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Old 02-20-2013, 03:45 PM   #31
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Got the Track/Race Pro which is more or less identical but with leather instead of superfabric. The Force Pro wasn't available when I bought it but just feel safe with leather even though know superfabric is tough stuff.
Yeah -- I was definitely on the fence, but Stadler talked me out of it and into the Force Pro. I was leaning towards the Track, for the TFL until then, definitely.




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I don't think it's that warm at low temps though, my Dainese leather suit is warmer (then again, leather is under rated for cold weather riding). Not neccessarily a bad thing depending on where you live. But started leaking in heavy rain after 20 minutes. Think water came up between trousers and jacket in the front. Ride a KTM690SMC so not much weather protection but still was disappointed. Suit is at Stadler now for some small repairs after latest low sider so will have them check if goretex is OK but think not membrane is the problem.
Guess I'm just lucky, or don't ride in supercold. I'm fine in it without heated gear down to the low 30sF, and much below that is when I get more worried about the road than my core temperature.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #32
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expatbrit, how did Stadler talk you out of the Track/Race Pro? What were their reasons for recommending the Force Pro instead?
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:48 PM   #33
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expatbrit, how did Stadler talk you out of the Track/Race Pro? What were their reasons for recommending the Force Pro instead?
It was cheaper, lighter, and supposedly more comfortable. The big thing I sort of wanted in the Track was the TFL, and they commented that that 'bleached out' over time. (A sun protection product that bleaches).

When the vendor is trying to sell me the cheaper product, I thought I'd listen. I'm fairly convinced of the protection of the SuperFabric, and there's a LOT of SuperFabric in the Force.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #34
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$1,159.00 Thats a little salty considering you have a loooonng wait if you get the gear and there is a problem of some kind. I am in the market for replacement gear as well. Think I will stay with something state side.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #35
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$1,159.00 Thats a little salty considering you have a loooonng wait if you get the gear and there is a problem of some kind. I am in the market for replacement gear as well. Think I will stay with something state side.
That would have been my first choice, for sure. I'm just far enough out of the norm that this was the only alternative I found.

Bear in mind I'm a 'statistical freak', based on my height, weight, and build, and definitely don't fit into most gear.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:08 PM   #36
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Ok, Ive received and used my jacket a few times now. First off, Stadler was great to deal with, answered all my e mails swiftly and no problem doing the transaction. I rode the past few days in 7 celsius weather and the jacket is very sealed feeling and cozy. There isnt alot of venting, mind you more then the Rukka Armas, so I cant really see wearing it in tempertures above 27 c (80F). The pit zips are quite small and there is tiny exhaust vents on the back. It is very much a european fit and I barely notice the armour while wearing it. So I dont have that football player look like I have had with my other jackets. The armour just seems to fit perfect. There is alot detailed bits like mini rain gutters on the inside of the chest vents and I love the button to keep the collar back. I have always had a hard time staying dry in wet weather so I cant wait to see how it performs in the rain.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:43 AM   #37
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I bought my stadler force pro suit in 2012. Had some issue with the buttons (2 come off after minor use)
After contacting the dealer, they ensured me that they have been using a
New button 'press' which has been malfunctioning.
We agreed I would turn in the jacket in the winterseason to get my 2 buttons replaced.
I have it picked up and they have replaced all buttons, just to be sure.

I am pleased with there service and the suit so far. I travel a lot in conditions between 5-25 degrees celsius. The stormflap which you can mount on the neck is the only thing which does not win me over, luckely it is not really needed, since the standard neck delivers enough wind/rain protection for me. The fitting of the optional stormflap seems well, not optimal.

But for those who are thinking over the investment: they live up to the stated garanties.

Edited: does win me over-> does not...

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:54 AM   #38
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #39
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But for those who are thinking over the investment: they live up to the stated garanties.
That's good to know!!

Which buttons came off? I haven't had that happen yet.

Suit looks /sharp/ with the blue. I didn't see it offered in other colours!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #40
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I havent seen it offered in blue either. I actually wasnt real crazy about the all black colour as it will probably fade easy. I got the storm collar with the jacket as well and it fits perfect.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #41
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I havent seen it offered in blue either. I actually wasnt real crazy about the all black colour as it will probably fade easy. I got the storm collar with the jacket as well and it fits perfect.
Not worried about fading; I'm just not usually an 'all-black' gear guy. Solar gain and all that.

Interesting on the storm collar. I just use a buff.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:56 PM   #42
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Nice hey! I can share a close up pica...
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:05 PM   #43
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #44
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #45
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Nice. Still mostly black -- go go superfabric, I guess.

I did get a chance to get out and ride in mine in some warmer temperatures; up to the mid 70s. Still OK, even in the sun, as long as I'm moving. I'm more optimistic than I was about being able to use it long into the summer for trips.
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