Ride & Leather now carries Gator Skins!
Lighter Than Paper! Three Times Warmer than Wool!
LIKE A SALMON GOING BACK TO IT’S breeding grounds, every year I ride from the frozen Northeast or Dallas to Daytona, Florida, for Bike Week. If I’m riding down the coast, I have to be hermetically sealed in gear and wearing electric gloves, vest, and socks to keep from freez-ing my butt off, since the temps are usually in the 20s or teens when standing still. At highway speeds, it’s well below zero! As you would expect, my preferred route is from Dallas, where the temps, though only in the 40s or 50s, are a heck of a lot easier to deal with! But that doesn’t mean I get away with just a T-shirt. I still have to wear something under my leather jacket and blue jeans to keep the blood flowing. That’s where Gator Skins come into play. This new thermal underwear kept me nice and warm, without lots of bulky fabric. Gator Skins are knitted from an extremely thin, lightweight, and breathable fabric that’s also waterproof. Developed by DuPont researchers, this non- shrinking fabric, which is made of ultra microfibers smaller than a human red blood cell, holds in your body heat better than any other fabric. I stayed toasty warm and many times forgot I was even wearing them. When I no longer needed them, both the shirt and pants rolled up into a bundle smaller than my jeans. Gator Skins are just what I needed for my cold weather road trips. Now if only somebody at Calvin Klein would see this review, maybe I can start a new career being a famous underwear model!
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Wow! This stuff is great. I’ve been looking for a product just like this for a long time. I like to ride when it is cold. I also like to ride during those marginal times when it starts of very cold in the morning but warms up enough that you end up needing lighter gear later in the day. A Gator-skins shirt and my mesh jacket work great together. I wish I had bought the pants, the gloves and the neck warmer. How about adding socks to the line. The older I get the more tempted I am to get heated gear but with a full set of Gator-skins I might just not be tempted next winter.
Flintstone, GA 3/25/2009
I just received my Skins, pants, tops, Glove liners and neck. I am a fair weather rider and don’t go out if it gets down around 50 degrees. Today it was around 38 so I figured this would be a good test. I dressed in a T-shirt sweatshirt, jeans, light chaps and my leather jacket, and of course the complete set of Skins. Normally at this temp. I may get a mile or so. Today I did about 30 miles. I was very comfortable except for my finger tips, which would not have made it much further. Had it not been for my fingers I don’t know how far I could have gone. I may need to break down and buy a pair of electric gloves if I’m going to do much more cold weather riding. I am very happy with the Skins and would highly recommend them. Do you plan on getting them in socks?
Yreka, CA 3/8/2009