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Old 11-25-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Protective suits?

Hey guys, I am think about picking up a suit for trail riding.

I am looking at the Thor Impact rig and the fox titan sport jacket.

Does anybody have experience with these?

Am I better off just getting a MX style roost deflector?

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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i use an alpinestars bionic II "jacket". i love it.

i have friends who use the fox titan. they seem to like them. look like they would be hotter in summer than mine, though.

personally, i greatly prefer a pressure suit to a chest protector/roost deflector. pressure suits provide way better/more spine protection. they also generally provide better shoulder protection and include elbow/forearm protection (so you don't have to wear separate elbow/forearm guards).

they are hotter than chest protectors in the summer, though.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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I've got a Leatt adventure suit.

http://www.leatt-brace.com/index.php...ctor-adventure

It's a little bit on the more expensive side, it's comfortable, it's heavy duty, it's pretty much impossible to get a jersey over it though, so you'll want a good jacket that fits over it. Also difficult to get anything other than a skin tight base layer underneath it. I researched a lot before I made that purchase. I'm glad I shelled out the extra coin and didn't compromise. I really think I picked the right one, but a lot of it will come down to how it fits you and what your specific needs are.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:39 AM   #4
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You might also look at the MSR expedition series jkt and pants.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:43 AM   #5
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Tekvest....made in Canada, eh?

http://tekrider.com/ps_or_05.html

They make a ton of different models. I personally use the Freestyle.
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