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1Back to top Go down    RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:40 pm

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Has anyone read this report into our motorcycle clothing?
http://motorbikewriter.com/motorcycle-gear-fails-abrasion-tests/

Doesn't seem like we are going to find out which ones failed, and by that I'd say we can treat them all like that all failed.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:09 pm

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The Aldi gear gets a positive mention, but they seem to be only available once or twice a year and only if you get in early before your size had gone.

Lack of any regular supply and try-on facilities is a real problem.

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3Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:30 pm

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They don't even make my size in anything, even helmets don't come close.
Yeah I know. Razz  But other brands have sizes that fit and even larger sizes than I take.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:32 am

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I think that the "Catalyst" program on the ABC is doing a thing on motorcycling protective gear next Tues, 20:00.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:43 am

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Yeah, I posted and commented about that article here the other day and also a few weeks back. No one seemed interested

The problem with some of the Aldi gear, like their winter wet weather riding suit is that its mighty bulky. Probbably more suited to the higher latitude Northern hemisphere climates imo. In Australia we need something lighter and adaptable to the weather changes we can see even in one day.

This is of particular interest to me because my daughter markets her own range of m/c protective clothing just for women. Its far better than any women's gear out there on the market but she's having trouble getting it tested as there are no testing facilities in Australia to do this to EU standards .
You can check out her jackets at http://www.blackarrowlabel.com/. Its marketed towards the fashion end of the cafe M/C scene but her gear has CE armour, kevlar lining etc. She also has jeans but they aren't up on here wesite yet.
She has outlets all over the world or jump on her website. Its just for gals. Its very niche. Its not cheap. But if anyone's intersted I could organise a discount. Just PM me.

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6Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:19 am

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Yep maybe she should get in touch with that woman doing the testing. Maybe send her this link. Mind you the girl in the website looks like she's already dropped her bike once. Time for her to replace those torn jeans.
I'm with Rick G, If I was skinny enough to fit into the Aldi stuff I might need the extra plump gear to keep me warn in winter. I never tied the helmets on so don't know about that one Smile
Still waiting for Tuesday to watch catalyst, but thought this might be something to consider.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:52 am

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The only problem I have with it is that she may be slightly bias as she helped Aldi  with the direction they should go with their gear.
The standard abrasion test is set in Europe, and I'm assuming that most European manufacturers would manufacture their products with that knowledge.
So wondering if she refers to products that are produced in Asia for Australian companies such as bikers gear Australia and the like.



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8Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:06 am

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A lot of the European stuff is produced in Asia. One of my Hein Gericke jackets says 'Made in Indonesia', another says 'Made in China', two pairs HG trousers also say 'Made in China'. Only my Rukkas say 'Made in Finland'. Aldi stuff I'm pretty damn sure is made in the same factories as Hein Gericke stuff - I was able to do a direct comparison my jacket vs a mate's jacket at work. Same design, same stitches, etc. etc.. Which begs the question, why is the Australian testing failing so many articles? I guess the answer is that the European stuff is made in a special corner of the factory?

Accepting that parts of Oz get up to stupid temperatures, a lot of the current batch of European jackets and trousers are designed to cope with temperatures from below zero to Africa because the manufacturers (or should I say 'designers') accept that many riders are venturing to much more exotic climes than before. It's done with layers and zips.

I have absolutely no idea what constitutes a living wage in Australia but I'm well aware that the £ (or €) to A$ is crippling. For me, a good HG or Rukka jacket is six or seven days' pay and I earn an 'average' wage. Trousers come in at about the same and boots, maybe four days' pay. Gloves I can buy just after lunch!! Very Happy These prices are in the mid to top-end range (£) and usually take some determined saving, but I did conclusively prove that you get what you pay for about two months ago. That's absolutely priceless.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:36 am

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Dai they are selling us crap because there are no standards to work to or adhere to.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:59 am

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Based on this thread - I just detoured off the weekly shop beaten track into Aldi and picked up my self a pair of boots - as usual, very hit or miss with the sizes they have, but they did have one pair in my size and they seem pretty comfortable. How well they wear is yet to be seen - but for £29.99 I can't complain if I get a couple of years out of them. 

Keeping them klean so I can bring them out to Oz - saves me having to scrub my other boots specially for the visit. 

I was tempted by the kevlar jeans, but they were all in fatter sizes than me and, besides, the weather here in the UK is so unpredictable (or should I say so predictable?) that I'm probably best off sticking with my all-weather armoured bike legs with removable thermal lining.


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11Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:30 pm

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:How well they wear is yet to be seen - but for £29.99 I can't complain if I get a couple of years out of them. 

I was tempted by the kevlar jeans, but they were all in fatter sizes than me and, besides, the weather here in the UK is so unpredictable (or should I say so predictable?) that I'm probably best off sticking with my all-weather armoured bike legs with removable thermal lining.
The boots work out at €40, I'm on my second pair and they are waterproof. They do last a season and are comfortable to walk in too.

The Jeans; I found the same with the sizes but grabbed a long legged pair when the last of them was on sale for a tenner (€) and gave them to a local alterations place who chopped off the surplus for a few dollars more. All in they stood me (pardon the pun) €17 but I seem to favour the all weather Richas for our climate too!



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12Back to top Go down    RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:54 pm

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I can';t seem to locate it at this moment but if you can find an image under Western Australian speed camera 112kph motorcycle. If it comes up and you don't shudder, you are a stronger man than me.
Shows a bloke coming off in shorts, t shirt and no gloves, hand about to hit the deck.
I'd say anything you buy is better than that.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:03 pm

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14Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:27 pm

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Jaysus!!!!!! Shocked


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15Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:18 pm

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He appears to be wearing a t-shirt, and shorts.

Why bother with the crash helmet - there are no brains to protect?


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16Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:10 pm

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Remember, he's still doing 112kph when this photo was snapped.

He has a way to go before he finally stops! Shocked

Freakin' OUCH!


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17Back to top Go down    RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:47 pm

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I think luckily he left his thongs at home. My Aldi jacket looks pretty good about now.


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18Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:11 pm

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@RT wrote:I think luckily he left his thongs at home. My Aldi jacket looks pretty good about now.
... along with his brains.

Ya gotta wonder how he ended up in that predicament in the first place!  There doesn't appear to be anything around that would've caused him to lose it like that. Probably excessive speeding.... laid on the brakes..... lost grip.



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19Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:57 pm

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ooh thats nasty .  he or she wont do that again im sure.

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20Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:28 pm

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Kaptain Holister wrote:
@RT wrote:I think luckily he left his thongs at home. My Aldi jacket looks pretty good about now.
... along with his brains.

Ya gotta wonder how he ended up in that predicament in the first place!  There doesn't appear to be anything around that would've caused him to lose it like that. Probably excessive speeding.... laid on the brakes..... lost grip.
I would lay odds that he was speeding then realized... oh shit speedcamera and slam the brakes on on a wet road then ass over tit. Now if he did have any brains you just keep going because the number plate is on the back and no number plate in the photo = no fine. Proof he has no brains


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21Back to top Go down    Re: RIDING APPAREL REPORT on Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:53 pm

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Sound logic Rick. I'd lay odds also that he has an 'L' plate on the back as well.


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