SPIDI gear for ADVrider (any doubt we are the best?)

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Spidi - on track, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Tedali

    Tedali n00b

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    Hello Matheo,

    I am writing to you with my experience after I purchased my long awaited Ergo 365 Pro Expedition Suit. I selected the black color and I must say that I was surprised to see that it looks as good as in the pictures compared to other similar garments. Got the XL as you recommended and it was a perfect fit.
    I tried it on me the first time when I went to the Touratech Travel Event here in Czechia a month ago. It was a cloudy day with intermittent rain with temperatures around 15-17C. I had the H2Out liner in all day just in case and I was very comfortable in it. No sweat or excessive heat feeling. In the evening on the way back home I got caught in a storm with rain pouring down non-stop. I rode as much as I could (about an hour) until I could not see anything because of the glare from incoming cars.
    Never-the-less, the suit kept me dry. Not a drop of water inside and not even on the inner side of the first layer (jacket). Exactly as you promised in a previous response to my queries before I purchased it.
    This week I returned from an enduro trip to Germany. Again one day was with temperatures around 15C so I did not put the H2Out liner in because I knew I would be working out a lot on the bike and very likely sweating a lot. We had rain from time to time but I kept all vents open. Again, no rain got in. The next day was chillier, between 7-10C and I was on the road back. So I put all three liners in including the thermal one. The weather was also rainy from time to time but I remained dry and warm all the way home. Great garment from this perspective.
    However and here comes the big BUT. When I was cleaning my suit at home, I discovered that the Ergo trousers had a small puncture in it (3-5 mm wide) on the lower left leg. There are also other scratches near this one but these did not go through the textile to the inside. Could not figure out what has caused this. One part of the day we were driving through a narrow path in a forest though. So maybe some dry pointed tree branches that were sticking out in some places and scratched against my foot. In any case, shouldn't this expedition garment be resistant enough to such nature's "traps"?

    Appreciate your views on this and what steps should I take now in order to have this fixed as soon as possible?

    Thanks

    Toufik
  2. mr lajoie

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    Thank you for the fast response, the code is D48
    Regards
  3. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Lajole and Tedali (many thanks for your review. Glad the Ergo fitted and satisfied you so well) .

    All our products come with 2 years warrenty for the whole product. This means you can rely on your local dealer and ask them for your warrenty. Is the easiest and safer solutionf for you.
    MrLajole, since you have problems with the H2Out membrane, please make this clarification to your dealer.

    Let me know if I can help you more.

    Thanks again for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
  4. mr lajoie

    mr lajoie Adventurer

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    Greetings,
    I never heard about this 10 years guarantee on the membrane untill i readed your repply, and i'm affraid this won't be enough for my dealer.
    Is there any official positionning on this matter, some words on the spidi official site or anything like that? A single link to something like that would be enough.
    Thank you for the response.
    Regards
  5. Jerry_R

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    Thanks Matteo for quick answer!
    I didn't respond immediately, as I wanted to check few things during next visit in the shop.

    Yo are right, after few more checks - XL is my size.
    Earlier I made mistake, when I wrote I tried MULTITECH M. It was L, but XL fits me best.

    Thanks for letting me know, I wasn't aware of that.

    My only comments - I would defintely prefer MULTITECH to have:
    a) two separate velcros on arms, allowing to keep elbow protector more tightly - like it is in many jackets.
    b) larger shoulder protector, again - like in many jackets
    I assume it is possible to replace back warrior protector with defender one.

    * * *
    Finally I found perfect product for my needs! The XL size can be adapted perfectly to my shape - NETRACE jacket!
    What I like most is:
    - so called ERGOFIT system (adjustable waist)
    - light weight
    - abbrasion resistance
    - possibility to add chest protector
    - possibility to insert Level 2 back protector
    - air flow
    - longer back of the jacket
    - two velcros on arms, allowing to keep elbow protector as tight as needed (it was problematic with MULTITECH for me)
    - larger size of shoulder protectors than in MULTITECH ARMOUR jacket
    - having clip-stop (it exists in most SPIDI jackets probably anyway)
    - pocket on left arm (I appreciate it a lot, makes life easier when entering garages, I just keep cards in it)

    Thanks for advices!
    Jerry
  6. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    Dear Spidi,

    as I can see in Store Locatin you do not have any representative in Slowenia and in Bosnia and Croatia. Could you please tell me where is the nearlest store to Slowenian border where is it possible to see ay try some of H2OUT jackets and pants.

