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#830037 11/16/20 8:34 pm
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Rumor has it that Santa is going to bring me some new riding togs for Christmas but he's not sure what I want. I have an old Joe Rocket jacket that's suffered from the usual broken zipper/worn out velcro syndrome but after 15 years I guess that's about right. Before the failures it was a nice cold weather jacket. I also have a Tourmaster that's lighter and just right without the liner for warm weather. Been looking at an Alpinestars Andes V3 and heard good things about them. Anybody out there got opinions?
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MikeG #830041 11/16/20 9:20 pm
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If you've had good luck with Joe Rocket and Tourmaster, then they're a known quantity and probably worth getting again.

I've got a worn-out Tourmaster Rincon and a worn-out Firstgear Kilimanjaro, lasted about 10 years each, overlapping. As you say, fasteners, velcro, etc go first. They were both good jackets.

Fay bought a set of Rukka gear a couple years ago and that really is some high-quality stuff - no need to change into rain gear when it gets wet. My Aerostich Darien outfit is the same - completely waterproof, very comfortable. So I think we'll probably stick with the high-end stuff, Gore-Tex and all, even though the Joe Rocket, Tourmaster, and FirstGear brands are pretty good ....

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MikeG #830106 11/17/20 2:07 pm
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Take a look at Olympia Motosports. I've got a couple of their jackets, one lighter (Airglide) but versatile, and one heavier (now called Dakar 2) for winter riding, I find them well made and reasonably priced compared to the $$$$$ names.

https://olympiamotosports.com/en-US/products/jackets

Also have a Tourmaster Transition that is going strong after 10 years.


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MikeG #830153 11/17/20 11:46 pm
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I always wanted an Olympia jacket called the Airglide Toxic. Safety orange and safety green. They could be seen with your eyes closed! Unfortunately, they never had my size available, while in production. I have heard that Olympia is now out of business. I have one of their all green jackets, with liners. Great jacket, imho.


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Originally Posted by HughdeMann
I always wanted an Olympia jacket called the Airglide Toxic. Safety orange and safety green. They could be seen with your eyes closed! Unfortunately, they never had my size available, while in production. I have heard that Olympia is now out of business. I have one of their all green jackets, with liners. Great jacket, imho.

I usually wear some HI-VIZ gear these days, jacket or vest and/or helmet.

As to "now out of business," that's Olympia Sports, you know, sneakers, leggings, jogging togs and such.
https://www.ibtimes.com/olympia-spo...ons-will-close-after-acquisition-2895416

Whereas, Olympia MotoSports is definitely still in business.
https://olympiamotosports.com/en-US

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MikeG #830257 11/18/20 10:16 pm
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I went full Goretex a few years ago and never looked back. SO nice not only staying absolutely dry but also not having to stop to put anything on over top of "riding gear".

I bought Rukka, and I guess the *other* company at the tip top of the heap is Klim. You can get Goretex for a little less tho. Gore Industries unconditionally guarantees ANY garment, regardless of manufacturer's name or brand, for life. If you get wet wearing a Goretex garment of any kind, send it in to them and they "certify" leak- you get brand new gear. They don't pro rate it, beat you down, try to skimp out, or anything.

I F'd around with many other coats, jackets, rain gear etc etc for many years and finally made the (considerable) leap. It's been SO worth it. Next up on my "list" t ho, Goretex motorcycle boots- something I've never owned.

Good luck and happy shopping


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MikeG #830273 11/19/20 12:50 am
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+1 for Olympia -

I have the Dakar jacket and Airglide pants. Rukka Virium Gore-Tex X-Trafit Gloves.

At my age, dry AND warm is the name of the game.

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