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Old 05-23-2013, 06:14 AM   #1
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what do you wear when riding?

As it says in the title

What do you wear at different times of the year? Do you feel what you wear is adequate protection from the weather?

I'll start:

All year round i wear two part racing leathers - jacket and pants. I ride a scooter so this gets a few laughs from passing motorists however i'd rather look daft than look dead In the winter, i add layers underneath - windproof jacket and a fleece. This works well.
I also wear winter gloves, or in the summer thin summer gloves, and if the weather gets real bad i turn on the heated grips. No heated clothes though.

What about the rest of you?
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:23 AM   #2
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:32 AM   #3
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As much mesh as possible! Yesterday for example it was 91 degrees or so. I was hot. Not so much my upper body (Icon Hooligan Mesh Jacket) but my legs. I have some Firstgear over-pants that are textile and pretty impervious to air flow. At 90 like yesterday my legs get pretty warm. These pants are great October-April, but I really need a good set of mesh overpants for late spring-early fall. July and August the temps will be 100-105 every day; unfortunately, I will not ride much then unless I can get some cooler gear. Even then its not fun showing up where places covered in sweat. No way around it when its this hot and humid to boot.

The Icon jacket is new, I've only had it a week. So far I like it, except that the forearms are a full textile material instead of being mesh. So, my lower arms get much warmer than the rest of my upper body. Also, I bought the hi-viz yellow for 2 reasons. First, its hi-viz. Second, its not black. I found with my previous jacket that it does not reflect heat, but rather absorbs it (what is that, 3rd grade science class lessons at work?).

Gloves are not that big of a deal here, just something that will protect you if you go down. In the winter a decent pair of warm gloves is all you need. It rarely gets below freezing for more than a few days.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
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I have a Joe Rocket textile jacket for anything under about 80. It has a removable wind/rain liner and a removable liner for cold weather. When it gets real cold I can add a sweat shirt. I also have a heated vest but I have not wired my current bike for it. Over 80 I have a Rev'it Air textile jacket that I love, keeps me comfortable in triple digit temps.
For pants I have Tourmaster with removable wind/rain liner and removable cold weather liner. When all the liners are out they are comfortable over 100. True 4 season gear.
I have worn out Joe Rocket gloves that I need to replace. I have liners that I wear under them when the temps start to drop and when it gets cold I have Harley cold weather gloves that do a good job but are bulkier than I would like.
I also have a balaclava when it gets real cold.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:06 AM   #5
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:51 AM   #6
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i wear kevlar overpants and first gear jacket.
i layer so i can be comfortable.
for me the textile stuff is more comfortable than leathers and i have crash tested them
so i feel they offer good protection.
in the morning i usually wear the olympia windtex gloves but also keep some lighter gloves
for the ride home.
oxtar boots and full face helmet.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
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Shoei Qwest Full Face
REV'IT Leather Jacket
Forcefield Pro-Sub 4 back protector
SPIDI Carbo Track Gloves
Lean Angle Jeans
REV'IT racing socks
Spidi XP-3 Boots

I don't skimp on protection.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:05 AM   #8
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I start riding if it is above 36F
Joe Rocket SuperEgo Hybrid leather jacket, when colder either long sleeve or hoodie underneath, when warmer unzip the leather and it's a mesh jacket
36F-45F Icon patrolman gloves
45F+ Joe Rocket Moto Air gloves
Jeans no matter the temp, may look into some kevlar ones soon
Over the ankle boots
double socks when below 45F
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #9
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Tourmaster Sonora Hi-Viz 3/4L mesh jacket with rain/wind liner and thermal liner. I treat this with CampDry HD. I'm not averse to a few other mesh jackets and liners in the closet either. I prefer orange or green hi-viz.

Tourmaster Flex pants. These are all-year pants. I treat these with CampDry HD.

Gloves with knuckle armor, for the season. I treat these with CampDry HD.

Boots that cover the ankles, sometimes even offroad boots like my Fly Racing Maverik ATV boots.

DOT full-face helmet. I usually find something for under $150US.

Acerbis Cosmo for chest/back/kidney armor when offroad.

Separate knee/shin and elbow/forearm guards for offroad.

Wicking under-garments, long or short. Sometimes, I'll forego the jacket and wear a hi-viz wicking t-shirt with just the Cosmo protector and some elbow/forearm guards.

Quick-dry socks.


This keeps me fairly comfortable and protected from below freezing to above 90F...rain, snow, or shine.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:13 AM   #10
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #11
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Roadcrafter two piece suit, Scorpion exo-900 helmet, CBT lite boots, and seasonally appropriate gloves. Usually with regular clothes on underneath. When I am touring I wear shorts and a underarmor shirt under the suit. If its cold I will add a fleece and a neck wrap if I need it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #12
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #13
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Shoei RF1100 hi-viz
Klim Badlands Pro suit (t-shirt and riding shorts (Klim or bicycle shorts) under it and vents wide open in summer; long-sleeve thermal shirt and full-length thermal underwear, sometimes a fleece vest in colder months)
Alpinestars Scout boots always
Dainese Sickle gloves in mild temps
Rev'It Alaska GTX gloves in 45-60 deg temps
BMW ProWinter 2 gloves below 45 deg
Gerbings heated vest below 45 deg
Klim neck warmer under 60 deg (absolutely LOVE that thing!)
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by braindigitalis View Post
and if the weather gets real bad i turn on the heated grips.
You have heated grips on your scooter? Nice!
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:47 PM   #15
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Clean underwear.

(Mom's right you know.)
Speaking of that, this stuff is real nice...especially under Kevlar reinforced Jeans..

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