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post #1 of 5 Old 05-01-2010, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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I have a ton of gear, it is sickening. I destroyed my favorite pants/jacket combo last year from the deer accident. I purchased the same jacket again; Tourmaster Transition jacket. it works great. Only thing is they don't make pants that don't suck. Matter of fact very few do. I do not want a stupid overpant. So I have been looking into a few alternatives since the last pair of pants I had were discontinued.

I am looking at a whole new gear setup for now, but maybe I'll just get the pants. Here is what I have narrowed it down to;

Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket and pants. $288 and $180 respectively. Kathmandu

Pro's: 1.5 liter hydration pack
under helmet rain hood
Hypertex waterproof shell (no rain zip in rain barrier or built in liner)
Detachable suspenders on the pants

Cons: Not much info on them yet, they are new.
Had the Kilimanjaro jacket before, was supposed to be w/proof but
leaked like a sieve.

Revit Sand Jacket and pants. $$430 and $299 respectively Sand Jacket

Pros: good reputation for quality/build
European sizing (fits us skinny dudes)

Cons: Damn expensive...
Interior zip in rain liner.

Anyone? real world experience? I was at a shop in Santa Monica that had Revit gear and it was really impressive, but still the price

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-02-2010, 01:37 PM
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You may want to try Motoport. I've been wearing one of their 1000 denier cordura suits for a few years and love it.The best part of this kit is that it is made to order here in Socal so, if you go in to have your measurements taken you know it's going to fit perfectly. This gear has been written on extensively here in this thread.
Motoport Kevlar first impressions (long, many pics...) - ADVrider

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You may want to try Motoport. I've been wearing one of their 1000 denier cordura suits for a few years and love it.The best part of this kit is that it is made to order here in Socal so, if you go in to have your measurements taken you know it's going to fit perfectly. This gear has been written on extensively here in this thread.
Motoport Kevlar first impressions (long, many pics...) - ADVrider
Good stuff. I looked into their stuff a long time ago when I first started touring and have had a bunch of other gear since. I had forgotten all about them. Too bad. I don't think I have the time to mess around with custom fit gear at this point. How much was your suit? Maybe they have something around that would fit me.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-03-2010, 06:50 PM
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If you go Motoport make sure that you get custom fitted garments....it's the same price to have them sewn for you as it is to buy what they have lying around. I chose a suit made from 1000 denier cordura with HI-Vis accents and love it. I thought that I wanted an Aerostich..BMW...KLIM...etc...etc till I examined my needs in a suit. I paid $500 dollar for it but price was not the main consideration as most other suits cost more.
When I first read your post i thought that you were in Ca. cause you mentioned Santa Monica, now I see that you are in Ohio.If you get this way again and decide to go Motoport let me know and I'll show you my suit and take you to the Motoport factory.

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If you go Motoport make sure that you get custom fitted garments....it's the same price to have them sewn for you as it is to buy what they have lying around. I chose a suit made from 1000 denier cordura with HI-Vis accents and love it. I thought that I wanted an Aerostich..BMW...KLIM...etc...etc till I examined my needs in a suit. I paid $500 dollar for it but price was not the main consideration as most other suits cost more.
When I first read your post i thought that you were in Ca. cause you mentioned Santa Monica, now I see that you are in Ohio.If you get this way again and decide to go Motoport let me know and I'll show you my suit and take you to the Motoport factory.
I'll be out that way in about 11 weeks! Unfortunately I will need the gear to ride there with. Thanks for the advice however. Wished I lived in CA, if only for the ability to ride 1 hour to get almost any type of gear/parts/bikes imaginable.

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