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View Poll Results: RIDING GEAR POLL
Helmet 377 97.92%
Goggles 19 4.94%
Gloves (Leather) 239 62.08%
Boots (Leather) 229 59.48%
Jacket (Leather) 118 30.65%
Pants (Leather) 66 17.14%
Pants (Leather) 25 6.49%
Gloves (Armored / Racing) 169 43.90%
Boots (Armored / Racing) 142 36.88%
Jacket (Armored / Racing) 278 72.21%
Pants (Armored / Racing) 197 51.17%
No Helmet 3 0.78%
No Gloves 4 1.04%
Tennis Shoes / Flip Flops 8 2.08%
No Jacket / Cotton Shirt 6 1.56%
Denim Jeans / Cut Offs 41 10.65%
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For those of you like textile clothing and ride where the tempertures are high, what brand nad model of perforated textile jacket and pants do you prefer?


As you can read above, Revit clothes is highly recomendable. A good compromise between quality and Price.

I have a textile Jacket Revit Strada H2O:
- excellent but too dirty because is light grey.
- the advantage is I can wash it in the washing machine with all protections.
- Another issue is, if you ride at high speed, textile fiber begins to degrade in the areas most exposed to the wind
- Comes with 2 detachable layers for cold and water. truly practical.

Now I use Revit Ignition Jacket and trousers Gear:

- Excellent for high temperature
- Jacket has 2 layers too,
- trousers one detachable layer, only for rain
- very good quality and termination
- Easy to clean, more if you spray with silicone.
- One issue, if you ride at high speed (180 Km/h + ), and use the jacket without the inner layers, the jacket flames in the upper arm, unlike the H2O that has a clasp to fasten the jacket on the arm.

All in All, this set is the best gear I've had
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I'm a kevlar jeans on a day to day kind of ride....
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Come spring time I am taking a trip to the Vanson Show Room and hopefully find the the perfect or near perfect perforated leather jacket and maybe some other items that they have for sale. If I can't find something I like, at least it will be a nice road trip and stay close to one of the many micro breweries that are availiable.
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Come spring time I am taking a trip to the Vanson Show Room and hopefully find the the perfect or near perfect perforated leather jacket and maybe some other items that they have for sale. If I can't find something I like, at least it will be a nice road trip and stay close to one of the many micro breweries that are availiable.
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Come spring time I am taking a trip to the Vanson Show Room and hopefully find the the perfect or near perfect perforated leather jacket and maybe some other items that they have for sale. If I can't find something I like, at least it will be a nice road trip and stay close to one of the many micro breweries that are availiable.
Am also thinking about purchasing perforated leathers come spring. Anyone know of a shop in the Northwest that has a decent selection one can try on to get the sizing right? I am thinking that I may have to order from Revit and just return for exchange items that don't fit.
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Am also thinking about purchasing perforated leathers come spring. Anyone know of a shop in the Northwest that has a decent selection one can try on to get the sizing right? I am thinking that I may have to order from Revit and just return for exchange items that don't fit.
I highly recommend Revzilla if you go the mail order route.
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I highly recommend Revzilla if you go the mail order route.

Another good one for online ordering with great customer service and very fast delivery is motorcycle-superstore.com
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The below YouTube links sums up my sentiments and personal experience about ATGATT.

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Good info.
Protective pants percentage was surprising. I know you need them but NOT having them is almost as bad as NOT wearing a helmet.
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Another option is www.leatherjacketmaster.com
These guys make leathers to order, and the service was very good. My leathers fit perfectly, have body armour in all the key places, and the cost was less than USD $340 for a complete set
I just did a 6200 km trip in them & was happy with them. The leather is good thickness & zips are good quality. You can select colours, logos etc, so recommended if you are on a tight budget and want to make sure you get something custom made to measure.
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Good info.
Protective pants percentage was surprising. I know you need them but NOT having them is almost as bad as NOT wearing a helmet.

