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What gear do you guys wear when riding?

Where do you guys buy your gear and apparel for riding and what do you currently have post somethign up guys!

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I've bought quite a bit of "stuff" from Motorcycle Superstore. Good prices and fast shipping. I've also bought gear off of ebay.

During the summer I wear a Vega Mercury mesh jacket. Actually cooler than a short sleeve shirt since the sun is not bearing down directly on your skin. Also found a vintage Hondaline jacket on ebay, good for not so hot days and cool evenings. For the colder weather I have a Rock River Trekker jacket, keeps me warm down into the mid 30's.

When it's cooler out I also have a pair of Rock River textile chaps. Not really into the leather thing but these chaps block the wind great and do keep me warm.

As far as gloves, it's fingerless during the summer, and a pair of Rock River (can you tell I like Rock River's stuff) thinsulate insulated leather gloves. Can't recall the name but they keep my hands plenty warm
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mesh jacket. kevlar jeans. half helmet. leather gloves and boots.
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I used to work at a motorcycle dealership, and plead the fifth on this one...

In general terms mesh jacket, most of the year with vented gloves and three quarter helmet. Chillier days in spring and fall leather jacket, Kevlar jeans, full gauntlet gloves. Winter, insulated textile jacket with her Gerbings liner, Gerbings gloves, insulated riding pants and full face helmet.
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I usually buy my stuff from motorcycle superstore as well and a few other smaller local stores. just shop around for pricing. even bought some brand name stuff off fleabay before.
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I've bought quite a bit of "stuff" from Motorcycle Superstore. Good prices and fast shipping. I've also bought gear off of ebay.

During the summer I wear a Vega Mercury mesh jacket. Actually cooler than a short sleeve shirt since the sun is not bearing down directly on your skin. Also found a vintage Hondaline jacket on ebay, good for not so hot days and cool evenings. For the colder weather I have a Rock River Trekker jacket, keeps me warm down into the mid 30's.

When it's cooler out I also have a pair of Rock River textile chaps. Not really into the leather thing but these chaps block the wind great and do keep me warm.

As far as gloves, it's fingerless during the summer, and a pair of Rock River (can you tell I like Rock River's stuff) thinsulate insulated leather gloves. Can't recall the name but they keep my hands plenty warm
Leather is alright but during the summer. Forget about it. I just go with mesh jackets no matter what. And find if you have a nice base layer it helps wick the sweat so you to soak in your own filth.

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I used to work at a motorcycle dealership, and plead the fifth on this one...

In general terms mesh jacket, most of the year with vented gloves and three quarter helmet. Chillier days in spring and fall leather jacket, Kevlar jeans, full gauntlet gloves. Winter, insulated textile jacket with her Gerbings liner, Gerbings gloves, insulated riding pants and full face helmet.
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I am in the market for some kevlar jeans, where did you get your from?

Right now i have riding jeans and the only thing it has is reinforced stitching no kevlar or aramid panels.

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Draggin Jeans.

Got them at the dealership I used to work at, which closed earlier this year.
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I've heard good things about draggin jeans

expensive but they are good.

I also wear heavy raw denim sometimes.

I've taken a fall with 20oz denim jeans before and made it out without any tears.
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I've also tried Sliders, which seemed well made, but didn't fit me right.

Also some Triumph branded jeans, which were my favorite fitting riding jeans, but had the lightest weight denim on the outside. This helped to make them very comfortable, but the denim wore out faster than a pair of $100+ jeans should, IMHO. Don't think Triumph makes them any more, anyhow.
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