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want to buy leathers. what to look for?

I am interested in getting leathers for my canyon riding. I have seen them from 200-2600 and I don't see much differance in them so I am wondering what i should be looking for? Ventalation is important to me and knee puck velcrow too. a quality spine protector would be nice but aside from that and the standard stuff i don't know what to look for.

what is the lower end of the price range where i can get somthing that will have good features but still be comfortable on hot days and keep me without road rash or too worse for wear should I slide out in the twisties.
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Re: want to buy leathers. what to look for?

someone here told me about spartan leathers custom suits, very low price for custom.

certain online stores have good deals check sportbiketrackgear or newenough.com both are kind enough to post reviews stg even post crash test videos for some of there product line

if you are just street riding you could get a aerostich suit. ive heard nothing but good things about them also.

on the street i wear a armored jacket with armored leather overpants of course with boots, lid, and gloves.

i definately suggest buying a seperate back protector as most jackets and some of the cheaper suits protectors are no better than carpet padding.

i use a knox contour but also like the forcefield armor and bohn as well.
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Re: want to buy leathers. what to look for?

I have an AlpineStars jacket and pants that I received as a xmas present from my lovely wife a few years ago. She looked at other brands, but was told the quality and performance was hard to beat. Without buying and trying other brands, it's difficult to give comparisons, but I am more than happy with this set. I didn't want a full-on track suit as I often don't wear the pants when running errands or commuting to a meeting.
The fit and comfort are very nice and they seem to be a quality product.
We reviewed other brands but ultimately decided going the cheaper route wasn't a great option if I had to lay the bike down at any time.

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Re: want to buy leathers. what to look for?

I like Vanson, but they're pricey. Bought my jacket off their online clearance rack for almost half price though. Might be something for you to check out.
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