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ciderdrinker

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ciderdrinker says:

Frank Thomas gear

Hi all!

Been looking at Frank Thomas leathers with a view to buying. Anybody got any reports good/bad ?

 

Thanks!

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Beejyman

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Beejyman says:

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I haven't owned any personally, but I did some research as I looked  at a set a month or so ago. some of the reports suggested that the waterproofness of it was questionable. However it is very unlikely to get any better for the price.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

hmm

Which Frank Thomas stuff are you looking at?

I've used a lot of FT textile products and the quality has been hit and miss. The specs are good but the stitching has a habit of coming away and the waterproofing on my latests gloves went after a month. That said, I had a pair of trousers which were still waterproof after being ripped to shreds after an off and I kept (duct taped together) for a good few months afterwards.

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Duff one

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Duff one says:

jeans

got a pair of summer leathers last year. the price was great. They are good for keeping cool. My winter gloves let water in though as do textile trousers. Textile jacket is warm and waterproof as are the boots.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Frank Thomas

The leathers are good & inexpensive. I've used them for years. If you don't need to have the latest badge, then they are fine.

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ciderdrinker

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ciderdrinker says:

philehidiot

Been looking at the XT1 leather jacket and pants. Look OK on the web but I'll have to got to a dealer and have a better look.

Know anybody who has these leathers?

Ta,

Ciderdrinker

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Beejyman

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Beejyman says:

J&S

J&S stock frank thomas they have a few stores nation wide

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ciderdrinker

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ciderdrinker says:

Beejyman

Thanks for the tip. Checked out their website and their prices are better than most. Unfortunately a trip to one of their showrooms is probably a whole day job, but only because of where I live.

Thanks again folks!

Ciderdrinker

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jdavies123

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jdavies123 says:

i think

the new ft stuff is shocking, wouldn't touch it with a barge pole! I wouldnt waste your money. Better spending a bit more and getting proper kit!

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ciderdrinker

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ciderdrinker says:

gear

Thanks for all the tips fellas!

Decided to spend a few quid extra and get some Alpinestars gear. Seems to be good quality kit.

Ciderdrinker

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