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|22-Apr-2019 05:26 AM (434)|
|22-Apr-2019 05:16 AM (428)|
Originally Posted by marc View Post
|21-Apr-2019 04:09 PM (881)|
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|21-Apr-2019 04:08 PM (881)|
As an owner of the one piece Aerostich, and 2 piece Aerostich durian, I have had my 1 piece leak only at the crotch under heavy rain when the water pools there in the saddle.
Regarding the 2 piece. Never. I swear I could jump in the ocean and come up dry. I have been in absolute downpours in the 2 Piece, I mean biblical rain(!) and not a drop.
|21-Apr-2019 03:51 PM (869)|
Originally Posted by flyjets View Post
I know that the Aerostitch leaks under heavy rain at the crotch. We all know it does. Thatís he one complaint across the board amongst the many users. My beef is with Klimís claim that itís ďwaterproofĒ. Itís not. But they say it is. But itís not. So I sent it back to them for inspection and testing. The one positive that Klim has over Aerostitch is that itís less expensive than the Aerostitch.
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|21-Apr-2019 03:01 PM (834)|
Originally Posted by flyjets View Post
Put your one piece suit on and sit on the bike. Look down. How does the material around your crotch fold? If the folds create a pocket with the zipper at the bottom of the pocket the suit will leak. So called waterproof zippers only delay the amount of time before that happens. You can often re-arrange the folds such that the zipper is not on the bottom of a pocket. If you do that you are much more likely to get to your destination dry.
However, beware moving around on the bike. The folds can rearrange, leading back to zipper on the bottom.
When I owned an RT the seating position naturally led to no leaking. On my GS I have to consciously move the folds around and remember to check once in a while when moving around in the saddle. Or wear my Darien/AD1 combo. If it starts leaking it's time for repair or replacement. My last Darien lasted about a dozen years before that happened.
|21-Apr-2019 12:28 PM (727)|
I learnt my lesson regarding really hot weather riding...nearly passed out.
I now wear one of this vests that you submerge in water to keep my core temperature from spiking. I keep it in a 1 gallon zip lock bag that I fill with water and then remove vest once it sucks up the water.
|21-Apr-2019 12:05 PM (711)|
Extreme heat and suits: Not having a lot of + 100F experience I did some research before a trip that would see plenty of that. In dry desert heat too much venting is your enemy. Air at a temp greater than 93 degrees circulating around your "trunk" makes it difficult to keep your core temperature down. This is the short track to a heat stroke.
Close the vents, drink water on a schedule, not when you become thirsty and all is good. I rode deserts for nearly a month, from 116F in Bakersfield California down the gut to Calexico, Yuma and more with not a day less than 108 degrees.
High temperature/high humidity? I guess some of those soaker under garments are ok but you're going to be miserable if you stop, suited up.
I wear Aerostich.
|21-Apr-2019 08:13 AM (551)|
I think you will find these 1 piece suits are designed for touring bikes. K1200 K1600
Itís a common problem on Aerostich 1 piece as well.
This leaking you speak of happens on unfaired bikes in heavy rain especially if puddling occurs.
I also own the Hardanger but use it on the K1600 and in heavy rain no leaks.
|21-Apr-2019 06:35 AM (483)|
I, like LAS, previous poster, ride my bike to work, 40 miles each way. Every day. Rain or shine. I also have a Aerostich suit. Actually, I have 2 sets. I have my preferred one piece, and a jacket + pants.
I've been in 25f ~ 115f with zero comfort issues. Yes, you wear the appropriate under clothes.
For my daily 1 piece suit, I get to work, unzip out (seconds) and I'm in my jacket and tie suit. I've gone to big meetings with clients, wearing very posh (ok, sometimes we need to dress the part!) suit jacket tie outfit, unzip out of Aerostich, change shoes, comb hair, and Noone is the wiser.
3 weeks ago, my main zipper jammed after 3+ years. I sent to Aerostich for repair. They replaced the whole main zipper, replaced my left wrest zipper, washed, rechecked weatherization. Cost? Nothing.
These suits are not cheap. But the support of the company is stellar.
Also, these suits don't come in small, medium, large, but actual sizes!
I give them top marks.
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