Teiz Motorsports One Piece Riding Suits - Official Thread

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by TheNedster, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. jbhawley

    jbhawley WTF- Gus?

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    Getting ready to head off in a Memorial Day Weekend jaunt to the NC mountains...wearing a Hi-Viz Mojave. I got many compliments on how nice the suit looks and questions on who-what-where...etc..

    Sorry for the crummy cell-phone pic.

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  2. teizms

    teizms Long timer

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    awesome pictures Dean and John :freaky

    here is one more of the Navigator thanks to John
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  3. total_n00b

    total_n00b Bits. Bytes. Bikes.

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    I've got about 1000 miles (mostly commuting, and a small amount of mild offroad) in my HiViz PowerShell. and it's still kicking ass ;)

    For the offroad stuff, I was quite comfortable, it fit over my boots well, and I was able to move around with more than enough freedom to control the bike as needed.

    For the commute in particular, the PowerShell's versatility shines - the venting, pockets and visibility are great - while I still "ride like I'm invisible" I'm pretty convinced that it makes me visible when I would otherwise not be.

    One thing that I think might be an interesting addition to the next iteration - nonskid material similar to what's on the ass of the suit on the inside of the knees. In the wind, I find myself gripping the tank of my WeeStrom with my knees ( I grip the frame actually), and some sort of grippy stuff might be helpful.

    When I get home from work every night, my 13 year old daughter proclaims "Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert!" :rofl
  4. vnp514

    vnp514 Been here awhile

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    In order to qualify for the "FREE LIFETIME Crashed Gear Replacement", I'm posting this mini-review. I bought the Power Shell Suit. I gave Ghazi my measurements and he sent me a loaner suit to try on. The suit he sent me fit good with the insulation that came with it(not a Power Shell Suit). I decided on the color of the suit I wanted and placed an order. About seven weeks later I received my suit.

    The Power Shell fits me on the snug side with the supplied inner suit insulation. Nope, I haven't gained any weight since the order and I'm thinking since this suit is made from a different fabric, it may just be stiff and need to be broken in a bit(I'm hoping). I've been riding only a couple of times since the suit arrived so time will tell on the fit I guess.

    Appears to me that the PS is a well made suit. I've never had a one piece suit before and I like how easy it is to put on and take off(I'll use it when I ride back and forth to work-when I get the service done on my bike). It ventilates well and I feel that in the worse case, I would be well protected in a fall.

    I wish the pockets were bigger and that the suit had extra pockets on the outside thighs. If I was thinking when I had placed the order, I would have had the logo deleted. After a few more miles on this suit I will do a more extensive review.

    In the below pics I'm wearing some thin sweat pants, one poly pro long underwear top, and a Powerlet heated jacket. It is a little cramped even with the adjustments on the suit let out:

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    Length seems to be okay, just wish I had about another inch in the torso area(I have short,thick legs and a long torso) and another inch around the legs.

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    Time will tell if I can live with this suit or not.

    Pete
  5. teizms

    teizms Long timer

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    If your suit was delivered prior to May 2012, today is the deadline to register for our crash replacement program
  6. teizms

    teizms Long timer

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    feedback received with pictures
    " have about 1500 miles ridden to dte with my new Navigator custom built. It is every bit as comfortable as I imagined it would be if not more so. All day long riding absolutley no breakin problems to contend with.
    Iwas viewed by about 40 otr riders at a function I attended and everyone had nice words to say about it, Teh venting works very well."
  7. andreis

    andreis Adventurer

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    Hi everyone,
    I see a lot of folks on here have bought the PowerShell. I would like to add my review to the bunch.

    I've bought myself a PowerShell back in January. I informed Ghazi that I really needed the suit in the first half of March and he did deliver in time. Whilst exchanging emails, Ghazi advised me to take the custom measure option, as I live far off (Romania) and it would not be wise to send back and forth suits. I took him up on the offer..

    When the suit arrived, it, unfortunately, did not fit that well. Not at all. It was far to large at the waist and a bit too short in the back part of the torso (when I would lean a bit forward, it would hold me back). I tried to temper my anger at this, but I did kinda write an angry email to Ghazi about it. Of course, I never even thought about rechecking the measurements I'd sent (when I had the measurements taken, I had taken each measurement 3 times and then averaged it), so I was confident that I had sent in the right numbers. Actually, I had not. When I did finally check the numbers, I saw that I had sent a waist line of 38, when my waist was 34 (I had lost some weight since ordering and, as an extra, I measured a bit loose when I took the waist line).