Thirty years ago and long before 'body armor' was in anything other than pure, parochially focused one peice "racing leathers" I was doing a pu/delivery at a hospital. I happened upon a guy in a wheelchair who had just undergone one of several knee operations needed after a motorcycle accident. When I got home from work that night I dug into my old motocross/cross-country gear and took the knee/shin guards and modified them to strap on and fit comfortably under my jeans. Soon thereafter I searched out the most innocuous off-road shoulder/chest/back protector and some similarly stealthy elbow armor and would wear them under an oversized long-sleeve cotton shirt during the scorching dog-days of summer.

Prior to 1990 most leather jackets had thermal insulation that could NOT be removed as well as totally inadequate venting if any "venting" at all. And commonly manufacturers were still using 1/4" of foam rubber from a livingroom sofa as elbow protection and calling it "impact zone re-enforcement".

We've come a long way in protective gear and choices thereof. Too not make use of these choices is stupid beyond comprehension.
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Full face helmet, Olympia coat and pants of different type depending on the current weather conditions, sidi canyon boots, and different gloves per weather conditions. My favorite all around gloves are Olympia gloves. Richard.
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Warm Weather:
Rev'it Tornado Jacket Silver
Rev'it Tornado Pants Black
Dainese V-guards
Alpinestars Carbon Mesh Gloves
SIDI Cobra Rain Boots
Shoei GT-Air Helmet White

Cool Weather:
Klim Badlands Pro Jacket Black
FirstGear TPG Pants Black
Dainese V-guards
Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves
SIDI On-Road Goretex Boots
Shoei GT-Air Helmet White

Off-road:
Dainese Wave Pro Pressure Suit
Klim Riding Jersey
Klim Dakar Pants - Silver in-the-boot
SIDI Charger Boots
Klim Mojave Gloves
Alpinstars Knee/Shin Guards

I NEVER trust knee armor installed in pants - always take the time to strap on some proper lower leg protection directly to your legs.
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What was the object of this poll?

Too bad you did not include:
Long Textile Jacket (Darien type) w/wo armor
Short Textile Jacket w/wo armor
Cool Mesh Textile Jacket w/wo armor
Textile Pants w/wo armor
Cool Mesh Textile Pants w/wo armor
Perforated Leather (jacket, pants) w/wo armor
Hi Viz vest
One-piece (Roadcrafter type) w/wo armor
Kevlar Jeans w/wo armor
Knox Armor (under clothing type)
Full Racing Leathers

Lumping Textile jacket(s) with Racing gear is absolutely absurd.

Might be good to break helmets out:
Dark solid (gray's included)
Patterned
Hi Viz (white, safety green, safety orange)

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Aerostich with a Shoei Full Face and Icon Titanium Gloves

I ride the scooter with flip flops and sunglasses.
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Does that include a Gold Wing with a trailer?
How 'bout more than four wheels?

As far as trying to kill you...
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What is it about being on vacation on Maui that makes a guy like me (a confirmed ATGATT) take off for a day of errands on a Dakar 650 BMW in shorts and a tee shirt? There's no helmet law here and I was the best protected guy I saw all day wearing a full face helmet. Most people are riding HD with flip flops, no shirt, and no helmet. We're doing a couple of 100 - 200 mile rides in the next few weeks here and for those I'm definitely maybe going to be wearing a mesh armored jacket, boots/jeans, and gloves. I feel totally naked riding here without my gear but it's still a lot of fun (and will be right up to the point that it's really not fun anymore). I did bring ear plugs so at least my hearing is protected.
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Kind of like the old days, huh. Before expereinecing serious road rash or gettting to the age of about 25 and having a "mature" brain. I have to admit that I have recently gone to the store and on ohter short, easy rides without all the gear. Still had helmet, gloves and long pants though. And it was fun just jumping on the bike and going rather than getting all decked out in all the gear.

I say take the chance. You're on vacation.
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In the last 5 years or so I have not been to much into the leather pants thing. I own a few pairs of racing leathers, crashed in them as well, but just can't get myself to wear them now. I always wear a Vanson leather armored jacket (custom Cobra), Held Titan gloves, Arai Quantum 2 helmet, Sidi Vertigo boots. I will swap out for a First Gear Kilamjaro in the colder months.
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When riding for more than 10 minutes, What riding gear do you wear ? ? ?

