No, but as already mentioned I would spend half that on a used Aerostich suit from eBay; maybe a wee bit more than 1/2.
I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.
Im riding in a speedo at anything over 90 degrees
Spend some time on Revzilla. There are more choices than you'll care to look at, most with very detailed videos and lots of rider reviews. You'll find 10 options within your budget.
When I was at the MSF course, the instructor made a point that really stuck with me. He said (while holding up an aerostitch suit a friend of his crashed in) "What you are wearing is your crumple zone. Your air bags. Your seat belt. Your roll cage. It's all you have to keep you safe."
I realize "safe" is a relative term, so it's important to manage your expectations, but I'm a hardcore ATGATT guy. If I can wear gear that might make a difference, I want that difference made.
I have 3 different pant options and while I haven't spent a boatload of money on any of them, I feel pretty good about what I'm wearing. Some of it I bought as a newbie and guesstimated what would be right for me, for the most part, I picked well.
At some point I will ante up for some premium gear, when I know exactly what I want. In the meantime, I would say get the very best gear you can afford, or find a way to justify it if it's a little beyond what you can afford. Spend less money on something else, but don't go cheap on gear that might save your bacon.
Just my opinion...
Last edited by ScottHump; 13th September 2019 at 17:50.
I would definitely pay up. (Although like others have said, good pants are way less than $1k). I crashed last year wearing khaki pants coming from work, which offered no protection. I paid about $250 in doctor copay, prescription Rx, and fancy Tegederm bandages (trust me, you don't want cotton gauze sticking to an open wound). A "skinned knee" becomes a bigger deal when you crash on nasty gravely pavement, and it gets infected. And this was only at about 1-2 mph.
Skinned Knee - Album on Imgur (warning: slightly gross)
I am not opening that link
When people say they think jeans do anything, I remind them of playing on a playground in elementary school. I imagine that everyone fell down and skinned their knee through their jeans at least once. And that was with much less weight on it, at awfully low speed.
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