- an old motorcycle jacket from me
- a full leather motorcycle suit
- leather pants
- two pairs of gloves (I really miss the winter gloves)
- a neck warmer
- a pair of motocross boots
- and, one thing I really missed: knee warmers
Sometimes, call me stupid and you are right, I ride with my jeans instead of motorcycle pants with protectors - I only do that in town, on my commute, or similar, it's still stupid, but I just don't want to put the pants on every single time I get on the bike as the bike is my main transport.
The main problem I have with jeans is the air that goes through so easily. It's not a big problem at the muscles, but it definitely is a problem for my knees. Therefore I had some neoprene knee warmers from Thermo Boy. They were absolutely awesome, I loved them, and I just had to get them, even as they are not sold in North America .
The things are just worn over the pants, closed with velcro and they keep your knees really warm. I bought them from an online store in Germany (Polo) for EUR 14.95, had them shipped to my mom there and she sent them to California. Worked out well. (Thanks, Mom!)
Long story short: if you are in Europe, preferrably Germany, or have somebody there, and if you sometimes have trouble with your knees getting cold and stiff when motorcycling, get a pair of those and your problem is solved! They can be worn over leather pants, even over motorcycle pants if the protectors are not too big. But then, if the protectors are large and thick, you won't need them anyways. I have them in my topcase at all times as I even wear them in the summer at night or in the morning, when it's chilly.