Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: OK - old traditionalist needs advice
Make sure whatever gear you buy allows you to dress under it the way you want to. I loved my Aerostich two piece, with heated under jack and heated liner over my blue jeans, I could ride winter, spring, rainy days, and fall--no GO here in the summer, and too hot many days back east in the summer. BUT, shorts, short sleeve shirt were no GO.
I picked up motoport kevlar jack and pants, OK with heated under jacket and heated under garment over my blue jeans but it needs a wind breaker.
both the jacket and pants are way too HOTT for summer time here; taking the pants and jack off to zip in the water proof liners is a BIG PITA here since it can poor buckets for 10-20 minutes and then stop.
I picked up Veskimo last summer which helps for a short time. I loaded up the back pack with ice cubes, kept my Motoport jack on and went food shopping in Walmart--30 minutes later it was time to refill the backpack with ice cubes.
since we are in the 80s now, I've been debating what to do for summer gear--I wound uo using the flimsy Joe rocket Phoenix for most of the summer, a lot cooler than Motoport, no need for Veskimo, but minimal protection.
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