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Old 12-28-2013, 07:07 AM   #16
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These guys aren't shy on pricing helmets either, an open face for almost $1k

http://www.aetherapparel.com/shop/ge...vedere-helmet/
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:14 AM   #17
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Wow, at just $849 US dollars for one for big boys

Makes Aerostich seem like a bargain.
Both this and the Aether Canyon look great, but $750 & $850 are a little over the top. Are they at least made in USA/Italy?

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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.
That looks like a great option, and the price is a little better too. I've been looking for a less MC-specific style myself and I'll be keeping the Rev'it in mind.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:42 AM   #18
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Nice....liking those Aether jackets....simple in form.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:26 AM   #19
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Both this and the Aether Canyon look great, but $750 & $850 are a little over the top. Are they at least made in USA/Italy?
Hi palada,

to answer to your question, the Spidi Worker Wax is made in our factory in Romania. All protectors are made in Italy at our own Spidi facilities (north east Italy) and fabric, as explained, comes from Scotland.
Spidi has in collection several textile jackets around 700-800$, one example is the Spidi Motocombat Wax scooter "field-jacket" at 850 $:



I believe that's a correct price when you're looking for a jacket lasting for many years keeping the main features of safety, comfort and functionality. Our top of the range (Spidi Ergo 365 Pro Expedition) is 1400 $ and from what I know the production is never enough, we have a lot of loyal customers coming back after ten years and their second Ergo (first Ergo is dated 1998). So: price is not an issue when value for money is correct.





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Old 12-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #20
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I'm in the market for something similar myself, and the Spidi is incredible looking. But sadly too expensive for my taste, as is the Belstaff jackets as well. I need something cheaper in a similar style, that'll work from 10-30 degrees celcius. The answer I have found is the Tucano Urbano Trip jacket... Review http://www.webbikeworld.com/r5/tucan...ket/review.htm

Just have to decide on the color. Brown or black? Hmmmm....
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #21
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Wow, at just $849 US dollars for one for big boys

Makes Aerostich seem like a bargain.


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Old 12-28-2013, 09:48 PM   #22
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I think a Klim Overland is a good value at $389 (comes with armor and vents). The black version is even more low key. I went with Grey though so that I would not melt in the summer.

Plus this place is offering a 15% off deal right now too and they have great customer service/physical store in Denver.
http://www.performancecycle.com/klim-overland-jacket/
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:41 AM   #23
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The Vanson Stormer is one excellent looking jacket. Union Garage took the jacket one step further and created their Robinson jacket. Union had Vanson add some extra features, including D3o, that make the jacket a bit more expensive but much more functional as well. If I had the dough one would be on the way to me right now. KILLER piece.
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http://www.vansonleathers.com/prod-S...acket-581.aspx
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #24
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Looked at both the Urbano and Stormer jackets as well, very good looking jackets.

This one look good too (german...Google transalate), John Doe Field Jacket:

http://shop.ridejohndoe.com/kevlar-a...ve-j-2003.html

EDIT: And they got some nice cargo pants too, water proof(ish?) and seems protective enoughand could pass asregular pants. Should work good with wax cotton or other of jackets mentioned here. http://shop.ridejohndoe.com/kevlar-a...lar-black.html
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #25
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Wow, at just $849 US dollars for one for big boys

Makes Aerostich seem like a bargain.
Don't mind paying Premium price for Premium Product, it's often a reason why they are expensive (beside paying MotoGP stars...).

And looks a billion times better than Aerostich, I'm sure it's good stuff but not hard to see that not designed by Italians
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:19 PM   #26
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Ended up ith the SPIDI Worker jacket. Found it for $300 at a web store...think maybe a mistake as checked next day and it was more than twice the price. Well, I'm happy anyway

Got it today and the jacket is slightly shorter than I thought, but not a problem, still cover top of pants well. Also the XL fits my 93kg body...just, it's Italian after all. The protectors are really thick and the membrane and thermal liners add quite a bit of bulk, naturally. Need to loose a few kg anyway so fine.

Still was a bit worried if a pressure suit and a primaloft jacket would fit under (without the protectors and liners obviously). But it did.

Plan is to also buy the Spidi Multitech Armor jacket to either wear under the Worker jacket or either one separately depending on conditions, and use the same protectors to save space.

Instead of the liners, I will use the primaloft jacket when cold and a rain jacket on the outside if wet/cold. Plan is using it for 3 months trip through South America.

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Also really like this one from Spidi http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textil...wax-h2out.html

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Old 01-23-2014, 06:28 PM   #27
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Beautiful combination. Good luck with it. Me, I embrace the adventure look. For $849 + $299 for armour, I'd have to prefer my Rukka (Power Ranger look), with great, modern materials and world class armour built in. I know it's not for your taste, but I go for function and like the form too. Waxed cotton and 60 mph pavement? Not for me.
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:59 AM   #28
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Rukka has great design, really like it...but it is motorcycle gear and looks like that. And less flexible if really hot etc.

Regarding safety, not sure "my" solution is worse, the protection jacket is not a normal pressure suit as the fabric is abrasion resistant. Combines the best from pressure suit an mesh jacket if you want.

So actually you could wear anything above it but the wax jacket gives the opportunity to also use it by itself so you can jump off the bike and walk into the bar looking "normal"

That said, thinking about stealing the Touratech Companero idea and instead of rain suit, use KLIM Traverse suit on top in rain (bonded gore tex=not soaked fabric). Already got the pants and jacket actually isn't that expensive.

Good thing about that is that will take a fall even on tarmac and could be used by itself, water/wind proof but also big vents means large range. So possible to mix and match depenending on weather, temperature and situation.

To be honest, still a while till we go so just started to look at gear for fun and have time to consider. But when found the jacket for 300 I just had to buy it, I can use that even if decide not to have it for South America. It's even a very nice casual jacket at a reasonable price
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:09 PM   #29
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Those two little vents above the chest pockets are considered 'Dynamic Intake Vents' ??

With that H2Out membrane it could get hot inside if you're riding in hot, humid areas.
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Those two little vents above the chest pockets are considered 'Dynamic Intake Vents' ??

With that H2Out membrane it could get hot inside if you're riding in hot, humid areas.
Just have to ride fast enough to make the vents work

As mentioned, for those conditions I thought maybe using Spidi Multitech Armor jacket (and not planning to use either of the liners really)

http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textil...ech-armor.html



"A full vented mesh jacket, to be used as a stand-alone garment during summer and underneath technical or non-technical garments during Winter"

So if hot: only this one (or maybe a thin shirt on top so doesn't look like SWAT)

When colder: oil skin jacket over (witout armour).

Rain/Cold: Either rain jacket or something like KLIM Traverse, with or without Oil skin jacket. Armour jacket under.

Town/short trips/casual: Oil skin jacket (and use the armour jacket protectors in the oil skin jacket if feel neccessary).

Just trying to find combination which is easy to adapt and mix/match to any conditions while avoiding unneccessary number of clothes by multi use like Oil skin for bike/casual and soft shell as mid layer and casual jacket.

Maybe over complicating a bit here, but as mentioned, plenty of time so just playing with different ideas for now.
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