Cheap Alpinestar gloves are shit, I wouldnt even wear their expensive stuff.And here I have Alpinestars gloves with stitches coming appart while my Bilt gloves are just like new...
And Bilt boots too, I actually wore Bilt boots on my trip to the Tail of the Dragon, and they still look just fine. Keep in mind that on this very website people were quick to dismiss SHARP tests and chose to believe their anecdotal evidence.
I'm not saying that all Bilt stuff is good or that all Alpinestars stuff is bad, I'm just telling you to check out the gear and decide for yourself.
BUT I'd never touch used gear. Those boots could have fungi in them (athlete foot), that helmet could have been dropped and completely unsafe. I guess I could "stand" the 2pc after having it dry cleaned. But if I'm throwing out the boots and helmet, then I'd be paying $250 plus the dry cleaning for the 2pc...
Why not get this instead?
AGV Sport Palomar Two Piece Suit (Black/Silver Color) :: MotorcycleGear.com
Same thing I do. I do it a 2 times a year during racing season.FYI to clean a suit you just take the armor out and put it in the washing machine. Let it air dry (but dont hang it...the leather will stretch). Then rub the suit down with the cheapest non-scented lotion with lanolin you can find.
This comes from barnacle bill and I've done it half a dozen times myself already.