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post #61 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 11:36 AM
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Chuck, I live a little north of you, and wore a Roadcrafter. The regular onsie. Now I'm not a onsie guy per say and given the choice, I would have had the 2 piece, but ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Anyway, the Sticth was good from triple digits to about the 50's. I don't normally ride in heavy traffic, so YMMV on this. I don't have electrics so went to the Sliders after that.
I was wearing the Stich when I went down in July and although I had some crushed ribs, a broken leg, and shoulder, there were nothing but superficial scratches and the only real bruises were from the apparent high side. I was on the ground far enough to wear holes in the helmet shell, and can't say how well the suit survived because it went with the bike to the insurance impound. I survived it though.

There are lots of decent to very good products. None would have prevented my injuries any better than what I had on. I picked up the Roadcrafter in new condition (worn for a 2 day trip) for $400. Check out the sizing for them and anything you buy then get what is good.

Hope this is some help on a 3 year old thread.
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post #62 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 12:04 PM
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I really like my First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket. Excellent venting for warmer weather, electric jacket liner fits under for cold weather and it came with a liner for not so cold days. It is also waterproof which eliminates the need for a rain top. I chose the HyViz to be seen and it really works.


Many online suppliers can get First Gear products. Most dealers will not carry as they are a little more expensive than some others.
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Thanks Texrealtor, your comments help a lot. I hope your recovery is going well. I do plan to keep the insulated liners from the Olympia for use when it gets cold. Generally my lower limit on Temperature is 35.

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Interesting thread revived. As most everyone says YMMV. I have tried Tourmaster products and found all to fail in some form or another fairly quickly. The price is great and I really liked some of the features, but not so much on the quality. And while the Tourmaster riding pants were advertised as being waterproof, they in fact where not. Just riding to work and get in a good down pour and they soaked through the crotch. I get to work and looked like I pee'd my pants. -- My FirstGear riding pants have never done that. Not once. -- I am currently using a pair of Tourmaster boots, and in a little over 1 year the rubber soles are separating from the boot in the heel area. Like the boots, comfortable, bla bla bla, but barely 1 year old and coming apart.


I have not tried all the brands, but for me I stick with FirstGear now days. I have had good luck with the quality and lasting for years and years. Middle of the road for price. Not the cheapest and not the most expensive either. Probably go back to Alpinestar boots. My Alpinestar's lasted for years without any problems.


And yes, Really!! Jacket, Pants, Boots, Gloves, Full Helmet. IMO just a jacket and boots is not ATGATT.

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Thanks Texrealtor, your comments help a lot. I hope your recovery is going well. I do plan to keep the insulated liners from the Olympia for use when it gets cold. Generally my lower limit on Temperature is 35.
Olympia is one of the better brands out. Just to get you looking, check out the Sliders brand from http://www.compacc.com/sliders .
Good stuff, but stay away from the "breathable waterproof" liner. Oh it is what they say, but it is HOT. Great winter gear, nothing much gets through. LOL

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The Firstgear stuff seems like its pretty good. Does anybody wear the Firstgear HT Overpants?

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Olympia is one of the better brands out. Just to get you looking, check out the Sliders brand from http://www.compacc.com/sliders .
Good stuff, but stay away from the "breathable waterproof" liner. Oh it is what they say, but it is HOT. Great winter gear, nothing much gets through. LOL

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The Olympia Horizon rain gear is supposed to be "breathable" too. It is so "breathable" I use the pants for winter overpants. No air gets through those pants.

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Check out Revzilla.com. They have lots of products and they do offer returns.

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I use Aerostich Darien jacket and pants. Good protection, plenty of vents and totally waterproof.
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