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post #1 of 13 Old 06-19-2009, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap Leather, worth it?

Found this site that offers very inexpensive leather riding suits, jackets and pants. Caught my attention because they offer inseam length options on the pants, but a bit concerned about buying off brand gear. I'm sure it's made in China, but then again what isn't these days?

Looking at these pants...Motorcycle RACING ARMOR LEATHER PANTS w/ Slider: US202Pant-Black Armored Motorcycle Jacket & Other Motorcycle Gear

And this jacket...Men's MOTORCYCLE LEATHER Jacket with Molded Armor in Black: US2002-Black Armored Motorcycle Jacket & Other Motorcycle Gear

Which would give a full two piece suit for $215. I believe in the old adage that you get what you pay for, so I'm kind of worried that this is too good to be true? $215 isn't a good deal if it's $215 worth of cheap crap that falls apart in a month. Also my body is worth more than that, although the description sounds good as far as armor and protection.

Anyone have any experience or opinions?

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In a situation like this the first thing I would is review the return policy. If the policy is acceptable then why not take a look at the gear? You may not be a racer/designer/crash test dummy; but I bet you can spot a turd in a cardboard box.

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In a situation like this the first thing I would is review the return policy. If the policy is acceptable then why not take a look at the gear? You may not be a racer/designer/crash test dummy; but I bet you can spot a turd in a cardboard box.
30 Days Return Policy

This item comes with 30 days money back guarantee if for any reason (size, color, material etc) you don't like this item with in 30 days of receiving this item you can mail it back to us. If the item is in original shape, we will be happy to refund you the amount (minus of shipping and handling charge - calculated before combined shipping and handling discount).

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In a situation like this the first thing I would is review the return policy. If the policy is acceptable then why not take a look at the gear? You may not be a racer/designer/crash test dummy; but I bet you can spot a turd in a cardboard box.
That's for sure. I'm the official crash test dummy around here!

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Speaking of that, how ya feelin'?




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When ever you want something , just ask ! You dont have to get cheap stuff, we got your back yo !

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It looks like typical Pakistani leather. It seems all these items are on sale, which suggests to me it was made a while back, did not sell and they are trying to move inventory as they over-stocked.

Yes, you do get what you pay for. Will they protect you? Probably to a degree. Can you get better? Of course you can. I am not too fond of the stitching, it suggests one fall and it's done. Also, there is potential for the stitching to fail in an accident.

I checked out their other stuff which re-affirmed my believe that they are Pakistani product. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in Pakistani product, it just depends on what the manufacturer is willing to put into it. Anyone there can pretty much put out leather ware, it is one of their main export products. However, considering you can get up to 10 different grades of leather, you begin to see how pricing can get crazy.

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It looks like typical Pakistani leather. It seems all these items are on sale, which suggests to me it was made a while back, did not sell and they are trying to move inventory as they over-stocked.

Yes, you do get what you pay for. Will they protect you? Probably to a degree. Can you get better? Of course you can. I am not too fond of the stitching, it suggests one fall and it's done. Also, there is potential for the stitching to fail in an accident.

I checked out their other stuff which re-affirmed my believe that they are Pakistani product. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in Pakistani product, it just depends on what the manufacturer is willing to put into it. Anyone there can pretty much put out leather ware, it is one of their main export products. However, considering you can get up to 10 different grades of leather, you begin to see how pricing can get crazy.
Thanks man, I was hoping you would check in on this thread! It's tempting but I think I'll keep shopping around after having you confirm my suspicions. Any advice on finding leather pants for us taller guys?

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Thanks man, I was hoping you would check in on this thread! It's tempting but I think I'll keep shopping around after having you confirm my suspicions. Any advice on finding leather pants for us taller guys?
There are a load of places you can get pants from. Alpinestars I believe has some long pants as well. Check them out.

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I agree with Aquilla (always be WIM to me). Stiching looks iffy. By scanning other items it could be closeout stuff. If you try and change sizes on some it won't let you.

Just trying to move product. If you are looking for an inexpensive back up or something in a pinch worth a shot. I would say it will protect but as indicated may not hold up after 1 crash.

Good deals easy to find if you search. Check out Iron Pony and Motosports.com for deals.

Or save up and sweet talk for a Veloce deal.
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As with almost everything in life... cars, leather goods, prostitues,

You get what you pay for!

Pay MORE!

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As with almost everything in life... cars, leather goods, prostitues,

You get what you pay for!

Pay MORE!
But what if you could try the prostitue for 30 days and then get your money back if you weren't satisfied?

Feel free to spend your money on principal if you like.

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Speaking of that, how ya feelin'?
Feeling decent, but I'm still limping a little. I went to an orthopedic doc on Monday just to make sure the ER people didn't miss something. He said the bones, and joint look good. He said that in 4 to 8 weeks I will be back to normal, and to exercise the leg. He recommended bike riding, so I blew the dust bunnies off my Specialized Mt. bike and aired up the tires. Now if the thunder, lightning and rain would stop for a while I would take it to the bike trail and get some miles in.

Thanks for askin' bro.

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