Living In The UK And Buying Gear From New Enough In The States

September 11, 2010

I’m on NewEnough.Com‘s mailing list even though I live here in the UK and was wondering how the cost of buying something from them and getting it shipped here to the UK would pan out.. So I’ve just checked and these are my findings with one style of ladies jacket.

The jacket in question is this one..  Click on the photos to be taken to their website

Joe Rocket Yamaha Branded Gear Women’s Luv Textile Jacket


Here are the specs on it..

  • Hitena® textile shell
  • C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector
  • Variable Flow™ ventilation system
  • Removable insulated vest liner
  • Sure Fit™ adjustable waistband
  • 8” zipper for pant attachment
  • Reflective stripe
  • Official licensed Yamaha® product
The retail price for the jacket is $229.99 but it’s on sale at $149.99 at the moment which works out at about £98!  ($/£ conversion rates will of course be subject to change) Shipping to the UK would be $59.58 (£38.81) which isn’t bad considering what’s being sent.  So for approximately £140 you can get one shipped here.
Why am I doing this?  Well, I like to be an individual and not have the same gear as anyone else, and condsidering Joe Rocket gear is barely sold in the UK what better way of standing out from the crowd than wearing something which isn’t seen about much here..
There’s one other consideration for me though….. I rather like that jacket 😉
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Frozen Hands – How About Heated Gloves?

January 9, 2010

When it started getting a tad chilly outside my other half bought me some heated grips for my bike to keep my hands warmer over the winter.. I’m now officially in love with whoever invented them 😉

I totally love my heated grips 🙂

Apart from heated grips though you can also get heated gloves, as well as a full range of heated clothing.. I had a timely email from M&P Direct the other day telling me about it all 🙂

First off, heated gloves, here are a few details about them.  Just click on the photos to be taken to M&P Directs website for further information.

Gerbing Hybrid Gloves

Gerbing Hybrid Gloves

NEW! The new line of 12 V Hybrid Products utilize Gerbings Hybrid Heating System™. This system allows you the option of powering from your vehicles 12 V electrical system, or from Gerbings 12 volt lithium-ion battery pack with its built-in microprocessor temp controller.
  • Made with premium, supple, drum-dyed leather
  • Soft tricot fleece lining with 100g of Thinsulate® lining
  • Incorporates Gerbings Microwire® heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth
  • Internal Aquatex waterproof/breathable membrane
  • Includes vehicle battery harness and Y-harness
  • They retail at about the £150 mark, but when you consider you could pay that amount for a decent pair of bike gloves anyway, it’s not too bad and you get the added bonus of warm hands 🙂

    They also do these,

    Gerbing T5 Gloves

    Gerbing T5 Heated Gloves

    The T5 gloves from Gerbing’s were first introduced last year in Europe but now are available in the USA. Designed for the rider who rides out of necessity and not just for recreation. The T5 gloves were made for the type of rider who demands performance in a wide variety of riding conditions. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the T5 gloves from Gerbing’s deliver exceptional performance.
  • Gerbings heated gloves are made with high quality full-analine leather for an exceptionally light, strong and flexible glove
  • The glove heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand
  • Gauntlet style glove
  • Adjustable wrist fastener
  • Hypora® waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Thinsulate® insulation for great warmth and dexterity
  • Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability
  • Incorporates Gerbings Microwire® heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth
  • Lifetime warranty on the Microwire™ heating elements
  • Other heated kit M&P Direct sells includes

    Heated Inner Soles for your boots – I do hate getting cold feet!!

    Heated Jacket Liners – For a toasty body

    Heated Trouser Liners – For warm legs

    What I need now is for someone to invent some kind of device which projects a bubble of warmth round me and my bike, which will also melt the ice and snow, so that I can go out and ride!!


    Joe Rocket Gear For Girls In The UK

    May 24, 2009

    CLEO 2.0 JACKET

    This is one great looking Joe Rocket Textile Jacket for us girls in the summer..

    It is available from TopGear Superstore, here in the UK, and is currently on offer at £121.49, reduced from £134.99, with free delivery.  Click on the images to be taken to the pages on their website.

