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    Re: Touring duds

    you mentioned some brands that say they are waterproof, the sentry? and the "troy"? in pants? you will have no fallback when they aren' "waterproof" ....and they won't be. I fell into that trap years ago and learned a wet and expensive lesson. but I think it' a journey we all make with our gear until we get sorted.
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    Re: Touring duds

    Quote Originally Posted by regder View Post
    A long day covering miles when you're cold and wet is a terrible feeling.

    At some point I gave up some of my innate cheapness and bought gear that I was confident would keep me dry and warm.
    Been through the same. Long days in gear that were supposed to be water proof. Just not worth it to me anymore, I enjoy riding and it is nice to be able to push on through a rainy day on the road and still be warm and comfortable.

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    Re: Touring duds

    My concern today was I had my 3 season gear on and even at 18 was feeling too toasty ....26 tomorrow ....I think I will still try the three season jacket but light layer underneath and see how it does.
    The underlayer was a bit too warm today.

    Mind you Salmon Arm average for June is 18 and the mountains to get there will be colder. Guess I will stay on plan with the 3 season jacket. At least I know I will be dry and I like the pockets.

    IS there a zero to 30+ jacket out there.
    My Scott is unbearable above 28.

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    Re: Touring duds

    Quote Originally Posted by MacDoc View Post
    IS there a zero to 30+ jacket out there.
    My Scott is unbearable above 28.
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    Re: Touring duds

    Not quite ...my mesh gear is fine into the 30s ...just marginal below 10.

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    Re: Touring duds

    Quote Originally Posted by MacDoc View Post
    My concern today was I had my 3 season gear on and even at 18 was feeling too toasty ....26 tomorrow ....I think I will still try the three season jacket but light layer underneath and see how it does.
    The underlayer was a bit too warm today.

    Mind you Salmon Arm average for June is 18 and the mountains to get there will be colder. Guess I will stay on plan with the 3 season jacket. At least I know I will be dry and I like the pockets.

    IS there a zero to 30+ jacket out there.
    My Scott is unbearable above 28.
    Would be nice if you get demo jackets. Feel what they are like when riding, feel how the vents work. I know my Badlands jacket vents incredibly well. Has vents up both arms, sides and back and I feel the slightest breeze go right through me when they are all open, handles incredibly well even when I was under the hot Utah sun and when zipped up was nice and warm at the top of Pikes peak.

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    Re: Touring duds

    Considering a Klim Latitude - they consider it a 4 season jacket but the vents are very extensive.

    Last edited by MacDoc; 05-01-2018 at 03:21 PM.

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    Re: Touring duds

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrissey View Post
    So, I'm not saying no to the Klim yet, but just wondering if there isn't something cheaper that will fit the bill.
    Have you considered the Klim Blade? I got mine for $300 a couple of years back. Seems like it's discontinued online but some stores might still have them in stock and be looking to get rid of old stock. Last I was at GP Bikes a couple of months ago, they still had it. I own a few jackets and this is definitely my go to for touring or if there's any chance of rain. It's an excellent jacket for the price in my opinion.
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    Re: Touring duds

    Yeah I was intrigued by the Blade when announced but did not see it anywhere.

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    Re: Touring duds

    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    I don't trust any armor in a textile suit. In my experience it moves out of the way in a crash and does very little. If you don't want leather (which I wouldn't in touring gear), I would separate crash protection and weather protection (eg. wear knee and elbow pads strapped to you and pull the suit over the top). I'm not sure if that changes anything in your search.

    Why two piece? I have two piece but always wear both, so it is just hotter and less protective than a one piece.
    If I'm not mistaken Aerostich was the first to offer armour (at least in a textile suit.) here are tons of reports of people walking away from some crazy crashes where their Roadcrafters did a great job protecting them and a "wall of shame" at their factory in Duluth where lots of them are hung up on display.

    I have a two-piece Roadcrafter that I have ridden well over 200,000 km that I have retired and replaced wit ha new R3 a couple of years ago. As expensive as the Roadcrafters are they end up beign way cheaper than the cost of all the cheap gear I bought before getting the Roadcrafter. (I am very hard on gear.)

    I am a very happy customer!

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    Re: Touring duds

    How big are you? This auction closes tomorrow. Klim Induction Jacket 3XL for $120 right now.

    https://auctionmaxx.com/Listing/Deta...ACKET-MENS-3XL



    EDIT:
    This appears to be mesh/non-waterproof and doesn't fit your needs at all.

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    Re: Touring duds

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-clothing-men...ket/1343535870

    Jacket is just a tad too small for me around the belly

    Lovely weight tho for an all season and at least I got a deal on gloves

    It's 12.25 pm May 2- I'm here for another 20 minutes if someone wants me to bring it to the GTA

    nice owner - wrecked his knee - very fastidious about the jacket

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    Re: Touring duds

    Quote Originally Posted by MacDoc View Post
    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-clothing-men...ket/1343535870

    Jacket is just a tad too small for me around the belly
    ...
    That's a big problem with any high-quality expensive jacket that you can wear for many years... they very obviously shrink with age.

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    Re: Touring duds

    hehe ...I had hopes on this model ( and it was close ) as people complained about it being "baggy".

    Certainly light for an all year all weather.

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