Rukka Merlin jacket/pants vs. Aerostich Transit jacket/pants

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by RDUBandit, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. RDUBandit

    RDUBandit Adventurer

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    Does anyone have any first-hand experience with either the Rukka Merlin jacket/pants or the Aerostich Transity jacket/pants?

    Thanks for any input.
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  2. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    there's an Aerostich Transit jacket in flea market right now... hit him up for feedback and why he's selling.
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  3. RDUBandit

    RDUBandit Adventurer

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    Done, thanks. :beer


    Anyone else?
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  4. kltk1

    kltk1 Been here awhile

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    Any update on the feedback regarding the Transit? And, while we're at it, anyone have any experience with both?
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  5. kltk1

    kltk1 Been here awhile

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  6. Alaskahack

    Alaskahack Adventurer

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    I bought my suit three years ago after reading a report by Yermo Lamers

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633227

    Last year at this time I put a sidecar on my bike and have been riding steadly all winter

    In the winter I use a Gerbings heated jacket, I wear merino wool long underware and thats about it. This last year I've put on close to 5k on the outfit and never been wet.

    In warmer weather its just a t-shirt the jacket I leave unzipped and a large vent across the back gets rid or the air

    I believe the material used is the same as the Rukka Merlin

    I like the leather because it's quieter to ride in
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  7. Alaskahack

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    Just an afterthought you don't want to gain weight after getting this :rofl
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  8. SpeedyK

    SpeedyK Lone Rider

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    I have a Transit, what do you want to know? Mine has never been in rain, live in the southwest, the heat coating makes the surface temp lower, but it's still a thick black leather set of gear.
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