ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-22-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
pingvin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
pingvin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kongsberg, Norway
Oddometer: 453
Adventure jacket...that doesn't look like one?

Want an adventure jacket for our 3 month trip in South America that can be used as a casual jacket as well. So do not want the RTW-BMW-Stormtrooper look. As read somewhere (here?), if you look like a Marsian, you'll be treated as an Marsian

Still want a jacket that work well in all conditions from warm to cold and wet. But plan on using layers under and rain suit for heavy rain so don't need it to be 100% wp. Also plan on using protection jacket so armor not important and can ride without jacket in really hot conditions.

Have look at a few oil skin options and think they are very cool...but some models are maybe a bit too much Che Guevara wannabe? Will use modern helmet and new bike (KLR650?) so don't want the style to clash too much.

You get the point...any suggestions ?
__________________
2006 KTM 950 SuperEnduro
2010 KTM 530 EXC-R
2006 Suzuki RM-Z 250
1981 Husqvarna 420 AE

pingvin screwed with this post 12-22-2013 at 04:01 AM
pingvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
dragos
Belzebut
 
dragos's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Europe (Romania, Germany, UK)
Oddometer: 494
http://www.aetherapparel.com/shop/mens/collection/road/

http://rideapart.com/2013/08/alpines...u-can-ride-in/
dragos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 11:39 AM   #3
pingvin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
pingvin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kongsberg, Norway
Oddometer: 453
Brilliant, thanks !

Like this one from first link. Simple but stylish and lots of nive features like big pit and back vents.

__________________
2006 KTM 950 SuperEnduro
2010 KTM 530 EXC-R
2006 Suzuki RM-Z 250
1981 Husqvarna 420 AE
pingvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
pingvin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
pingvin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kongsberg, Norway
Oddometer: 453
Also really like this one from Spidi http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textil...wax-h2out.html

__________________
2006 KTM 950 SuperEnduro
2010 KTM 530 EXC-R
2006 Suzuki RM-Z 250
1981 Husqvarna 420 AE
pingvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
birdie_xx
Studly Adventurer
 
birdie_xx's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Chicago,IL
Oddometer: 768
Bmg ...

^^^ if you like that, take a look at the http://www.britishmotorcyclegear.com
You may find few jackets you'll like and they do perform

Cheers,

birdie_xx screwed with this post 12-22-2013 at 02:02 PM
birdie_xx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #6
mrt10x
Dumba$s Jarhead
 
mrt10x's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Woodland Park, CO
Oddometer: 3,187
I was going to point you at BMG as well...but that SPIDI is as good looking as anything they sell..plus it has a waterproof barrier layer.. pretty cool jacket.
__________________
We are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.
mrt10x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
S/W
Gnarly Adventurer
 
S/W's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Oddometer: 375
doesn't look like a MC jacket

Check out this one. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-opera-jacket
if you look in the latest issue of the AMA magazine "American Motorcyclist", it appears the guy on the cover is wearing one, another good shoot inside.

Revzilla has a video of it.
S/W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2013, 06:07 AM   #8
Speedo66
Transient
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Cin City, OH
Oddometer: 6,245
If you're going to South America, you may not want a jacket with built in waterproofing.

No matter what they say about waterproof fabrics, they still don't allow body water vapor to pass through as well as regular fabric, and always feel a little clammy in hot weather.

Water resistant, yeah, water proof, no.

Have a great trip!
__________________
Oh I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused-E.Costello
'01 Kawasaki W650, '05 Yamaha XT225



Speedo66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2013, 06:18 AM   #9
Clockwatcher
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: West Carolina
Oddometer: 507
My 2 cents............

Quote:
Originally Posted by pingvin View Post
Want an adventure jacket for our 3 month trip in South America that can be used as a casual jacket as well. So do not want the RTW-BMW-Stormtrooper look. As read somewhere (here?), if you look like a Marsian, you'll be treated as an Marsian

Still want a jacket that work well in all conditions from warm to cold and wet. But plan on using layers under and rain suit for heavy rain so don't need it to be 100% wp. Also plan on using protection jacket so armor not important and can ride without jacket in really hot conditions.

Have look at a few oil skin options and think they are very cool...but some models are maybe a bit too much Che Guevara wannabe? Will use modern helmet and new bike (KLR650?) so don't want the style to clash too much.

You get the point...any suggestions ?

Maybe you should just take the bus to the fashion show..............
Clockwatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #10
pingvin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
pingvin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kongsberg, Norway
Oddometer: 453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedo66 View Post
If you're going to South America, you may not want a jacket with built in waterproofing.

No matter what they say about waterproof fabrics, they still don't allow body water vapor to pass through as well as regular fabric, and always feel a little clammy in hot weather.

Water resistant, yeah, water proof, no.

Have a great trip!
Yes, agree though some mebranes are much better than others. Not sure what temperaures will experience, guess can be cold in Andes but very hot at lower altitudes. This jacket from Spidi flows a lot of air and can be used both alone (abrasion resistant materials) or under a jacket similar to a pressure suit: http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textil...ech-armor.html

Actually could be good idea combining the 2 Spidi jackets as think chest and back protectors (and possibly shoulder elbow) are the same so can combine according to needs, very flexible solution covering all sorts of weather.
__________________
2006 KTM 950 SuperEnduro
2010 KTM 530 EXC-R
2006 Suzuki RM-Z 250
1981 Husqvarna 420 AE
pingvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
sinuhexavier
Adventurer
 
sinuhexavier's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Oddometer: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by pingvin View Post
Brilliant, thanks !

Like this one from first link. Simple but stylish and lots of nive features like big pit and back vents.


I second Aether... I just rode 500 miles through the Mojave in the Canyon jacket and encountered temps from 25*-70* with rain, wind and even some hail and was super impressed with how warm and dry I stayed. There was absoulutely no wind or water penetration when I was all zipped up.

And I didn't look like a storm trooper...
__________________
Overlandia ---- www.themightymotor.com

Twitter: sinuhexavier Instagram: sinuhe xavier

2010 Triumph Scrambler - 2012 Triumph 800xc
sinuhexavier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
Spidi - on track
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Spidi - on track's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Italy
Oddometer: 376
Spidi Worker Wax

Hi everybody.

For anybody seeking for more info about the Spidi Worker Wax, please check this topic here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post23053071



Thank you for your attention,

Matteo De Vito
Spidi Marketing Dept
Vicenza - Italy
__________________
Established in 1977, Spidi is a world leader in technical motorcycle apparel.

Spidi is creator of Ergo Jacket.

Visit us here.
Spidi - on track is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #13
JR356
Beastly Adventurer
 
JR356's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Way out West
Oddometer: 3,460
http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=121585

BMW Boulder Jacket

The earlier Boulder 1 jacket can still be found online and on certain well known auction site.

JR356
JR356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 03:35 AM   #14
Spidi - on track
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Spidi - on track's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Italy
Oddometer: 376
Spidi Worker Wax jacket - waxed cotton

Dear all,

this is just to remember that all sizes are now available at this address: http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/worker-wax-h2out.html


Thank you for your attention,

Matteo De Vito
Spidi Marketing Dept
Vicenza - Italy
__________________
Established in 1977, Spidi is a world leader in technical motorcycle apparel.

Spidi is creator of Ergo Jacket.

Visit us here.
Spidi - on track is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 05:13 AM   #15
Unstable Rider
Beyond Thunderdome
 
Unstable Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: 10,000 Lakes Minnesota
Oddometer: 2,344
Wow, at just $849 US dollars for one for big boys

Makes Aerostich seem like a bargain.

Unstable Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014