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In my case, my main gear is Rev'it Cayenne Pro (top & bottom) + Shoei full face and Shark EvoLine2 flip up helmet. How about you and why?
 

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Good thread :thumbup:



1] X-Lite X551 helmet - wanted a really good quality adventure style helmet, and it had to have the internal sun visor. Plus the X-Lite had the option for an integrated communications system. Love this helmet :yesnod:
X-lite

2] AXO Stone Jacket - this is a really nice adventure jacket, great for summer. It has no liner, lots of venting and removable sleeves. Plus it has lots of pockets.
Stone jacket

3] Joe Rocket Live Wire Gloves - nice short gloves. Beautiful leather (tan palms) and a great fit. Plus you can use a touchscreen because of the Speed Dial™ Touchscreen Technology.
Live Wire Leather - Joe Rocket Canada

4] TKD Kevlar Denim "Sammy" Cargo Jeans - these Australian made Kevlar jeans are awesome. They feature a complete Kevlar liner (not just knees & hips) and this liner can be removed. This way when I get somewhere for a stop eg: (Lunch, gathering) the liner can be taken out and they feel just like regular jeans.
TKD | Mens Collection | Sammy | Relaxed Black

5] Gaerne G-Midland Boots - great adventure boots. Solid as, but still comfortable enough to walk around in. They look good too!
Gaerne | The Boot Co. TOURING: G-MIDLAND <span>AQUATECH</span>2526-001
 

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Helmet: Peice of crap HJC, but soon to be a Shoei Hornet DS - because I want a dual sport helmet with a peak and it works well with glasses and is high quality.

Jacket: Olympia Scorpion Commander II - because it comes in a tall, it is high quality, and comes in high-vis yellow.

Pants: Joe Rocket Alter Ego - because it comes in tall and is versatile in cold and warm temps.

Boots: Gaerne Balanced Oiled - becuase they are not black, they don't squeak, and they are comfortable to hike in (but they are awfully wide for me)

Prophylactic: Trojan extra large - because, well... what can I say
 

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Helmet: Nolan N-104. It was comfortable, had an internal visor. Replaced an HJC IS-16 which was noisy as all get out.

Jacket: AGV Sport Falcon "Suzuki" (blue and black). Because being my size, AGV was one of the few companies that made leather jackets to fit me, at a reasonable price.

Gloves: Icon Pursuit Perforated Gloves. Tried them on at the local shop and was sold on the comfort and quality.

Pants: First Manufacturing 5-Pocket "Modem Fit" Pants. Made of thick leather, and they fit like jeans. A spare tire negates me wearing dedicated motorcycle pants that go up to ones armpits. Chicken legs cause any included armor to flop around.

Knee Armor: Forcefield Zeus Knee Protectors. Pricey, but very comfortable. Armor will be in place should I ever need it, not flopping around.

Boots: Tour Master Solution 2.0 WP Boots. Wide widths available, good quality at a decent price.

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Just a fair weather rider here, temps of 55 to 100 F. Mesh gear...I use Olympia Airglide jacket/pants to stay comfortable in the hot/dry SW as well as the hot/humid NE. Along with the insulated and windproof/waterproof liners I'm good.
Currently using HJC IS-16.....not recommended....too much wind noise. I had to plug the upper air vents to keep the noise level down and I wear earplugs. Purchased after I watched a video raving about this helmet.
Recently purchased Alpinestars Scout WP boots. I find them comfortable and lightweight. Recently retired my 14 year old Aerostich combats. Gloves...Aerostich Competition Elkskin Ropers.
 

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Helmet: Shoei Qwest. Great fit and finish, fit well and I know I can get replacement pads, visors easily (though expensively).

Jacket and Pants: Bilt Explorer Air set. Was on sale for $360 for a 4 piece top to bottom set. Fits great, very comfortable, has a removable inner rain and warm liner, a ridiculous number of pockets and I got a spare helmet and gloves for me or if the wife wants to go two-up.

Gloves: Alpinestar SP-S (I think). Got a good price at the Navy Exchange after taking my MSF BRC. I have a back up set of Bilt Explorers that fit well too.

Boots: Bilt Cyclone. $40 on sale. I wanted something other than my military boots for riding of duty and these fit and feel great. Need some kind of insole to be comfortable walking in them, but at that price, you can't go wrong.
 

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Jackets - First Gear Kathmandu and a First Gear Mesh. 3 different leather jackets, two from First Gear and one from Triumph.

Pants - First Gear Stealth Pilot (perfed) and Draggin Jeans

Gloves - Belstaff for cold weather, Teknic Violators and Tourmaster Roadrace for summer.

Helmets - Arai Vector and Quantum

Boots - TourMaster 2.0's and Alpinestar SMX5's

Some of the gear, in particular the classic First Gear leather jackets and pants are 19 years old and still perfect condition, supple hides, no stitching issues, etc. Buy it once, take care of it and it will last. Lexol cleaner and Lexol conditioner, 2x a year. Same treatment for anything leather...boots, gloves, etc.

