I ride my motorcycle all year round and this July we have been so lucky with the weather and I have been out enjoying the beautiful sunshine on my ride to work. Unfortunately the weather in the last few days has been a little unpredictable and what starts out as a beautiful summer morning will turn into thundery downpours by late afternoon as I am leaving work. I like to wear my Alpinestars Atem leather jacket in the summer and although it is a fantastic jacket it was never meant to be waterproof in the kind of weather conditions that I’ve ridden through recently. I don’t want to give in and put my Gore-Tex jacket and trousers on yet as for me this says that autumn has arrived and I still believe we have a bit more summer to enjoy yet! My only option is to invest in a waterproof over jacket that I can keep with the bike and put on when it rains.
I’ve done lots of research on-line and I have decided to go to Honda Of Bournemouth on Saturday to take a look at the Alpinestars Quick Seal Out Waterproof Jacket & Pants set. It looks good on their web site www.motorbikeplanet.co.uk so I’ll try it on with my leathers to see how it fits. I’ll let you know how it goes……..
|Quick Seal Out Set In Black|
|Quick Seal Out Set In Yellow|
|Quick Seal Out Jacket|
The Alpinestars Quick Seal Out jacket and trousers have proved to be 100% waterproof on numerous occasions now. They are also breathable so you don’t have that sticky feeling that you get with a lot of lesser quality waterproofs. It’s comfortable and quiet – it doesn’t flap about in the wind when I’m riding –and best of all it comes with its own carry bag so I can stow it away neatly when I’m not wearing it. The Alpinestars Quick Seal Out is also available in black and I’m told there will be an orange version for 2014 so whether you like to be seen in day-glo yellow or prefer your kit to be a little more subtle there’s a choice of colours for you.
Overall I’d give the Alpinestars Quick Seal Out jacket and trousers 10/10 for waterproofing, practicality and ease of use. It may not be the most fashionable piece of kit but it definitely the most stylish 2 piece set of waterproofs I’ve ever seen and I don’t care too much about looks when they get me home completely dry through any storm! You can get your Alpinestars Quick Seal Out Jacket & Pants at www.motorbikeplanet.co.uk or in store at Honda Of Bournemouth.