In preparation for my motorcycle tours in Thailand and Cambodia, I have recently purchased some new protective gear, in line with the recommendations of the tour operator.
A good helmet, boots and gloves are normal safety gear for any motorcycle trip. However, for riding in Thailand and Cambodia, the tour operator strongly recommends body armour and shin/knee pads – something I haven’t bought or worn before.
The gear just arrived and, as I tried it on, Bev told me that I looked like something out of Mad Max!
The new gear includes:
- Shoei RF-1200 helmet
- Sidi Discovery Rain boots
- Thor Impact Rig SE 2014 body armour
- Thor Force knee and shin guards
- Alpinestars GP Plus gloves
- Fly Patrol riding pants/trousers
I can’t help but wonder how much room will be left in my luggage for clothing, once the riding gear has been packed!