I am a cruiser rider. And love my open face EXO-100 Helmet, Removable ear covers for when it’s cold, snap down hidden visor. It’s like a lego helmet. Fits great. Start with it late spring till early fall. LOVE IT! Bought it at the dealer. Figured size matters, wasn’t going to do the whole try it on, get my size then order it online thing.
Spring and Fall went for an EL Cheapo china made HCI full face helmet. Fogs up and is hot in the summer, but nice when it’s colder out. Bought it at a crappy motorcycle clearance place that constantly changes it’s name and goes out of business
I bought a great leather jacket, no brand name at the dealer, good leather, lots of ventilation zippers down both sides of the front of the jacket and down the back.
Chaps I bought online, asked lots of sizing questions and still had to get them altered. Kinda cheap leather, but if you can’t feel it and see it first… well that’s what you get.
Rain Suit – bought Frogg Toggs Leap Frogg outfit. Man nice and light, breathable and easy to stuff into a tiny spot in the saddlebags. BUT DAMN the melt like butter on the pipes. They make a heat patch, but really watch these things near your pipes.
I’ve added a heat patch to all my critical close to the pipe places and recommend them still. Well made good sizing, fits right over the leathers and boots, and good to go in minutes. They now sell boots Frogg Leggs that are heat resistant… should solve most of the melting issues.
In general my recommendation is, BIKE SHOWS, go try it on, everybody all the dealers from all over are there with all kinds of brands. Try it on see if they fit. Online prices, in person to see and feel and check the quality. That’s where I bought my gloves, my son’s jacket, my son’s helmet.