A few friends and I went to the Aerostich's open house in West Duluth last weekend. I did not realize they are the last manufacture of riding outerwear that is manufactured in the U.S.A. There closest competitor IMHO is Klim who charges more for their product and is manufactured overseas. I have no affiliation with this business other than an affinity for supporting U.S. made product when I can. The V-strom of course is an exception:mrgreen:. What I was really impressed with is the employment longevity they have. Some tailors have been with the company since the beginning. Very impressive business with a very high end product. I have purchased almost all my riding gear from them and have been grateful for the service. I just thought it is worth plugging them in the forum since many already wear their product and some are trying to figure out what to buy. Check out their website, they offer many touring accessories. BTW, they are adding a lounge area for guest to hang out, drink coffee and exaggerate personal prowess with bikes...