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Old 14-01-22, 06:51 AM   #11
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the original old frank thomas stuff was good but i fear the stitching will now be less effective, the leather will still be fine after a good saddle soap.

thumbs up for Scott leathers. a fully made to measure suit will set you back 500 upwards and i recommend a custom to your spec superbike suit. going to get measured up is a must though.

what ever you do dont buy stuff off ebay etc.etc and stay from anything made in china.
Cheers. I'm definitely not going to buy anything on ebay!
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Old 14-01-22, 07:36 PM   #12
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Whatever you buy, check the protection it offer on the scale of A-AAA. And check what armour it comes with. D3O ideally is what you want to have as standard, or upgrade to.
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Old 14-01-22, 10:17 PM   #13
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Whatever you buy, check the protection it offer on the scale of A-AAA. And check what armour it comes with. D3O ideally is what you want to have as standard, or upgrade to.
Most of them seem to be AA, which I find a little odd as you can get AAA denim jeans, but maybe it's a higher standard for jackets. I quite like the Knox armour, but the D3O I have is incredibly soft.
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AA is still a good level, and is what most good textile jackets achieve. Usually for AAA (IIRC) it is the 'slide test' which most fail on, as the abrasion resistance at that level is really high.
I'm a big fan of the D3O armour. Got it in my new jackets last year and its much more comfortable to wear, and should offer more protection too.
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Well, for what it's worth.. I've had just about every kind of bike ware over 46 years of biking and tbh ... I'm now a 100% convert to textiles, I now have the Frank Thomas storm outfit, it's a bit on the 'touring' side of style but it's got lots of pockets, removable winter liner, 100% waterproof, full body armour, sleeves, cuffs, waist are all adjustable and above all ... really comfortable. I wouldn't even think about changing back to leather now
Just my opinion but we'll worth a look.
I got all my kit from J&S in Maidstone, really competitive prices too.
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