Please find enclosed my RST Paragon jacket. Nothing wrong with it as such, in fact quite the opposite.
I have been motorcycling for over 38 years and have been a motorcycle dealer for over 28 years and have sold the majority of leading brand clothing.
In fact I have even tried most of them out myself...
I have done a few miles in my time on a bike, even went around the world with that mad man, Nick Sanders in 2004.
Having tried all the claimed 100% waterproof brands, Rukka, BMW, Weisse, Hein Gericke and numerous other makes and come to the conclusion nothing is really waterproof, maybe showerproof at most, so I decided a few years ago to save myself a bit of money and buy an RST jacket.
Two reasons, it was relatively cheap and it could not be any worse than jackets costing up to 7 times its price? What did it matter at this price? Sure it would leak but at least I would feel let down!!! My expectations were somewhat low...
Well, how wrong could I be? Having used it on many trips over the last two years, covering more than 60,000 miles (100,000km) it has not once let in any water!!!
This jacket has been to Timbuktu, across America (3 times), to Russia (twice), around Australia, across South Africa, to the top of the world twice (artic circles in both Norway and Alaska) various European trips and the worst of the British weather and still out performed anything I have ever worn or sold...
The only problem with it is that it seems to have faded a little, not surprising considering some of the heat and sunshine it has faced...so I have decided to retire it...as an undefeated champion!!!
I doubt if anybody else has tested one of your jackets so rigorously so I though you may want it back to maybe inspect it for wear and tear to aid your R&D or maybe just to gloat?!?!
This jacket has got to be one of motorcycling's best kept secrets.
I shall shortly be placing my order for a new Paragon III jacket and look forward to another 60,000 miles of dry motorcycling.
Well done guys,
Dave Marsden, Leigh, Lancashire