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Shoei-- cause it fits my head best and is highly rated. Helmets tend to fit shapes of heads differently from manufacturer to manufacture.
Gloves- I love Lee Parks last for more than ten years per pair and get more comfortable every day.
I have found tourmaster gear to be quality at a good price. I have so many jackets, can't help myself.
 

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Joe Rocket for the jacket and pants. I don't recall on the gloves. Vega for the helmet. Tried Bilt for the pants, but they started falling apart, so I had to wonder what would happen if I needed to depend on them.
Forgot the boots HD branded engineers boots, good heavy leather.
 
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Helmet--- I have 2 Bell helmets, that is the only brand I have found that fits my melon with out causing pressure point pain

Jackets...... summer I have a Joe Rocket mesh............. winter I have a MotoNation hi vis yellow

gloves.......... most of the time a pair of Wells Lamont work gloves made of goat skin.................... cold ..... don't know the brand, but leather gaunlet style heavy thinsulate lined

shoes,....... I know I shouldnt, but most of the time I just have on sneakers................. really cold long rides, I put on my hunting boots
 
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Best worn gear in reality......................................JUST HAVE SOME ON ALL THE TIME
 

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forgot pants...........

warm weather....... Jeans................. cold what ever with leather chaps over
 
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Best worn gear in reality......................................JUST HAVE SOME ON ALL THE TIME
Just not flip-flops and Bermuda shorts!
 

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Aerostich Transit 3 suit (waterproof leather) 2 piece that is fully armored and zips together
Schuberth Pro 3 modular helmet (best and lightest helmet I have ever worn)
Aerostich elk skin roper gloves. The most comfortable glove I have ever worn. Last a long long time. Very reasonable price.
Alpinestar gortex touring boots
LD comfort underwear (top and bottom) (Excellent for controlling temperature hot or cold and getting the moisture off your skin - and then controlling the rate it evaporates to cool you in hot temps.)
On cold days, I have a warm and safe heated jacket, their 4th gen one.

I have worn all of this gear in temps as low as 20 degrees and high as 115 degrees.

I ride really long distances (800+ mile days, many in a row) rain or shine. I am leaving in a week for a 7 day rally that will cover about 12K miles round trip over a 12 day period and will be wearing all the gear above. I am expecting temps to be high 90s to about 105 during the day and as low mid 30s in some areas at night.
 
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Aerostich Transit 3 suit (waterproof leather) 2 piece that is fully armored and zips together
Schuberth Pro 3 modular helmet (best and lightest helmet I have ever worn)
Aerostich elk skin roper gloves. The most comfortable glove I have ever worn. Last a long long time. Very reasonable price.
Alpinestar gortex touring boots
LD comfort underwear (top and bottom) (Excellent for controlling temperature hot or cold and getting the moisture off your skin - and then controlling the rate it evaporates to cool you in hot temps.)
On cold days, I have a warm and safe heated jacket, their 4th gen one.

I have worn all of this gear in temps as low as 20 degrees and high as 115 degrees.

I ride really long distances (800+ mile days, many in a row) rain or shine. I am leaving in a week for a 7 day rally that will cover about 12K miles round trip over a 12 day period and will be wearing all the gear above. I am expecting temps to be high 90s to about 105 during the day and as low mid 30s in some areas at night.
There are riders and then there are IB riders. I am from the first group.
 

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As you see everyone has their favorites when it comes to gear.
I'm a Shoei helmet fan, they fit me well. I wear hiking boots to cover my ankles and blue jeans. I wore an Olympia mesh jacket (it's hot in Florida so the extra airflow is a plus) for a number of years and liked it. Now I wear a Klim mesh jacket and am really happy with it. Both jackets came with CE approved armor and are very comfortable. I've worn a few different types of gloves. Main thing is to have good gear and always wear it.
 

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Helmet; generally HJC as they fit me well, seem to be good quality and reasonable price.

Gloves; nothing particular, but I do have multiple ones for hot, cool, and cold weather.

Boots; I wear my work boots, Nick's Boots. A heavy duty boot but the most comfortable footwear I own.

Jacket; Joe Rocket mesh jacket for most of the year as it's hot and sweaty here in the heart of the Sweat Belt. Leather jacket for cold weather.

Pants; I do have a set of Draggin Jeans that was passed down to me (rarely wear), I have some Aerostitch mesh pants in a box somewhere (we moved into a new house and I haven't found everything yet), but most of the time it's just jeans.
 
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There are riders and then there are IB riders. I am from the first group.
Yep. Same gear and reasons apply to both groups. It gets really hot in the SW USA. I see lots or people that are totally unprepared and suffering from dehydration because their gear is inadequate for the ride they are on.
 
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Shoei lid cause my wife said only the best. Fits me well and has a built in com. Joe Rocket jackets 1 mesh and 1 for cooler times. Gerbing jacket and gloves for plugging in when the riding gets cold up here in the rockies. Just jeans on my legs. Milwaukee boots. Different gloves depending on temps. Fingerless and regular gloves with good palm and knuckle protection.
 

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too much to want to list, its warm enough to wear my joe rocket ballistic mesh jacket, first gear rush mesh pants, and cortech aero-flo gloves. my boots are alpinestar new land gore-tex boots which are not being made anymore
 
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Money, of course, is a factor in all gear. Many years I went with what I thought I could afford. As I got older and found I don't bounce or heal as well as I used to, so I directed more budget to gear.

The other big factor is fit. I need to try on helmets and have gear tailored.
 

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i mostly wear a Shoei Neo-tec II helmet, i also have a Klim Krios
 
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Responding to OP:

Helmet: Schuberth C3Pro with Cardo Freecom4+ Bluetooth paired to Garmin Zumo XT GPS.

Pants: Rev'It Tornado3

Jacket: Dainese SP-R

Boots: Daytona Aero Sport GTX

Gloves: Bilt perforated leather (daily); Held Quattrotempi4 (touring)

Ride out of Tampa/St. Pete, FL. ATGATT. No exceptions. Gear is remarkably cool, and everything is Gore-Tex, except waterproof liner on pants which is proprietary to Rev'It. Do not own, or use rain gear.
 

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There are riders and then there are IB riders. I am from the first group.
having done a few IB rides i can say that some wear everything from jeans and T- shirts to high $$$ gear
 
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You mean you are not interested in participation trophies? My 40 y.o. son still has his collection left over from High School. :ROFLMAO:
I am not into accolades or trophies. But I do like hearing about IB ride. I have back problems and joint problems and do a good job on the CAT rides. Being a newer member you will have to search for the CAT riders info on GWOF. Hopefully you will find a couple of stories of one Aussie with a bit of a lighter side to his riding.

Many of you here have joined in with this Aussie on some of my rides and would know that I kit up fairly well with. Motorcycle jacket, kevlar jeans, riding boots and leather gloves. :D
 
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