Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Been for a slide down the bitumen at 110kpm 30 years ago in a leather non padded jacket, leather gloves, leather boots and levi jeans. Tore the gloves to pieces with no damage to my hands. You can almost see through parts of the leather jacket with no skin damage, only the odd bruise here and there. My feet were ok, boots still in wearable condition. I lost most of the skin off my right knee, my jeans were destroyed. These days around town I wear synthetic armoured jacket, kevlar jeans, leather gloves and leather boots. Out of town I wear my leather armoured (vented for summer, standard for winter) leather jacket, leather jeans, leather boots and leather gloves also for both areas a full face helmet. I enjoy having a full coverage off skin on my body. Leather slides better down bitumen better than any other material, that is what racing riders wear! My choice is leather, your choice up to you. Happy riding. Hope you never have to test your apparel choice.