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post #1 of 9 Old 04-17-2015, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at Olympia and Darien jackets. Pros and cons of both? Looking at Olympia Ranger jacket and aerostitch Darien.


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post #2 of 9 Old 04-17-2015, 03:52 PM
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Revzilla.com generally has a bunch of user reviews (and sometimes a video walk-through), so is probably a good place to start.
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I've owned several Oympia jackets & pants over the years including the Airglide line and AST line. I've been pretty happy with it. In fact I crash tested my original Olympia Airglide Jacket & Pants.

My current Olympia gear is the X-moto Jacket and Pants. It's my go to gear for quick rides around town or even day trips if I know the weather will be good. The X-moto stuff has the zip out vent panels which make it nice for a wide range of temps, especially into the warmer temps, but its not waterproof though.

However, my Klim gear is quicky becoming my favorite gear just because it does a really good job of keeping me comfortable in all kinds of weather and dry since its Gortex. I now have the Badlands Jacket as my main "touring" jacket. The only thing with the Klim pants is they are not over pants, so I only wear them when I know I'll pretty much be in them all day or really need the water proofness, but they do a good job of keeping me comfy too.

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I have the Olympia X-Moto jacket & pants too. And really like them for cool to mild weather. I never roll the panels down into the jacket though, I usually have the pockets full of stuff. :mrgreen: The new version is called the MotoQuest and has a slightly different in design with respect to the pockets and jacket front.

I also have the Olympia Dakar jacket & pants which contains mesh areas and is a good warm weather outfit.

Neither is waterproof, though the X-Moto has gotten me through some light showers without getting wet. Both have a waterproof liner and insulated liner for the jackets. The X-Moto pants have a waterproof liner only and the Dakar nothing.

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post #5 of 9 Old 01-24-2016, 01:02 PM
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I have the airglide pants. I like the full length zippers on both the liner and pants. You can mix and match on the go without removing your boots.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-24-2016, 09:45 PM
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Olympia makes excellent products at a very reasonable price point. You can pay twice as much but you won't necessarily get any more protection.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-24-2016, 10:24 PM
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I like Olympia gear. Airglide pants are excellent and cool in hot weather. Really well designed and made.

If I didn't have my Scott jacket I'd get a matching Airglide jacket but from freezing to mid 80s the Scott works and is dry.

After that off it comes for my armored shirt instead.


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I'm a fan of Olympia too. Have had Airglide pants and jacket for years. Just got a Dakar jacket, wanted a Moab (the pockets are solid material), and picked up a pair of the older Recon pants (similar to Dakar pants only with solid material pockets). I would have preferred the Dakar stuff had the solid pockets that held more and would protect from a light sprinkle...... the mesh is a backward step IMHO.
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Revzilla has the Airglide 4 on sale for 170.00, just got the e mail.

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