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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I wear flip flops, T-shirt and shorts FTW
    Bet the flip flops are Aldi ya tight fucker

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    The poor performance of most textiles is one reason why I've still got my 22 year old Aerostich.
    What makes you think its better?

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    Won't UV have degraded the Aerostich after 22 years of use? Or don't you get enough sunshine in Kent?

    Thanks to advice on this thread, I've found my next footwear. It's CE-certified too, so it must be safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    What makes you think its better?
    The dernier of the panels in exposed areas is much chunkier than nearly any other fabric jacket I've seen. I've also seen several crashed-in suits from a selection of different crashes, none of them suffered any significant damage. In the worst crash, where a rider slid over a cliff and bounced down a rocky slope (punctured lung, ruptured spleen, various bones in arms and legs fractured), there was a small 50p piece hole in the outer layer in the elbow - when he finally got back on the road over a year later, Aerostich simply removed the panel and fitted a new one. Another rider fell off behind me in France, spun up the rear wheel on diesel and had a heavy fall. Both he and his wife broke bones. Both Aerostiches unmarked. I also dropped my 250RSA when I got a front puncture, only 10 mph on a bend and I basically went down on one knee. Material not even scuffed.

    By contrast, a mate shredded his Rukkas (around twice the price of the Stich) in a 30 mph crash on a corner in Spain (we visited it a few years later, and found a bit of his CBR fairing still in the undergrowth), and another rider who fell off on a slow tight corner in a set of RST trousers had the knee he landed on disintegrate.

    I also own an Alpinestars suit in a similar overall style but with thin dernier material - whilst cutting out a broken strap, I managed to cut through the material without even noticing. I can't see it standing up to much of a crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebedee View Post
    Won't UV have degraded the Aerostich after 22 years of use? Or don't you get enough sunshine in Kent?

    Thanks to advice on this thread, I've found my next footwear. It's CE-certified too, so it must be safe
    Maybe... but I suspect that compared with the current crop, it was so superior in build quality, it'll still be tougher than most fabric kit you can buy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebedee View Post
    Won't UV have degraded the Aerostich after 22 years of use? Or don't you get enough sunshine in Kent?

    Thanks to advice on this thread, I've found my next footwear. It's CE-certified too, so it must be safe
    Rather than make a flip flop sound, that footwear will make the familar potato potato sound

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