Both @pricetta and my bike gear was getting a bit long in the tooth or wasn’t up to the job being asked of it so we’ve indulged a bit this weekend. Went to Infinity Motorcycles Clearance Warehouse and picked up some new bits and then I went to Get Geared’s shop in Leatherhead today for some remaining bits:
- AlpinestarsTech Touring Drystar two piece outfit
- Dainese D-Air GoreTex airbag jacket (w/built in back protector)
- RST leather trousers
- Alpinestars SMX-6 V2 Drystar boots
- Rev’It Sand 3 summer gloves
It’s super unusual to be plugging in the jacket to charge the airbag system but after seeing all the airbag systems in use in MotoGP and how they’ve been protecting the riders I thought now was the time to get onboard the tech gear train. Plus the jacket feels super premium and looks the part (according to @pricetta).
Leather trousers are super comfortable, same for the gloves, which are a vast improvement protection wise over my Dainese gardening gloves.
Boots were much needed, my previous Alpinestars had holes in and were in a very sorry state after about ten years of use. I doubt the Gore-Tex worked anymore. The new boots are super comfortable and truck looking for touring-focused boots I think.
Was really impressed with the clearance store, tempted to go back for a conventional helmet at some point.