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Based on very satisfying personal experiences (no, not those), I will happily recommend Hein Gericke clothing, or IXS clothing.

My Goretex kit is IXS and it must be close to 6 years old.

My HG suit is of the Tuareg range, but is a summer suit with lots of vents, mesh and panels that are a god-send in hot weather. Those are my garment of choice for travelling now (althought the IXS stuff was fine for Argentina, albeit boiling in the summer!!). I simply carry waterproof over garments.

HG stuff is probably more reasonably priced, their stores are wide-spread and generally a helpful bunch. IXS I got from J&S accessories: equally nice bunch with gret deals from time to time (Assuming you're based in the UK)
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Right i have a lidel Motorcycling jacket with remover liner had it 4 years now cost £45.00 lasted just about to binn it after 4 + years never ever let any rain in only bin it cos the stiching came away and very worn. & got 2 last year 1 for me & 1 for partner.

My wet proof trousers are FT had to take lining out as got too warm but partners are lidle, (go with jacket), my answer is try what u want, not always the branded are the best! just get what you can with the depth of ur pocket
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Right i have a lidel Motorcycling jacket with remover liner had it 4 years now cost £45.00 lasted just about to binn it after 4 + years never ever let any rain in only bin it cos the stiching came away and very worn. & got 2 last year 1 for me & 1 for partner.

My wet proof trousers are FT had to take lining out as got too warm but partners are lidle, (go with jacket), my answer is try what u want, not always the branded are the best! just get what you can with the depth of ur pocket
Good to see they kept the water out, but motorcycle kit isn't just about keeping water out. It's also about keeping the road out.

I have never thrown away a jacket because the seams were going: if they were, I'd question how they'd fair in a crash....

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Thank you to everyone for their input, it's been a great help.

I've completely changed my original opinion in light of the comments made, and am going to buy a Rev'it jacket / trousers combo., probably either the Cayane Pro or Sand.

I'm still non the wiser with non-leather gloves (with protection), if anyone has any suggestions . . . .
The Cayenne Pro is good, but it's been around for a while and has definitely been superseded by the Defender. if it were me I'd get the Sand or the Defender. The decision between them being based primarily on price. The Defender's obviously much better but the coat is $150 more than the Cayenne Pro. My girlfriend's got the Sand and it's a very sweet garment and the air vents on the front are huge.

Note that the Cayenne Pro and the sand both use Hydratex instead of Gore-Tex. I've heard good things about Hydratex but even Rev'It admits that the Gore-Tex is better (higher saturation point).

Also, don't forget to order the back protector for whichever Rev'It you choose.
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There's a really good review of the BMW Rallye 3 stuff here.
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Good to see they kept the water out, but motorcycle kit isn't just about keeping water out. It's also about keeping the road out.

I have never thrown away a jacket because the seams were going: if they were, I'd question how they'd fair in a crash....

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Warthog did not explan my self after 4 + almost 5 years warm & dry,
Daily use as my car is my works I use my bike for everything else.
the seems came away in places it would proberly still be ok but now use it for walking the dog & gardening just taken the shoulder & elbow pads out
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just looked at the rally 3 Wright up it is virtually the same as my jacket from Liddell
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