Adventure jacket...that doesn't look like one?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by pingvin, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    A friend of mine just started carrying this line, she only has the urban wear right now.

    it's some impressive looking stuff.
    It has a fresh new look with what seems to be some well thought out features.
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  2. BryonLewis

    BryonLewis Been here awhile

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    I just got my Macna Chameleon jacket last night and tried it on a few times. With the thermal liner the leather portion is a bit snug on the chest. I'm hoping that will break in and loosen up a little (or I lose some weight). The attachment points for the outer shell are neat because they are full circumference zippers on both sleeves and the neck. The front attaches using 6 velcro loops. I could see that getting annoying but the jacket doesn't really need to be attached there anyways. I wish the circumference zippers were a bit higher quality, but they get the job done just fine. I need a couple more days to think about the jacket and fitment to see if I will keep it. Sorry but I can't give any riding information as currently it is -8F outside. If people want I'll post some closeup pictures later.
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  3. dragos

    dragos Belzebut

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    Pictures would be nice.
    How strong is the external waterproof jacket?
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  4. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I really like my Aerostich Falstaff as a subtle motorcycle jacket that I can wear off the bike as well. That said, even though it has ginormous pit vents and a back vent, it might be a bit warm for South America.

    If I hadn't bought mine second hand, I would have elected to not have the reflective bits or the Velcro strips on the sleeve.

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  6. kevin2735

    kevin2735 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that is one nice CRF 250!
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  7. RuckedUp

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    The last ADV coat you will ever have to buy for riding South America...
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  8. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    Kevlar blanket is the latest in safety equiment :lol3 Have "Good, bad and ugly" as mobile ring tone so would be suitable :D

    But you've got a point, of course, shouldn't try too hard to have the right local look either...could end up comical :D
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  9. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Now if it was Goretex and kevlar CE2 I might be interested ........
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  10. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Macnas are on closeout or otherwise deeply discounted over at twisted throttle.
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  11. BryonLewis

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    The overall jacket with all three layers. Outer waterproof layer, leather layer and then a quilted thermal liner.

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    Close up of the connection between the sleeve of the waterproof outer later and the leather layer. I which the zippers were a bit beefier.

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    This is the cuff adjusted, how it works is you take the velcro from the leather layer pull it through the little flap and adjust it on the waterproof layer. It's a little annoying to adjust the first time you connect the waterproof layer.

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    Collar zipper for attaching the weatherproof layer to the leather layer. Whish the zipper was a little bit beefier.

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    Just the leather layer with the quilted liner inside. You can see the 6 metal loops around the zipper, they are for velcro tabs to secure the waterproof layer to it.

    I have over a foot of snow outside my house so it's still going to be a while until I can wear it on the bike. The general design I think I'll like and the ability to have the waterproof outside layer is nice. The outer layer is a little bulky so it might be a bit hard to find someplace to store it. Also I wish the cuff and collar zippers were stronger/better zippers, they seem a little flimsy.
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  12. dragos

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    Thanks for the pictures, they're useful. Looks good.
    The outer layer being bulkier than a liner is probably the biggest disadvantage of outside rain layer, but to me the compromise is totally worth it, given the flexibility it offers.
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  13. Litemup

    Litemup Been here awhile

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    Received my Spidi Ergo 365 Pro Expedition today. Not only is this a great looking jacket it is built like a tank. If anyone would like a particular photo of the jacket I will try to accommodate.
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  14. palada

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    Impressions so far? Probably out of my price range, but I'm also in the market for a jacket that blends in a little better. Too heavy? How's the airflow?



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  15. unL33T

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    Do those Spidi waxed cotton jackets actually offer any kind of abrasion resistance? Doesn't seem much better than most casual jackets other than the armor. Might as well just toss an armor vest under any jacket you please.

    I've seen Kevlar hoodies that seem like they'd be more abrasion resistant. Grinfactor was some of the stuff I'm thinking of.
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  16. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    Asked the same, here the answer: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23347319&postcount=663
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  17. unL33T

    unL33T Adventurer

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  18. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    It's cotton . . . . .

    added to that, it isn't waterroof for long, either.

    but I LOVE my Boarbour . . . . makes me look like Steve McQueen (I keep telling myself!)
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  19. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    What I figure too. Bought the Spidi worker wax jacket because got it really cheap but will use it for short trips to work/town. Actually used it as casual jacket and for that it's brilliant, with thermal liner when cold, without when warmer.

    May end up just using what I've already got...which isn't bad at all really. Got a Stadler Pro Shell part leather suit, Track Pro/Race. Got the laminated goretex Shell but wp (when closed obviously) vents on chest and under arms, both open wide so not just a thin slot. To bad not similar vents on pants...

    Also reassuring with leather on exposed areas and SAS Tec all over (back, shoulder, elbow, hip and knee), especially the back protector is mega covering as low as any loose protector. Only downside is they are hard when very cold.

    Me left...but won't pass for casual though not too Power ranger (yes, I ride KTM):

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    Really put this suit to the test a couple of years ago when high sided doing 100kph and sliding under my bike (at least that's my theory based on lack of damages to bike but damages everywhere (really!) on suit and helmet). Helmet cracked and had internal bleedings so was in hospital but no bruises or marks on my body. So my confidence in the suit and SAS Tec is high, pants survived, had to buy new jacket (wore through fabric so membrane damaged, so now degraded to enduro use).

    But above 30degC it will be very hot. Actually also have a UFO pressure suit with exact same SAS Tec armour so easy to swap and without armour the jacket will pack fairly small. And maybe some cross/enduro vented pants. Just bought Klim Dakar pants, may do the job.

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    Or use my Rev' it Mesh suit but have to see if armour will fit (back protector will be a challenge...)

    And just bring a casual jacket for casual use :1drink

    But keep the ideas coming, plenty of time to change my mind. Again :D
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  20. dragos

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