Adventure Spec Trail Riding Gear: very interesting development

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by dragos, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Red liner

    Red liner Been here awhile

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    I would be interested to know as well. Advspec sells the forcefield armour to go with the mongolia jacket and pants though and not d3o.
  2. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Long timer

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    I have put D3o level 1 and level 2 armor in the Mongolia. It fits just fine.
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  3. cblais19

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    Yeah, Forcefield Isolator and the standard/LP D3O shapes are pretty similar.
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  4. Red liner

    Red liner Been here awhile

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    Great thanks guys! I have some d30 armour which I thought I could split between the jackets.
  5. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Guys, for those who bought AS pants (im looking at the Mongolia or Atacama pants). Can someone give me feedback on whether or not they run large?

    I typically wear a waist size 36-38 in jeans and considering getting a 36 AS Mongolia pants.

    Thanks!
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    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    I wear a 33 Levi’s and my 34 Mongolia’s fit awesome. IMG_2819.JPG
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    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Thanks!
  8. Red liner

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  10. cblais19

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    The Mongolia is still a much lighter & more off-pavement focused jacket then the Baja; plus its better suited to work with separate armor then the Klim. I think the Klim is the best mass market mesh jacket around today, but it IS fairly $$ and quite heavy.

    I haven't had a chance to try the Baja, but wouldn't be surprised if the Mongolia flows more air at low speeds too.
  11. spuh

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    How does the AS work better with separate armour? I recall comments about their sleeves being way too slim for elbow pads. And I haven't looked up; bywhat percentage is Klim heavier.
  12. cblais19

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    Another inmate I trust has remarked he was surprised by how heavy the Baja was. The Mongolia is hands down one of the very lightest motorcycle jackets I’ve handled period.

    I mean the the AS one is generally cut to expand to fit over a separate armor suit; the forearms have been expanded and all newer jackets should fit better. I could get Isolator 2 pads in there without issue.

    for context, I have moderately large forearms - Klim Dakar & Apex jackets are cut too tight for me too.
  13. Red liner

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    Really dig the green colourway. Wish advspec had done that in addition to the staid grey as maybe some kinda lyndon tribute :)
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  14. MadM

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    They did a limited run of Lyndons jacket. It was around 500€ if I remember correctly.
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    I wear a 34 waist in wrangler jeans and the 36 waist Mongolia fit me perfect.
  16. spinnak3r

    spinnak3r Adventurer

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    Hi there,

    Could you guys suggest which between the AS Mongolia and the new Klim Dakar could be the “good” choice considering I'm based in Sweden?

    I'm lookong for something modular and light, I'm oriented to the AS gears but just a bit worried about the mesh jacket when autumn will come.

    Thanks
  17. cblais19

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    I feel like you've already answered your question...
  18. Red liner

    Red liner Been here awhile

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    Why not something like the linesman jacket? It’s designed with the TET in mind.
  19. MadM

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    Linesman looks weird... doesn't go with the pants, like the Mongolia jacket does :) but I think Mongolia might be a bit too mesh for 2-3 season riding in central EU.
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  20. AliveDK

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    Both will be too cold in Swedish autumn, the Mongolia by far.
    I had the Mongolia, and moving at highway speed anything below 18-20 deg C.was too cold. The Dakar is a better suited jacket for our climate imho, and will work down to about 10 deg c with a sweater and something stopping the wind underneath.
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