I am starting to look at gear to replace the stuff wrecked through my off. After looking at the damage and how it was caused I have got a couple of questions. First off all with gloves - my now old pair had this bit on the palm not made of leather, it was like a mesh with rubber dot thing for wiping visor - this got ripped out to the skin of my hand. When looking at gloves I will be avoiding another other then full leather palm as much a can. I have noticed some gloves have padded lumps on the palms (for comfort I assume), are this likely to be at risk of getting rip off when they hit the ground? With my jacket more the damage was done through panels being torn out. I wont be looking at textile this time it will be leather - Shift Diablo is looking nice - should I look for jackets where the leather is in bigger patches - less joins ? Also with leather jackets most of the descriptions don't mention back protection even foam, it is common that they don't have any form of back protection normally? As I am looking for a proper back protector this time to, should I find the protector I want and then find a jacket that will fit over it?