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Old 02-28-2007, 02:20 PM   #11
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I have worn a Tourmaster Cortech jacket for the last 6 years and it held up great. It's comfortable, warm, and I bet works as well as well as any others.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:35 PM   #12
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Off you go then, I like the two piece Darian because the sizing is more ...ummm....generous.. and sometimes I ride in jeans (gasp !!!) and the jacket instead of the full suit. Either way for comfort fit and quality they just can't be beat.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:46 PM   #13
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I was thinking of doing a Joe Rocket jacket with the Darien pants.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:51 PM   #14
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I have a tourmaster / cortech jacket and I used to have the pants...



I zipped them together for racing. The pants didn't last though a single crash though. Granted it was a 120 mph butt slide but I didn't even make it half way off the track before I felt the pavement on my bare ass. Leather just didn't hold up, stiching didn't hold up too well either.



The Jacket on the otherhand seems to be much better - it's survived five crashes now and looks pretty ragged a couple of the zippers are broken now but no real holes in it yet. I retired it as my racing jacket but it's still my street jacket.



I recomend the jacket highly, but not the pants.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:40 PM   #15
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Sorry to sound like a broken record, but get a 'Stich.



Somehow I knew before even reading any responses that it would lead to that comment. It seems if you wear an Aerostich, and own a VFR, SV650, and Concourse you have everything anybody could possible ask for. Sadly enough I have an Aerostich, an and used to have both an SV650 and a VFR. Luckily I sold the VFR and it wasn't an "older one".
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:10 PM   #16
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Selling a 'newer one' does not automatically result in banishment from the 'cool guys' club, I think. But then I have a crappy old Tour Master, so what do I know?
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:22 PM   #17
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I have the Tour Master Pants..[*]Great Quality stuff..[*]Warm and comfy..[*] nice padding.. wish I had been wearing these when I went down..



I have a friend that has the Fieldsheer Highland One-Piece TX Suit.[*] He likes it but he is a weekend only rider.[*]Seems kiind of flimsy to me



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[*] I would take sarnali's word as gospel on this stuff.
[*] I know how challenging his commute is i.e. weather and traffic wise.[*]He is a braver and heartier man than I..[*] I think serious folks have to consider the Aerostitch..[*] I like one piece things if they are designed well.[*]My favorite skiing suit was a Helly Hansen thing which I grew out of ... burp..belch...[*]One piecer's flow with your body better when you are doing something active like skiing.[*] Plus for protection they hold together better I would think..[*] [i]Don't see any MotoGP racers wearing 2 piece leathers do ya?[*][b]Come to think about it all those racers wear full-face helmets... hmm that's a discussion for another day.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:00 PM   #18
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I purchased a Fieldsheer Highland suit about 2 years ago. I had fitting problems with the suit. The crotch was waaaay to low. I returned the suit for a smaller size (twice) but never had the suit fit properly in the crotch, even though it was very obviously too small in all other measurements. I was later told by a dealer that they were going to pull the suit form the US market because of all the returns. He said that apparently European men were built differently than American men (longer torsos and shorter legs), and that the Highlander suitÂ’s proportions were not suited to the American market. I donÂ’t know if I believed him or not, IÂ’d never heard anything about any difference in body proportions before; in any case, I sent the suit back. They might have corrected whatever problem the suit had at the time I bought it, but I thought IÂ’d just let you know. FYI, I found the suit to be very high quality, not quite up to Areostich standards, but at less than half the price I found it to be a great bargain. IÂ’d try it again if they have fixed the fit issues.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:06 PM   #19
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It seems that some people are talking about leathers, but the Tour Master is nylon. Nylon may be comfortable, but I wouldn't trust it in a fall. Not because it can't be strong enough, but because it's much more likely to catch on the pavement and send you tumbling. When you fall it's best to just slide - even though it may wear through your leathers. If you tumble you're likely to break things - like your neck.



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Old 02-28-2007, 09:13 PM   #20
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aerostich, you just don't get it. When are you going to get a real riding suit?
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