Originally Posted by Reryder
Full protection is a large metal cage supported by a wheel at each of its four corners.
Anything less than that is not "All" the protection you can possibly use and you are unnecessarily taking risks with your safety.
From there on it's just a matter of degree.
Gear equals protection for a motorcycle. No one mentioned cars. If taken to your extreme, we should all be in a protective bubble and never leave the house. Apples to Cantelopes here!