7. Kathmandu Two-Piece Adventure-Touring Suit – $599

Kathmandu Adventure Touring Suit

For motorcyclists with damn-the-weather attitudes FirstGear’s Kathmandu jacket ($329.95) and pants ($269.95) are an adventure-tourer’s best friend. The shell of each is constructed of 300-denier, high-density nylon with Hypertex treatment which is waterproof and breathable. Both jacket and pants feature removable insulated liners, removable body armor and numerous waterproof-zippered vents. The pants have removable salopette-style suspenders, while a removable hydration pack attaches to the back of the jacket with a rain hood stowing away in the collar. Exterior and interior pockets abound. Jacket sizes range from XS-XXL and the pants come in Normal (30-48), Short (34-42) and Tall (34-42) sizes.