Adventure suit with 20 pockets. What are in them?

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  1. swiss-happy

    swiss-happy Happy Joe

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    So guys
    Education time.
    Everyone is going for all those Enduro Adventure suits with at least 20 pockets and hidden seams.
    So, can you list what stuff you put in them and why?
    List the top priority items first(*) and the other "unnecessary but good to have" items below.

    Thanks.

    My list is simple (I have 3 pockets only),
    House keys (*)
    Bike keys (*)
    Small card wallet and ID(*)
    Extra earplugs(*)
    Garage door remote

    That's it really.
    Everything else is in the boxes.

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  2. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    I keep it simple too. Wallet, cellphone and keys is all I carry.
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  3. GordonLightfoot

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  4. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    After switching from a big adv bike (1190AR) to a thumper (690ER), I stopped using a tankbag.
    I do use a tailbag sometimes but I don't like that either as it covers the gas cap.
    So I'm finding that the list of stuff that I'm storing on myself went up recently (it used to be identical to yours).
    • Papers (permit, bike papers etc)
    • House keys, garage remote
    • Ear plugs
    • Wallet
    • Buff
    • Sunglasses
    • Phone
    • Powerpack
    • GoPro Hero Session (occasionally)
    • Snack bars
    • Pack of tissues
    • Some medical tape for taping my hands if I feel there's a chance of getting blisters.
    I'm thinking of storing the first aid kit in the cargo pouch on the lower back and maybe the goggles as well.
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  5. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer

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    20 pockets because ... Adventure!

    Adventure in figuring out what to put in them. Adventure in finding it all later.

    I have an EnduroGuard because of the c_change material and the armor. The only thing I keep in my jacket pockets is my spare "keyless" key and a buff. Each in its own pocket of course.
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  6. motokeith

    motokeith Been here awhile

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    For the most part just the usual stuff: wallet, cell phone, keys, and such. In the cooler months I keep a pair of silk glove liners and a neck warmer thingie stuffed in one of the pockets, or in the pocket on the back of the jacket. I do have one of those "medical info" pockets where I keep a laminated card with my medical and contact info, spare earplugs, a pair of contact lenses, and spare bike keys.
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  7. Sitheach86

    Sitheach86 Long timer

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    In my adv jacket I have a pair of disposable ear plugs and a disposable eye glass cleaning wipe in just about every pocket.

    Cell phone and wallet. Never keys.

    I crashed once and my keys tore through the pants and cut me up pretty good.
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  8. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Paperwork - registration, insurance, small composition book for notes, small pencils
    Garage door remote

    Phone, earbuds

    Small pocket on the front is where the keys (moto + house) go when they're not in the bike.
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  9. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    I put my keys in one pocket and my wallet in another...then I spend 20 minutes looking thru all of the pockets to find them.

    Be sure to ALWAYS put keys and wallet in separate pockets to maximize search time.
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  10. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    I do enjoy cleaning out all the pockets once or twice a year, and finding cash/restaurant mints/receipts/etc in there.
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  11. emidyl

    emidyl Been here awhile

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    nothing other than my wallet, can't be bothered to use them as nothing is more convenient than my tank bag or important enough to lock up, my bumot
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  12. Unstable Rider

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  14. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Personally I'd never put anything in a pocket that I might need after a crash, especially a cell phone, wallet, or keys. The safest place for those things is in my tank bag.

    Just my opinion...
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  15. K1W1

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    Or nothing that could stab me in a crash like keys. The pockets on my jacket are and always have been empty while riding. My riding pants pockets usually end up as a repository for loose change.
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  16. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer

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    I used to feel that way. Check out my avatar. Hit a deer at 65mph. The bike and I were separated by a long way. While I didn't injure my legs I was hurt badly enough that walking over to my bike would not have been fun. If it had gone over a cliff it wouldn't have been possible.

    OTOH, my phone in my chest pocket did break one of my ribs. On balance and years later, I have decided the risk of mechanical injury from or to the phone is less than the risk of not being able to call for support.
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  17. dirtybike

    dirtybike Been here awhile

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    I can’t resist...
    August of ‘16 I was on an Alaska trip. I met another rider at AdvCycle in Fairbanks. We agreed to ride together up the Dalton at least as far as Coldfoot.
    As we are about to depart, very seriously he points to the four pockets on front of his jacket and states: cell phone, satellite phone, Spot tracker, PLB.
    A-hole sense of humor that I have, I say to this virtual stranger “..cool, wonder what I could get at a pawn shop?”
    He looked at me kind of weird. I deserved to be looked at as kind of weird.
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  18. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Actually that's a fair point - being separated from the bike and injured would be problematic. Certainly cause for considering the pros and cons of all the options for at least the cell phone...
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  19. Switchglide12

    Switchglide12 Been here awhile

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    Only thing that goes in to jacket pocket is my phone if it is raining. My wallet and keys are in my pants pockets.
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  20. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler n00b

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    Lol. I don’t keep anything in my jacket. Everything s in my backpack or tank bag.
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