Main Motorcycle: '12 Bonneville T100 Black
Join Date: May 2010
Other Motorcycle: '09 Tiger 1050
Triumph Adventure Jacket & Pants
I got some cash and a gift certificate for Christmas so I decided to get some riding gear I've been wanting. We don't have extreme cold weather here, but it gets pretty darn nippy (25 last night). I got the new "Adventure" jacket and pants.
I got a good price on them too ($275.00 for both, MSRP $430.00)! I have good summer gear, but all of my winter gear is leather and while, the jacket in particular, it provides ample protection, it's HEAVY. This gear is a lot lighter. Also, I have leather chaps. They're pretty good, but the "boys" are left with only the Fruit of the Looms and jeans as protection from the elements. The Adventure pants solved that issue. Both the jacket and pants are water and wind proof and have the usual pads in the right places (elbows, shoulders, knees). I got try them out this weekend in high 30s/ low 40s temps. They worked well.
I also looked at the "Explorer" jacket and pants, but I preferred the Adventure setup. The Explorer setup would probably be better for you folks up north. I think they'd be a bit overkill around here, however.
'12 Bonneville T100 Black
'09 Tiger 1050 ABS
'10 Thunderbird 1600