Please share some experience here.
With non-perfed leathers (providing a very GOOD wind barrier) and long johns, what is the lowest temp you have found them comfortable for several hours of riding?
I am looking for a solution to about a 45-50 degree problem. That's about as low as I will see in Savannah (that I want to ride in anyway.) It gets colder, but not so often that I have to be suicidal about riding in it
I have been "making do" with various non-bike gear, but I want to move up. My Goretex "field jacket" keeps me warm, but beats me to death on the arms with flapping, and the "coat-length" bunches up at the crotch. Flapping is bad with every other textile coat I have. Same with some light nylon over-pants. On top of that, none of these give much protection from a spill.
I have my eye on a used set of non-vented leathers that should permit room for long-johns (about $300). I'm guessing that this combo would work pretty good, but buying them is the only way I can find out, unless you help.
Yes, I know the Aerostitch Roadcrafter would be perfect. But, I am just not quite ready to pop for the $800-$900 yet. Generally, I try to make several inappropriate purchases first to save money. After wasting several hundred $, I go back and and buy the right thing.