J&S have large stock but not that close to you. The other that I’d suggest is George White in Slough. They have a factory outlet and a large selection so sure you’ll be able to pick up lots within your budget.
I got a pair of Spada trousers from Infinity Hangar Lane. Been out in all sorts of weather with them and they’ve been great. I wear them on my daily commute over my work trousers and they’re pretty comfortable. If I remember correctly I paid less than £80 for them, so good value.
I went to HG last night and got textiles for £120 including Hip armour… but the staff showed me a pair for £150 and as I’m more for the protection… I may pop back in and ask whats the difference in safety between the both…
BMF show is a whole mix of stuff (and sh*t). Some is brand new, just last years styles/colours. Some is sold by manufacturers as “seconds” so you have to check carefully. (Frank Thomas particularly.) Some is stock vendors just want to shift to get some money/make room for new stock. Some is just show people who just shift lots of stuff quickly in large volume to make a very small profit each deal but a lot overall.
All in all, it’s a tightwads paradise.
Pity it’s not nearer London. The journey is a yawn if your coming from south of the river.
Went to HG yesterday and tbh got great advice… the pants for £150 are goretex and will survive is the heaven open.
The £120 pants are sheltex and will survive the light rain etc… tbh I’m not going to be riding in the heavy rain so there is no need for me for the £150.
Both offer same protection but the difference is the goretex…
I came back with what I brought in the first place and also got a great deal on boots… which I again debating because I found another pair (this always happened, never can make up my mind ahhhhhhhhhh:w00t::w00t::w00t: