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I went with the Rockgarden Flak jacket.

Great choice I've been using the Rockgarden for a few years and love it!

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You are welcome on the advice.

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I happen to use a compression suit made by SixOneSix.
I'm not pushing one brand over the other, but I will give my experience.
While in Utah two years ago, I rode with my first gear jacket which had lots of protection, but got hot as the temps climbed throuout the day. I had to take the jacket off as the ride progressed leaving me without protection.
One of my first purchases when I returned was my compression suit and an enduro style jacket that could be worn over the suit. I also made sure that one of the features I looked for in the jacket was the ability to take it off and turn fold itself up into a storage pack that could be worn like a fanny pack and still be protected by the compression suit.
I have really enjoyed this flexability during rides.
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Here are a couple options.. I like mine becasue it is white and made of a net like mesh material that still allows lots of air while riding. Mine also has a zip off back protector that I remove when I plan on using a backpack.

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/off+road/motocross+body+armor/evs_g5+lite+ballistic+jersey
G5 Lite Ballistic Jersey



http://www.sixsixone.com/Catalog_661Moto.aspx?id=9b32eae8-83bd-4e25-9851-9e3f6ec71075&product=dc4ce1cb-8213-478d-989d-1c5c032d6ad5



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Thanks for the advice I had the same thought concerning changing temps while riding. So I picked the Rockgn Flak Jacket and I have a Fly Racing Patrol Enduro Jacket that has a removeable sleeves and folds up in its on storage pocket.Flak JacketFly Racing Patrol Jacket
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I have a Fly Racing Patrol Enduro Jacket


I too went with the Fly Patrol jacket. I really like it, but I do with they had made the collar a little bigger for us fat necks. When you cinch it up for cooler rides it can be a little tight.
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Yes for the money Fly really makes some nice jackets I also have one of the  8th street mesh jackets that's pretty good for wearing when I'm just running around town. 
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Well thought I'd put a review of my new Rockgrdn armor up so here goes. Went on a nice ride this weekend an old DDS trek through central Florida and the armor was all I'd wanted. It was cool and light and has a lot of different ways you can wear it. I rode it with out the chest protector on just so it would be cooler but looking back I probably could have left it on it never got that hot. I wore it under my jersey and it fit comfortably, the thumb loops on the sleeves are really a nice touch they help keep everything from shifting. So all in all great armor and a lot cooler than a jacket even the so called summer mesh jackets.    
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How compact can you make the jacket? Fanny pack or large fanny pack?

My street jackets / leathers are too thick and will barely fit in saddlebags so I need a compact jacket now that I have armor to wear under it.

I almost have enough gear... Ya, right!

My new pants, helmet arrived and I hear don't you already have several pants? Yes dear... Didn't you already buy a new dirt helmet 6 mo. ago ? Yes, but this one is special. It looks pretty... Thanks but that's not what makes it special, see this flip up shield that moves up under visor so I can wear goggles or use face shield. YA! so is 5 helmets enough or do they sell more special helmets...

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Hey Jon, yeah or this thing I've had this... If your talking about the Fly Patrol jacket it folds up into a built in pouch in the back of the jacket. It will certainly fit in your saddlebags. I'd say about the size of a note book. It has no armor so it would work well with your Titan armor. Oh and the sleeves are removable so you can wear it like a vest. 
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I'll have to order one if you and bert like them.

Thanks
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