Only thing on the list above which I woould not buy again are the Tourmaster boots. Attractive for their $112.00 price, but in reality, they should be half that cost. Overall fit is relatively imprecise compared to a quality boot maker like Alpinestars and Gaerne. The uppers are fair but the soles are complete garbage. They wear out so quickly it's mind boggling. I've had Gaerne and Alpinestar boots last 6+ years under the same conditions, these, barely 1 year. I would be better off wearing Doc Martens or some Georgia/Rocky work boots.
 

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Helmet: Arai XD3 for trails and dual sport riding but I don't like the peak for highway riding. Cheap Zox modular helmet for street riding. I love the internal sunshade but it is way too noisy. I'm looking for a quiet helmet with internal sunshade (maybe Shoei GT Air)

Jacket: joe Rocket Alter Ego - great jacket. Warm when needed but converts to mesh jacket for hot weather.

Rain Gear: Frogg Toggz - light, waterproof without making you sweat. Only drawback is that they don't seem too durable, but so far no problems.

Pants: Klim Dakars - comfortable, decent protection, good venting when needed. I bought a pair of Aerostich Goretex pants on this forum but haven't tried them yet. They are a bit large for me so might be reselling them.

Boots: Alpinestars Scouts - very comfortable, good protection. They are supposed to be waterproof but mine aren't.

Gloves: I have 7 pairs of gloves and I still haven't found a pair I really like.
 

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My Gear

I have a Suomy Apex helmet (with Scala Rider) because it's the lightest decent helmet that I could find. Bad neck. I wanted a full face because I've read that about 80% of dismounts involve hitting your chin.

I live in the mountains so I needed warm gear, but don't really like to be plugged into a battery. In cool weather I have a black and grey 3/4 length 1st Gear mesh jacket with removable liner and black 1st Gear removable liner pants that I use. The colors don't show dirt so bad. I have a fluorescent runners singlet velcro-ed to the jacket to make me more visible

During warmer weather I wear a grey Revit Airwave with the fluorescent arm stripes. It's only a year old and already the arm stripes are showing a lot of dirt.

Unless it's really cold I'm almost always wearing my BMW Motorrad Summer 3 pants. I really really like these pants. When I'm wearing the 1st Gear stuff I feel I look like the Michelin man. The jacket and pants are slim looking. I almost didn't get the BMW pants because it says BMW on them ( it's subdued ) and they cost $260.00. I'm glad I did, but it was hard writing the check and my bride had to shorten them for me.

I've pulled up to some of the outside bars around here and the summer outfit catches the chick's eyes. Then I take off my helmet and they all turn back around :) Been too long since I was born.

The gloves I use are a tight fitting 1st Gear leather. I also bought a pair of battery operated heated gloves from a website called Sportsman's Guide. They were actually for setting in a deer stand or duck blind and came in camo and black. I got the black, they cost $80 and they work good.

I'm a EEE width so it's hard to find a decent boot. I just wear black duty combat boots, which to me are fine and again only cost $80.

Best/RR
 

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Helmet: Previous years, Arai XD. This year, Arai XD4. Cause it fits with good visibility.

Jacket: Olympia X-Moto. Comfortable, good protection, lots of waterproof pockets, and good venting for a 3-4 season jacket. Looking at adding the new Olympia Dakar jacket for warm weather riding.

Pants: Olympia X-Moto. Comfortable, good protection, and good venting for a 3-4 season pants. Looking at adding the new Olympia Dakar pants for warm weather riding.

Rain Gear: Frogg Toggs Horny Toadz - light and waterproof. Aerostich Triple Digit rain gloves.

Boots: TCX Infinity. Comfortable, waterproof, and durable. My only complain is they are a tad wide for my feet but would not trade for something else.

Gloves: My weak link. I have Cortech Scarab RR gloves and Tourmaster Cold Front gloves which fit really well except they are a tad short in the fingers. For cold weather I have Tourmaster Winter Elites which are fantastic, fit well and keep my hands warm.
 

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Helmet: Arai Signet-Q (best fit I've ever experienced)

Jacket: Olympia Moab

Pants: Olympia Airglide

Gloves: Held Agadir, Speed n' Strength

Boots: Fox Comp 5 shorties (which suck), new boots incoming, but not sure what I'm buying yet.


ETA that I ended up buying Gaerne G-Midland boots. A very nice boot for the money...
 

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Helmet--Shoei MulitTic It's comfortable

Jacket--Olympia AirGlide2 or FG Kilimanjaro They fit well and are versatile

Pants--FG Mesh overpants or Draggin' Jeans Looking for new pants this year

Gloves--I have several pairs, mostly Olympia They just work

Boots--Sidi OnRoad Sympatex and Tourmaster Solutions Both are waterproof and comfortable, and offer good protection and support.
 

