For some timew I have been using
- BMW Airflow Jacket
- Draggin Jeans without armour
- BMW Airflow Gloves
- Local made boots
Helmet: I use modular and have used both Shoei Multitec and Schuberth C3. Both lasted around 18 months before the lining started to fall to pieces and plastics start to degrade but that is due to the weather in Cambodia and the rain/humidity.
The Draggin jeans lasted 2 years before suffering. I brought over 4 pairs 3 years ago and only have one left and that is on its last legs.
Now in a process of replacement:
Just bought Shoei Neotec and Alpinestars SMX-3 when on a trip to Bangkok two weeks ago and now realise I had left my helmets too long for replacement.
Have ordered Cordura Tropical Jeans from http://asserogea
and they will arrive in September and about to order Alpinestars SP-1 Vented shoes.
Would really like a Kevlar undershirt 3 quarter sleeve so I can wear normal shirts over.
Ride every day lots of short journeys as it is motorcycle (well scooter- Honda Dream) city here and only use the BMW Airflow Jacket for long journeys. It has been wonderful light breezy and secure. It has lasted well and covered around 10,000km still looking OK.
Gloves only get used on journeys greater than 50km and never for daily short riding. I know but I kept losing one glove so have multiple singles - seems always to be the right hand glove????
Round town most of the time the front is flipped up except when raining when the visor is cranked. I try to avoid riding in the rain as it sends the drivers and other riders crazy here (crazier than normal) and never ever ever ride after dark outside town - it is just far too dangerous (headlights are optional here as are all road laws unless there is a policeman waiting at the corner collecting donations).
Hot weather kit is difficult to find anywhere and non existent in Cambodia. For the locals they wear fleece jackets in the winter when the tempretaure drops to 23-24 degrees celcius (73-75 Fahrenheit)