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post #1 of 9 Old 08-29-2014, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Odessey Vent Suit

Since my Wee is my DD or commuter, I wanted to get a riding suit since it can go from sunny to rainy several times within minutes. Does anyone have one, know someone who has one? Looking to keep dry, and well as bugs and whatnot off my work clothes. Thank in advance.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-29-2014, 09:19 PM
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I bought a Odessey Vent Tech One Piece. Returned it after a week. There was no way that was going to be waterproof. There are too many vents and flaps all over it.

I sprung for Aerostich. Twice the price but it works. No more issues. No more buying suits every few years.
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thanks for the heads up? Did you ever ride in the rain with it?
The bad thing for me is the closest dealer is 3 hours away. I read many review on the Co website, a couple of guys from Tx & La. So not sure. It would be an every day, every ride suit, and I want to stay dry.

I'll keep looking, but not out of of consideration yet.

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I too would recommend a Aerostich Roadcrafter. I'll leave it up to you if you want the "original" or a "light" or "Ultra-light". The Light and Ultra-light are cheaper than the full roadcrafter. They also offer slightly less protection, but are cooler.

I've had an original Roadcrafter for 18 years now. Same suit. It may seem expensive, but amortized out over 18 years, it's the cheapest bit of riding kit I've ever bought.

I wear shirt/tie/slacks to work, but put suit jacket folded into the topcase, it works!
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Not sure if it would fit, I am bigger than the measurements & weight it gives..

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I have the Olympia Phantom, the predecessor to the Odyssey suit. I bought it specifically over Aerostich to keep me dry in our Seattle weather. It has worked like a charm for several years now, and keeps me warm and dry. I have an Olympia Stealth mesh suit for the hot weather. I am happy with both of them. I read too many reports of wet crotch about the Aerostich, and that steered me away from it.

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I didn't take the Odyssey out in the rain no. I didn't want to get it wet and then be unable to return it. Common sense told me there was no way this would keep me dry in a downpour. There were small flaps over the vent zippers. Any horizontal rain will fly right in.

The new Aerostich suits have waterproof zips. No wet crotch. Not yet anyways (2 years with it). I just like how well made it is. On the heavy side, but well constructed.

I considered the original Odyssey too, but read some reviews of the stitching coming out, but maybe that is another misconception. The Original Odyssey looked decent with lots of liner options and a good price.

The ultimate suit is the two piece Aerostich Transit suit. One of the guys at work has this one and took a dive when he was T-Boned one day, came out without a scratch and his suit looks the same. Nothing like thick leather to keep your skin where it should be. Really expensive though.
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Thanks, looking at the site and custom sizing. Thanks for the info!!!

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