In all seriousness. I always have worn a leather jacket and jeans with icon leather gloves....I'm considering some mesh joe rocket black ballistic textile from newenough.com for the jacket and seriously considering mesh overpants, but haven't pulled the plug on either. I just don't feel like jeans are gonna cut it, its a bad habit in my opinion, but in the summers that what ive always ridden in
To echo Knipdm01, I wear jeans, leather riding boots, a leather motorcycle jacket (I went with a lighter weight leather moto jacket for this summer though I do still have my heavy one which I will probably wear or at least take with me on long trips.) leather motorcycle gloves and a fullface helmet....
With that said, I'll be the first one to tell you what I'm doing wrong:
Leather jacket - but no inner armor
Leather moto-gloves - but relatively thin, too thin.
Jeans - are NOT going to help all that much in a serious accident.
What I want/need:
Armored jacket that still looks good and fits me well.
Heavy duty leather gloves with more pad protection.
Thick leather chaps.
About all that I'm doing right is:
Good leather riding boots.
Good (relatively new) full faced helmet...... So yeah that's about it. And of course I still do stupid things like just wear jeans and a T-shirt w/ my boots and helmet if I'm just putzing down to the post office or something close.... Which truly could be disaterous.... I'm going to try to be more concious of the gear that I'm wearing this summer.... ATGATT....
Well since i live in hawaii i can pretty much say summer wear is year round... this is my gearset
Helmet Icon Domain w/ dark tint visor Ride Icon
Only can compare it to a Scorpion exo and HJC and the airflow is WAY better on the icon
Icon Decay Mesh Ride Icon
Like wearing a tougher football jersey with pads built in. Such good airflow its actually cooler to wear one than to not wear one since it also seems to reflect some of the beating sun.
Longer Rides / More protection / waterproof
Alpinestars Sigma Drystar textile (leather is just insane in hawaii) Sigma Drystar® Jacket - Alpinestars Official Store
Waterproof in everything except major storms which you prolly shouldnt be riding in anyway but still nice airflow.
Icon Canvas (of course with no liner) Ride Icon
Hip reinforced, knee armor, just that little extra peace of mind.
Shoes Icon Field Armor Chukka Ride Icon
Freaking awesome shoes specially if you got wide feet like me. Way comfortable on long rides and i often just wear em to work even if i dont ride that day.
I've been lookin for a nice jacket to add to my Shoei x-11 i just bought. A friend of mine just informed me of this steal of a jacket if you're lookin for one.
Don't you hate it when your friend finds such a good deal that you just about HAVE to buy the thing? It's mostly black, but at least it's perforated for airflow.
Anyway, I gotta act quick though as I'm not sure how long the sale will last. Also it's only two colors that are on sale, blue or red...
My summer armor (9 months out of the year where I live) is a Vanson Leathers armored jacket that is similar to a football practice jersey in that it has a really open weave outer shell with a slightly tighter weave inner shell - and it just let's the air come right through while providing the appropriate armor in all the right places. They run a little small - so you'll need one that is at least one size too big. It's got tastefully done reflective material as well. Very retro motorcycle racing styling - definitely hit me in all the right spots.
- Shoei full-face vented helmet
- Olympia Viper mesh jacket. Was going to get Air Glide 3 but Viper has two liners (insulation and rain), a longer CE pad on the back, and 2000 denier fabric in critical areas (compred to 500 for AG3) for just $10 more.
- ICON waterproof leather riding boots (ankle-high)
- Olympia vented leather gloves w/kevlar reinforcement and guantlet
What I am getting:
- Some sort of riding jeans plus separate armor, or pants w/ armor built-in. Still investigating these and hope to get them in a week or so.
I am. It seems my helmet has latex (which i'm allergic to) in it and it is beginning to drive me crazy. Does anybody else have this problem?
I currently have a Scorpion EXO-700.
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