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« on: February 08, 2018, 10:20:55 am »
Could I ask for some advice re the best color option for jacket and pants . Black has always been no1 , but these days one has option and grey and light silver are options as well. Showed my partner the kit as I liked the DMD stuff  in grey / black . She said its not nice and will show / get dirty quick. Black is best option but can roast one medium rare  :pot: , in high temp rides , winter is no problem .
As mentioned I like the DMD Kalahari grey/black  , Spiritt jackets are nice as well , and then top of the pile is the ALPINE STAR kit , just a tad on the expensive side , mite bite the bullet and but it in stages , first jacket and then pants .
Last question , short or long jacket ? I prefer short , but would like some input from experience  .
I have a box full of kit , mostly  roadbike , leathers , and some mx stuff . but nothing close to adventure kit .

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 11:13:11 am »
Kinda depends on the riding you're planning I guess.  I have a road oriented mesh jacket for summer with basic armor for if I'm riding to work.  A KTM Rallye jacket with armour for winter and a Leatt Enduro jacket with no armor but with removeable arms, hydration pocket and about a million pockets which is awesome for long trips, if a bit warm (with the armour suit underneath).

I also ue the mesh ajcket even for offroad rides in the height of summer, I'd rather be comfortable than fashionable haha

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 11:17:00 am »
Sorry, summer jacket is black (Why I have no idea...Youd think summer cjaket should automatically be lighter color)
KTM jacket....Well....KTM Orange/white/black
Enduro Jacket olive green

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 07:42:19 pm »
I’ve got a Spirit adv suit,good ventilation with all the protection(knee,back,shoulder,elbow)place for hydration pack,and all the removal winter stuff.did I mention it grey and lumo green?comes in red too

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 08:32:27 pm »
Here's my take on your question:

- Buy what you like, irrespective of the color.  You'll be happier in your first choice pret pakkie.
- Look for air flow opposed to color.  You're riding in it, not visiting the mall.
- Go for a long jacket, they have more pockets = more space = more useless gadgets to take with = makes man happy
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 03:18:31 pm »
I always buy light colored riding kit - road or off-road.
In our hot African climate it helps reflect the Suns heat, rather than absorbing it like a black body would
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 03:20:27 pm »
Personally, I like subdued shades of pink and amethyst.  :peepwall:
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 07:52:27 am »
I gave up on the traditional black a long time ago so that I would be able to keep cooler. Even in winter riding, there's often a warm sun and there are other ways to stay warm.

Nowadays, I ride with BMW City Pany (I have denim and gray), and I use one of three jackets depending on the ride and conditions - light blue / medium blue / yellow luminescent type.

Helmets are also all light colours.

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 10:33:00 am »
Have the greay and white Mica jacket - looks awesome but you look like something crawled out of a hole in the ground after a day's hard riding.

NOt good if you use the same jacket to see clients with like I did for a short time until I bought a black jacket.

 Stick to black or dark colors my advice. Not that hot - Alpinestars jacket ventilation awesome with short gloves  :biggrin: - you are going to be hot in any case, doesn't matter what you are wearing, with (preferably of course) or with our armour!

Second the advice on the long jackets - you ride an adventure bike not a speed bike!
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 01:26:21 pm »
I've been using the DMD Kalahari jackets for years. Nice functional jacket, but they fade. The black/grey goes purple, and my red one is pink. So you get two colours for the price of one, if you keep it long enough. My next one will be the blue/black.
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