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

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  1. klingklang

    klingklang Been here awhile

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    look about too short too. Always the problem for tall guys.... No dealer in Canada?
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  2. nectar_balen

    nectar_balen Adventurer

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    Hey Matteo,

    I'm interested in these pants, but would like just a little clarification on the liner system.

    This may have been answered before, but is the outer layer of the pants waterproof or do you require the H2Out liner to ride in the rain?

    Also, unlike the 365 Pro Jacket the pants have only been CE1 rated correct?

    Thanks for the help!

    Zack
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  3. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Nectar,

    yes the external fabric of Ergo Pro Trousers is a 3-layers Teflon coated textile, waterproof and breathable. We suggest to use the removable H2Out waterproof breathable membrane in case of heavy rain, the external part not being perfectly waterproof having 2 big dynamic air intakes.
    The Multitech serie protectors on knee and hip are EN 1621-1 certified.


    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  4. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Klingklang,

    we have no dealers in Canada, seems Spidi line is too expensive for that market, they don't accept 1.000 $ jackets (this is what International Sales Dept tells me).


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  5. np303

    np303 n00b

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    Hello, I am interested in the Granturismo jacket, but I am having a hard time finding one for sale. Is this a style about to be discontinued or maybe an update coming out?

    Thanks so much!
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  6. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    Granturismo Pro Jacket is available in Black color only.
    I don't understand if you're European or American, but you can find in stock now at this address:

    http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/granturismo-pro-7.html

    If you're from UK, you can better try here:

    http://www.grandprixlegends.com/mot...ckets/Spidi-Granturismo-Pro-jacket-Black.html


    I remind you Granturismo Pro jacket features:

    >innovative patented Airack system, the only dynamic system allowing air going through waterproof membrane;
    >Level 2 Back Warrior protector;
    >Level 1 Chest Warrior protector;
    >Biomechanic serie shoulder and elbow protectors;
    >Safety Lamo emergency light on the back;
    >Tenax Flex + Cordura 500 external construction;
    >H2Out membrane;
    >Soft Cell inner removable jacket.

    Price is 649,9 € (around 900 US$).



    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  7. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Dear all,

    today we introduce a Lady style: the glamorous and technical Spidi Glance Fit for Lady H2Out Trousers.
    Spidi has a long history on Lady clothing; just think the area where the factory is located (Veneto/ Italy) is very popular for haute-couture fashion industries as Valentino or Louis Vuitton. There’s in fact an extremely high culture and know-how over fashion garments, especially for women.

    You find all these factors in Glance H2Out trousers: ergonomic fit , maximum comfort and very feminine shape.
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    Coming to tech details: as you can see from picture, it features a removable H2Out membrane, giving you maximum freedom of adapting to different climates, from winter rain to hot summer.
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    About protection: CE certified protectors from Multitech serie are located on Knee and Hip. Note: knee protectors are adjustable (you can move them 10 cms. higher or lower depending from your leg height).
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    The external fabric is elastic and very comfortable, while 3M reflex areas improve safety in every condition.

    If normal sizing is not enough, here it comes the "Short" version, the same pants just 10 cms. shorter.
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    You can find them here http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/pantaloni/glance.html
    Price in Europe is € 199,9
    Price in USA is US$ 259,95



    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  8. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    Matteo - I'm looking at the Multitech. I have a 42" chest. Would I need a XL or XXL?
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  9. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Multitech armour fits quite tight.
    XXL will be good for you.
    It's noe available in black/grey color scheme, very good for warmer climates.
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    Anyhow, Multitech Armour has 8 ergonomic Velcro straps adjustments, mostly on waist area, so to give you
    a lot of flexibility in size.

    I remind you you can wear Multitech Armor as a separate jacket, or under a rain cover like the following one:

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    http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/rain-cover.html


    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  10. skidlid

    skidlid Been here awhile

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    Anybody in the States carry the Marathon H2Out jacket?
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  11. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Skidlid

    Marathon H2Out Kit and Jacket are available from spidi.com store at this address
    http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textile-motorcycle-jackets/marathon-h2out.html

    They'll be available from January 2012 at US selected stores (http://www.wps-inc.com/wps/WILOCATOR1.pgm)
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    Spidi Marathon has been developed and tested during humanitarian trip "CAPO" from North Pole to Souther Africa, by a group of riders lead by MotoGP designer Aldo Drudi, for a decade creator of some Spidi collections , Arai Helmets designs and Valentino Rossi racing helmets.

    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
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  12. Reverse

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    The Ergo 365 Expedition tested very well in a RIDE (UK) magazine test, came out as #1 in fact.

    However, I can't find it for sale in the USA? Also, the Spidi website lists prices in euro, even after selecting USA as my region?

    Thanks.
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  13. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Reverse,

    We're very proud about Spidi first position in RIDE magazine.


    Ergo 365 Pro Expedition is our high-end adventure kit, it's the third evolution of the famous 1998 Ergo (The first 3-layers jacket and pants). It's quite new, so it will be well available in the US from 2012.

    Anyway, you can find it now in US at this link: http://www.kneedraggers.com/product/666321/Spidi-Ergo-365-Expedition-H2OUT-Jacket

    Otherwise you can buy it from the official Spidi store at the links (suit or jacket only):
    http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/motorcycle-suits/ergo-365-exp-suit.html
    http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textile-motorcycle-jackets/ergo-expedition.html

    You can even have a look to a cheaper version (comes without Level 2 Back Protector and Chest Protector):
    http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textile-motorcycle-jackets/ergo-365-pro.html

    Prices are in Euro, delivery to USA takes around 5 working days.

    Let me know if you need further help or info.

