Let’s talk protection… being a motorcycle safety instructor, protection is high on my list. The Companero suit delivered! After wearing the suit for over 3 years, with one of those years being that I wore it day in and day out for well over 31,000 miles in all kinds of conditions, I took the suit to the track. I was allowed to wear the suit at the track because the jacket and pants zip together making it not only safer and meeting track standards, but warmer in cooler temperatures. Thank goodness, I did! While going into a corner at high speed, another rider made a poor judgement decision and cut to my inside corner. Her back tire tapped my front and down I went. The bike was nothing but sparks, while I slide several feet to a stop. Because the suit was constructed from durable Cordura 500 base material with heavy-duty Cordura 2000 in key areas, my skin remained in-tact. The suit looked a bit scared, but it did its job and that was to protect ME! Many riders don’t realize that not all motorcycle gear will protect against the friction of a slide on pavement.
Some riding gear will actually melt into your skin under such friction. The suit didn’t keep me from breaking some ribs, but not having to have skin grafts was a huge relief. By the way, I was also wearing the Touratech Companero Carbon Adventure Helmet and it, too, did its job! One of the questions the paramedics asked me was, “Did you hit your head?” I answered with a, “No.” One of the paramedics looked the helmet over and found a rather large area that had spidered out on impact. The helmet displaced the energy of the impact and saved my noggin. It did such a good job that I didn’t even know I hit my head. I had zero effects from that impact, no headache, no neck pain, nothing. Again, money well spent!