G'Day all, Long time lurker, first time poster. Decided to share the results of a recent (unintended) roadtest on some of my gear, since there are quite alot of posts here saying something is good or bad, but not many proper road tests backing that up. Test conditions was a lowside at around 70-90 kph onto smoothish blacktop. Slid facedown for a few seconds then tumbled about 10 times before coming to a stop. Overall distance, around 30 odd meters at a guess, not entirely sure. Helmet: Full face HJC Result: Copped a hit on the chin and a close up examination of the road for a bit, plus the odd knock as I went round and round. Visor scratched to buggery and some of the outer layer off the chin area of the helmet. Glasses still on as well. Verdict: Pleased that I was wearing it, have replaced with another HJC, this one an RC-11 I believe, a bit less wind noise and a touch lighter. Fits my glasses better as well. Jacket: M2R jobbie, leather, with shoulder, elbow and back armour/padding. Result: Stood up OK, took a hit on the right shoulder which was a bit sore for 1 day, but would have been much worse without the armour/padding. Stiching has parted near RH elbow, about 5cms. A few spots are showing where it was on the road for a bit. MP3 player was in pocket and was still going once I had come to a stop. Verdict: Did it's job, not a mark on me after and is still serviceable. Having said that, am now looking for a tx-1 or tz-1 alpinestar if I can find a place that sells them in WA (side note, there are 1 each of S, M & L tiger angel jackets in the place on Lord St for $500 each if anyone is keen, shame none of them fit me) Gloves: Dri-rider all weather leather number Result: Tore through all layers on the top palm of both gloves (around 1cm below join with fingers), but though skin was visible, had no damage other than a bruise on right palm where I touched down. Verdict: Bit concerned about the tearing, and they were not warm enough for where I am at the moment, so have replaced with Dririder Nordics, not sure what to get once summer comes around again. Pants: Draggin Chinos Result: For what happened, a good result. Pants trashed, kevlar melted, some friction burns on L knee and a nice chunk out of L knee as well as that was 1st point of contact. Kevlar remained intact, so no wire brush for me (thank goodness). Leg was sore for about 1.5 to 2 weeks after, almost healed now. Verdict: Happy with performance, replacing with some draggin classic jeans, but would like to find some armour/padding that can be inserted into kevlar lined pants, need to find out more about some knox gear and where to source. Also looking into the matching set of leather pants for the A* jacket. Boots: Dri-riders, not sure on model Result: not tested, no damage due to the way I came down, but were stolen by the time I got back 1.5 hours later Verdict: Will probably replace with something similar, but would ideally like something a bit more sturdy but not a power-ranger replica, and can walk around in all day if required. Can't seem to find much that suits a wider foot though, saw a nice pair of Dainese somethingorothers but was made for people with pencil feet.