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OnlineMikeS

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    Leathers
    « on: 2019-04-14 11:55:04 »
    Got my leathers trousers out from under the stairs yesterday which I haven't worn for the 3 year odd years of GS ownership. Now Ive got an RT again I thought go back to the textile jacket and leather trousers combination.
    It was surprising how much difference it made to the ride, felt more planted/comfortable on the seat and less sliding about when braking or coming off the throttle.
    However, the 4 year old Bikers Paradise trousers Ive got aren't a good fit. OK on the waist but baggy around the thighs and knees. The leather seems a little thin in places as well.
    So I'm after  recommendations on what to look at now, ideally I'd like to get some made to measure but I think the cost may be prohibitive. BKS seem to be the gold standard but on the website start at around £600. Scott are cheaper but what's the quality like? Yet to look at Hideout.


    Any feedback or personal experience welcome.


    Mike




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      Re: Leathers
      « Reply #1 on: 2019-04-14 12:18:25 »
      Hideout every time.


      They are currently adjusting my wife's new jacket to make it fit perfectly.

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        Re: Leathers
        « Reply #2 on: 2019-04-14 14:10:04 »
        Got my leathers trousers out from under the stairs yesterday which I haven't worn for the 3 year odd years of GS ownership. Now Ive got an RT again I thought go back to the textile jacket and leather trousers combination.
        It was surprising how much difference it made to the ride, felt more planted/comfortable on the seat and less sliding about when braking or coming off the throttle.
        However, the 4 year old Bikers Paradise trousers Ive got aren't a good fit. OK on the waist but baggy around the thighs and knees. The leather seems a little thin in places as well.
        So I'm after  recommendations on what to look at now, ideally I'd like to get some made to measure but I think the cost may be prohibitive. BKS seem to be the gold standard but on the website start at around £600. Scott are cheaper but what's the quality like? Yet to look at Hideout.


        Any feedback or personal experience welcome.


        Mike


        Just bought the Rokker jeans. They are dear but if you read the blurb they are very technical. Very impressed with the fit and quality and they are Swiss made. Youtube vid is good.

        OnlineMikeS

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          Re: Leathers
          « Reply #3 on: 2019-04-14 16:02:32 »

          Just bought the Rokker jeans. They are dear but if you read the blurb they are very technical. Very impressed with the fit and quality and they are Swiss made. Youtube vid is good.


          What are they like on the bike? My enduroguard trousers are quite "slippery" on the seat, a little bit of braking and I slide forwards. Leathers just hold me in place.



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            « Reply #4 on: 2019-04-14 16:24:38 »
            I wear Halvarsson leather jeans in cool/moderate weather and Rokker chinos in hot weather. Both are really high quality products which will last for years , fit really well ,and give a very high level of comfort and protection. I bought mine at Motolegends in Godalming (it's best to visit to check the fit rather than ordering online as neither can be altered)


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              Re: Leathers
              « Reply #5 on: 2019-04-14 16:41:47 »
              Bought a pair of BKS made to measure leather trousers last year. Top kit, really pleased with them, very comfortable. Had a few extras, bill was nearer to £900, but they will last longer than me :)

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                Re: Leathers
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-04-14 17:06:04 »

                What are they like on the bike? My enduroguard trousers are quite "slippery" on the seat, a little bit of braking and I slide forwards. Leathers just hold me in place.


                Just got them and will be using them this weekend, but they just feel like ordinaryjeans with hip and knee protectors.

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                  « Reply #7 on: 2019-04-14 17:23:14 »
                  Bought a pair of BKS made to measure leather trousers last year. Top kit, really pleased with them, very comfortable. Had a few extras, bill was nearer to £900, but they will last longer than me :)


                  Blimey, 900 quid. How many trips to Exmouth did it take to get the measurements/ final fit?




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                    Re: Leathers
                    « Reply #8 on: 2019-04-14 17:52:02 »

                    Blimey, 900 quid. How many trips to Exmouth did it take to get the measurements/ final fit?


                    Just one, he also measured my for a jacket, in case I win the lottery :) I went for stretch panels, perforated leather for air flow, D30 level 2 armour and cool max lining. But a real quality bit of kit, like someone said on another forum, we think nothing of spending ££££ on bikes, but then don't like spending on quality kit. Not sure I'm going to go for a jacket though, as I wear my textile jacket with the trousers and in the summer, I wear a airflow jacket.