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Old 03-04-2013, 06:52 AM   #46
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Oh, OK. I didn't think you were whining; I bought my suit used so I wasn't familiar with the process. Which, by the way, I think is crazy. You'd think they could work out a method of getting it right the first time (besides a walk-in fitting).

I understand why you're frustrated by this. I hope this all turns out well, and soon.
I've never spoken to anyone from Aerostich, but I DO know folks in the clothing business . . . . expecting customers to get accurate measurements, and be happy with what is built to their specs is, I am told, a great route to bankruptcy . . . . . . .

Just sayin . . . . . .

I, too, hope for, and predict, a happy customer at the end of the ritual dance.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:02 AM   #47
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BobbySands said I was a whiner.. some folks only accept posting to their way of thinking I guess..
No, he said you were "whingeing." I'm not sure what that is but it doesn't sound neighborly.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:53 AM   #48
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No, he said you were "whingeing." I'm not sure what that is but it doesn't sound neighborly.


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Whinging Pom
A person of British origin who will consistently complain about any situation that they may face. They are emotionally unable to deal with any sort of adverse condition without commenting negatively about it.

The typical ‘whinging pom’ can be often located in such global locations such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada. Though also found in multiple other locations in high concentrations (such as the USA), they tend to countries that at least pay some lip service to their beloved monarchy.





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Old 03-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #49
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Cool; I learned something.

But Noth is from New England, land of the tea party and cheeky rejection of the beloved monarch. How can he be a whinging pom?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #50
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temp range to ride in with RC

just curious- as i'm someone who can see myself getting one of these suits when I have the money. It's one of the top options without getting insane price wise. That said- what temperature range- for those of you who have one- is it comfortable. I've been riding with Firstgear Jacket and pants, Khat or kila....can never remember....and Once it's really hot it- it's pretty toasty with the vents open. I still think it's a good kit though for most seasons, as both have liners. I just bought the Klim Mojave pants on the sale for summer, so that should really help this year.
So I ask- what temp range- without heated under gear- are you comfortable in a RC. (normal one)
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #51
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CJGamer - I have a Onesie cut slightly large to allow layering beneath it. With a Gerbings jacket liner it's tolerable down to about 5F, and without the Gerbings but with layers it's good down to about 25, tolerable to 15.

As for comfortable, with just LD Comfort gear underneath I'd say 45. Remember that I'm a Vermonter, though, so my idea of comfort might differ from a resident of, say, Florida.

On the other end of the thermometer I switch to mesh over 85F. I found the Stich is comfortable with the vents open as long as I'm moving, but there are times (road construction, crash ahead) when traffic comes to a complete halt and when that happens it's just plain miserable.

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #52
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CJ -- my two piece stich provides no insulating qualities whatsoever -- in fact, under some conditions, the Goretex feels a mite clammy which certainly doesn't make a guy warmer ;-}

I"m pretty comfortable from about 60 to 85 (F) in shirtsleeves and jeans under my stich.

Below that, layering.

When it gets over 85 or so, I, too, put on my mesh -- unless I'm gonna be ridning all day . . . in that case, I wear the stich -- if it gets that hot, and I'm in the wond all day, I actually get more dehyrdated and feel worse in mesh .
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:31 PM   #53
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And to be positive and not whinging.. For trips, I plan on bringing along my Mesh when it gets hot in a separate dry bag... although the mesh doesn't take up a ton of room.. the RC would.. I have a pair of Tour Master Venture Air Pants.. These come with a rain liner and an insulated liner.. My original plan was to use these when the weather got cooler..I found out very quickly that the liner did not work well and the pants were hard to take off when I got to work, The loops that held them in place (rain liner) ripped easily.. so while great mesh pants.. not so great when some warmth is needed & then my decision to take the hit $$ & buy the stich RC.. One Of my co workers told me that when I got to work, it looked like I was trying to take a dump standing up in the parking lot getting out of my gear.. live & learn.. noow looking forward to the ease of the long zipper in and out..
Talked to Aerostich today... My return got there today.. my new suit,per them, is in "production".. no promise on receipt but I have 3 weeks or so..
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #54
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I've never spoken to anyone from Aerostich, but I DO know folks in the clothing business . . . . expecting customers to get accurate measurements, and be happy with what is built to their specs is, I am told, a great route to bankruptcy . . . . . . .

Just sayin . . . . . .

I, too, hope for, and predict, a happy customer at the end of the ritual dance.
Does that mean Aerostich expects to make at least 2 suits for everyone they sell? Talk about the road to ruin...

How does Klim do it?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:09 AM   #55
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Does that mean Aerostich expects to make at least 2 suits for everyone they sell? Talk about the road to ruin...

How does Klim do it?
I had that thought.. The Hi Vis RC suit that was delivered to me last Wednesay has now put back into stock.. so a 53 regular suit is available in Hi Vis.. It was not available before I placed my order..
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:13 AM   #56
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Does that mean Aerostich expects to make at least 2 suits for everyone they sell? Talk about the road to ruin...

How does Klim do it?
When I placed my order, they told me I would most likely require custom alterations. I needed a 46 jacket and I was between a 36 regular and long pants. What they did is send me out a 46 jacket in whatever color they had in stock. They didn't have a 36R in stock, so they sent me a 36L just to try on and send back (or keep if I chose to, of course).

They told me that if a size wasn't in stock, they would make it for me and then I could try it on and send back if I wasn't happy with it. However, if any alterations need done, they will charge a restocking fee. They then list the altered jackets/pants/suits on their clearance page for a reduced price (which they make up for with the restocking fee).

With their long wait times, they are obviously in demand, so having a few standard sizes on their shelves is probably a good thing for them. I'm sure most people don't require custom sizing, so they aren't going to have to build two suits for everyone.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:27 AM   #57
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I get the impression that they are building up stock or something. It seems like there was a recent sell-off of sample and 'training' suits. I don't know if this is just a normal annual thing or related to the new styles they are offering or something else.

I had a change of heart regarding the jacket size I wanted on my recent order. I called to see if I could get a smaller sample jacket sent out to try out while I wait for a suit in my choice of colors to be 'cut'. No dice.. nothing in that size in stock or "in the showroom".

Either my size (48S) is an odd-ball, or their stock is a little low right now.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #58
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Does that mean Aerostich expects to make at least 2 suits for everyone they sell? Talk about the road to ruin...
Why do you think they charge $1000 for their suits?
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They must be getting back on track it would appear. I placed my order a month ago and was surprised to get this email:



They told me 8 weeks and four weeks later they're done!

BTW, one of the jackets is going back in case anyone was wondering why I ordered two. I ordered both of them so I could try on both and then send the one that doesn't fit back (without waiting for them to make another), and they included a free shipping label for the second jacket as well.
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They must be getting back on track it would appear...

...and they included a free shipping label for the second jacket as well.
I kind of had a suspicion that they were underselling. That said, I haven't heard anything about my order. I think I am 3 weeks in on an "7-8 week" estimate.

You are smarter than I ordering two jackets like that. I'm worried sick it won't fit.

How'd you wrangle the $0 shipping and getting them to pack a return label. I had to return by my own means and am being charged $20 for the next round.

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