Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Orange County, CA
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I do have a very nice leather jacket - thick, warm, looks good, and loaded with crash protection armor. That I got at my local Triump dealer - it was originally $399.99 and I got it on closeout for $99!
Now, I don't like to wear the leather jacket in the rain as it takes forever to dry out and my bike is my daily commuter - I drive from Irvine, CA to LA every day (mon - fri)! I can get away with working from home every now and then, but I can't continue to do that often. I bought gore-tex gloves and while they don't feel as safe as the leather gloves, I believe they would work well in one crash and need replacement; I'm OK with that.
If there are decent alternatives, I'm OK with that! It only rains a couple of months a year max in SoCal, but traffic for my commute is 1.5 hours min on most typical days but add rain and it's closer to 2 or 3 hours.