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post #21 of 59 Old 05-07-2019, 12:31 PM
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Don't need any links. What I wrote is based on thousands and thousands of miles in very high temperatures over the years. Like I wrote above, it is MY OPINION and it is based on facts as I have discovered them.

You can show charts. But put your butt in the seat and decide. With an open mind.

I am not a horse, I cool differently ( no fur....)

But I do agree with hydration. And that may be part of the confusion. If you are hot you sweat more ( up to a point, as there is a limit to how much you can sweat and when you begin to dehydrate that goes down ) to reduce body temperature. If I drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and my body temp stays lower due to more coverage of airflow from the mesh then where is the advantage of solid gear? Again, part of the wives tale of only using solid gear is based on extreme air flow from air passing through the mesh. I just don't get see that as fact with any of the mesh gear I ride in.

I am not telling anyone what I use is what they must use. Just saying what works for you best, might not be what you read as Gospel. Find it out for yourself!
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Looking for suggestions on the best all-in-one suit that is 100% waterproof, super breathable, quality venting, and best crash protection available.

My neighbour has a Klim Badlands and loves it.
See what you did! But there is interesting info coming in. Seems as of now Klim outscores the Stich
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Yet be wary of ANY review not of the actual user!
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Don't need any links. What I wrote is based on thousands and thousands of miles in very high temperatures over the years. Like I wrote above, it is MY OPINION and it is based on facts as I have discovered them.
Yea don't want any information that conflicts with your "facts". I'd venture to say that the IBR guys have millions of miles worth of "facts".

BTW bragging about how many miles you ride isn't really a qualifying factor especially on the internet!

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You can show charts. But put your butt in the seat and decide. With an open mind.
Good advice but you seem to think that my "facts" aren't valid because they conflict with yours.

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...Again, part of the wives tale of only using solid gear is based on extreme air flow from air passing through the mesh. I just don't get see that as fact with any of the mesh gear I ride in.

I am not telling anyone what I use is what they must use. Just saying what works for you best, might not be what you read as Gospel. Find it out for yourself!

Dismissing something you don't agree with by calling it a "wive's tale" is just trying to elevate your opinion. My opinion is just as valid as yours. Of course I can support mine yours is just the "facts" as you see them, doesn't make it so.

I have found out for myself that mesh isn't good in hot weather. You don't agree, fine go ahead on.

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Spec, I never told you what to do. I never said my way was the only way. Bragging? Really?

Yet I am the villain! Simply because I have tried both methods. Multiple times.

I am writing from personal experience, I don't give a damn about Iron Butt riders. Unless they want to post their actual experiences in comparing hot weather gear.

Most people claim there way/gear/bike/whatever is best because that is what they own. I own several types of riding gear. So I won't claim what I just spent gobs of money on it the best.

We simply must disagree on this. Not because my way may not work for you, or that your way is best for you, but because of your claim it is the only thing that works.
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Looking for suggestions on the best all-in-one suit that is 100% waterproof, super breathable, quality venting, and best crash protection available.

My neighbour has a Klim Badlands and loves it.
See what you did! But there is interesting info coming in. Seems as of now Klim outscores the Stich …
just because of much better venting
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See what you did! But there is interesting info coming in. Seems as of now Klim outscores the Stich
At least it's not an oil or chain lube thread
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LOL, My Olympia isnt the best.
I dont know what qualifies as "The Best"
I know only from what Ive had in the past and what I presently own and use.

I go on a long group ride and see many riders wearing Aerostitch. It appears to be a uniform of sorts for those that are either long-distance riders or those that want to project that image. I considered Aerostitch, and while it is most excellent gear, for my budget at the time I went with Olympia.

I started out with Firstgear. The Kilimanjoro Jacket and pants, the vented jacket and pants, and a couple of other FirstGear sets. All worked well, never a problem with any of them. But I wanted to try something else, and Olympia was the new kid on the block, got excellent reviews, and I had a ready buyer for my FirstGear stuff. The Olympia gear appears to me to be more user-friendly, has more useful features, and over the past 13 years with them I havent had an issue with them. Mustang Jacket and pants, Airglide set, Bushwacker Jacket, Ranger AST and Ranger pants, Cargo jacket and pants, all work well.

I also have a Joe Rocket perforated leather jacket, an Icon mesh jacket, and Tourmaster Transition2 and Venture pants. I really dont have a problem with any of them OTHER than if I can drop 20-30 lbs(working on it) I could fit into some of them better.

I realize that Aerostitch is top-notch kit.as is Klim. But to tell the truth, for me and my purposes, all that I own be it Rocket, Olympia, Tourmaster, Icon, do exactly what I need.
Maybe if I had known decades ago that I would have stayed the same size(width?) I could have bought one suit and been happy that I didnt need to buy other riding gear for 30 years. Bit I didnt, so I have what I have.
I can only speak of personal experience with what Ive got and ride with. All Ive got do as expected. If they didnt, they'd be gone.
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I honestly have no complaints with my Olympia Dakar suit... has never let me down, works in every kind of weather.

That being said, there are layers to manage, which is not always trivial.

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I honestly have no complaints with my Olympia Dakar suit... has never let me down, works in every kind of weather.

That being said, there are layers to manage, which is not always trivial.
Hence why I have integrated heated gear into my suit. Simplifies the layers. I only need the waterproof heated jacket under my Dakar in the majority of weather, except for temps around freezing or below.

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