Left off leather chaps. Still riding in my old Harley leathers.
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ATGATT guy here. If it's too hot for the gear it's too hot to ride IMHO. I have a textile riding outfit, but I just don't feel as secure, especially at speed on the freeways, as I do in full leathers.
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ATM, 99.9% of my riding is commuting .... from the top down:

- Shoei helmet with UClear pumping out LOUD music all the time
- Cool day Jacket: tatty old Triumph jacket over suit jacket
- Stinking hot day Jacket: tatty old Fox dirtbike jacket with ALL vents open over tank top
- Cool days: BMW shortie GS gloves with holes and split seams and glove liner
- Stinking hot day gloves: BMW shortie GS gloves with holes and split seams
- Pants: suit pants or jeans on Casual Fridays
- Boots: TCX Infinity Boots
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Bought myself the Rukka Armas jacket and trousers combo last weekend. After a half day on the bike with the kit on I must say it is really very very good stuff. Apparently the guy in charge of the London Olympics insisted that the police riders all had rukka gear, not exactly sure why, but that's good enough for me. Police riders here (UK) get an allowance to buy gear, most buy Rukka.

The jacket has some really good design points to ensure remaining waterproof (like the double cuffs for going under and over the gloves) and has bucket loads of Kevlar, like the trousers. The trousers have bum padding which seems to be helpful, although I wear my own. The lining is nasa material, and it works well, I didn't overheat in the full gear in 18c sunshine. The armour is honeycomb to help maintain ventilation.

I met another rider on my test ride who also had the same kit on. He'd had his for 3 years and never had any issues.

Overall highly recommended albeit very expensive, not going to need to buy any other 'all weather' gear for many years.
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I have always gone with the AMA guidelines figuring what protects on the track protects on the street:
b.
Boots must be at least eight inches high.
c.
Gloves may be made of leather or other protective material and
must be worn while the motorcycle is on the racetrack.
d.
Riding suit must be one-piece construction and made of leather
or Kevlar.

Digging into the Rukka I am impressed with how they get near leather protection. Kevlar is good in a single fall which is all we worry about on the street. Unlike leathers that will probably get a few slides down the track in their life. I will consider Rukka when I "outgrow" my leathers.

Tour Lion (no longer available) was my covering of choice for a few years. Three layers of Kevlar, similar to Rukka. One of their sayings was "This suit will stop small arms fire, but bullets make it hard to stay on bike."
Could be why the police had to wear Rukka?
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When I was in college, it was squid costume most of the time. Sunglasses, shorts, t-shirt, sneakers. Nowadays it's Shoei Multitec, heavy textile coat in winter, mesh jacket in summer, textile overpants in winter, Dockers in summer. Ski gloves in winter, lite gloves in summer. Usually boots, sometimes sneakers. Very rarely, shorts and no jacket, but still wear the helmet all the time.

One time at college in typical squidly manner I dumped my bike taking a left turn, low sided bc the pavement was so crazy hot and had plenty of tar snakes. Right in front of a cop. He just wanted to know if I was OK, no hint of a ticket or anything. He suggested that I ought to wear long pants, but, hey, skin is free and jeans cost $30.

It was cool to watch the rash erupt. It was just pink, raw skin for a few seconds, like it was sort of thinking about whether to bleed or not, then 10,000 teeny-tiny well springs spurted with blood all at the same time and blended into a puddle the size of a serving plate shimmering on my thigh. Good times.
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Depends on what bike I'm riding and how far I'm going. There's the comfort factor for me too.
If I'm on the GSA I'm usually going out for a longer ride so I'm geared up for weather and crash
protection.
If I'm just taking one of the older bikes into town for an errand or coffee date, helmet and whatever
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I cringe every time I see guys riding without proper protective gear.
Everybody should check out Road Rash Girl online - Google her.
For me & my wife it is ATGATT - no matter how short the ride.
We have seen too many horrors - like the guy we helped at the side of the road last year. He had textile pants and a good jacket. He was pillion on a bike that had a rear tire blowout at 100kph. It took the hospital 7 hours to get all the melted plastic out from his skin, and later skin grafts were required. Not all gear is protective!
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Many years ago i watched s friend come of his bike at 60mph wearing shorts, singlet and thongs

Needless to say that whenever i get on the bike i have full protective gear on


The same, I came across a feller who was on a Honda 600 that he picked up for 900 bucks and had stones on it, coldon't hard tires with no life and he went down at about 95 with no gear save for helmet and gloves.

