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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 01:48 PM
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Did you ever get jeans? I'm looking to get a pair, and thought I might get some feedback from you. If you got them, do you think they're well made? Is the fit comparable to regular jeans? Any other thoughts on them?

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Diamond Gusset Defender jeans....100% made in USA, Kevlar lined and about $115. Often on sale for 10-15% off. I have a blue pair and a black quality stuff!
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I go for the big engineer boots that you can get cheap from RiverRoad or others. Less than $100 and last a long time. Wool socks in winter, cotton in summer. Ride all year round in Canada and not a problem.

For the jacket, I have a number of them. For pure comfort and warm/dry you can't beat the Triumph adventure lineup.

However, I prefer leather. I have a custom fitted jacket from Bristol Leather. It has a liner. In the summer I take the liner out. In the winter I keep it in and add my electric heated Gerbing jacket liner.

The Gerbing heated gear is awesome. You can wear your leather in mid winter and feel great.

I've never had much problem with leather even in hot summers riding in the US. Just make sure your jacket has lots of vent zippers and like others have mentioned, removable liners and layers is what you need.

However, I do not ride with a windscreen. When I've ridden bikes with a windscreen I have been unbearably hot in the summer. Lots of airflow is critical in summer.

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