If you want to save money on the highest end gear, check the sales boards for your local tracks and racing forums. Used undamaged gear will cost less, and will be somewhat broken in.
Full one piece leathers are IMHO too much bother for day to day riding. Two piece leathers are at least easier to get on and off.(I think).
The best gear in the world doesn't do any good hanging in the closet.
Textiles have been my choice for street riding for decades. Loose fitting gear is nearly useless, as you have discovered. CE 2 rated armor at all the likely contact points, held in place so that it won't shift away should you need it....
Double or triple layers of material anywhere you could slide on, with stitching that cannot wear away is critical, no matter what material.
I gave up coordinating gear to the bike many years ago. Gear outlasts bikes if you don't crash too hard in it. Adequate protection, Durable, comfortable, then worry about how you look in it.
purchase a cheap ass helmet. Skip graphics; you can always go for a custom paint when your budget allows. Nothing beats leather
! My 2-pc Dainesé
that I use for street and warmer track days are solid black... but both jacket & pants are made with perforated leather (as are my Sidi
boots). They really are a 3-season items. Sometimes (early morning/evening/coastal times & locations I have to whip out my electric gear, 'cuz the really flow so well that I become chilled.
I have an older set of 2-pc Dainesé racing leathers that are not perf'ed, but at a point some years ago I added two zip chest vents, as well as two scapula zip vents in the back for a semi-controllable air flow. I only use these on the track when I know the weather is not going to be über hot... they are mainly white some blue accent panels. They see the most use taking up space in my closet. 01zx6rj
, always buy the absolute best quality gear your budget allows
! I personally have several jackets/pants/gloves/& boots (Sidi perforated/vented boots, and I also own water proof boots)
. All fill a specific niche. When I take my long trips (+2500 miles), I always take at least 3
-Xtra pairs of gloves just to swap out so they don't become so damn 'grody.' Plus, I bring rain gear. I almost always take at least my electric jacket for cooler morning/High Country/Coastal riding.
Now, I don't have the where-with-all to just whip out a piece of plastic and buy this stuff all at once. This parade of moto-swag/porn is a continually evolving continuum. I have my ABC
nniversary [might have to delete that one], b
irthday and C
hristmas) on a thumb drive, with web URLs, it's my wish list to make gift giving easy for friends & family. Each URL contains all the correct info; down to the SKU number of the specific item. Easy-peasy. Cake & pie.