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Which brand is your favorite armored motorcycle gear?
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:36:52 AM »

Hey Riders, which brand you prefer for armored jackets and jeans?
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Re: Which brand is your favorite armored motorcycle gear?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 07:50:53 AM »

I've never had a problem with DriRider for textiles. Alpinestars are great for leathers. I have no experience with leathers personally, but all of my mates rate Alpinestars leathers and if they're anything like their boots, which I do have, then they will be excellent.

As a side note, most textile jackets come with some shitty back and shoulder armour in foam, I always swap these out for the D3O equivalents.
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Re: Which brand is your favorite armored motorcycle gear?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 11:59:07 AM »

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Re: Which brand is your favorite armored motorcycle gear?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 12:05:46 AM »

Took a tumble a couple of years back ( Aug 2014 to be exact ) ....... was wearing Arlen Ness textiles and A/stars gloves at the time .

High-sided my Kwak ZX9R in a left hand bend ( bike was written off by insurance  :'( :'( ) .

The Arlen Ness textiles were great ....... the only damage to them in the crash ( after the initial impact , I slid across the road - which in the UK means across the opposite carriageway - and ended up on my back on a grass verge ) , was a small hole in the flap of the side pocket on my pants and the zip which fastens the jacket and pants together was mangled ( the actual toggle part of the fastener , the toothed part of the zip remained intact and fastened ) . There were a couple of other scuff marks but no other holes / rips etc. so I was well impressed  8) 8)

Not so impressed by the paramedics though as textiles are not scissor resistant  :'( , because I had broken some ribs and my collarbone , the medics cut my jacket off so it was most definitely ruined  ;)

The gloves too were excellent .... the stitching was still intact , there were no holes in the leather but the carbon knuckle protectors were wrecked ( the left hand had worn through while the right was just badly scuffed ) .... however , my hands were , or my skin more importantly , untouched by the UK tarmac ... just a couple of bruises on my thumbs ( not sure if it was where I put my hands out to break my fall or whether the bars did it when they flicked over from left to right ....... I was going round a left bend , a bit too quick to be fair , at almost full lean then next second the bike stands up and launches me over the right hand side with the bars going lock to lock  ) .

Can't recommend those items of gear highly enough to be honest ....... all I can say is that I have replaced them with EXACTLY the same stuff  ;)

Arlen Ness Dominator 2 jacket
Arlen Ness Hakan pants
Alpinestars Polar Goretex gloves

Was wearing Spada Hurricane boots too which were virtually untouched and are still in use  8)


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Re: Which brand is your favorite armored motorcycle gear?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 11:09:54 AM »

RST stuff is pretty good, and sensibly priced!!
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