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post #11 of 12 Old 08-28-2019, 07:32 AM
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Update: I just ordered a Klim Hardanger onesie. I should have it tomorrow.

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Another update: I've now been riding in my Hardanger for about a week and a half. I got an X-Large: I'm 6'2", 220 with a 33" inseam. It fits perfectly so their sizing chart is very accurate. I did all of the measurements and was just outside of the Large ranges.

The first day I wore it to work was hot. On my commute home from Boston I opened all the vents and was pleasantly surprised at the airflow, at speed. I was a bit warm in slow moving traffic but that's to be expected. Just has I hit the first of two exits I can take to get home the skies opened up and I was in a deluge for about 15 minutes. Since I was so close to home I persevered and the suit protected me pretty well. The vents did let in quite a bit of water, though, which isn't a surprise . . . it was truly a downpour ... so I don't blame the suit for that. The key to that ride was how comfortable I was with the vents open on a mid-nineties day here in MA.

The next time I rode in to work my weather app said "clear skies" but because I leave around 5am I still closed the vents since it was in the low sixties F. Sure enough, the minute I was on the highway (95 north) it began to rain. It rained steadily (not a deluge) all the way in to Boston and the suit was fantastic at keeping me dry.

Other than the initial stiffness of the zipper and my clutziness at hooking it up the suit is on and/or off really quickly.

Another "test", if you will, was when I met up with a friend for breakfast. I put on the suit, rode 25 minutes to the restaurant, took the suit off and put it in my top-box and then after breakfast put it back on and took off. It was very convenient and again, comfortable.

So far so good.

Just don't ride in a deluge with the vents open ....

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post #12 of 12 Old 08-28-2019, 08:39 AM
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Just don't ride in a deluge with the vents open ....
Or don't take one bike to work on a day it is supposed to storm in the afternoon - and realize that your waterproof pants are in the bag on the other bike
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