Depends on priority
BMW, Revit, Held, Rukka, Klim all make outstanding gear at premium prices. Alot of that gear is "one decent getoff and done". But you'll be well-protected. Nearly all of it can ventilate between very well and excellent.
I've had an Aerostich since '93. Needs updating badly but it's good quality. LOUSY ventilation.
Motoport . . . now that's another thing. That's all I wear anymore. The stretch kevlar offers excellent ventilation, better looks than the mesh (it's a low bar !), the new stuff does not absorb UV (so it doesn't show road grime and isn't an oven) and . . . a getoff is often leaves little or no sign ! You can find lots of stories about ambulance teams having considerable difficulty cutting off a motoport suit (in the case of a compound fracture - something a suit can't really protect against). Unparalleled soft tissue protection without any of the considerable drawbacks of leather.
For the price of all of this gear Motoport offers the best value. Custom made, if necessary and it lasts "forever". It lacks features and does not look great. The quad armor is bulky and heavy and I don't recommend it for travelers but the "normal" Tri-Armor really has no peer elsewhere.
Waterproof ? Motoport is better because what happens to the nylon/polyester suits is that eventually the moisture is absorbed by the outer shell and then the vapor-passing lining can't work properly. The kevlar doesn't absorb water and a Motoport dries VERY fast, even in cool, cloudy environments. Ultimately, one should carry a rain suit for endless deluges. BMW ProRain3 suit is amazing and not that expensive.
Orange, it's the new black.
Last edited by Genghis9021; 8 Oct 2012 at 16:23.