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Aerostich Roadcrafter jacket and pants. I use this in all weather and all conditions. I use a Gerbing electric jacket liner when it is cold out.
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For short rides I have a Kevlar reinforced denim jacket with elbow and shoulder padding.
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Which denim jacket? Brand? Model?
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I normally wear my 30 year old leather jacket but in the summer when temps get into the 90s I tend to overheat in it so I rely on an EVS G6 armored jersey. Not as good as leather but better than just a shirt.
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I have a 30 yr old "Branded" Leather jacket that was made right here in North Dakota. I had traded an old Korean made leather jacket (that had shrunk from too much rain) and $50 for it when it was only worn for the first year. His belly got too big and his 12 yr old son needed a jacket. Good deal all the way around. I wear a jean vest over it, I had to have the collar rebuilt, and the sleeves look well ridden.
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Alpinestars hoodie. A little warmer than I expected, reinforced abrasion resistant with armour. I took the hood off as it made a noise flapping which was irritating me. Had to cover the velcro strips as they catch if you have long hair. Quite pleased with it. https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net...2a&oe=5C04C318
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Which denim jacket? Brand? Model?
It's an HD denim, I forget the name and not sure if it is made anymore
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I have a Klim Badlands jacket:



I have several other jackets, leather jackets, none of which is entirely satisfactory.

I didn't really expect, or intend, the Badlands to become the one jacket, but it is so good that it is the only one that I wear now.

Most of the time I wear it with just a tee shirt underneath. There's lots of ventilation, and I've found that it copes well with the 30+°C temps that are quite common these days. In the depths of Winter (!), when the temps drop towards single digits (°C), I might wear a light jumper too.
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Wow, the Klim Badlands jacket is a good looking jacket. There are a lot of fabrics out there that are far superior to leather, both in comfort and protection. However, leather is king in my world unless it's bloody hot or freezing cold. My first leather jacket was a Perfecto bought back in the early 70's. Still have it for memories only. I also bought one from a Harley dealer. In less than two years the main zipper broke and had to be replace. Has removable liner. Made in China. OK for riding in 60-70 degree weather. That being said, I am surprised there has not been any mention of Fox Creek Leather. My last jacket came from them a year ago and I love it. Clearly the best built jacket I have ever owned. It too has a removable liner, is Made in America and comes with a lifetime warranty. Back to the fabrics. A couple of years ago I bought a Tourmaster Jacket that was great and reasonably priced, but at 64yrs. old I don't have any desire to ride when it's at or below 40 degrees. So, I gave it to my oldest son who rides to work nearly year round even though he owns a truck. Final thought: was out riding yesterday for about 20 miles and managed to pick up a nail in the rear tire. First time ever. Luckily this ride ended in my own driveway. Ciao!
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I have a Klim Badlands jacket:



I have several other jackets, leather jackets, none of which is entirely satisfactory.

I didn't really expect, or intend, the Badlands to become the one jacket, but it is so good that it is the only one that I wear now.

Most of the time I wear it with just a tee shirt underneath. There's lots of ventilation, and I've found that it copes well with the 30+°C temps that are quite common these days. In the depths of Winter (!), when the temps drop towards single digits (°C), I might wear a light jumper too.
Nice, I am very happy with mine as well and I like the fact that I don't have to stop and put on rain gear.

My only complaint is the Hi Viz version fades quickly and really shows the dirt (not surprising)
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I have a Klim Badlands jacket:
I have several other jackets, leather jackets, none of which is entirely satisfactory.

I didn't really expect, or intend, the Badlands to become the one jacket, but it is so good that it is the only one that I wear now.

Most of the time I wear it with just a tee shirt underneath. There's lots of ventilation, and I've found that it copes well with the 30+°C temps that are quite common these days. In the depths of Winter (!), when the temps drop towards single digits (°C), I might wear a light jumper too.
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Nice, I am very happy with mine as well and I like the fact that I don't have to stop and put on rain gear.

My only complaint is the Hi Viz version fades quickly and really shows the dirt (not surprising)
Folkie and Chris,

I just got back from Sturgis. My H-D rainsuit worked really well, but having to stop to put it on and take it off (multiple times!) was a pain. The Klim Badlands Pro sounds like it would work well for the type of riding I do.

Question: What rain gear are you using to keep your legs dry?
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