Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fribourg, , Switzerland
Clothing, fashion and security.
Having bought an LT last September and only after some 2'000km till now, I'm still in the process of 'establishing my driving policy'. I like to think of me as a cautious and alert driver. My security is important for me. To see and to be seen is important for me. I bought a ComfortShell Jacket and Pants and the high-viz C6 helmet. Due to the rather high LT top trunk, I thought that my helmet is more visible than my back seen from behind, hence the high-viz helmet.
When perusing for clothing, I often start from the BMW website. I also look at other clothing manufacturers' websites, such as Aerostich and some european brands.
I'm sure that the top brands, while each having its proper style, all offer very good quality clothing, weather protection and armor security wise.
This afternoon, I stumbled upon Motoport. I was happily surprised by the possibility to have optional add-ons such as more reflectives, ID pockets, but mostly by the Emergency Info Pocket on the Shoulder. Emergency Information for if you crash and are unconscious; name, address, blood type, emergency contact info, medication info such as anticoagulants, diabetes, etc. can be put on a plastic card for quick access for the paramedics or doctor. They use a bright red Stretch Kevlar panel sewn on top of the right shoulder, shut with a strong Velcro closure and with a pull tab for quick access. If you’re laying on your back or front side, this pocket can still be seen.
I have all this info somewhere in my wallet... which might be, in case of an accident, too late for me.
As far as I know, this is the only brand offering these kind of items. I would appreciate to be able to customize my jacket with some reflective stripes, or even more to have the Emergency Info Pocket.
Why don't other brands offer this customizing options?
Do we all care too much for our 'nice looks' on the bike?
How do you carry all your personal emergency information?
If I could get only this Emergency Info Pocket from Motoport, I would order it and have it sewn on my BMW jacket...
Have a nice day!
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