Do You Really Wear All-The-Gear-All-The-Time?

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Clothes Make The Motorcyclist

We know that lots of riders give lip service to wearing All-The-Gear-All-The-Time (ATGATT), but we thought that it was time to check to see how the numbers really shake out. Because MOrons are smarter than your average bear, we expect them to score highly on the gear usage list. Still, we know that, while everyone on earth has a reason for existing, some people are destined to become a bad example. Don’t be one of those guys! OK?

Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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  • DaveA DaveA on Feb 12, 2016

    Ok, so I only wear bike undies on rides over 45 minutes but apart from that, for sure. I think apart from the undies the survey has it right re: what constitutes atgatt. I might include full face helmet in there.

    I remove the included back pad in all my jackets and wear a race style back protector too, but I'm willing to concede that this might be above what most consider atg.

    Also my version of riding pants is kevlar jeans with moto x knee/shin guards underneath.

  • Matt Matt on Aug 12, 2016

    DOT rated LMFAO.
    You also forgot earplugs