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I'm going to buy the Vanson Mark 2 CSRX jacket and I need some recommendations on the armor. Vanson has the "Street Armor", "GP Armor" and the "CE Armor". Anyone have experience with these? I mainly ride local city and some canyons.
 
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Vanson street or CE armor is prob all you need. CE is multi layer foam, good choice for street. GP armor is foam and hard plastic. From what I was told when shopping for a Vanson jacket, the GP will significantly change the fit of the jacket. May need to take that into consideration when sizing.
 

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I wear the street armor and feel protected. I tried on some Vanson jackets with the hard plastic armor and had to go a size larger to accomodate it. In the end I felt that I got a much snugger fit with the street armor in a smaller jacket.

The hard plastic stuff will definitely change the fit of the jacket.
 

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Street armor for me (shoulder and elbow / forearm) with the back protector (more like their gp armor). I do just ride on the street and the input I had on their gp armor was that it wasn't as comfortable (obviously). So I was willing to trade the extra protection for comfort.

I only had one off where I body checked a dirt road shoulder (not even any abrasion to the jacket) so I can't really say I crash tested it. I would think either their CE or Street armor would be good for most riding.
 
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Thanks for the reccomendations. I went with the street armor. Looked good and like monkey1boy1 said the back protector has plates and looks kinda like gp armor.
 

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i have the street armor in a CSRX 2 pro-perf and it's great. i argee with LT with the smaller jacket with softer armor is more comfortable and inspires more confidence than a bigger jacket with bulkier armor.

i love my vanson - the full sleeve liner is great and i can wear it with other jackets.

cheers!
steve
 
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Well, the jacket finally arrived and the street armor is hardly noticeable.
Now it is break in time. ;)
 

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... don't forget, if you have the "soft" armor (or the one that's CE rated), you'll have to replace the individual parts that end up taking a pretty major impact (around 30 mph or more). Those parts are considered 1-use only.
 
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