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Driving in leather jackets. Seat belt abrasions.

hafor123

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Hi there,

Would like your input do you all take off your jackets while driving with seatbelt?

Noticing a few deep abrasions on my jackets where the seat belt sits and moves.

Curious to hear your thoughts!
 

Marc mndt

I'll Lock Up
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Hi there,

Would like your input do you all take off your jackets while driving with seatbelt?

Noticing a few deep abrasions on my jackets where the seat belt sits and moves.

Curious to hear your thoughts!
What kind of jackets are you wearing, lambskin?

I find it hard to believe that a seat belt would cause deep abrasions on horse goat or cowhide.

Can you share pics of the damage?

I wear my jackets while driving all the time. The only 'issue' is that the back of the jacket might crease in an x like pattern.
 

Mickiemac

One of the Regulars
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198
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Just passin' through
I've never had an issue with either vehicle when driving while wearing a leather jacket. The restraint belt is (should be) height adjustable to ensure a proper fit. The only issue I've had with my Aero Type-3 jackets in particular is the buttons on the side adjustment tabs rubbing against the side bolster of the seat back. I resolved that by sliding a T-shirt over the seat back and problem solved!
 

jeo

One Too Many
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1,870
Location
Philadelphia
I don’t take my jacket off when driving.

I’ve seen teacore jackets fade where the seatbelt touches and moves on the jacket , but abrasions?

The wear patterns on your jacket represent your lifestyle and seat belt fading is part of that.

For me it’s more right elbow fades as I tend to rest my elbow on the middle console.
 

ChewingWax

One of the Regulars
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251
Location
Buffalo
It never even occurred to me that a seat belt could damage a leather jacket. None of my jackets have been injured in this way.
 

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