    I particularly like the black one, with the purple running a very close second, although the purple would be out of the question with my current bike as the colour would clash!! 🙂

    Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Black

    I particularly like the design on the sleeve, adding that touch of individuality.

    Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Paste

    The jacket has a Free-Air poly/mesh outer shell which gives maximum ventilation and has a removable spine pad as well as CE rated armour in the shoulders and elbows.  The jacket has a removable waterproof liner, which helps to make a stunning looking jacket a very versatile piece of kit.

    Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Blue

    Features

    • Free-air™ poly/mesh shell
    • C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows
    • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector
    • Removable waterproof liner
    • Sure Fit™ adjustable waistband
    • 8″ zipper for pant attachment
    • Reflective stripe
    • Available in sizes from XS – XL

    Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Back


    Joe Rocket Gear In The UK

    May 22, 2009

    I’ve had quite a few queries about where to find Joe Rocket jackets and gear here in the UK, so I had a bit of a hunt round and come up with these at www.FL1.Co.UK.

    FL1 have a great promotion running.  If you register with them, making sure to sign in when you go shopping, you will be given an automatic 5% discount off your order value 🙂

    Click on the images below to be taken to the correct page of their website for more details

    Joe Rocket GPX 2 Piece Suit

    Joe Rocket GPX Suit

    Joe Rocket GPX Suit Black

    Performance
    • 1.4mm cowhide construction
    • 360 Jacket/Pant zip connection
    • Sure Fit Adjustable Waist Band
    • Nubuck leather cuff with 2 stage
    adjuster
    • low profile Nubuck leather collar
    • full flex stretch panels in crotch and back of legs
    • curved sleeves & legs
    Safety
    • CE approved shoulder, elbow & knee armour
    • bevelled knee sliders
    • reflective Safety stripes on back
    • spine & hip cushions
    Ventilation
    • Variable Flow ventilation system
    • R.A.I.S moulded shoulder vents

    Warranty
    • 1 Year

    Joe Rocket GPX 1 Piece Suit

    A one piece suit which is proving to be a best seller. A high quality and good fitting suit at a great price.

    Joe Rocket 1 Piece Red

    Joe Rocket 1 piece Grey

    Performance
    • 1.4mm cowhide construction
    • low profile Nubuck leather collar
    • Nubuck leather cuff with 2stage adjuster
    • full Flex stretch panels in crotch,
    sleeves and back of legs
    • curved sleeves & legs
    • Road Approved Race Suit
    Safety
    • CE approved shoulder. Elbow & knee armour
    • dual density spine pad
    • bevelled knee sliders

    Ventilation
    • Variable Flow ventilation system
    • R.A.I.S moulded shoulder vents

    Apart from these suites they also do the Joe Rocket Meteor 5.0 Jacket, the Joe Rocket Mercury Jacket, the Joe Rocket Mercury Trousers, the Joe Rocket Alter Ego Jacket and trousers, as well as a couple of pairs of gloves.


    Alpinestars Stella Breeze Air-Flow Jacket

    May 15, 2009

    If you are looking for a new textile jacket in time for the hopefully good summer weather then you can’t go far wrong with the Alpinestats Stella Breeze Air-Flo jacket for women.  With it’s retro look, clean lines and appealing design it is sure to attract plenty of buyers.

    Stella Breeze Airflow Blue

    The jacket is designed to keep you cool on those long hot days of summer, if we actually have some of course, and is made of non-water absorbing fabric which means you won’t get wet if caught out in the rain.

    Stella Breeze Airflow Silver

    The jacket’s features include the following –

    • Hard wearing nylon fabric for abrasion resistance
    • Non-water absorbing mesh construction
    • Multiple stitched seam construction for maximum tear resistance
    • Highly ventilated for maximum airflow

    Stella Breeze Airflow Red

    • Shaped sport fit specifically designed with a womans curves in mind
    • Pre-curved sleeves for maximum rider comfort
    • Removble CE protectors in the shoulders and elbows
    • Additional compartments for armour on the chest and back areas (not supplied)
    • Adjustable tabs on the sleeves and waist to help ensure a perfect fit
    • Removable water and wind resistant full-sleeve thermal liner
    • Waist zip so you can attach it to leather and textile trousers

    Stella Breeze Airflow Black

    It is available in  Black, Blue, Red and Silver and the sizes start at XS and go through to XXL

    I’ve just had a quick search online for prices and I’ve seen it priced at £139.95 on the Girlsbike2 website


    Leather Jacket, Trousers & Gloves Deal – Just £139.99

    April 6, 2009

    Well, there I was this morning wandering round the interweb looking for some good deals and I came across this..

