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Aerostich Roadcrafter Alternative

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Dagny_Taggart, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2020

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    I was planing on buying a 'stich this spring... but have a hard time justifying the price.

    Now Olympia Motorsports has come to the rescue with their Phantom.
    http://www.olympiamotosports.com/phantom/Phantom.htm

    I have their AST neon yellow jacket and love it... If I can get my female hips into their male sized Phantom, I know which way I'm going.

    If anybody sees one in person, post a review... PLEASE!
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  2. Clayton Bigsby

    Clayton Bigsby Ready

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    I wasn't able to spend a great deal of time looking at it, but I briefly fondled one at Indy last weekend.

    I guess the only useful fact I can share is that the sales rep claimed that it was "waterproof" as opposed to "water resistant."

    Quality appeared to be high, as with the AST jacket.
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  3. rxcoop

    rxcoop persnickety curmedgeon

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    that guy in the pix at the website ?? a bit :ymca if ya know what i mean. not that there's anything wrong with that.:lol3
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  4. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Broke it/Bought it

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    Where in Indy? My wife is looking at the AST, but there's nowhere around that we know of that carries them. We're in Terre Haute.

    Thanks,
    John
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  5. Clayton Bigsby

    Clayton Bigsby Ready

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    I was at the dealer expo. Not sure where you can actually buy them. Sorry!
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  6. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Broke it/Bought it

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    That is the story of my life! Thanks anyway..

    John
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  7. fortrider

    fortrider Been here awhile Supporter

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    Last word from Olympia is that they will be available March, 1. !!! Looks like a great suit and well worth the wait, especially at the price of $449.99 makes it even greater. Got one on order now. Been wearing the AST and Ranger pants, the new suit should make a wonderful addition to any riding gear.:clap
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  8. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    US$449.00, waterproof, and as good as the rest of the Olymipa gear? I'm in. I was thiking of a Spidi Admiral, but couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger on an US$800.00 suit.
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  9. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Broke it/Bought it

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    :lol3 My wife and I were just talking about him on the phone.

    "We're gonna need serious guy for this shoot"

    "How many times is he going to walk away from the Waco?"

    "He must be a 5-o'clock-shadow model"
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  10. jeffs900s

    jeffs900s Prophet of Doom

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    Oh crap. Reading this thread is going to cost me $449.99...
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  11. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    Are the only colors Bright Ass Yellow, and Hot as Hell, Black???? :lol3


    Boojum!
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  12. bmwhd

    bmwhd God Bless Texas

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    A friend was at the dealer show and compared the Phantom with the new Rev'It 1Pc. She said both are impressive but the Phantom is half the cost of the Rev'It.
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  13. Clayton Bigsby

    Clayton Bigsby Ready

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    Gray also.

    And the "Bright Ass Yellow" is BRIGHT like the sun in person. Pictures don't do it justice.
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  14. MojaveGS

    MojaveGS Loving it!

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    Looks like the only thing I would buy to replace the Aerostich RC 1 piece.....and I could almost buy two....
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  15. zippy

    zippy Southside of the Sun

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    lookout aerostich you got competition . Was just contemplating replacing the very used roadcrafter I have now . $450 is much easier to swallow.
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  16. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Yah! :D

    It's almost like I'm being asessed a fine when I click on threads like this. :bluduh
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  17. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    The price is right on that suit.

    I just bought the Spidi Admiral 1 piece H2Out suit. Fully waterproof, with waterproof zippers and a few waterproof pockets, but sizing is limited.
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  18. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2020

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    I just ordered one from Matt at Motoliberty.
    https://www.motoliberty.com/prod_detail.asp?Prod_ID=427

    They have a nice shipping price and will exchange if the size is not correct. Very nice to deal with.

    He expects the suits to arrive this week... so they are not shipping yet.

    Tell 'em Lisa sent you.
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  19. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Let me get this straight.


    The main zip goes from your neck to the top of your right knee, then there are leg-length zips on the outer side of each leg, right?
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  20. MojaveGS

    MojaveGS Loving it!

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    With limited initital availability this would appear to be one of those things that you want to try on before you start playing the returns game with one that doesn't fit.
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