Safety is my priority, want to ride for a long time to come. Have a scorpion 1100 helmet, dot n ece approved. Joe rocket textile pants lined with Kevlar , a leather armoured jacket( weighs 20 pounds/feels like it). A mesh/textile jacket with soft armour. Two different pairs of boots over the ankle with reinforced ankles n shifting spots. A pair of alpine stars gauntlet gloves with carbon fibre on the knuckles. And I always pay full attention cause even the best gear can't always save your ass !