Originally Posted by Mav
I would say that I agree that the material does feel more substantial than the Darien... But it is more comfortable once you put it on due to a better cut, the kidney belt and the much better armour. having had both jackets, I would say that the Darien and Badlands are not in the same league - if your budget will stretch to the Badlands, then I can see no reason to go for the Darien
Ditto. Years ago both my wife an I tried the 'Stich. We sent them back. They were bulky and cut for a stick figure not a human. Tubes for arms and legs, not articulated, armor that was simply velco stripped in and never in the right place, etc. Felt like a the Tin Man walking around and that it was more of a safety hazard than the safety they provided. Got Dainese suits and never looked back. Been riding with a Klim Badlands suit for a few months now and love it. Very well designed and constructed plus all top quality materials. A modern product.