Whats the best piece of equipment you've ever bought?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Jeffro115, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Chief Orman

    Chief Orman Been here awhile

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    Same here... Fantastic boots

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  2. Graemsay

    Graemsay Been here awhile

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    My set of BKS Leathers. They're made to measure, so a perfect fit, and have an Outlast mesh lining, which is really comfortable in hot weather.

    The suit has a set of Knox Micro-Lock armour fitted. It's samples, rather than the final product, but incredibly soft and comfortable. I had to check that the knee protectors were in when I pulled it on the other day. This is a back protector from the range.

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    Oh, it's CE Level 2, so as good as it gets.

    As for protection, BKS supply suits to the British police, and this one was crashed by a rider at 120 mph on a motorway. He came through the accident with bruising to his hip. The leathers could have been repaired, but they were replaced, as the force wanted to keep them for display!

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  3. cognosticator

    cognosticator YOU do it

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    Heated gear. How I ever rode in the cold before that I don't know.
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  4. appliance57

    appliance57 Long timer

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    Beat me to it. Just took a long ride in 25-30 degree temps and was snug as a bug. Jacket and glove liners
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  5. nickguzzi

    nickguzzi Long timer

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    Down sleeping bag. Still snug after 30 years, light and compact.
    Trangia stove and the later addition of the gas burner.
    On the bike, probably the handlebar muffs. Some cheap brand, been in use for decades, but commuting 50 miles a day through British winters they sure have kept the fingers from freezing.
  6. Texcollect

    Texcollect Adventurer wannabe

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    +1 on heated gear


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  7. Captdan

    Captdan Been here awhile

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    Vespa 300 to ride around town. Will beat a hd off the line and tops out at 95