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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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    Didn't ask. I see now their delivery estimate is "under 90 days", while few days ago they had them in stock (I wanted to order a Baltic insulated jacket but postponed for after the holidays). Guess they sold their first batch already?
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    Traffic Been here awhile

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    I'm still confused. Does one have to wear a hydration backpack, or is there a pocket for the bladder in the back of the jacket?
  3. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    No pocket.
    It's a rally-style design, in which you wear the hydration backpack under the jacket.
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    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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  9. Hankus

    Hankus Been here awhile

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    The vids posted here help a lot, as do Poskitt’s vids from the race. Are there plans to distribute to the U.S.?
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  10. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish Supporter

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    There is a local guy here in Colorado Springs that is going to import. Hoping to meet with him this week to get some details..


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    Pundy Been here awhile

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    Hohmie Long timer

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    I would be interested in a black Baltic jacket.
  13. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    bigborefan Making new friends

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    Wouldn't be Neduro would it?
  15. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish Supporter

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    Saw the gear yesterday and it is pretty interesting. It was just a sample of offerings and not in my size. I am 5”11 and weigh 190, fairly athletic. I tried on the large Atacama jacket and it was pretty snug on me. It is like any mesh jacket and offers no real wind protection. If I wanted room for a pressure suit and layers for cold then I may need a XXL. There isn’t a myriad of pockets, zippers or cinch straps, clean design and functional design to work in the riding position. The pants seemed awesome, light and The OTB pant is in the works, as stated above. Rain shells are also pretty nice. IMO, the gear is designed really well and no frills. If you are looking for a Klim Badlands Pro style jacket with a myriad of pockets, you will be disappointed. But if you are looking to pair the weight of your riding kit down with functional and clean design then this is it, like the website states ‘ride far and light’. I really liked the gear and it will be my next kit this year.

    Oh. The zippers are Euro sided also.

    They are not doing direct sales and are the distributor and I do not know the names of shops yet. Stay tuned.


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  16. Hankus

    Hankus Been here awhile

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    I’m liking most of what I’m reading here. I am concerned about the fabric used in the pants. Coated? Membrane? If they are like wearing a garbage under your pants they won’t work for me. I have some Klim pants that are mesh and well ventilated except for the solid fabric portions which seem to be coated. If I’m stopped tugging on a stuck bike in hot humid weather they are absolutely miserable. And pretty bad even when moving slow. Not comfortable until you get some speed.
  17. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    What's your chest size (circumference)?
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    offtheback Chocolate Starfish Supporter

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    I am a 44 chest size but my arms are a bit larger as are my thighs. Years of cycling and other sports make it difficult for me the get clothes/gear that fits.

    The pants are not coated and don’t have a membrane. They are nylon on top with the ballistic nylon on the knees. The big zips on the front of the thighs will be awesome for ventilation. There are also small vents in the seam on the inner thigh ~2” between the ribbed stretchy panel and the dark stretch panel to help with a schwetty balls.


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    wheresbaoskee Perpendicular to Everything

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    Any more details on the rain jacket? What materials, dwr, etc?
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    I think some sections of the pants do have a membrane. Can't remember where I saw that though.