    Fortunately, Ghazi was patient with me and offered me some alternatives (although the screw up was on my part of the deal, despite me not admitting to it before rechecking the sent numbers), of which one did not work, but the other did. I now have my suit in the shop of a tailor, with the extra material sent by Ghazi (free of charge) required to lengthen the back side on hand. I'm confident the suit will come out fitting just right this time.


    In the meantime, I did manage to put about 3k miles on the suit commuting and having fun. So here is a list of pluses and minuses:

    PLUSES
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    1. Very good build quality.
    2. Great adjustable flow of air for the upper body.
    3. Easy on/off
    4. Great on low temps, great on high temps as well. Point no 2 goes a long way here.
    5. Lasts through light drizzles and can take about 1/2h until the water soaks through on normal rains, plenty time to pull out a rain oversuit.
    6. The presence of superfabric at impact points is reassuring, especially knowing that Cordura 500Denier is not up to par with leather on abrasion resistance.
    7. The pockets are great and I like the watertight zippers.

    MINUSES - Yes, there are a few. Ghazi, please take them as suggestions
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    1. The material bunches up at the knee. There is an elastic panel above the knee that is supposed to stop this from happening, but it doesn't. I ride a Tiger 1050 and am not that tall, so my knee angle is somewhere around 90Degrees. I don't think it's excessive (like a sportbike), so I should be able to easily squeeze the tank with my knees.

    2. The upper part of the legs gets little ventilation, while the lower part gets no ventilation at all. While there is a ventilation panel in the upper leg, it is just not sufficient, as it opens to little. You could add an adjustable vent in the lower part, right around the shin area, which is usually well protected by the boot.

    3. The neck & wrist velcro closures wear down in time. the suit is only 3 months old and the velcro at my wrists is already wearing out. We know this is always the first to go, so why not make a system that lasts longer? The Spidi system of making the closure itself with a cap and the adjustability part with a velcro works very well and will allow the velcro parts to last far longer.


    4. There is no option for chest protection, but see the rest of my post.

    I think that this is just about it. When I'll have the suit back from the tailor (very hard to find someone to work with this material), I'll post some high quality pictures of it.

    Regarding a question from Ghazi and my complaint no 4, I think the option of an airbag add in would be great. I would personally buy it (maybe retro fit it?). It would also circumvent the need for chest protection and would so much more enhance the safety factor of the suit. If you add it in a way that does not affect the vents and allows the neck to still be opened (for air to rush in), I would surely buy it. You should definitely add this to both the PowerShell and the Navigator suits.

    Cheers for a great suit and hope you will make your mind up before I buy the MLV vest :
    http://www.safermoto.com/products/vest_mlv/index.html
  8. andreis

    andreis Adventurer

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    Hmm... I just read the free crashed gear replacement opportunity. Is it too late to post tomorrow (4th of June 2012)?
  9. teizms

    teizms Long timer

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    yes we extended the deadline by two week so everyone has another opportunity to register.. and thanks for the feedback :)

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  10. Transient

    Transient Adventurer

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    Got my tracking number - Power Shell should be here tomorrow! :D
  11. teizms

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  12. TO Scootz

    TO Scootz Adventurer

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    Here's my attempt to slip under the wire, and get my one year crash replacement. :D I've had some difficulty getting the report together. I picked up my suit and then took off for a month in Italy. Once I got home, I had a chance to wear it twice and then some nice lady did a left hand turn into me and my Wee Strom. I'm OK and the bike didn't get a lot of damage, but we are still waiting for a new axle before the collision damage can be repaired. Therefore this report is about fit and build quality, with a more user type report coming once I've actually had a chance to USE it!

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    The compulsory "Dork" shot. Some details; I'm 6'5" tall, take 40" x 34" pants and weigh 230 lb. I'm wearing normal long pants and a tee shirt and mid weight polar fleece jacket under the Lombard.

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    Proof that someone my size can bend over and pick up a dropped pair of gloves while wearing a 2XL Tall Lombard V4.

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    I'm a bit amazed that I can actually touch my toes while wearing the Lombard, and not feel like I'm getting a cut-rate sex change.:evil

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    I was very happy to find that my "extended" 2XL Helly Hanson rain pants would fit over the Lombard. Do you think if I pull hard enough, I can get them to fit up under my armpits?:lol3

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    Final bit of rain kit. A 2XL Frogg Togg Horny Toadz jacket over the Lombard. Note that it's warm out (and HOT in) and I've just thrown the gear on. With a bit of tightening of wrists, legs and waist, the fit would be better.

