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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2017, 08:24:28 pm »
Re Klim, At the National in Helen, they were there. I couldn't find a single thing they make that comes close to fitting me. Their stuff is only for tiny people.

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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2017, 08:42:20 pm »
I've finally been able to put some time in the saddle with the new Darien and AD1 pants, and I'm very pleased.  I can tell the Darien jacket is a bit cooler than the Roadcrafter, and that will be a plus in the summer. 
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2017, 08:43:10 pm »
Re Klim, At the National in Helen, they were there. I couldn't find a single thing they make that comes close to fitting me. Their stuff is only for tiny people.

Aerostich is made in America for us bigger Americans.   :))
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2017, 05:04:00 pm »
I like my one piece Roadcrafter but I do wear a Roadcrafter jacket and Darien pants from time to time on certain trips. The one piece is my go to 80% of the time though unless temps are above the mid 80s most of the day.
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2017, 06:59:00 pm »
I like my one piece Roadcrafter but I do wear a Roadcrafter jacket and Darien pants from time to time on certain trips. The one piece is my go to 80% of the time though unless temps are above the mid 80s most of the day.

The one piece is so fast to get into. 
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2017, 06:48:12 pm »
I like my one piece Roadcrafter but I do wear a Roadcrafter jacket and Darien pants from time to time on certain trips. The one piece is my go to 80% of the time though unless temps are above the mid 80s most of the day.

The one piece is so fast to get into.

The 2 piece is just as fast when used with the elipse combiner zip in...and it also assists when those summer temps climb, as you can have the "option" of removing your jacket when stoped, and getting a slight increase of air flow when the elipse is not zipped in.
After owning a 2 piece foralmost 14 years, I'll add that when you want to wash, and re establish the waterproofing of tyghe surface, the 2 piece fits the washing machine and dryer much easier... I tend to wash the pants 2x more than the jacket, simply because of the road grime on the legs, so its. Great because I don't have to re treat the whole suit to re waterproof.
It also allows for a lot better customizing in sizes, when you want custom ad ins like knee and elbow pad positional dimensions during the manufacture, . And finally, if one section gets damaged, it can be replaced...at a much lower cost...

Just reflecting the benefits I've found over the years, and am glad when I bought my stich, I talked to others that had both, single and 2 piece, to make my specific needs and usage wiser.

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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2017, 07:36:19 pm »
I agree MOB.  I've had two, two-piece roadcrafter suits, and now I'm on my third aerostich suit in the darien and AD1 pants.  The two-piece suits give you much more options.
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2017, 12:02:23 pm »
I like my one piece Roadcrafter but I do wear a Roadcrafter jacket and Darien pants from time to time on certain trips. The one piece is my go to 80% of the time though unless temps are above the mid 80s most of the day.

The one piece is so fast to get into.

The 2 piece is just as fast when used with the elipse combiner zip in...and it also assists when those summer temps climb, as you can have the "option" of removing your jacket when stoped, and getting a slight increase of air flow when the elipse is not zipped in.
After owning a 2 piece foralmost 14 years, I'll add that when you want to wash, and re establish the waterproofing of tyghe surface, the 2 piece fits the washing machine and dryer much easier... I tend to wash the pants 2x more than the jacket, simply because of the road grime on the legs, so its. Great because I don't have to re treat the whole suit to re waterproof.
It also allows for a lot better customizing in sizes, when you want custom ad ins like knee and elbow pad positional dimensions during the manufacture, . And finally, if one section gets damaged, it can be replaced...at a much lower cost...

Just reflecting the benefits I've found over the years, and am glad when I bought my stich, I talked to others that had both, single and 2 piece, to make my specific needs and usage wiser.

I am used to a one piece leather racing suit so a one piece Stitch just feels best on me. Like I stated I do have the option to split into a two piece setup with a Roadcrafter jacket (which I love) and a pair of Dairen pants. Even with that I still like my one piece better. Hot months I will just wear shorts under the one piece and that works pretty good.
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2017, 12:43:14 pm »
When it's really hot I'll hose down my clothes underneath the suit and I'm cool for hours. 
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2017, 03:46:09 pm »
I'm happy to hear your opinion.  :beerchug:  I bought a set off from the Emporium late last summer (RoadCrafter) but didn't have a chance to wear them (broke my foot).  I did get to try them on and was very happy with the fit.  I washed them and retreated them (water resistance)...hopefully they will be waterproof enough for me (doesn't rain very hard nor very much here).  They certainly felt comfortable enough for use on the Connie, though. :great:

You beat me to that set Patrick  :great:

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But, in the wintry and wet times, when also looking awesome doesn't hurt, I hope to sooner than  later have that same Roadcrafter 2 piece set up - good enough for Neal Pert to cross the earth = good enough for me.

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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2017, 11:58:46 pm »
I took Mikes advice a few years back(about 5) when CAD $ was par or better and purchased the AD1 pants.
They still work well and I throw them in the Freezer every so often. Never been washed except by the rain and still look very much like new.

