magazines and none of them are MC mags, so I didn't know about them. The prices, in country seem reasonable, but DaveM is right, international shipping puts them out of the market for a lot of people.
 

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I always have a problem finding what to wear. Typical weather here in the summer is well over 100°f. every summer and the U.V. index can be extreme. If I get overheated my blood pressure goes sky high. On the up side, our humidity is usually pretty low. Still haven't hit on a solution I am happy with. ...J.D.
 

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I always have a problem finding what to wear. Typical weather here in the summer is well over 100°f. every summer and the U.V. index can be extreme. If I get overheated my blood pressure goes sky high. On the up side, our humidity is usually pretty low. Still haven't hit on a solution I am happy with. ...J.D.
Finding that "happy medium" is going to be hard in that kind of heat. I could never ride at those temps. Over here in the northeast a hot day for us is over 30C (high 80'sF) and I can't tolerate such heat so stay off a bike.
Good luck and take care of yourself in the heat.
 

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I can tolerate the high 90's F if I am moving on the open highway. In the city, I cannot tolerate it.
 

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For me it’s high eighty’s . Then no matter how much faster I go I’m not getting cooler.
 

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Bohn is the first armor I bought when I started riding on 2016.
The pants have thigh and coccyx protection which is a plus in opinion also, those do come in handy when is really cold outside and I need to layer up.

The cons for me are that the armor pieces at this point are pretty old and not as soft as new Polyborodimethylsiloxane ones (D3O), neither pants nor the jacket it offer ANY sliding protection, the jacket lacks chest armor, and finally, that jacket looks pretty ugly to be wearing it directly under the shirt.

Fortunately I have not crashed while wearing it so I have nothing to compare it agains other brands.
 
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