Clothes shredded and not a pretty sight and his shoes were gone. He lived but the body don't do well when it slides

After that I always wear helmet, gloves, boots and a jacket with armor in it, of Cordura. Yep.
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Maybe 35 years or so ago one the US Motorcycle Magazines did a test of various wearable materials on pavement.

They rigged up a Boom on the back of a Pickup Truck that could be raised/lowered. At the end of the Boom was a fixture to hold a Milk Crate full of heavy stones. The wearable material was secured to the bottom of the Milk Crate but a layer of white chalk was put between the Crate and the Material beforehand.

They then drove the truck down a highway at 60 MPH and, at a set point, lowered the Boom so the crate dragged the pavement. When the Chalk appeared on the pavement it was understood the material suffered an abrasion failure thus letting the Chalk onto the pavement. The distance between beginning pavement contact and chalk was measured and recorded.

They tested several materials...if my feeble memory serves me:
1. Racing weight Leather.
2. Fashion weight Leather (thinner than #1).
3. Ballistic Nylon.
4. Codura.
5. Denim (just pitiful!).
6. ?...

Racing Weight Leather was in a class of its own! The others filled out distances that were 30% or less the distance achieved by the Racing Weight Leather.

I wear Leather Jacket, Pants, Gloves, Boots (all Racing Weight) most of the year and on especially hot or cold Days I have two Mesh Jackets (Summer/Winter) instead of the Leather Jacket. Aria Full-Face Helmet.

Maybe the latest Man-Made Materials have narrowed the Gap in abrasion resistance relative to Leather but nothing beats the interlocking skin cells of animal hide. When one skin cell takes a hit the energy is spread to the others via the interlocking between cells. Woven Man-Made Material isn't as good in this respect since the spreading of the energy is compromised when a strand breaks.
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A great source of road rash protection are monkeys on sidecars. They slide their shoulders on the pavement all the time. Talking to them is why I wear racing leather on the street during the winter and racing leather jacket only during the summer.
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Thanks for info re the excellentness of racing grade leather.

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I have two Mesh Jackets (Summer/Winter) instead of the Leather Jacket.

I've admitted already that I'm a Dockers and mesh guy. But I've also got a First Gear leather jacket with zippers front and back, and the front ones completely open up like a parachute. Except for the arms getting sweaty, the First Gear leather is just as cool or almost as cool as the mesh. If the essentially cosmetic ram air scoops on the sleeves actually worked it would be great in the heat. With the liner in, the coat is good below freezing. I gave my wife the same jacket as a wedding present. First Gear doesn't sell leather anymore. Sad.
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Last Sunday week my wife received the call a parent dreads from the ED. We dumped the half full grocery trolley and raced to the hospital.

Our son had been involved in an accident with another motorbike and he had sustained head injuries.

He has a brain injury from two bleeds in the brain and severe concussion.

300m from home and going for a ride another motorcyclist popped out of a side street through a line of stopped traffic straight in front of him. Having been that way, vehicles not slowly poking out will suddenly appear in front of you.

The police say speed was not a factor. The other rider is 100% at fault. People tend to think because the railway gates are down there wont be oncoming traffic.

He was wearing over $2600 worth of protective gear. Looks like he went face first into the road then rolled to his left and somewhere onto his back.

The ED were amazed that he had no broken bones and road rash. His $950 Shoei helmet bore the brunt, severe bruising on his left elbow and left shoulder blade and the severe scraping of the metal pad on the shoulder of his new Dainese perforated leather race jacket saved him some further serious injury.

There is a tear in his kevlar jeans, the outer aspects of both Dainese race boots severely scraped and some feathering to the fingers of his gloves.

His two week old Panigale 959 destroyed.

300m from his home.

Ride safely, Chris
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Thanks for your thoughts and prayers R111S.

He should be ok, just going to take a while. He finished up his old job yesterday - missed the last two weeks - and went in for a couple of hours. He has realised there is no way he can start his new job Monday.

One bad thing with the laws here, as he didnt undergo surgery, the police can only fine him for not giving way.

