Riding gear in Chiang Mai?

Discussion in 'Safety: Tips, Equipment, Links' started by DaRider, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. DaRider

    DaRider Ol'Timer

    Hello forum!

    I'm looking to get one of those thin mesh jackets with armour on the outside - similar to this one -


    - to use on a 30 day tour around parts of Thailand, starting from Chiang Mai around Oct. 20th.

    I'm looking too spend some 2-3.500 Baht. It doesn't have to be top brand, i'm fine with a no name or a copy as long as its reasonable quality, a second hand one would work fine too.

    Does anyone know if i could find one in Chiang Mai?
    I found this old thread , is that still valid information?

    All tips or recommendations are highly appreciated!

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  3. Captain Wally

    Captain Wally Ol'Timer

    Yes, that shop is still there. Heaps of stuff crammed in to a very small area. Just past the Chang Puak bus station. Almost opposite (just before) the Mercure Hotel.
  4. DaRider

    DaRider Ol'Timer

    Thanks for the reply.

    Do you know if they carry armoured mesh jackets?
  5. Captain Wally

    Captain Wally Ol'Timer

    I was only in there a few weeks ago but can't remember. It's quite a small shop with a huge amount of stuff piled on shelves and hanging from the ceiling. I'd say there was a fair chance that they'd have what you want but can't say for sure.
  6. alrikki

    alrikki Ol'Timer

    they have what you're looking for (Fox copies) in a shop on Mahidol rd,opp big suriwong bookshop. also lots of other bits,knee armour, roost guards, gloves at good prices. my handguards wer almost half the price of some local stores
    One thing with those style body armour, is make sure it fits good, or it will slip when you fall.
    And of course you can get damn hot in it.
    btw quality goggles/lenses are expensive here
  7. DaRider

    DaRider Ol'Timer

    Thanks a lot for the replies!

    Yeah, i found that shop last time i was in Chiang Mai. Do you have any opinion about quality of those fox copies?

    Maybe i would be better of stopping in Bangkok on the way and try find one there?
    Has any of you any experience of the mocycshop ? They seem to have a descent selection of both original stuff and copies.

  8. alrikki

    alrikki Ol'Timer

    I only had a quick look as I brought my own armour from UK,they didnt look bad.
  9. DaRider

    DaRider Ol'Timer

    Mission accomplished!

    I managed to find a second hand Fox original in good shape here in Krabi, where i am at the moment, for 1400B. :thumbup:
  10. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Good to know you found something down south before getting to Chiang Mai.
    You should be sweet now & ready to ride. :thumbup:
  11. DaRider

    DaRider Ol'Timer

    Good to know you found something down south before getting to Chiang Mai.
    You should be sweet now & ready to ride. :thumbup:
    Yes, and I'm really looking forward to it!

    The only thing i need now is a pair of proper gloves and some strap-on knee protection, but i think that would be easy enough to find in CM, i even think i saw some of the rental companies have those to go with the bikes. Then of course i just have to carry around all that stuff for the rest of my trip, which is until may... :thumbup: But i'm sure that will sort it self out along the way..
  12. RED21

    RED21 New Member

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