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Old 12-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #16
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... a guy on a well farkled KLR who had the BMW Atlantis suit. It rained on us for a solid 12-14 hours one day and his suit never leaked.
Good to know. I've only tested mine up to one hour in a downpour.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #17
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Atlantis 4 is breathable like all leather - but please dont think you would be comfortable once the temp is in 85f or 29c, even if you are moving. You will also need some windproof clothing underneath if you ride in temp below 60f or 15c.
I'd say 60F is about mid-range for the Atlantis suit with nothing more than a light-weight shirt and boxers under. Below 40F i toss a rain jacket on for an extra layer of air insulation and better neck protection. Monday i did 80 miles in 10F with a heavyweight fleece shirt and boxer briefs and it was definitely too cold. Same shirt with thermal long johns (and rain jacket) on the return trip at 20F was fine (although dealing with a chincy IS-Max helmet was distracting).

Most of all, i'm impressed with how comfortable the Atlantis pants are on or off the cycle. Sorry, no transit comparison.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:25 AM   #18
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If I worked at a dealership, I'd be thinking about wearing gear the shop sold.
It's advertising for the shop, It lets me know the product lines better and I get a discount. I like discounts.

That said the transit suit is nice, if you don't live somewhere hot and dry. I like that the transit jacket is cut slightly longer, but not a full 3/4 length jacket.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:07 AM   #19
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Heresy maybe, but if you're looking for a waterproof set of leathers, consider the Harley FXRG suit. I've crash-tested the jacket, and it saved my bacon.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store...leather-jacket

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store...xtile-overpant

There are several online dealers which offer 20% off as well.

Nice thing about the FXRG gear is that they don't turn you into a rolling Harley billboard.
I agree, I have both the Atlantis4 and the fxrg. I prefer the fxrg and wear it every day that the temp is under 85.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:34 AM   #20
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What is the waterproof membrane on the H-D stuff, some proprietary "tex" fabric?
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:25 PM   #21
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What is the waterproof membrane on the H-D stuff, some proprietary "tex" fabric?

I am not sure, except that it is not a GoreTex membrane (else there would be GT logos all over it). It sure does work though!! I will take a look at it when I get home......

Hmmm, "HarleyTex"? "HogTex"?? "CruiserComfort"???
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:15 PM   #22
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I am not sure, except that it is not a GoreTex membrane (else there would be GT logos all over it). It sure does work though!! I will take a look at it when I get home......

Hmmm, "HarleyTex"? "HogTex"?? "CruiserComfort"???
The leather itself is waterproof, the liner is Cocona.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:26 PM   #23
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I just picked up a "second" of Transit 2 jacket and pants from Aerostich. Great savings under sale on website. The imperfections are pretty minimal to my eye. Wore it in a real downpour yesterday and stayed completely dry after an hour. Awesome. I have been looking for waterproof leathers for a while. One really nice feature is zipper on leg goes way up thigh so can pull on/off over boots. Armor is pretty solid in cold, but does eventually soften up with wearing. Jacket has better pocket layout and zippers than my Dainese and definitely drier in wet.
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:04 PM   #24
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I'm a big fan of BMW gear but I went with the Transit suit because I've had great experiences with Goretex. If I'm not mistaken the Atlantis needs to be sent back to the motherland for rewaterproofing.
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:37 PM   #25
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I have no experience with the Atlantis, but I love my transit. Its my go to suit for road touring, and I have a roadcrafter and a Rukka armas set up. Its super comfortable and all day dry (as long as water doesn't get in the top. Its hot when its hot, but then all truly waterproof gear will be.
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:40 PM   #26
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BMW does offer instructions for periodically re-waterproofing the Atlantis 4 suit. What does Aerostich recommend for the Transit suit?

In other words, 4 or 5 years down the road would one be more likely than the other to need reconditioning?
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:41 PM   #27
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I'm a big fan of BMW gear but I went with the Transit suit because I've had great experiences with Goretex. If I'm not mistaken the Atlantis needs to be sent back to the motherland for rewaterproofing.
Yes you are, very much mistaken. There is a treatment that is supposed to be put in the machine if you need to wash it. After three washes, BMW recommends sending it back to the vaterland for conditioning.
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #28
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Yes you are, very much mistaken. There is a treatment that is supposed to be put in the machine if you need to wash it. After three washes, BMW recommends sending it back to the vaterland for conditioning.
Right. That's what turned me off on the Atlantis and decided to go with the Transit.
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Old 12-25-2014, 08:09 PM   #29
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Well, i've been wearing my Atlantis 4 daily for 2 or 3 years and just wipe it off occasionally when it becomes covered in winter road crap. I am looking for a treatment kit so i can wash it in spring, but it seems like sending it in for reconditioning every ten years or so won't be all that horrible.

What would turn me off is if there isn't an answer to sailorite's inquiry about long term care for the Transit. Aerostich seems to sell things that conform to Mr. Subjective's lifestyle and don't do anything to support problems that arise from pushing outside that envelope. My Combat Touring Boots were really nice new, but the velcro wore out quickly and i scraped up a buckle in a crash so i spent $80 on buckles to replace everything only to find out that they no longer carry the anchor parts. Now i walk around with my laces falling under the boot and an expensive box full of useless parts sitting at home.
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Old 12-25-2014, 08:33 PM   #30
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The leather itself is waterproof, the liner is Cocona.
interesting .. cocona website claims it's liners can be waterproof too
looks like yet another version of Goretex to me

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Made from recycled coconut shells, Cocona is gaining steam in the outdoors world. Founded in 2001, the company’s know-how is put to use as a natural, rapid-dry, odor- and UV- managing technology.
Cocona’s technology and fabrics are used in everything baselayers and midlayers, to waterproof/breathable fabrics used in outerwear.





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