Good info here, Newenough is a very good start. I got the firstgear HT there and think they would be very suitable for your area. I live in NEPA and the mountians are about the same. The zip in liner makes a world of difference in the transition of late fall rides. They are water proof with the liner in, not sure without it as I have not tried it.
Check on ebay for used gear, Cortech makes some very fine jackets for a very resonable price. Also check there for the flip up Nolan-102 Ncom. I got mine there for 218.00. The N-com will help with future upgrades in communication, you can add some when you get spare change. Very versitile in deed with many options. Also with they fog free design, IT IS FOG FREE!
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