So very thankful he was wearing full protective gear.
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I'm so sorry to hear of your son's misfortune... please accept my prayers and healing thoughts...
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Chris, prayers for your son and your family.
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Hi WPV.

He is much improved. He is looking forward to hopefully starting his new job next week.

Has just received some insurance money for his gear destroyed. Still more to claim.

His insurance policy will replace his Panigale new for old up to two years old - his was two weeks and a day old.

He is extremely fortunate to have been wearing great gear. If he had been wearing a half face helmet - that is all he would have as he obviously went face first into the road.

He still remembers nothing of the accident and may never do so.

He is keen to get back on a bike when the Doctor gives the all clear - he cannot legally ride or drive until the Dr says so, maybe in a little over three weeks.

Thanks for all the concern and well-wishes here.

Best wishes, Chris
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Well the good news is Lewis went to Sydney with us yesterday and bought some new gear.

Shoei helmet, Dainese jacket and gloves. Bloke at the bike accessories shop was great with helmet and jacket fit.

He is counting down the three weeks until he can ride again.

Seems we are bearing the brunt of his grumpiness but that's family for you!
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Well the good news is Lewis went to Sydney with us yesterday and bought some new gear.

Shoei helmet, Dainese jacket and gloves. Bloke at the bike accessories shop was great with helmet and jacket fit.

He is counting down the three weeks until he can ride again.

Seems we are bearing the brunt of his grumpiness but that's family for you!

Great to hear the young bloke is on the mend Chris. And that he's not giving away riding.
As for the grumpy... I'll see you bored aching boy, and raise you an uncomfortable very pregnant wife!
Hope to get on a ride with you guys sooner or later.
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He is getting better! Took him grocery shopping this morning and he became a bit confused. Like me when shopping....

Hopefully he will get all clear from Doctor in two weeks and a new Ducati soon. NRMA has been fairly hopeless.

A uncomfortable very pregnant wife - sheesh! Is there any other sort Best of luck.

Yes, must get together. Should finish current work in about four weeks. Driving the Prado again after $16,000 damage by a roo and an alloy bullbar - I didnt see the bastard! It has a steel bullbar now Have thought of riding out there but been too chicken!
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Hi WPV.

He is much improved. He is looking forward to hopefully starting his new job next week.

Has just received some insurance money for his gear destroyed. Still more to claim.

His insurance policy will replace his Panigale new for old up to two years old - his was two weeks and a day old.

He is extremely fortunate to have been wearing great gear. If he had been wearing a half face helmet - that is all he would have as he obviously went face first into the road.

He still remembers nothing of the accident and may never do so.

He is keen to get back on a bike when the Doctor gives the all clear - he cannot legally ride or drive until the Dr says so, maybe in a little over three weeks.

Thanks for all the concern and well-wishes here.

Best wishes, Chris

Hey Chris, I also hope that he's way on the mend! You had said he had a new bike, so I have assumed that his recovery has gone well. But I didn't know the circumstances of his accident All I can say is to reiterate others comments, prepare for the worst and have a swivel head. There are way too many lunatics on bikes, in cars, trucks and buses trying to kill you. If you make this assumption when you set out for a ride, then you may make it home safe, never sound because some close calls scare the absolute crap out of you - IF YOU'RE LUCKY!

I wear Alpine Stars GP Pro jacket, fully armoured, gloves and track pants, also fully armoured. I wear Alpine Stars boots that are Gortex and truly remain dry, even in our torrential rainy seasons. I used to wear any old rain over-suit, but nowadays I wear a BMW all weather suit that has never let me down, even on days where the heavens dump up to 300 mm of rain (sometimes within a 2 hour period!), usually being driven by gale force winds I also wear a bone dome - an Arai Corsair something or another - a Crutchlow replica (seen on my avatar). It fits well and is also relatively water proof. I used to wear a full face in the idiot's seat of the rally car - shows how much value I put on my head, brain and good looks

The only kit that I do not yet possess is something to keep my GP Pro gloves from becoming saturated. Any ideas?? I hate wearing washing up gloves in radioactive yellow as I also value my hands. I need these for the gestures that sometimes come from close calls and instantaneously!
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