    I found an amazing deal for just £139.99 for a complete set of leather bike gear! For that you get a leather jacket with CE approved armour, a pair of leather trousers and gloves as well!  Talk about a bargain 🙂

    The normal retail seeling price of the full set of gear is £379.99 but by buying via this link you will save an absolutely masive £240!!! 😀

    Jacket, Trousers & Glove Deal

    If you follow this link or click on any of the images you will be taken straight to the deal page.

    If you are just starting out on your biking life or are looking for either replacement leathers or a second spare set, then you seriously can’t go wrong with this deal!!

    Here are a few more details..

    Leather Jacket

    Jacket

    MAX MPH RED LINE ULTIMATE BIKERS JACKET

    This superb MAX MPH RED LINE Biker jacket is made from Quality 1.3mm Milled Cowhide Leather. Fitted as standard, with removable CE Approved Body Armour for the back, elbows & shoulders. With additional rubber padding, to the front & back with foam padding around the kidney area.

    The highest quality original YKK Zippers along with double stitching to all seams complete the safety features of this ultimate bikers jacket.

    Two internal & two external zipped pockets give you plenty of room to store those biker essentials, zipped cuffs with press stud fasteners along with neck & waist Velcro adjustment guarantee your comfort in all conditions.

    The MAX MPH RED LINE jacket has an eight inch zip at the rear to allow you to connect to your leather trousers.

    Trousers

    Trousers

    MAX MPH RED LINE ULTIMATE BIKERS LEATHER JEANS

    These MAX MPH RED LINE JEANS are designed for the ultimate comfort & protection, made from Quality 1.3mm Milled Cowhide Leather with stretch panels for comfort & fit. Fitted as standard, with removable CE Approved Body Armour, to the knees & hips.

    The highest quality original YKK Zippers along with double stitching to all seams complete the safety features of these ultimate biker jeans.

    These MAX MPH RED LINE jeans have an eight inch zip at the rear to allow you to connect to your leather jacket.

    Gloves

    Gloves

    MAX MPH RED LINE ULTIMATE BIKER GLOVES

    These MAX MPH RED LINE GLOVES are designed for the ultimate comfort & protection, Made from Quality Analin Cowhide Leather, with stretch panels for comfort & fit. They give superb feedback & feel while providing maximum protection.

    Carbon Fibre knuckles.

    Available Sizes

    JACKETS CHEST SIZES = 40” 42” 44” 46” 48” 50”

    JEANS WAIST SIZES = 30” 32” 34” 36” 38”

    GLOVE SIZES = MED, LARGE, X-LARGE

    All you have to do is pick the sizes you want when completing the purchase and add them in the special instructions box during the checkout process.. Simple as that 🙂


    Alpinestars Black Label T-Magnum Mesh Jacket On Closeout at New Enough

    March 18, 2009

    Yep.. Another fantastic bargain from New Enough!

    The Alpinestars Black Label T-Magnum Mesh Jacket is on closeout for just an amazing $96

    Just click on the photo to be taken right to their site

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    Read below the info on the jacket

    • 600 denier polyester fabric with PU coating for excellent abrasion resistance
    • Multiple stitched main-seam construction for maximum tear resistance
    • Removable CE-approved shoulder and elbow protectors
    • Non-water-absorbing heavy mesh main panels
    • Removable water/wind-resistant full sleeve liner
    • YKK semi Auto Lock zippers
    • Front embroidered nylon twill appliqu© logo
    • Rear embroidered reflective appliqu© logo for night time visibility
    • Back protector compartment with a foam back pad