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Helmet - Shoei White NeoTec. Best helmet I've ever owned

Pants - Tourmaster Ventura Air Pants / Alpinestars Hellcat Tech. I wear the Kevlar Jeans most of the time....so comfy

Jacket - Tourmaster Hi- Vis Sonora Air / Tourmaster Hi- Vis Transition Series 3. One summer jacket and one winter jacket

Gloves - Scorpion SG / Tourmaster Intake Air / Alpinestars GPX. I must have fifteen pairs of gloves, but these are my go-to's depending on weather

Boots - Tourmaster Solution 2.0 WP Road Boot. Comfy

Guess I'm a Tourmaster freak :thumbup:
 

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I've pulled up to some of the outside bars around here and the summer outfit catches the chick's eyes. Then I take off my helmet and they all turn back around :) Been too long since I was born.


Best/RR
I look better with my helmet on too. On the plus side when I pull my helmet off after a traffic stop (very rare now a days but it has happened) it can be an advantage when the officer realizes he is not dealing with a punk but rather someone of his father's generation.
 

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Well..back in the 70's
Denim jacket, tennis shoes, blue jeans, cheap open face helmet, winter gloves if cool; rubber boots and rubberized rainsuit in the rain.
Now..tourmaster series two jacket (sonora air if really warm), kevlar lined jeans and for longer trips or if cooler tourmaster venture air overpants and evs tugg padded armoured undergarment, sidi canyon goretex boots, either my klim vented induction or revit bastion gtx winter, cool weather gloves, shoei multi tec helmet, frogg toog horny toadz together with the revit gloves (goretex)for the rain...times have changed..
 

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Helmet: Shoei Hornet dual-sport helmet. Due for replacement. I was an early adopter, and purchased one of the first Hornets to reach U.S. shores in 2008. I'm tempted by the new GT Air. We'll see.

Jacket: Firstgear. They manufacture Talls. Sold at price points that haven't left orbit. Maybe one day I'll go all in and join the Minnesota cult.

Pants: See Jacket.

Gloves: Aerostitch Elkskin gauntlets. Most comfortable gloves ever. Christmas gift, so no cult club card for me.

Boots: Sidi Canyons. Love the performance. Mildly annoyed at the compromises required by European sizing.
 

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I always wear helmet, Hi-Vis jacket and gloves. If I'm doing any interstate/highway travel then I put on riding pants.

Helmet: HJC CL-16
Jacket: Joe Rocket Hi-Vis mesh or Sliders Hi-Vis Adventure Kevlar
Pants: Tour Master Caliber or Joe Rocket mesh
Gloves: BMG Rapido gloves
Boots: ICON Accelerant
 

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Lazer Monaco Helmet - flip-up, light weight, photochromic pinlock visor, pinlock insert included, integrated BT headset.

Motoport Mesh Kevlar with wind/waterproof liners - tough as nails, one jacket/pants combo for year-round. It works, but all the zippers and velcro are a PITA. I think that a better option for liners would be something that you pull over and pull up without any zippers prior to putting on the mesh gear.

Cruiserworks boots - they were a free promo item, but they are reasonably nice premium leather and definitely waterproof. These are no longer produced to my knowledge.

Fieldsheer gloves - cheap, I should have paid for better protection.

Firstgear heated jacket liner, Gerbings heated gloves and insoles - a must for riding in sub-freezing temps for longer rides. Wind chill can easily draw heat from your supposedly insulated body. It is just a matter of time before it begins to lower your body temperature and erode your ability to ride safely.
 

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Helmet:
Bell Revolver, love the look, but is extremely noisy and the chin bar latch is flimsy. Also have an HJC I-S Max that is not as sexy looking but feels better made.

Jacket:
Tourmaster Transition 2 for winter riding, I really like this Jacket, it is very comfortable and offers very good protection.
For summer riding I wear a Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 mesh. This is the second one I've owned. Not as protective as a good textile jacket but a good hot weather jacket.

Gloves:
My favorites are Triumph brand mesh with Kevlar pads on the palms and hard knuckle protection. For whatever reason, like a lot of others apparently, I have bought a lot of gloves searching for a pair to love.

Pants:
I've got a pair of Sliders Kevlar jeans from Competition Accessories.

Boots:
Currently wearing First Gear Kili Hi boots, comfortable, fair amount of coverage, but I find myself wishing I would've popped for a better boot. Thinking Gaerne Pro Tech next time.
 

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Helmet: icon variant. I wanted a helmet with a visor I had a helmet with an internal drop down sun visor and did not really like it

Jacket: Firstgear Kathmandu. I bought this jacket a year ago and love it so much. I just bought the matching pants. With the liner in I can ride down to about 5 degrees C with nothing but a t shirt underneath. Also. I rode for 8 hours in a massive rainstorm and got home completely dry minus some leakage around the neck

Pants: Firstgear Kathmandu I just got these last week. Based entirely on my love of the jacket. I wen for a ride today at 5 degrees C wearing only underwear underneath the pants. I was out for about an hour and no once did I feel cold

Boots: Alpinestars Scout. Picked these as they were a good compromise between road and mx boots. And while they were completely waterproof they seem to be more water resistant now. I did treat them this winter so well see if that restores some of the waterproofing

Gloves: icon super duty 2 for summer riding, they are a short leather glove and breath pretty well, as well I have a pair of icon patrol waterproof insulated glove for colder weather
 
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