Charlie (Galesburg )
I'm on my third pair in 7 years. I put them through their paces. Good fit, very comfortable. The price has jumped rather quickly though.
David (Plantation )
Excellent for hot weather riding, heavy material in the impact areas but vented in the back and inside of the legs. Good adjust ability in the waist, just the right length. Very high quality in the fabric and stitching and the pants have some heft to them so I feel protected. Highly recommend them if you're serious about your protective gear.
John (Thornton )
Only jacket I found that had the hard shoulder and elbow protection at a price I could afford. Plus an articulated back pad. Largest available was a 3X. Could use a 4X, but I guess it's time to lose a little weight. Was using a heavy leather jacket that is treated to reduce UV rays and heat absorption, but still not made for the hot days of summer. Last time I rode with that jacket, I think I got overheated..fingers cramping..eyes hard to focus..finally stopped at DQ and got some ice water and a medium cone. Finally cooled down enough to finish the ride home, but without the protective gear so I could stay cool. Felt sketchy without protection. Now I'm covered. Thanks.
Merrill (Boerne )
Wore these gloves on recent 5200 mile bike trip from Texas to Montana and they are a comfortable glove and OK for Summer, but I found I had to change to my fingerless gloves when the temps were over 90 degrees. Fit and finish is very good and I'd buy them again in a heartbeat. Could be 5-7 bucks cheaper, but as they feel so good on the hand and when applying brakes or clutch they allowed for good grip on the controls.
David Kelly (Santa Barbara )
These gloves are well-made, with good stitching, no loose threads, etc. The small size fit is correct, although the fingers are a little baggy. I would prefer a tighter fit for handling the control buttons and switches. The mesh fabric at the sides of the fingers provides plenty of air flow. The top of the gloves is made of light nylon fabric for a little protection and there is a padded strip over the knuckles. The bottom is made of leatherish material with a little padding on the palm. Overall, they don't provide as much protection as armored leather gloves, but you can wear them in hot weather and it's better than nothing. They are very comfortable and a good value.
Greg (Spartanburg )
These boots were a tight fit and hurt my feet the first few rides, they have been getting a little better each ride. They are heavy duty with good leather. The laces I replaced after the first use, too small of a diameter. The zipper is on the outside of the boot, seems weird that its not on the inside. They have a very thick sole, I had to adjust my shift lever quite a bit. Probably the best boot out there for the money.