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Post  MrNutt on Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:06

here are some piccys of my new halvassons riding gear, been waiting for a while for it to come in and finally was able to pick it up today.

its really good top quality stuff and so comfy, really well put together, and even managed to blag a deal on it too which was great!



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Once i've had some riding time with it, i'll stick a review up in the reviews section

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Re: New Riding Gear

Post  Radar on Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:44

Take the coat hanger out, it will be much more comfortable! old
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:54

yes this is true
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Post  Radar on Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:58

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:yes this is true

I like to be helpful... Rolling Eyes
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Post  billyw on Thu Mar 29 2012, 09:50

Oh and dont forget the labels - they sting like buggery on the straights.
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Post  Roll The Bones on Thu Mar 29 2012, 18:03

Will your feet touch the ground once you've got the pants on???
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Re: New Riding Gear

Post  MrNutt on Thu Mar 29 2012, 18:28

just been out for a quick spin in the jacket and trousers, very very good bits of kit, I had all the venting shut and this was in full mid afternoon heat of 19.5 degrees and i was pretty cool inside the jacket and trousers, never really believed in all these fancy liners but these ones really do work! so pretty chuffed about that,

it very comfortable and makes me feel safe and secure, just need it to all loosen up a bit!

I could still get my feet flat on the floor, not quite as easily as in my riding jeans but wasn't a strain
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Post  ellie on Thu Mar 29 2012, 18:49

You need a Hi-viz on top of that boy, your blacker than the inside of Nicks wallet pmsl
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Post  MrNutt on Thu Mar 29 2012, 19:06

I found today in the sun that black was better, you stand out more as a dark object than something bright that blends in with the back ground
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Thu Mar 29 2012, 19:42

Nice kit. Bit like my HG stuff that is now two years old! Doesn't time fly when your having fun! naughty
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Post  MrNutt on Thu Mar 29 2012, 19:44

I looked at some HG stuff, it was good but for the money equivalent I just preferred this stuff, plus i got some discount which was a deal sealer!
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Thu Mar 29 2012, 19:46

I got mine when I bought the bike.

Jacket, lock, ground anchor, cover, disk lock, lid, gloves and boots. Got around 12% knocked off. Mind you it was a Wednesday morning and I was the only customer in!
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Post  MrNutt on Thu Mar 29 2012, 19:52

thats quite decent discount from there, I had asked about a deal if I bought stuff there and then and staff just said no, which i could get, but i like my local shop so though stuff it
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Thu Mar 29 2012, 19:53

Yer, you've got to get to the manager when he / she is in a good mood. Laughing
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Post  Wooster on Thu Mar 29 2012, 19:56

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Why ruin the look in order to look like so much background noise? tongue
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Post  Snowcat on Thu Mar 29 2012, 20:43

I always find HG give an automatic discount when you buy 2 things at the same time and if you then ask for a bit more they really go to town. In fact can't fault the Manchester shop at all, really helpful and whilst they aren't the cheapest you always walk away with a good deal.

Even when I bought my Ventura stuff off the HG shop on ebay they combined postage, knocked some money off and sent a £10 voucher to use in store off my next purchase, as I say can't fault them.

Bet they'd have helped me fit it if I'd asked them!!
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Post  MrNutt on Thu Mar 29 2012, 20:49

thats very very good service, I have to be honest having owned a set of their pro sports boots for a few months and them break go in to get a replacemtn at my local shop at the time to be told that they werent stocked anymore and that as there was nothing else for the same price or less i would have to pay any extra for the boots i picked on the exchange!
that pair of boots i took in were the second pair that had broke from when i first brought them, so was a tad hacked off at the complete lack of help, ended up costing me another £35!, wrote a letter to their head office about it and didnt even get a reply. So I have been slightly put off them since
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Post  ellie on Thu Mar 29 2012, 21:10

I know it's an age old debate, but surely leathers still the best protection? Or is that last season these days?
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Post  MrNutt on Thu Mar 29 2012, 21:21

i looked at leathers but these textiles are really advanced in the materials they use so they offer nearly as good protection, for sliding that is,

as if you get hit by something from the front side or rear and dont slide in my eyes one over the other wont really make that much difference, plus with leathers, i would need a thermal undersuit for when its colder
and waterproofs to go over the top, while this has everything in it, the safety of it is second to none from my research so that's what sold it for me, if i were leathers today i would have ended up soaked in sweat, but not with these.

But thats just my view on kit, each to their own and I wholey understand and respect people preferring leathers, they are the original biker protection after all!
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Post  Wooster on Thu Mar 29 2012, 21:21

Compromise probably dictates.

I never even considered leather, given my outdoor experience in Scotland over the years.
The racing fraternity are even covering their leathers in plastic these days when it's raining, and they're only in them for an hour.

GoreTex was a total godsend over the sealed nylon type kit that used to be available for mountain and ski wear, and that plastic stuff was an improvement over the older cotton or wool kit that trebled in weight when wet.
(Still good for base layers though)
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Post  MrNutt on Thu Mar 29 2012, 21:31

I ride all year and want something i can use for everything, textiles just fitted that bill at the time, I will eventually get a set of leathers but currently couldnt justify the cost for leathers where they have limited useage, though does stop my idea of doing a track day this year....
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Post  Wowey on Thu May 03 2012, 07:39

Nice, i need new textiles.
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Re: New Riding Gear

Post  Mapman on Thu May 03 2012, 11:02

Triumph are doing great deals at the moment - probably worth a look online before parting with your hard earned cash Smile

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Post  Snowcat on Thu May 03 2012, 11:44

My mate has just bought a new jacket from HG and I'm Trying to blag his old Triumph one but to no avail at the moment, tight arse Wink
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Post  Mapman on Thu May 03 2012, 16:48

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:My mate has just bought a new jacket from HG and I'm Trying to blag his old Triumph one but to no avail at the moment, tight arse Wink
Did you have a look at their prices for new stuff from their factory outlet link I sent - much cheapness!

I'm not needing anything at the moment but I know where to go when I do Smile
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