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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Slightly hidden riding gear for work and etc?

How about wearing armor armor like this underneith strong non-motorcycle clothing? Is that what this type of armor is made for?

Basically, I'm looking to walk into work or the supermarket without looking motorcycley and I am wondering... I imagine wearing the kneegaurds undernieth my favorite milspec nylon/cotton BDU khaki pants and being able to remove the armor without having to change pants while looking somewhat formal.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 01:06 PM
 
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Yeah, that's what that stuff is for. You strap it on under your jeans or jacket and off you go.

It's better than nothing, but imo, it's no substitute for a good leather suit.
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Under Armor

Another place you might check out is [URL=www.bohnarmor.com] Really good looking stuff.
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I think I'm going to get icon's super duty pants in khaki color. I'm speculating that they would look good enough for where I work if I wear them with a tucked button down shirt.

As for the upper body, a normal riding jacket with armor built in might be more convienient to change out of than under-jacket body armor.

I'm still thinking about getting separate under-jacket armor for recreation riding though...

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Get some good leathers with armor and take them off when you get to work. A nice 2 pc zip together leathers or a Edit: Aerostich Suit is all you really need! Leave a pair of shoes at work.

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Good Point.
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Get some good leathers with armor and take them off when you get to work.
This is what I do and I'm now in the market for a one-piece.
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A nice 2 pc zip together leathers or a Fieldshear is all you really need! Leave a pair of shoes at work.
Fieldsheer sucks. Do a Search for my issues with their non-existent service. How about Joe Rocket? Easy to find, generally inexpensive. Ebay's got lots to look through too.

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Sorry.... I meant Aerostich. Really don't know anything about Fieldshear.

As far as service and quality It's hard to beat Aerostich.

First Gear is another good company they will back their stuff 100%. I lost a liner once and they sent me another one under warrenty no question. They make first quality stuff and it was a good business move.

A few ccs short of a full litre.

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Sorry.... I meant Aerostich. Really don't know anything about Fieldshear.

As far as service and quality It's hard to beat Aerostich.

First Gear is another good company they will back their stuff 100%. I lost a liner once and they sent me another one under warrenty no question. They make first quality stuff and it was a good business move.
Well, with that correction I wholeheartedly agree about Aerostich. While I haven't owned a suit, I've read all good comments both on the fit and finish, but also on crash results. As far as I'm concerned, they're the top textile manufacturer out there.

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