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post #11 of 26 Old 11-14-2012, 09:14 AM
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I was going to get the Katmandu when one one the members here made a suggestion on the Tourmaster Transistions 3. excellent choice, wore it 4 times and it seems to bee a little lighter the some others.

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post #12 of 26 Old 11-14-2012, 09:24 AM
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I have both. They are both 4 years old. I couldn't use the bladder on the Kath as it pulled the front of the jacket up against my neck. Not very comfortable. Great jacket though. I use the Kath when riding my KTM450EXC in colder weather. I use the Killi for everyday commuting and adventure touring on my Wee-Strom. I like the jacket/liner of the Killi much better. If I had to chose just one it would be the Killi. You really can't go wrong with either.

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I have come to believe that good gear is the first farkle a person should put on his bike.
Truer words have never been spoken!

Not that I am trying to steer you away from your choices, but I have a Tourmaster Epic that I purchased from New Enough (Motorcycle Gear). I have worn it in everything from freezing to warm, rain to shine. The only "issue" I have had is one time, while working as an official during a bicycle race (why I really bought my Vee in the first place), we were caught in a string of thunderstorms that included 5 tornadoes within a 10 mile radius of us. (Not a fun day) We rode in a turrential down pour for about 3 straight hours. We were all SOAKED! I do not think that any jacket, specific "rain gear" included, would have faired any better that day!

Other than that I am most pleased with that jacket! By the way...I do have the pants to go with them as well. All are very good gear.

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Well, I decided on the kathmandu. Ordered it this weekend, I post up a review when it gets here

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I've had Kilimanjaro's and now have a Kathmandu and like it a lot, nice change.

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I have the Teton, and the fit is... weird.

I had to try a few on (shipping back and forth) before I found a reasonable compromise. It was on huge clearance or I might have looked for some other alternatives. Seems well made, though I'm still not sure I'm a believer that the d3o pads are as good as the other CE stuff. They're way easier to live with, but I just can't picture how they can protect as well.

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I just bought a TPG on sale last week. Havnt worn it yet, but plan on trying it this weekend.Had been considering all three,but for the price at New Enough,$209, I figured I would try it.
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Great info!

I'm also looking to get a new riding suit. Trying decide between Klim, Firstgear, & Macna (Twisted Throttle).

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I have the Teton, and the fit is... weird.

I had to try a few on (shipping back and forth) before I found a reasonable compromise. It was on huge clearance or I might have looked for some other alternatives.
I bought one too on clearance, just because I was so curious. Fit is indeed "weird", not like other First Gear jackets at all. I returned it, so it was just $8.00 to try it on at home.

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I like the Kat and tested it on a ride yesterday a 30mph lowside and slid almost 40 feet. Elbow not even sore today and no friction burns (like my knees....had Klim pants on....they did hold up too)



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