Hooray space alien dirtbike armor!

Peter and I wore full kidney belt/back protector/pressure suits while on the Cape York trip and I absolutely fell in love with them. They’re so much more comfortable — and secure — than a roost protector.

I ordered this one as soon as we got home and it arrived today:

It’s an Alpinestars “Stella” (i.e. women’s) Bionic Protection Jacket. I ordered a size S (the M I wore in Australia was too big) and it’s a bit tight in the biceps, but otherwise, it fits great. I don’t really understand why every clothing manufacturer believes small women have tiny stick biceps, but OK.

I’m très excited; this’ll be great with the XT. 🙂

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