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Which maker is better in terms of quality of construction, ability to resist abrasion, protective armor and fit? I have an Alpinestars V4 jacket that is great but I may sell it to my brother so that I can get a 2 piece jacket and pants combo. I like the quality of A-stars but I have no experience with Joe Rockets (have never seen their stuff at the shops I frequent). I have found some great deals on the web and I am considering these options: Joe Rocket Speedmaster jacket and pants for $680; Joe Rocket GPX 2 pc for $520; and A-stars GPU 2 pc for $610. Just from looking at the pics, the JR Speedmaster looks awesome and tops the other 2. The GPX and the GPU look about the same with the GPX edging out the GPU because of the $90 price difference. Help me decide! Seriously, any info, opinions, insights are appreciated. BTW, I know some of you may ask, "why not just get A-stars Track pants to match with my current jacket?" Well, the V4 does not have a full zipper and so I don't know how well it would work. Besides that, I want my brother to have it so that he'll always ride with solid protection. Thanks again!! Ride ON!!