Loves His Airtex Shirt

I bought my Airtex shirt separate as there was a promotion for the shirt and pants but I already had riding pants and didn’t want to take a chance on the additional cost. Wish I did! I wrote a letter of thanks to the owner the next day. In the enclosed shot, my motorcycle, Angel, is in the foreground (she’s a 2004 Honda VTX 1300C) and we’re at one of the overlooks on Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in Alabama at about 2,400 feet in Destin in the Talladega National Forest.

Beneath my Bohn Armor Airtex Shirt I’m wearing a SPF 50 UV Shirt by UnderArmor which works nicely with Bohn Armor for both UV protection and wicking moisture. On this late June day it was 98 degrees at 98% humidity and I rode over 400 miles. Wind moves through that shirt as if it isn’t even there and, even in that heat, I wasn’t feeling sticky anywhere beneath the shirt or armor liners.

I will say that I consumed over a gallon of water (externally) by pouring it over my arms, chest and back for the evaporative cooling effect, but that’s what you’re supposed to do in that sort of heat. The shirt fits and performs so perfectly and so comfortably that I’m completely confident in its reliability to do all it’s supposed to if ever needed. And, perhaps most importantly, that added confidence keeps my mind and eyes more on traffic, road conditions and better enjoying the ride, safely.


— Tom Beck