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Old 06-02-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
samadams0824 OP
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Hot weather ATGATT solutions.

Hi all, I always ride ATGATT (full face helmet, joe rocket textile suit with armored knee, shoulder, elbow,back, motorcycle boots and gloves)

Even zipped down to mesh (joe rocket alter ego suit) I am DYING in traffic. even out on the open road travelling 60-70 the heat is barely tolerable in full ATGATT,
side mounted radiators are great for avoiding stone chips and a nightmare for frying your legs (5th gen VFR)

I would like to find some alternative, particularly for my lower half which will enable me to maintain ATGATT or at least MOTGATT, without turning my legs into bacon (be it from road rash or sheer heat).

I went to the shop today and ordered the Icon Field Armor Stryker Shorts,

partially as part of an alternate solution and partially because I feel the hip armor in my suit is inadequate anyway. The shorts have an aramid side panel in addition to the CE approved hip armor, so they tick the abrasion and impact boxes.

My main concern is knee armor, ideally coupled with riding jeans but possibly also regular jeans, thus MOTGATT.

Does anyone use the Icon Knee/shin stuff?
How about Motocross gear?
How is the fit when coupled with full length riding boots?

Sorry for the long winded intro and thanks in advance for any input,


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