Sky’s The Limit Gear
Helmet: Schuberth C3 Pro ($770)
The quietest helmet on-sale today is also super comfy and over-engineered in a way only ze Germans can manage.
Boots: Aerostich Combat Touring Boots ($367)
These may not have a fancy waterproof membrane or over-the-top external armor, but they more than make up for it with simple, old-fashioned quality. Treat them with a good leather lotion and they’ll be as waterproof as you need and will last you the rest of your life.
Nice day? Racer Sicuros ($240) for the palm sliders, feel and quality. Freezing cold? Aerostich Luxury Cowhide Winter gloves ($190) and silk glove liners for their peerless warmth and ridiculously cosseting interior. Want something in between? You have plenty of options.
Suit: Aerostich Roadcrafter ($967+)
Get one custom made to your exact measurements; it’s worth the premium. This suit is designed to fit over your business clothes without wrinkling them and will keep you comfortable and safe in even the most extreme scenarios. It’s like a car you can zip on in 15 seconds, just better made. To maximize safety, tick the boxes for the “Competition Back Pad” and “TF5 Hip Protectors and Sleeves).
Comms: Schuberth SRC ($430)
Integrating seamlessly with your C3 Pro, the Schuberth SRC system fits wholly in the helmet’s neck roll and plugs into the helmet’s integrated Bluetooth/FM antenna.
Luggage: Touratech Zega Pro Topcase ($650+)
Lock anything away in total safety and security inside this aluminum safe that bolts to the back of your bike. Go for the top box, not the panniers. You’ll sacrifice some capacity, but will retain your motorcycle’s slim dimensions.
Do you commute by motorcycle? What gear has and hasn’t worked for you?