Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Alexandria, PA, USA
Mike from Pgh and I were going on a breakfast run, I clocked 145 miles and 1 bird off the windscreen.
Okay I had these things on for 5 hours, including in the garage, and the restaurant as well as on the bike.
At first I hated the knee pads walking around the garage, they felt over sized, like they were too long. However when I got on the bike and bent my knee they fell right into place, they molded on my leg like a baseball catchers' knee/shin guard. That would be the blue circle, the red one is soft shin guards sewn in, the green is accordion rib above the knee for flex.
One of the best things IMO is that they took the huge one piece hip pads an broke them down into segmented pads 2nd picture(that are on the outside of the pant as apposed to the old 1 piece style inside that made your pants look 2 sizes bigger) that keeps the hip pads from getting tossed on the shelf, they also put in 2 small kidney pads (very small, to work in conjunction with the ones from your jacket) that straddle the spine.
These are made from "Tour Masters" rider based real world experience you know all the trade names
CE Approved impact protectors
Phoslite (reflective stuff)
Carbolex (Abrasion resistance)
They are double stitched throughout, have 2 zippered waterproof pockets, full length leg seamzippers, quilted zip out liner/ also with seam zippers, gusseted fly with zipper and storm flap, double snap waist band with dual adjusting belts.and Tour Master's 5 step water proof zippers
Picture #3 I took with the lights off and used the flash so you can see how the leg lights up when a headlight hits it.
I think retail price is coming in at about $140.
Having put 90K on another suit of theirs and Hurricane testing a rain suit for them (8 hours at 75MPH in steady to heavy rain) I can say they are a good dollar value in riding gear.