    Thanks in advance,
    Ivica
  7. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Jerry, glad you found your right product!
    Hope you'll enjoy it in as many ride as possible. Keep us informed with details and photos please:clap.
  8. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi DireKtor,
    take a look at this page:http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/storelocator
    I see we have shops both in Slovenia and Croatia. The closest one is 45Km to you place; or 100Km, if you take that nice twisty road I see on GoogleMaps. A perfect start for your next adventure :evil.
  9. Hrimfaxi

    Hrimfaxi On/Off n00b

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  10. Spidi - on track

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  11. Jerry_R

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    Hrimfaxi - nice photos :-)

    Matteo,
    following your recommendation - I did send email to onfitprogram@spidi.com on 29th of May, do you know how much time it may take to get answer?

    Few more questions about NETRACE jacket:
    a) does external pocket on the chest have special purpose?
    b) optional rain h2o underjacket goes under NETRACE, and optional thermo liner goes under rain h2o liner? size for both the same as jacket, right?
    c) can NETRACE force-tech shoulder and elbow protectors be replaced with biomechanic protectors?

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    Jerry
  12. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Jerry,
    I'll immediately investigate in your onfit email.

    About the NetRace jacket:
    A) The chest pocket is ment to be used to store mobile phones, camera and/or sunglasses.

    B) The H2Out waterproof/breathable/windbreaking membrane goes under the Netrace, so does the thermo lining. It is not possible to fit them both inside the Netrace.

    C) It is not supposed to do this modification on the Netrace, and the stock CE Certified ForceTech protectors will work just perfect for touring and sport/touring purpose. Keep in mind that Biomechanic protectors have been conceived for racetrack use, offering an extra protection on longer slides at high speed. For "normal" use, the impact absorption level of the composite Forcetech protectors are still a perfect choice.


    Thanks,

    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
  13. Jerry_R

    Jerry_R Adventurer

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    Thank you Matteo!
    External pocket and protectors - as I thought, but wanted to confirm.

    As I understand, thermal liner is not waterproof and best is to use external jacket from rainwear set, yes?
    So far, I have in good shape Scott TP Rain overjacket, but in future could be interested in buying just Spidi rain jacket, not the kits, which I can see on Spidi webpage.


    I found one more nice aspect about NETRACE - at the bottom of sleeve - there is non-velcro fastener, a button.
    In past I had bad experience, when open velcro was sticking to thermoactive shirt.

    Sorry I am asking questions, when answers are probably obvious to many people, but in past I used merged waterproof and thermo liner in Revit Tornado.
    I also was used to hard 'knox air' protectors. I am new to SPIDI.
  14. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Jerry,
    you don't have to apologize ! That's the reason we're in this forum for!
    To give you as much informations and services as possible. Glad to make your adventures more safe and comfortable !



    Thanks,

    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
  15. Jerry_R

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    Matteo,
    front of Multitech Armor on below movies differ from latest version on Spidi web page:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCfCDKj-V-o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJdOLtt7mh4

    vs
    http://www.spidi.com/media/catalog/product/cache/13/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/z/1/z136_010_1.jpg
    http://www.motardinn.com/images/products/fotos/spidi_50051_4.jpg

    Bottom pockets in movie version go till end of jacket, in Spidi web page there is mesh area below the pocket.
    Also zipper seem to be diffeent.

    Has the product been changed?
    If yes, could you put some light on when and what has been changed?

    Best Regards,
    Jerry
  16. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hey Jerry, you're actually very right!
    The correct version is the one on the videos. The photo on our website are of a pre-series Multitech, which has been improved before its launch on the market.
    In all the shops you'll only find the same as seen on youtube.

    Gotta change those pics.


    Thanks,

    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
  17. mr lajoie

    mr lajoie Adventurer

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    Greetings,
    For my dealer everything is clear, there is no 10 years guarantee on H2OUT membranes. That's what he said. What do you think about?
    Regards
  18. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Dear Mr Lajole,
    your local dealer is clearly talking about the normal two year warrenty applying to the jacket, which is what normally comes with all the products.
    We, as SPIDI, also offer an additional 10 years warrenty to the H2Out membrane of our collection.
    I believe that the easist solution for you is to PM me your details about the jacket (a Trooper jacket if I'm not wrong, right?), and your location. We'll find out the best and fastest solution to fix this problem.

    Thanks,

    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
  19. mr lajoie

    mr lajoie Adventurer

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    Ok, thank you.
  20. juggaknot

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    Hello,

    Just about to purchase the Spidi Multitech jacket. I'm 5'7 160lbs, I have a Spidi Giga in size 48 which fits pretty much perfect. All other 'Euro' jackets i'm a 48.

    What size should I order? From what i've read, this fits a little small and people say to order a size or two larger. Judging from the measurements, I should be a medium but should order a Large or XL?

    Please advise if I should stick with the Medium, or I should go higher based on my measurements.

    thanks