The gear was BMW Ralleye Pro II
tops and bottoms, Nolan 102E Flip face helmet, Tourtech boots and Gerbings gloves. The Ralleye gear is all ripped up at the impact points, Back, shoulders, elbows, knees, etc., but it did its job flawlessly...distributing and absorbing impact loads. I have zero road rash as I was fully protected during my getoff and slide and cannot imagine the discomfort of skin grafting on top of the discomfort of broken ribs!
The Nolan helmet did its job equally well. There's a depression at the impact point (left rear) and an obvious grinding/gouging around the chin guard, brow and face shield, ending at the right rear, but again, no injuries to my head or neck of any kind. No "skull cap" and sunglasses could have prevented serious facial/dental injuries!
I've always worn all the gear as a matter of habit (regardless of the temp) and have always been astounded to see most riders (with the universal exception of BMW riders, and a few others) looking like they are dressed to go sunbathing! You're going down in whatever gear you're dressed in, so take a pointer from a guy who's been there....buy the best full protective gear you can (tops AND bottoms) and always wear it. No excuses!
Best, Lucky "7 Ribs" Lyman