I can't get aerostich and wouldn't even if I could. It is long perceived as a standard but there are other options that blow aerostich away.
Fieldsheer is one option, it's a much lower price but does what you need it to do.
Fieldsheer Adventure Jacket uses 1000 denier fabric
Aerostich Darien Lite uses 160 denier fabric. Not a typo, that's one six zero.
Aerostich Darien Regular uses 500 denier, half of what Fieldsheer uses on a jacket they charge $100 less than aerostich does.
Aerostich doesn't even tell you what the Falstaff jacket is made from except to call it "waxed cotton" - what the hell is waxed cotton?
On the roadcraft Aerostich uses 1050 denier in the shoulders, elbows, forearms, knees and shins. For a lot more money.
Fieldsheer isn't a bad product but it's not a custom tailored fit like Aerostich. It just gets a little old for the name Aerostich to be thrown around like it's the cat's ass.
Alternatives? Sure - www.lookwellusa.com
- check out the Woodland.
Money no object? Then look at http://www.motoport.com
kevlar. That is badass stuff.