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Poll: Leathers on the road

Total Members Polled: 171

Never ride without them:
49%
Wear them for longer rides but not local ones:
33%
Thought about them but prefer decent textiles:
12%
Purely for racers and posers:
7%
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Dr Jekyll

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7,342 posts

144 months

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Obviously there are other possibilities, just trying to catch the general view.

hostyle

1,156 posts

99 months

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I haven't got anything else than leathers...

willis1337

365 posts

49 months

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Textile jacket, leather trousers.

One Amp Andy

1,013 posts

73 months

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Draggin jeans and leather jacket, or textiles, for nipping out to my mates, going to work or the shop.( Except for the BB run to Hartside while I was waiting for my new leathers). Going for a properly fast ride, leathers every time.

Willy Nilly

4,949 posts

50 months

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I bought leathers in January, but have only used them two or three times. far too cold. Textiles are better. They make me ride like a cock too.
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Mr OCD

3,854 posts

94 months

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willis1337 said:
Textile jacket, leather trousers.
Leather Jacket, Textile trousers... wink

I do have full sets of both though... smile

k15tox

1,680 posts

64 months

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Textiles for commuting/normal duties.

Leather gimp suit for 'hoons'.

RizzoTheRat

11,429 posts

75 months

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My leathers shrank one winter some years back and I've never bothered getting another set. Textiles all year and draggin's with motorcross knee armour underneith (don't trust the stuff that sticks in the draggins to be anywhere near my knees in a crash).

I accept that leathers are likely to be better in a crash (as I understand it they'll slide better whereas textile are grippier and can cause you to roll) but the textiles are a lot more practical.

willisit

1,610 posts

114 months

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The caveat to me getting my license was that would always wear leathers - so I do. I've come to enjoy the "power ranger" look.. ahem. Either way, it's worth the inconvenience.

VinceFox

18,839 posts

55 months

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Leather jacket for short rides, full race for fast/long ones.

spareparts

4,937 posts

110 months

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willis1337 said:
Textile jacket, leather trousers.
+1

k15tox

1,680 posts

64 months

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My textiles are much more comfy, but i dont not feel as safe in them.

Id rather wear them though, sometimes feel like a bit of a tool in an alpinestars one-piece with virgin knee sliders.

But safety before image i suppose!




Yazza54

12,923 posts

64 months

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Got some Leather pants at weekend and won't ever go back to textile pants. They fit so much better.

Hooli

27,333 posts

83 months

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Leathers normally, textiles if it's damn cold. Occasionally when not planning to ride hard I might wear jeans in the summer.

y2blade

54,259 posts

98 months

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Usually Leather jacket and a pair of denim jeans. With bike boots, gloves and helmet.

biffonracing

71 posts

35 months

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Riding all year round I tend to work through the following:

Textiles in the winter / bad weather
leather jacket / textile trousers in the summer for commuting
one piece gimp suit (leather not plastic) for having fun

twizellb

1,860 posts

95 months

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y2blade said:
Usually Leather jacket and a pair of denim jeans. With bike boots, gloves and helmet.
This but usually with trainers,

srob

9,209 posts

121 months

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Levi's and a leather jacket.

lllN30lll

59 posts

27 months

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Never ride without them, went out on the pitbike once in jeans and came of on a roundabout at 50mph and took a proper chunk out of my knee frown

UnluckyTimmeh

2,737 posts

96 months

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It depends on the weather and what bike i'm on.


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