Flight vest by KTM or Ogio?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by rokklym, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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  2. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    I picked up the KTM version that O'gio makes, for Ktim, I thought it was pretty cool, and suspect I'l get one down the road, but until I ride in one....
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  3. STBO

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    That vest seems like a great idea. I'm looking forward to a report on how it feels while at highway speeds, ie. does it start to float up without a bunch of weight in the pockets.
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  4. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    These guys have the KTM version for $60.00
    http://www.ktminfo.com/ktm.asp?p=26&s=2&h=2&o=3&t=6&pg=2

    Motorcycle Superstore has the Ogio one for $79.99, and they have it in the Snowmobile category?
    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/item.aspx?style=6864&department=402&Division=4#

    These guys have it for $64.99
    http://www.buychoice.com/prodDetail.cfm/47889,Ogio%20Flight%20Vest,MX1

    Looks like most places have them for about $85. Dicks sporting goods even carries them. Looks like a cool product. Good way to keep your wallet, camera, etc handy.


    It certainly had some wierd features to it:

    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="4" width="235"> <tbody><tr><td width="6">[​IMG]</td> <td height="20" width="225">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Fleece lined top drop-in MP3 player pocket with headphone exit port[/size][/font]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Goggle pockets[/size][/font]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Multi-functional pockets[/size][/font]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Film loops[/size][/font]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Magazine pocket[/size][/font]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Internal zippered pocket[/size][/font]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Cell phone pocket[/size][/font]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Back storage area[/size][/font]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Red Bull cooler pocket - Oh yeah, thats what I need!
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    </td> </tr> <tr> <td>[​IMG]</td> <td height="20">[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=-2]Chipper beef jerkey pockets ????
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  5. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca a.k.a. Daniel

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    Neat, but how do you get to the pockets in your riding jacket?:scratch That is where keep my cell phone, my jerky, the camera, etc. at the moment.
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  6. meat popsicle

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    might be a bummer to land on all that stuff when ya try flying.
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  7. STBO

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    TUCK and ROLL :lol3
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  8. STBO

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    After seeing this post, looking at the picture and doing some research on this flight vest I think I'm going to have to pick one up ASAP. :D
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  9. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Bartkim has one, makes him like a KTM sponsered DEA angent, but I think he is a fan of the vests


    check with him

    he can give you some good feedback

    this pic is from the Team Mutiny website

    http://www.teammutiny.org/bart_moore.htm

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  10. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    The thing that got me thinking about this was on my last ride, my partner had on a travel vest, with his travel items loaded in it and it worked great for him. I thought a military LBV style vest would be cool for this type of thing also, but turns out they are wicked expensive.
    I may have to give this flight vest a whirl, looks like a great product.
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    Haven't used mine yet but I'm impressed with it and am looking forward to getting some use out of it. (Thanks Mack) Looks to be well made with lots of nice features. Also, when I was looking the KTM version was quite a bit cheaper than the Ogio branded ones.
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    I LOVE mine.

    The thing that's great about it is that I keep all of my stuff in it, then regardless of which jacket I chose (or no jacket at all), I still have all of my gear.

    You'd be amazed at how much stuff you can fit into that vest. The rear has two large pockets on the sides, and in the middle, a space for your water bladder, and then an expanding pocket on top of that to stuff your jacket into.

    Another great thing about it is that it spreads the weight around evenly compared to a back-pack.

    Yup -- I couldn't live without mine now that I've ridden with it for a half season.
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    MikeO Part-time wage slave...

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  14. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    :lol3 I think someone missed the point of the whole vest thing.

    Anyways, the reviews sound good, I'll have to add it to my "to get" list.
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  15. braaap!

    braaap! waiting for the big one

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    I have 'flown' in mine bigtime :D.... with no sign of damage to the vest or the stoopidmeat inside!

    the many pockets allow better positioning of gear than a bumbag and are much easier to get at than a backpack.. 3 buckles and it's off.
    I carry my tool pouch in a rear side pocket... and EPIRB / tyre repair satchel in the other side... bladder (airbag) in rear back pouch along with waterproof pants..... front pockets used for goggles / camera / phone / radio / cigs and lollies!

    at hwy speeds vest hangs tight and provides another thermal layer against the cold.... plus I like the fact that once loaded with my gear I know exactly where every thing is and should be rather than hunt thru a bumbag / backpack / camelbag etc....
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  16. Blizzard

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    These vests look great. Where can they be found within the UK? (Where'd you get yours from KTiM?)
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    Very happy with my vest following my 2000+ mile trip to France with Mrs KTiM. Vest carried the following gear;

    Canon Ixus & spare CF cards
    Canon video camera
    Leatherman
    Knife
    Tyre gauge
    Mini Maglite
    Swiss Army knife
    Sunglasses
    Cap
    First Aid kit
    Wallet
    2 liter Platypus bladder
    Spare pair of gloves
    Neck warmer
    Thin pullover
    Assorted small spares

    All of this made the vest very heavy to pick up but once on all of the weight just dissapered. A great piece of kit - a place for everything and everything in its place!
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  18. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Hey,
    Thanks for all the feedback KTiM and the links Bryan.

    I initially was looking for a Military LBV style vest but the ones I was running across were very expensive. I'm going to take a look at the ones from cheaper than dirt.com

    I still want a vest, I think its a great idea. I have found some of the Ogio vests for $50 on ebay.
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  19. Manwell

    Manwell Been here awhile

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    I really like the vest idea... not sure why I don't already have one!! Even though my Gold Wing provides a lot of storage, I like having my "stuff" on me and easy to acess when I need it.

    Add a good flight vest to the list...
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  20. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    I'm thinking you must have some Swiss milatary blood in you? How was the vest at speed in the motorway, what did you pair it with, over a jacket?


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