    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  14. Scoby

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    Hi Matteo,

    I have been using a Spidi Netwin Jacket for the past couple of years and I'm very happy with it. I would like to upgrade now to a Marathon suit. Is there anyone stocking them in Ireland, North or South?

    many thanks

    Tony
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  15. dadsafrantic

    dadsafrantic Chef?

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    so i am looking for my last motorcycle jacket for a while. i am willing to spend the money on a good jacket. i ride 20,000 miles per year commuting in the san francisco bay area. 80 miles per day round trip, mostly freeway. 80 degrees and down to mid 20's occasionally. a fair amount of rain some years.

    i am not fashion model thin by any means. i am 5'10" tall and about 220 pounds. fairly round in the middle. can you suggest a jacket that would be THE all around textile jacket for me? i was thinking maybe the marathon. waterproof and windproof and essential.

    thanks,

    dadsafrantic
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  16. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Tony.

    Marathon Suit is a great choice.
    The suit will be available worldwide from next week; at the moment the Jacket only is available. As per Ireland, our suggestion is to refer to Lee Motorcycle in Cork or Grandprixlegends (motolegends.com), they can offer you a top service on the Marathon when it'll be available.


    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  17. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Frantic,

    Marathon is a very versatile jacket, 3-layers Step-in-clothing system guarantee you maximum comfort in every condition. A better jacket for very cold weather, anyway, is the Ergo 365 Pro Jacket, which is now available in USA too. Both Marathon and Ergo 365 Pro are "3 in 1" jackets, but Ergo features an extraordinary external laminated 3-layers fabric, which elevates the performances under heavy conditions, and guarantees around 2 hours of waterproofness even once the internal membrane is removed.

    For both models I would suggest you a XXL.


    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  18. Poucher

    Poucher Durham UK

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    Hello Matteo,
    Firstly let me start by thanking you for the tremendous job you are doing here providing this valuable information for us all.
    It is indeed a fantastic service to have this contact with you, and be able to talk directly to yourself in the marketing department of a fantastic company like Spidi.
    I have a couple of questions if you don't mind :-

    1/ I am very interested in buying a Spidi 365 Expedition pro suit and have been reading some of your comments on this suit with interest, you state that the outer shell itself is made from 3 layers :-

    Cordura nylon with teflon water repellant treatment
    H2out waterproof membrane
    18d tricot

    So, is the 3 layer material itself 100% waterproof ? ( not concerned with the open vents at the moment, I understand that is what the H2out second layer is for )

    I understand that if you ride for more than 2 hrs or so in the rain, water will get into the jacket, but only through the non waterproof vents, and not the outer material, is this correct?
    Will the outer layer "wet out" or get sodden with water?, or does it shed water like a Rukka Gore Tex pro shell. ?

    If the main shell material is indeed 100% waterproof, I think Spidi need to make this more clear in your literature, myself, like a lot of people I suspect, was under the impression that the outer shell is not waterproof at all and the only waterproofing is provided by the H2out second liner.

    2/ My second question is where can I find a dealer near me that actually has a suit in stock that I can try on?

    I am in the North of England, near to Newcastle and cannot find a dealer near me with the Spidi 365 Expedition pro suit in stock.
    I could try on a different Spidi jacket and then order the 365 Exp pro from someone like Grand Prix Legends, but I would be more or less guessing on sizes.

    I feel Matteo that Spidi are loosing quite a lot of sales to Rukka for two reasons :-

    1/ Because of the confusion regarding the waterproofness of the outer shell, ie people think they are going to get water coming straight through the outer shell without the second H2out membrane in.

    2/ The difficulty in finding a stockist to try the suit on,.... I can walk into 3 Rukka dealers within a 60 mile radius and try any of their suits on, I have never ever seen a Spidi Ergo 365 Expedition suit, either in a dearer, or on a rider,........... It would be easier to find a Unicorn!! :rofl

    I can't buy one if I can't find one, its that simple.

    Thanks in advance for your help Matteo
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  19. Spidi - on track

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    Poucher, thanks a lot for your good words on Spidi.

    Regarding Ergo 365 Pro Suit outer shield: the external fabric is what you reported, a very high-quality 3-layers Cordura+H2Out+18d Tricot. Not only it is waterproof, it has even incredible performances about strength, durability, water-repellancy (doesn't soak) and breathability.
    But we will never call the external shield of the Ergo: "waterproof". To resist 2 hours of rain is not enough to be declared waterproof. Or at least, not for Spidi.
    Our literature is not poor (as you claim): we just need to give what we promise, and if Spidi claims it is waterproof, it has to be waterproof without a time limit or any other marketing trick: waterproof is waterproof.

    Regarding availability in your area: Ergo 365 Pro Suit is very rare to find indeed all around the world, I understand you're having problems to find it. Production is very limited due to low capability production line (our Ergo production line in Romania-Europe is very sophisticated but only 50 people there) and demand for this item far exceeds supply. Spidi can not increase production quantity at the moment, and won't do in the near future, due to very high standard they request for workers skills and limited number of high-end machinery.

    Anyway, here you find a list of UK Spidi Authorized dealers: http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/storelocator?nazione=United+Kingdom
    Grandprixlegends or Revzilla could also help you in this.

    Let me know if something is not clear.


    Thanks for your interest


    Matteo De Vito
    Spidi Marketing Dept
    Vicenza - Italy
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  20. Poucher

    Poucher Durham UK

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    Hi Matteo,

    Thanks for your swift reply, and your further explination of the outer shell materials property's, I understand this a lot clearer now.
    Please don't misunderstand me, at no time did I say your literature was poor, I just needed some further clarification on the outer shell construction and "wetting out" situation.

    I will approach Grand Prix Legends for this suit, at the moment they are quoting 10 - 14 days delivery ( no longer I hope! ) perhaps I can ride to Vicenza and back quicker! :lol3

    Ciao, Poucher