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post #1 of 4 Old 08-01-2006, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Fieldsheer one-piece suit, or seperate jacket & pants?

Time for me to get serious about gear. I am looking for a 3 season solution, but I don't want to buy a bunch of different gear. It's so hot now, that I'm sure mesh is the way to go, but that would be impractical for most of the year her in PA.
I plan to commute to work most days (30 miles round-trip) when school starts again at the end of the month. But I also want some gear that will work well if I need to run an errand, or go for a little ride in the evening, or out with my riding buddies for the day.
The Fieldsheer Highland 1-piece suit looks great, and I can pick it up for less than $250. But I'm worried about how hot it will be for summer riding. I want to have gear that I "want" to wear, if you know what I mean.
There are so many jacket/pants options, that I'm overwhelmed.
I don't have an unlimited budget, either.
I've been scouring the web for days now, and I'm about to go nuts!!! I hate to shop, BTW.
Any help/advice will be most apprieciated!

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-01-2006, 03:46 PM
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I used to own one. It was nice and warm with good protection but I got tired of trying to put it on. I sold it and bought a fieldsheer jacket and pants. Fieldsheer makes some of the warmest jackets I have ever tried. I think it has to do with the waterproof lining they use. I can not wear my jacket when the temp. reaches 70 and above. If you plan on riding a lot in the cold the Highland suit would be good. If not, I would just buy a jacket and pants from Fieldsheer. You can buy a 3/4 jacket and pants for about $250.

If you do buy the suit, I owned a size XL and I weighed 205 and 6'0" tall. It fit just right.

I would suggest the Tourmaster Flex jacket. It is an all-in-one jacket. All you have to do is zip off the panels and you have a mesh jacket and it comes with 2 liners. The Tourmaster overpants are nice too. Look at www.newenough.com they have good prices and fast delivery.

http://www.newenough.com/tour_master...acket_page.htm
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Jacket and pants are the most flexible option for sure. I highly recommend the Firstgear HT Air overpant. It has a windproof/waterproof liner, that zips out, and is available in short/regular/long lengths. A lot of pants have a zip out liner but usually it is a quilted liner that is bulky. If you buy the pants to fit with the liner , they are way too big w/o it, and if you buy the pants to fit w/o the liner they are too tight with it in. The Firstgear liner cuts the wind and water but doesn't have bulk. For three season riding , this is much a much better option and provides plenty of warmth. For Jackets I recommend getting 2. I know it isn't what you want, but the multi season jackets have the same bulk issues as the pants. The jacket will either be too tight with liner in, or too loose with the liners out.
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My wife uses a Fieldsheer One piece suit that I acquired via a friendly Strommer Very nice person! She loves it but it is quite warm, but entirely waterproof.

I use a jacket that is a Columbia rain jacket. Works great. I don't use pants as my riding mesh pants are essentially somewhat water resistant.

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