This spring I purchased a Darien Jacket and AD1 pants as a set off of ebay (can't dream of purchasing new with the $ diff now)for use on my DR 650. The set was 1999 model and as new and rarely worn. (I searched a long time for my size.......) AT the same time I was looking to retire my 10yr old (heavy 4season) getting ratty looking Tourmaster jacket.

While waiting on my First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket to arrive the correct size set came up on Ebay. I decided to see which jacket I preferred...........

Long story short(er) :) I decided to dedicate the ebay set to the DR650 and use the (more better fitting, and looking, and cooling) Kili jacket with AD1's to the FJR.

I have ridden both in rains of biblical proportions multiple times ( all it seems to do this spring) and have been 100% dry on all occasions. (The Kili jacket is half the cost in Canada as a new Darien(before money exchange) and I am very happy with it. )
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2017, 05:14:15 pm »
On my third two piece Roadcrafter and still loving it.  I did break down and get some mesh gear for the really hot weather an Olympia jacket and First gear pants.  They do make a huge difference when the temps get brutal and if it's that hot I don't mind getting wet!  Lol
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2017, 05:59:04 pm »
On my third two piece Roadcrafter and still loving it.  I did break down and get some mesh gear for the really hot weather an Olympia jacket and First gear pants.  They do make a huge difference when the temps get brutal and if it's that hot I don't mind getting wet!  Lol

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       If you had bought MOTOPORT..... :-X

You would still be using the original (First) suit! ;D

Just sayin!!! >:D
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2017, 06:25:11 pm »
On my third two piece Roadcrafter and still loving it.  I did break down and get some mesh gear for the really hot weather an Olympia jacket and First gear pants.  They do make a huge difference when the temps get brutal and if it's that hot I don't mind getting wet!  Lol

Hi,
       If you had bought MOTOPORT..... :-X

You would still be using the original (First) suit! ;D

Just sayin!!! >:D

Geee
I'm still wearing my first Roadcrafter, which is holding up fine, after "hundreds of thousand" miles of drinking from the fire hose on rides...

When Terry bought his FIRST one, and also when I got mine, Motoport, and Klim, weren't even in business yet...
And people still were wearing animal skins with or without fur, for protection.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: I always preferred the Saskatchewan Sealskin ones, they were comfey.... :nananana: :rotflmao:

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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2017, 06:51:55 pm »
On my third two piece Roadcrafter and still loving it.  I did break down and get some mesh gear for the really hot weather an Olympia jacket and First gear pants.  They do make a huge difference when the temps get brutal and if it's that hot I don't mind getting wet!  Lol

Hi,
       If you had bought MOTOPORT..... :-X

You would still be using the original (First) suit! ;D

Just sayin!!! >:D

Geee
I'm still wearing my first Roadcrafter, which is holding up fine, after "hundreds of thousand" miles of drinking from the fire hose on rides...

When Terry bought his FIRST one, and also when I got mine, Motoport, and Klim, weren't even in business yet...
And people still were wearing animal skins with or without fur, for protection.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: I always preferred the Saskatchewan Sealskin ones, they were comfey.... :nananana: :rotflmao:

Hi,
       LOL!

I can't say what I think of Aerostitch on here :-X

Even though I have! :-[

When I was 13, running the dirt roads of South Georgia, on a Honda Super 90..... :great:

Riding gear, never entered, the ol cabeza! :(

But.....Time fixed that!!! ::)


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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2017, 07:29:51 pm »
Only reason the first one went in 8 years was I crash tested it and walked away injury free other than some bruises.  Second one I sized out of after 11 years.  This one I bought in 2012 with a 12% discount on 12/12/12  and its just broken in.  If I hadn't sized out of it the second would still be on me.  That ain't the suits fault bud.
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2017, 07:58:14 pm »
Only reason the first one went in 8 years was I crash tested it and walked away injury free other than some bruises.  Second one I sized out of after 11 years.  This one I bought in 2012 with a 12% discount on 12/12/12  and its just broken in.  If I hadn't sized out of it the second would still be on me.  That ain't the suits fault bud.

Hi,
       Well....People are loyal to their choce of riding gear I guess?

Whether it is the "right" choice is another question it seems!

I have a certain opinion, on certain brands of riding gear (most?) for logical, common sense reasons.

Living in Florida, at this time of year, I get to see people riding bikes, with nothing more than cut offs and flip flops!

I guess they are loyal to that, and would fight you if you tried to "bring them to Jesus!" ;D

Stay safe! :great:
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Re: Aerostich 2 piece Roadcrafter or Darien Jack and Pants?
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2017, 08:28:57 pm »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I think those nekid kids will come to terms with whichever "creater" is appropriate, sooner or later....

Kinda like the first time a person got rip snorting drunk, and spent hours "hugging the porcelain recepticle", while uttering prayers about never doing "that" again... and knowing fully well, history will repeat itself.... again..... :rotflmao: :beerchug:

Amazing how "cool feeling" that cold toilet felt, between horks... :))

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