Have A Cow!
Australian Road Rider|Issue#142 Jan 2018

Leather has been the go for a long, long time. Gregor Reckons there's a damned good reason for that.
 

Gregor Reynolds

There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about the purpose and effectiveness of the huge range of riding apparel available. I’m not talking about helmets, gloves or boots. I’m talking about the jackets, pants and suits that we wear to protect ourselves from the elements, or in the worst case scenario, the road!

One myth is that you can buy cheaper gear (especially wet weather gear) that’s used in other sports, and have it do the same job as motorcycle gear. In my experience that simply isn’t true. No other sport requires gear that will withstand 100kph-plus wind and rain blasts for an extended period. Certainly the generic ‘el cheapo’ wets are a waste of time. You might get a few rides out of them but none of them work, or last, anywhere near as well as purpose-built motorcycle wet weather gear.

One mate turned up at a fuel stop after a particularly quick ride looking like he had been attacked by a bear! His brand name golf wet weathers were in shreds. The pants were torn and flapping, and all that was left of the jacket was the elasticised cuffs on his wrists, and the front zip connecting the collar to the elastic waistband. The rest was almost completely gone! Apparently it started flapping then disintegrated in the 160kph breeze!

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