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Old 03-29-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Spidi Ergo 365 Expedition Suit - first pictures

So I ordered the suit from Spidi in Italy; took advantage of their Free Shipping offer and got my suit in NJ less than 42 hours later!!!

First things first: I know some of you don't like waterproof liners in their attire. That's fine but please do not start that debate in this thread.

My aim here is to show images of the suit so that everyone can see what it looks like. I will review the suit when I get to use it (not for a while I'm afraid) but I can tell you that having tried it on the fit is perfect for me. I am 5'10", 178lbs and a 40" chest; 34" waist and 33" inside leg. I ordered the XL and it is exactly right.

I haven't ridden in over 20 years so wearing textile and having body armor is all new to me and a bit odd. I know I will get used to the back armor which is the only thing that seems strange when I put the jacket on. No matter which manufacturer I had bought a jacket/pants/suit from I would be wearing back armor so I'm not concerned.

Anyway, I won't go into detail because I think that road tests will tell a lot more about the suit than my trying it on in my bedroom.

So here's some images:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7850804...7629331109320/



Please feel free to ask questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Matteo in the Vendors forum is the official Spidi guy so just know that what you get from me will be what I think and not an official finding.

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Cute, almost like a storm trooper. I wanna see you on the bike. Then we will know.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:33 AM   #4
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Cute, almost like a storm trooper. I wanna see you on the bike. Then we will know.
Yeah, should have got the XD4 in white right No bike till May though I did pop out on this earlier



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Old 03-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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A great suit with uncountable features (aka pockets).

But I do think that sometimes less is more (aka it's a bit overkill)
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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A great suit with uncountable features (aka pockets).

But I do think that sometimes less is more (aka it's a bit overkill)
Many of the features are removable so you can tailor the outfit to meet your needs. That's what attracted me to it in addition to the safety certifications.

When I get time I'll take a picture with the jacket in its most basic form and post it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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Here are pictures with the extra pockets removed; the water pack removed and the vents open. The underarm vent is very large indeed. Camera phone pictures, sorry!


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Old 03-31-2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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I just want to add that I was astonished by how supple the suit material is given that it has the highest abrasion resistance rating. I was expecting it to be kinda stiff and a little rough even but absolutely not!
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #9
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I've been wearing the liner out and about because I look so damn sharp in it

It is very light and very comfortable but I cannot vouch for it 'waterproofness' as it hasn't rained yet.

Coupled with the coolmax layer that Spidi included in my order I look 15 years younger and 15lbs lighter.

Hell, even my WIFE started noticing me again
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:30 AM   #10
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Very nice looking suit!

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #11
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Ge the hose out!

That set up looks better on you than it does in the advertising pictures. (Their model looks like he is upset about something or other.)



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I've been wearing the liner out and about because I look so damn sharp in it

It is very light and very comfortable but I cannot vouch for it 'waterproofness' as it hasn't rained yet.

Coupled with the coolmax layer that Spidi included in my order I look 15 years younger and 15lbs lighter.

Hell, even my WIFE started noticing me again
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #12
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Ge the hose out!

That set up looks better on you than it does in the advertising pictures. (Their model looks like he is upset about something or other.)
Damn this place is good for my ego

He might have been upset that it cost a couple of months wages to get it

I am not knocking other manufacturers clothing when I say that I did not like the rough feel of another high end brand jacket that I tried in a similar price range. I felt that if I rubbed the jacket against the wall it would tear paint off. I'm sure it is very abrasion resistant but the Spidi complies to the Level 2 CE test which only one or maybe two other manufacturers do and it doesn't need a harsh feeling material to do it. Not sure how they do it and don't care so long as it works. I also like that I was able to get a lighter color as the other ones seem to be mostly available in 'Ford'

All of my comments must be considered preliminary as I have not ridden with any of the garments on.

I hope the suit proves to be brilliant as I will feel good that I have invested wisely and I would like Spidi to be successful too.
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I just want to add that I was astonished by how supple the suit material is given that it has the highest abrasion resistance rating. I was expecting it to be kinda stiff and a little rough even but absolutely not!
Good thing too, since you wear it to bed...
I think if I spent that much on a suit, I'd need to wear it to work, meals out and church too - for about twenty years....
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Good thing too, since you wear it to bed!
You must be friends with my wife on FB right?

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Good thing too, since you wear it to bed...
I think if I spent that much on a suit, I'd need to wear it to work, meals out and church too - for about twenty years....
I stayed in Maribyrnong (spelling?) for 7 weeks with a mate back in 98 and love Melbourne. He's back there now and until recently ran a motorbike/car racing place but sadly they folded. Can't wait to get back and visit.
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