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Old 01-23-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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If you knew you were going to crash today what would you wear? Include pics.

I am looking to buy a new jacket and pants for the F800GS. I want something that is more comfortable for the cold weather where multiple layers are being worn. I want something comfortable and visible with great crash protection.

What do you have or what would you buy. I have seen the $1000 plus gear but don't want to spend that much if it is not worth the price.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:22 AM   #2
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I am looking to buy a new jacket and pants for the F800GS. I want something that is more comfortable for the cold weather where multiple layers are being worn. I want something comfortable and visible with great crash protection.

What do you have or what would you buy. I have seen the $1000 plus gear but don't want to spend that much if it is not worth the price.
$100 helmet for a $100 head.... I may skimp on parts and weld and modify my own... but for safety gear I would never buy lower cost goods.

I personally wear this for everyday dual sport riding...



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for cold weather I have this underneath it all...



my next purchase is gonna something with a neck brace collar like this:



but i simply can't afford the price!!!! would buy if I could though...

so I am opting for something like this... build in CE protectors and all just more within my budget!

http://www.leatt-brace.com/index.php...cket-pro-black

I've fallen quite a few times very very hard with the neck brace and its saved my ass! so that's what I would like to wear full time...

If you can afford it... buy the Klim full set and wear a neck brace... don't like the brace? BMW rallye pro 3. Still outta budget... chech the flea market!
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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You don't need to spend a million bucks to get gear that is crash worthy...

I just wear the same stuff I always wear... Firstgear mesh jacket with built in armor and some tracker airpants with armor (although the armor doesn't fit me very well...) and Alpinestar tech 3 boots (definitely awesome).

Oh yeah, don't forget your helmet and whatever gloves you feel comfortable in!!


Cracked a rib on this one, luckily my buddy was there to take a picture of me trying to get my breath. That rock ledge behind my bike is about 5 foot tall and pretty much vertical






This was more of a low speed drop but it was fun:




This one tested my crash gear a bit more:

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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For me the Aerostich stuff is the most practical and functional. It has pockets that can be used with your gear on, functional pit zips and is laminated with Goretex so you dont have to dork around. It is very protective in a crash and stands up well to sliding on pavement and multi surfaces!






The Darien Pants are on sale right now from Aerostich. I have owned severeal jackets, Joe Rocket, Fieldsheer, BMW, Acerbis Aerostich.

Aerostich gives the best crashprotection and the best product and is made here in the U.S. People sing the blues about it looking lame, but it is function over looks.. I personally think the stuff looks nice and utilitarian.

Aerostich would be my choice to crash in.

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:46 AM   #5
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probably see you again in the gear section soon.. Thread will be moved soon!
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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I was thinking of buying a 3 season (spring, winter, fall) jacket and using my current 4 season jacket for the summer. I sometimes feel light the boy on the christmas story when I wear all those layers. I wear a gerbings heated liner and then the jacket. It can get very tight around the neck area causing my neck to be sore.

I would like some suggestions on the best jackets for the money (cold weather adventure style) and pants. I currently have first gear overpants but they too are very bulky. What kind of pants are good for stand alone in colder weather.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:15 AM   #7
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+10 on the Aerostich Darien stuff. Love it! 100% Gore-Tex Cordura 500 waterproof fabric. High tech padding. Very functional and extremely protective:

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:25 AM   #8
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+1 Aerostich

The Aerostich line hasn't been updated in years, but the Roadcrafter One Piece is still great and is what I use for the daily commute and touring since I believe it is the safest gear on the market. Works great in the Pacific Northwest climate. Takes a while to break in a new suit (extremely stiff from the start), but it has been worth the investment. Also added the hip and back armor. Waterproof Gore-tex and bomb proof.

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The Aerostich can be too hot in the summer and impractical for DS rides, so I use the vented 3/4 Revit Scirocco jacket and pants for those occasions. LOTS of airflow and upgraded the armor to SAS-TEC. Arai XD3 fits my block the best and Revit Dirt Gloves are holding up well.

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Old 01-23-2011, 03:54 PM   #9
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That's a loaded question!!

Currently, I own
Aerostich Roadcrafter 1 piece
Motoport Ultra II stretch AND mesh pants-stretch has quad armor
Belstaff Discovery
Motoport Ultra II stretch jacket with quad armor
Halvarssons safety jacket with Folio & airy outers
Racer high end gloves
Held warm n dry gloves
warm n safe heated gloves
Aerostich Combat touring boots (lite)
Arai profile helmet

Ok, top to bottom
-Arai Profile-I hate the helmet, and think it's overpriced, but my Shoei X-11 is beyond worn out

-Jacket? Toss up! Tests show the halvarssons suit as the best. Anecdotally, I'm pretty sure Motoport with quad armor is the best thing to wrap your body in. Ugly as sin, and I don't like it in the winter. The chest armor gives it the nod over the Halvarssons.

-pants Motoport air mesh, but with quad armor from my stretch. I don't like them as much as the stretch, so I never wear them, but they supposedly do better in a tumble than the stretch

Boots- CBT lite!

Gloves Racer High End
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:07 PM   #10
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:13 PM   #11
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that would actually be quite painful. When was the last time you slamed a body part against a piece of steel?
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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I would wear my Knox armor underneath???
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:17 PM   #13
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If you knew you were going to crash today what would you wear?

Sweats and a t because if I knew I was going to crash, I wouldn't go out.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:52 PM   #14
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All I am really asking is what gear do you rely on the most.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:24 PM   #15
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If I knew I was going to crash, obviously I would wear something with lots of armour and limited mobility along with a neck brace.

Since thats not actually what you're asking,

I wear an old Joe Rocket Alter Ego 2.0 jacket with the CE upgrage to the back armour and some modification to the shoulder armour pockets to keep them from moving around

Joe Rocket Alter Ego pants with hip armour added.

Icon Accelerant boots. Gloves vary depending on conditions and locations, but generally what I wear doesn't offer much protection.

Helmets, full face CL-SP series. Maybe its a price point hemlet, I still think its a good helmet.
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