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Old 02-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #31
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my 15 year old Two Piece RC does not leak, so long as I:

wash it and re-treat it annually

seal the seams as suggested

Hit high impact areas with camp dry or scotch guard every so often (upper arms, butt)

most importantly, make certain the the fabric does NOT form a bowl over my crotch when I sit on the bike . . . this take a couple of seconds every time I get back on the bike after a stop.

YMMV, clearly, but I've not seen a highly venbted jacket that will hold a candle to my old RC in an all day frong strangler . . . it is really hard to make an opening water resistant.

Interesting conversation though . . . it seem many would like to see "more," or "different" without being able to really define it . . . tough target for a manufacturer to hit ;-}
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #32
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Sorry to revive an old thread. Was doing some research on the RC City they're coming out with and read through this thread. It's my understanding that Gore owns the Lock-Out zippers that are supposed to be true waterproof zips. Any idea why Aerostich doesn't use them in RC models? And maybe add a few to open up the jacket a little more? Seems like lack of venting is a big issue with owners of RC suits. And what's tolerable to one is not necessarily going to work for another. Having said that, I like a jacket that opens up as much as possible as I like to feel the air on me as much a possible. Mesh jackets are great for this but require layers and/or a rainsuit.

As was noted earlier, as a street only rider, my dream suit from 'Stich would be a textile version of the Transit with zips on the sleeves, as well as, under the arms, on the chest and on the back. Not unlike the venting on a Klim Badlands Pro. But more of a street cut. Like many here I'm an odd size and prefer, when I'm spending $1500+ for a riding outfit that I can get it custom fit. Made in USA helps too.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:32 PM   #33
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:44 AM   #34
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Isn't the Transit a Gore-tex'ified leather version of the 2-part RC suit?
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:26 AM   #35
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No. The Transit is a completely unique outfit. It is the leather bonded Gore-tex though.

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:02 AM   #36
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Meh. They look remarkably similar to me.

The sleeve details look almost the same; a velcro cuff adjuster with a ~6" zipper pull to cinch shut. Just like the RC.

http://www.aerostich.com/media/catal...3/134_5d_2.jpg
http://www.aerostich.com/media/catal...248_6c_1_1.jpg

I guess I am not picturing what would be unique about a Transit textile suit. They are both not-quite 3/4 length, both have similar cuts and similar features. Maybe loose the pockets?!

Doesn't mater really. Their catalog is what it is. It either works for you or it doesn't.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #37
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The RC is an oversuit. The Transit suit is a tighter cut. The pants are designed to be worn as pants as opposed to overpants.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:33 PM   #38
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Tactical RC vs. Classical RC. Similar protection?

Hi. Is the protection provided by the classical RC 1-piece much better than the tactical RC? I am asking because the tactical does not have the ballistic patches. Thanks for any information.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #39
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The ballistic patches are a heavier cordora material than the suit itself. The full RC with the ballistic panels will offer the most abrasive protection.

Is the bare 500 weight fabric in the tactical suit enough without the ballistics? That's for you to judge.
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