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Old 11 Sep 2009
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Gear for North India? Spada Adventure?

Hey guys and girls. Haven't posted on here for some time but I'm going to India in a couple of weeks.

Am on a budget but am hoping to spend around a year out there. Starting in Delhi I will go North to McLeoud Ganj where I'll be stopping for a few months. After that I shall head in whatever direction I choose at that time. Basically it gets really cold in the winter especially in the mountains and very hot especially going more south. Was going to go with jeans and leather/textile combo but saw the Spada Adventure series. These guys have it for £179 jacket and trousers (Crossan Motorcycles Ltd Spada Adventure Trousers).

Will this be too hot in the summer for india?
Would you bother with trousers on a 40mph enfield?
Trying to juggle safety/comfort/style/cost (£179 could = 1 month living cost in india + don't want isolate people with expensive gear)

Any thoughts would be most welcome.
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Will this be too hot in the summer for india?
Would you bother with trousers on a 40mph enfield?
Trying to juggle safety/comfort/style/cost (£179 could = 1 month living cost in india + don't want isolate people with expensive gear)

Any thoughts would be most welcome.
Hey Hutch,

The safety conscious will certainly recommend that one always wears all the bike safety gear all the time. It can seem a bit overkill, until you go for a bit of slide and the money saved becomes inconsequential.

A good compromise is mesh jackets and pants. There is a rain liner than fits underneath and works pretty decent in cooler weather, but I would also bring an added layer, I use a thin jacket with synthetic insulation underneath for cold days along with the rain liner which cuts the wind.

Where the mesh really stands out is in hot weather. You'd be amazed how much more bearable it is to wear as long as you are moving and there is some airflow. Ive used mine up to high 30's (C), certainly not as nice as riding in a t-shirt, but a pretty reasonable compromise.
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Hey there mountain man. Thanks for your reply. Think I have my gear situation more or less sorted now. Going to go for a mesh jacket and wear lots of layers when it gets really cold. This is the best compromise I can find. Figured I should probably get something for my knees to, so picked up a pair of mx knee pads.

My plane ticket is booked now and i'm going out on the 29th.
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