A good deal on MSR Alterra adventure jackets

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  1. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    If you're looking for a low buck bargain adventure jacket here is a deal.

    I just went to Iron Pony and bought two of these:

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    MSR Alterra for $99.99. Black is available too for the same price. Got one for me and one for a friend.

    The sizing is fairly true. I am a 42 chest (and waist unfortunately) and a Large fit fine, probably would need an XL to fit over any sort of armor. Decent sleeve length, a fair number of vents, waterproof, sealed waterproof zippers on the vents, armor that is removeable, all in all a darn good deal at a C note. I wish it had a zip in liner, but again, for a C note.

    The MSR Alterra jacket is our top of the line off road riding jacket. Built with every feature you'd ever want and tough enough for the abuse we know our riders put their gear through. Impacts, water, heat, abrasion and more are all addressed in this durable, great looking jacket.
    • Dry-XC treated SnagResistant 600 Denier Nylon outer shell for water-proofing and breathability.
    • 840 Denier Ballistic Nylon in high-wear areas.
    • HYPERFLO ventilation system comprised of nine vents.
    • Two upper and lower chest pockets with storm flaps, two lower side fleece lined, hand warmers and one oversized lower back pocket.
    • Two inner pockets on right chest and two vertical pockets on left chest.
    • Oversized, two-way main zipper with storm flap and rain gutter for dry, trouble-free function.
    • FLASHLITE reflective panels, piping and printing for visibility under dim light conditions.
    • Six cinch straps at sleeves and body to customize fit.
    • D30 intelligent shock absorption armor in shoulders, elbows and back.
    • Neoprene edge trim on collar and cuffs for comfort and to block wind.
    • Lycra cuff extenders with built-in thumb retainer.
    • Water-repellent premium YKK zippers.
    • Internal elastic waist cinch design for a custom fit and heat lock.
    • Closed cell foam chest shield included.


    This is more of a serious dual sport/adventure jacket than off road. Just wanted to say the sizing is true.

    I know it's not a Klim or any of the rest, but hey, it's only $99.99. Original was like $399.
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  2. tiny tiger

    tiny tiger Been here awhile

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    That sounds like a good buy for an entry level jacket. Lots of vents. I may buy one to see how it is. Thank you sir!
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  3. Vapor_Trails

    Vapor_Trails Long timer

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    Only goes up to 2XL. I'm 3XL. Too bad.
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    CowboyRR Been here awhile

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    Oh well! There goes another $100!
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  5. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Does ths help?
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  6. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Does this help?

    From this thread http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/msr-alterra-jacket.1102397/


    Then there are the reviews on Bike Bandit and the one by Adventure Designs. Hit this google search, I'm too lazy to embed the videos https://www.google.com/search?site=....0....0...1c.1.64.hp..1.10.1537.0.X_Pu0ymdK8Y
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  7. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    thanks for the heads up!

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  8. Vapor_Trails

    Vapor_Trails Long timer

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    Actually, it might. I have a First Gear Kilimanjaro in a 2X that fits perfectly. But, it's a generous American cut. How does the MSR compare? I'm 6'2" 270.
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  9. coyote223

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    Went for an XL to use with armor, hopefully not too big. Thanks for the heads up,,,,
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  10. Mobiker

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    I'm in, and I didn't even need a jacket. When it comes to moto clothes I'm getting as bad as a woman and shoes.
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  11. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Reportedly from other sites such as Adventure Designs,they run large.
    Some sites recommend ordering down a size,so that 2xl may in fact fit as 3xl.

    JR356
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  12. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    That's why I linked up to that earlier thread. There was this in there:

    You sounded similar in size. To GSRTrunkmonkey.

    I think the large I got gave me plenty of room in spite of being, how shall we say delicately, fat!
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  13. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    My wife thinks I'm that way, but the thing is I use most of the stuff and tend to not want to throw anything away. Last coat I got was two years ago, an outback style duster to have a long windproof/waterproof coat to wear in the winter when shoveling the drive and all... plus it kinda looks cool. Before that it was like four years when I got a $25 textile armored jacket at IP, about a year before that I blew all of $50 on a clearance First Gear Kilmanjaro Air. Seems they were either mis-sized or something was goofy, a small fit me! So it's not like I get nuts.

    I am the same with shoes, I wear several pair so I don't wear the same ones daily, the old axiom - two pair worn in rotation will last more than twice as long as two pair worn one pair at a time... besides they don't get stinky! Glasses - same, I wear five different pair since the prescrip is the same or close. Insurance buys a pair every 2 years. Why not? Different pair for different moods or image projection.
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  14. Mobiker

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    Ha! I'm only like this with motorcycle related stuff. I've used the same pair of sunglasses frames through several prescriptions. I think the frames are something like 15 years old. So old, they've gone out of style and returned to in style. Same with shoes, I tend to find something I like and wear them until they're wore out. Moto clothes I see a sale and.......
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  15. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    I actually searched out the old (since 1952) Shuron Rensor Zyl glasses, seems they keep coming back in style. I wanted them because my high school chemistry teacher wore similar glasses (as did my grandfather in the 60s and my uncle in the 70s).

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    Not because Johnny Depp, Malcom X, or anyone else wore them or that they were in style, but because I wanted a pair - being a teacher and all. They've made the same thing since 1952 and I like 'em.

    I also found a pair of glasses like George Reeves wore in the old Superman TV show. Love it! Like my Chuck Taylor high tops - Make a Statement!
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  16. BornAgain

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    Y'all starting to make me feel old:D
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  17. Crusader26

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    Just picked one up for an extra. It's worth a shot.
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  18. Mastery

    Mastery Mr. Funny Man

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    I wear a Klim Latitude and love it...but this sure is tempting at $99...
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  19. GSRTrunkmonkey

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    I'm usually a solid 3x. I was astonished when the 2x fit well. And after wear it fits even better. With all the vents open it is also roomier.
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  20. GSRTrunkmonkey

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    I wouldn't hesitate to purchase again for the $400 I paid. For a hundo I may buy a couple more.
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