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Offline Roger

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Re: Advice on new gear
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2013, 06:56:49 pm »
The Navigator kit looks very nice, the wife has the jacket and the vents on it are great, has a good lining too.

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Re: Advice on new gear
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2013, 04:48:25 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
It just goes to show that good customer service will always leave a customer prepared to pay slightly more if they think their custom is valued!

Also shows that a pretty girls is a sales asset, especially when the clientele tend to be relatively 'old guys'... (:>
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Re: Advice on new gear
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2013, 04:55:09 pm »
I have mostly had trouble over the years with rain pants, I think because of all the stretching and movement, getting on and off, it's hard on their seams and the seam tape lets go, etc.

Now I have a good First Gear jacket that's been water tight for 2 years so far.

For pants, I buy cheapo Coleman rain pants, cut out the mesh liner (loose and makes them difficult to get on quickly, takes 5 minutes to snip it out), and just get a new pair every spring...

I do have Aerostitch 3-finger rain gloves, they are great, but kind of warm, so more a 'cold rain' thing.   I almost always wear waterproof boots, but carry Aerostitch 'Emergency Rain Covers' which work well.   I used to use Tingley Rain Over-boots, the thin ones.  They work well, but it's a good idea to spray the insides with silicone once in a while, or you'll look funny hopping in the rain on one foot fighting to get the boot on the other.....

Ditto the comment on Olympia gear, it's a bargain for the money.  The mesh jacket liner is supposed to be waterproof, but anything over a light drizzle, I put on a the rain jacket, I don't want to find out the hard way the liner leaks!
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Re: Advice on new gear
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2013, 05:17:38 pm »
*Originally Posted by janfmiller [+]
Also shows that a pretty girls is a sales asset, especially when the clientele tend to be relatively 'old guys'... (:>

Oi!!... I'm only 29!!  :187:
...on an old 900  :164:

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Re: Advice on new gear
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2013, 09:04:07 pm »
I have an Olympia jacket was is a pretty good value.  I will eventually be investing in an Aerostich suit.  You can check out their gear here (note that I am not affiliated with Aerostich in any way):

http://www.aerostich.com/

The Aerostich roadcrafter or roadcrafter light are probably their most popular suits.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2013, 09:09:05 pm by tomkat »
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