murph39 wrote:I'll add that if I were to get the vest I definately wouldn't add the wings as I'm nowhere near as badass as Daryl to pull it off(I'd look like some biker wannabe )
Rick wrote:Vests are not practical for protection. Neither is riding with no helmet, but that is personal preference. Vests for me is mostly arm freedom while keeping my body warm. Motorcycles are called Iron Horses and some people say that the vest is a throwback to the days when cowbooys wore vests - part of their functional "uniform" if you will.
From what I have seen, I think that the vest is more for advertising where you have been, which club you belong to and what is important to you. Some wear them because they offer pockets without the additional weight. I have heard bikers say that they wear them to hold their shirts down. Others like them because they look cool.
Some say protection, but I find that hard to swallow. I will let you know about the weight and thickness Saturday as I have a couple on hold that I am going to check out. Not sure if I am getting a large or medium...
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