This weekend [Nov 18-19]I'm going to BKK to buy a jacket, boots and maybe an HJC helmet. I've just bought a bike (previous rode friends bikes and rentals, mainly in Cambo) and plan on some more extensive riding..offroad in Cambo and on-road throughout Issan and Laos. I'm clueless about the quality of the textile (don't want leather!) jackets being offered by the shops in BKK. I have strap-on leg/knee and elbow protection, but am open suggestions. Some shops only provide specs in Thai, which doesn't help me. Same applies to boots that would be useful for both touring and off-road. Is anyone familiar with Farmers 'Shimoto' brand of jackets? Quality vs price. Same for Paddock's offerings. Suggestions appreciated! Which BKK shop may have a selection of HJC's 'CL-14 or SP' helmets? And for my purposes, what boots would you suggest? Thanks for any knowledgeable input!!