Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80108
You are right in that you want one that will last the wear and tear you subject it to. IMO you should purchase your gear to the highest level of protection that you need. If you plan on "hitting some twisty roads and get a little speed" I would definitely suggest something with armor in it, or at least the capability to accept it later. I have a Fieldsheer jacket with removable armor (I beleive just about all armor is removable) that zips into pants for a full suit when I need it. I personally like Fieldsheer because of the cost to quality ratio when compared to some of the other brands, although I am not very familiar with moto-gear. --Just my opinion
Don't try to keep up with my life, you'll only get hurt.