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Adventure Spec Trail Riding Gear: very interesting development

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

  1. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    Any more updates on this gear?
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    Or not:
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    Just remembered about this, any more info yet?

    Cheers,

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    Bump........
    Dragos, do you know if this gear is any closer to production?
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    Brilliant news :clap. Just got to wait until the 23rd and join Facebook.....
    Keep us Luddites posted please :super.
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  12. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    I see money.
    Flowing from my pockets into theirs.
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  13. Adrian V

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    Wonky, you da man :photog. Yup I agree Dragos, this is the real deal, something I have been waiting for long time. Which one though?
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    My first instinct is the Atacama jacket. But i do think the Linesman jacket looks very interesting as well, and very flexible in its approach.
    What I do like about the Atacama is the elasticated bands on the rear which will allow to keep a hydration backpack *under* the jacket.
    I do find it disappointing that the waterproof jacket and over jacket are not yet available, so I'll postpone my buy until there are some firm dates on them.
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    I agree liners are shit, but that kind of non-modular jacket defeats the purpose of this kind of gear entirely.
    Anything that's not mostly mesh or a light MX jersey is basically a non starter for this kind of riding.

    I'm keen on the atacama jacket as I ride with a neck brace. Really interested to see how they work in the rain shell to work with a neck brace. I hope it also has a detachable hood that can be used when off the bike.
    Also the baltic jacket looks good. They've done stretch panels instead of insulation where your armour goes. Not sure how that will work with a neck brace, but perhaps we'll find out soon.

    Atacama pants look like a good alternative to the Klim Dakar ITB I was considering...
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    It doesn't have a hood.
    Their other waterproof jacket (the standalone one) has.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Transeurotrail.org/permalink/896503493838129/
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    Mmmm, not so sure about the rain jacket, I realise it's supposed to be lightweight and packable, but the quality doesn't seem so great?

    I'm going to get one of these jackets, either the Atacama or the Mongolia, as I've not found anything else that seems to offer this particular combination of venting, comfort (MX jersey feel?), i.e. not a bulky jacket feel and abrasion resistance. I like the idea of adding a waterproof as needed, as in my experience in Oz a waterproof or windproof layer, no matter how it is vented, can be too hot..... As to which one, the jury is out, I wear a neck brace, but I am increasingly using a Leatt STX, that doesn't need the cut out in the neck, or the funky collar, as it fits over the top of everything. That said the open collar of the Atacama offers even more ventilation opportunities and I can always wear a fleecy neck collar if needed.

    I wonder what sort of pressure suit they favour under the Atacama?

    Does anyone know if the nylon 6.6 fabric is slightly stretchy, if so I wonder whether the jacket will hold armour in place properly in the built in armour pockets?

    Bloody good though :clap. Anyone going to the event on the 23rd November?

    Cheers,

    Adrian
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    Agreed. The rain jacket doesn't look that stellar in the photo, but might be fine. Worst case scenario, this ridiculously expensive klim gore-tex packable shell is made to fit over a neck brace too https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-gore-tex-over-shell-jacket

    As far as the armour goes, the big issue I faced before I had the TekVest was fitting a jersey on my pressure suit. With this jacket I would probably go back to using my leatt 5.5 as the jacket's centre zip would solve that problem. Otherwise could wear a road race style back/chest protector instead and use the shoulder/elbow armour in the pockets of the jacket
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    It has two stretchy bands on the shoulders, so it can accommodate a hydration pack under the jacket.
    So I guess it would stretch over a TekVest.
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    I reckon I'd wear the jacket under my TekVest like I do at the moment. More specifically though, if I don't wear the TekVest, I was wondering out loud whether the 6.6 fabric was going to be stiff enough to hold armour securely in the right place with the built in armour pockets, or whether a pressure suit or similar would be the way to go.

    Cheers,

    Adrian
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