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How much gear do you wear?

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Mesh jacket with armor, heavy overpants with armor, gloves, motorcycle boots, and helmet. ALWAYS, no matter what the temp.

The helmet may save my life. The rest of the gear isn't to prevent death, it's in case I survive.
 

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I have a helmet, mesh/carbon fiber gloves, and a Tourmaster Intake mesh jacket with armor. I really really need to get some pants next.

Edit: Forgot to add my boots, they arn't motorcycle boots, but they have a saftey toe and reinforced shank in the sole. Really good ankle support... but just not padded or armored like some good motorcycle boots.
 

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I voted full gear, cuz that's what I condone, especially while sport riding.

Easy street rides, usually Helmet, jacket, gloves and boots
Track or spirited street rides, obviously full gear which includes chest and back protector from www.impactarmor.com
 

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Helmet, leather jacket and boots. I just wear jeans for now. Need to get something better though.
 

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Joe Rocket Jacket,
Joe Rocket Gloves
Hard Core Biker Boots
1 of my 3 Helmets (HJC,G-Max,G-Max)

In the summer i may go without the jacket ...only for local rides though.

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Full face helmet, jacket, gloves, steel toed boots, crash pads beneath jeans. Jacket is the Olympia motosport Mustang jacket(cordura) which has plenty of vents. It's a little warm in Summer, but safety first.
 
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Helmet, armoured gloves, Joe Rocket pants and jacket, and some kind of generic motorcylce boots.

Looking to get a mesh armoured jacket and knee pads for this coming season, as I was a bad person and rode in only jeans for a few of those super hot days back in summer.

Also going to look at http://www.dragginjeans.ca/prod_cargo_reg.html these, because they have to be better than the Khaki's I was occassionally wearing when even jeans were too hot.
 

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If i am going to ride i wear jacket, helmet, gloves, boots. If i am going from my dorm to class or parking garage (~1.5 miles on university property) i just wear my helmet.
 

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gloves, boot, either my heavily padded JR alter ego or teknic leather jacket, JR padded overpants, helmet, something extra over my back wheather that be my backpack (most of the time) or my icon spine/chest protector.

i have over $1K invested in gear. when people ask me why i tell them "gear is cheaper than new skin"
 

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Full gear, leather ALWAYS. Two piece on the street, perf jacket for the summer, solid for the colder weather. One piece on the track.

On the occasions where I will truly see no more than 45 MPH, maybe twice a year running down the street to the store, I will skimp and wear jeans with the leather jacket, boots, and helmet.

Wear light gymn shorts under the pants and keep a pair of cheesy sandals or flip-flops under a bungee net so you can lose the leathers at a stop. It works for me.
 

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Without realizing it I ended up with two Set's of 'Gear', one for warm and one for cold ...

Got a HJC CL-15 for the old brain protection and some safety boots (reinforced toe, heel and ankle protection), a Axio Swift Hardpack for carrying those important things to/from work ...

Warm is a AGV Sport Aero Mesh 2 Textile Jacket ...
... with some Fieldsheer VX-4 Mesh Gloves ...

Cold is a sturdy Leather Jacket by X-Element ...
... with some Joe Rocket Ballistic 5.0 Glove ...

A few bandanna's as due rags (something MSF did that seemed a good idea), but the thing I'm lacking is protection on the legs (currently just jeans :eek:) ...

Was thinking of getting some Joe Rocket Ballistic 5.0 Textile Pants or the Alpine street cargo pants, any views?
 

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Last year : Jacket, gloves, helmet

This year I've added leather chaps with knee/hip protection, boots and a mesh armor that's on the way for hot weather days.

I did learn the hard way that jeans aren't abrasion resistant.. had to use a cane for 2 months last season because my kneecap saw the light of day. That won't happen again though..


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The helmet may save my life. The rest of the gear isn't to prevent death, it's in case I survive.
Agreed ! Healing is a painful process..
 

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I have the joe rocket ballistic 5.0 pants, I like them. Haven't logged enough hours on the bike with them to tell you much more than that, but they seem comfy and more than sturdy enough.
 

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I wear:
Arai-Helmet
Joe Rocket-Jacket
AlpineStars-Gloves

Now that I see most people wear boots, I better wear a high ankle shoe. All my shoes are "Skater shoes" and the only pair of shoes that I wear with my bike are the Reebook shoes with a high ankle and strap. They look like this:


What is the deal with wearing a high ankle shoe?
 

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Full gear for street. Two piece perforated leather suit, JR boots, HJC helmet, MotoGP gloves.

On dirt though I'm terrible, just helmet and gloves, t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers. Funny thing is I dump a lot on dirt, to the point I've perfected my landings so I don't get scraped up. :p
 

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I wear a helmet, leather jacket, leather chaps, gloves, and boots.
 
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