Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Roswell, GA. USA.
I was wearing a Rukka suit and a Schuberth C3. The Rukka is excellent for cold climates, but a bit too warm for the south of north America.
I've just bought a Klim Apex jacket and Latitude pants. The jacket has 'huge' ventilation zips, which I hope will really help summer rides. And my Arai XD4 Diamante has just arrived, which I think will compliment the red DCT nicely.
I've had BMW touring boots the last ten years. They've never once leaked, but are now literally worn out. I'm fancying one of the latest Sidi touring / Adventure crossover boots. Maybe something like the Canyon?
As someone who grew up in England, but now lives in Georgia where it rarely rains (but when it does - you will surely know about it!), the only advise I'd give is to make sure that 'everything' you buy (gloves, boots, jackets, pants) is has a bonded to outer gore-tex liner - it'll repay you the initial outlay ten fold the next time it's too hot / cold / wet - del as applicable. Oh and body armor - particularly a spine protector too!
For those that can't afford posh togs and lids. Or maybe simply don't want to spend that much, I'd buy cheap unlined waterproofs, because biking is miserable if you're wet or cold. Oh, and still buy an expensive protective helmet anyway - you can survive without some limbs, but your old noggin isn't one of them!