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Old 03-25-2005, 06:17 PM   #11
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:56 PM   #12
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Default Re: 5 Years With An Aerostich

It's "material" not "materiel". Come on already!
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Old 03-26-2005, 03:45 AM   #13
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Very nicely done. Because the article is so detailed, it makes me want an Aerostich, even though I didn't know I needed one.



A suit like the Aerostich would have been perfect here in KY yesterday.

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Old 03-26-2005, 04:13 AM   #14
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Default Re: 5 Years With An Aerostich

I commute in Indiana, as well as tour ,wearing an Aerostich. The Niwax wash-in water treatment is very effective in keeping my suit waterproof. It even seems to help the zippers. If your suit bunches up at the waist be sure that the inner part of the fold is at the bottom, if it faces upward it will collect a pool of water and rapidly develope a leak.
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:18 AM   #15
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Default Re: 5 Years With An Aerostich

I hate to pee in everyones Cheerio's but $800 for a suit that leaks, breaks zippers, is hot in the summer and the armor rots away doesn't seem like a good deal to me



My Joe Rocket 4.0 Ballistic coat and pants was $350. delivered to my door, in 3 years of almost daily use it hasn't leaked a drop in some seriously crappy rain, is warm with just a fleece pullover underneath, the zipper hasn't broken is armored down the neck and back shoulders and elbows and doesn't flap and billow at speed.



About the only bad thing I can say about it is the knee armor is too narrow and it probably doesn't have the "cool" factor an Aerostich has.



I'm pretty happy with it anyway.
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:37 AM   #16
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I'd like further explanation of the "cool" factor of the Aerostich. I'm struggling to find any "coolness" about it.
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:07 AM   #17
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Default Re: 5 Years With An Aerostich

I've had good service from my JR Ballisitic Jacket also. I have a pair of FirstGear pants that have been excellent, keeping me nice and toasty down to freezing temperatures... they both work well on the snowmobile too at well below freezing.
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:47 AM   #18
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Default Cool vs Not Cool

Stichs are "cool" to riders and dorky to poseurs. That about sums it up. -Sean
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:16 AM   #19
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Default Re: 5 Years With An Aerostich - Hot weather

I'm on my 2nd 'stich. I take issue with them not being good in hot weather. First off, they are much better than leathers if it's hot out. Second, you can turn on the air conditioning: Stuff the front pockets with ice. The Gortex under the pockets keep you dry as the ice melts. It works great. I've used it on several trips.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:20 AM   #20
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Correct me if I'm wrong but other than the track day, you've worn jeans everytime we've ridden together.



I think my gear is cooler looking and offers just as much protection.



Got anything better racer boy?
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