    What will follow are some close up shots of the Lombard's construction details:


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    Here is a shot of the main neck to ankle zipper. The leg zipper is just as beefy.


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    Here is some upper arm detail. Note the nice large rubber covered snaps.

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    This is the upper end of the YKK coil zipper that gives you access to your pants pockets. The sewing quality is first rate. I was pleased to note that the waist adjusters have lots of velcro surface so that you have lots of secure adjustment.

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    Here is one of the two waterproof zippers that close the two main pockets. The pockets seem to be at least partially (or totally, it's hard to tell) made of some coated silvery fabric. They should at least be very water resistant, if not totally waterproof.

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    Here is a close up of the neck area, showing lining, velcro, and the "gutter" that helps to keep the cold breeze away from the main zippers.


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    The CE approved armour. Upper left is shoulder armour, upper right is knee armour, and bottom is shin armour. I replaced the knee armour with some chinese 4BIKER CE approved armour for a bit more comfort, the shoulder armour with the same brand of soft armour for a bit more shoulder room (it's perfect now), and I took out the shin armour since I don't normally ride off-road .


    All and all I'm very pleased with my new riding suit. It's very comfortable, and from my limited crash test I can see that it will be durable. I had noted that the air flow on my Wee Strom tended to blow my jacket up around my ears, and I had hopes that a one piece suit would work well for me. On the other hand, I didn't want to spend over $1000 to find out that I hated wearing a one piece suit. I've paid $400 plus shipping to find that this "Dork suit" has serious possibilities, and my only (small) regret is that I didn't purchase the Power Shell like I had originally planned to. Anyway, once I have some real miles on the suit, I'll write a real report.:deal
  13. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    Thanks for that detailed report To Scootz. My own Lombard hi-vis goodness begins tomorrow when the Fed Ex guy shows up! I'm wicked excited to get my own "dork suit" after having to wait a few weeks.
  14. TO Scootz

    TO Scootz Adventurer

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    Hi Justdrew, I'm sure you will be blown away by your new Lombard. The value for money is amazing!! I didn't show the waterproof liner nor the insulated lining, which are both very nice. My only complaint is the waterproof liner, which I will never use, is so well made, and obviously cost something to make. I would have rather not had the waterproof liner, and had a warmer (like the one in the Power Shell) insulated liner. Picky, picky, I know.
  15. teizms

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    wow thanks for showing that toes can be touched !!! ;)
    looking forward to more feedback as you put more miles on it
  16. teizms

    teizms Long timer

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    feedback with photo
    "Navigator 2 piece getting the job done on a 10 day Seattle to AK ride.

    Both jacket and pants have the insulated liners in. Only needed more I day of the trip.

    Gear performed without a single issue and maintained its comfort for the duration of the trip.

    Teiz once again proved to me that you can't go wrong trusting them with your gear needs.

    Next up for me will be the ladies suit. For the wife... For the wife. Seriously :)
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  17. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    Yaaaa! My new Lombard arrived this afternoon, and I am very impressed with this robust piece of riding gear. The first thing I had to do was try it on of course, and was pleased to find the L-Tall to be a great fit ( I'm 6'2" and 200 lbs with a 32" inseam). Bending and reaching were accomplished with ease. Walking around the yard at 75 degrees in direct sunlight I was surprised to find that the suit was not overbearingly hot.

    A few cautionary notes -
    I Do NOT recommend wearing the suit with the waterproof and thermal liners in at 75 deg in the sun, not even just to see how it fits, it was like wearing a sauna,
    followed immediately by....

    I do not recommend trying to get this suit off in a hurry for the first time in front of your wife. "Are you alright? It looks like you're having a seizure."
    :D


    :thumb Thank you Ghazi for a great piece of gear that I hope to see many years of use.
  18. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Who "dual sports" in their suit?

    Ride 50 miles on Rd, ride dirt rds, THEN ride some power lines, two track with logs, little single track/ stuck/ exploring, then 4wheeler trail, then back to dirt rds and home?

    Not all dirt rds, and not MX, but that happy median where DOT knobbies and a sub 300lb bike is fun.

    I'd like to have more than my compression suit when I'm running 75 on the way home, but I don't want a real bulky suit when I moving around in the woods.


    Thanks
  19. teizms

    teizms Long timer

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  20. teizms

    teizms Long timer

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    need some pictures!!!!!