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Old 01-11-2013, 10:38 AM   #40
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Location: NC, USA
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Originally Posted by WhicheverAnyWayCan View Post
Good video and thanks for sharing! You are not that far from me so good to know another Carolinian made a trip up there. Speaking of that, what riding gear did you wore? How did it handle both hot and cool/cold weather? Still trying to find a good textile jacket/pant that can do well in both weather at budget price.
Here's an overview:

Joe Rocket Meteor jacket - black/gray
5 years old
Water resistant
Lots of vents and an insulated liner

First Gear riding pants
can't think of the model...
5 years old
Almost water-resistant
textile w/ armor and an insulated liner.

Tourmaster Sentinel Rain jacket & pants - yellow/black
Also used as an extra layer when it got too cold.

Tourmaster Solution boots
Almost waterproof.
Comfortable - only footwear for a month

Chino boot rain covers
waterproof until they rip apart
Great for mud - my boots stayed clean

Held Steve gloves down to 50 degrees F

Thick insulated no-name winter gloves for colder

Scorpion EXO-900 Transformer
Convertable modular with flip-down sun visor
Full face in cold/rain
Open 3/4 in the hot weather

Aerostich 3-finger glove covers
Waterproof for the rain
Windproof for the cold

Duofold Polar long underwear
to make up for not having true winter outer gear.

REI merino wool socks

CAMP7 mummy bag
30 years old
Company no longer in business

Eureka tent
18 years old
Son's old Boy Scout tent found in the closet
Water resistant in a few places
Now replaced by new REI Half Dome 2+

Kelty Noah's Tarp 12 X 12

Exped Synmat 7 sleeping pad
2.8 inches think
Built in pump

Empty 20-oz. Gatorade bottle
Always kept in tent

I just purchased a new jacket this week for hot weather :
Olympia Airglide 3 mesh
Hi-Viz Yellow
Waterproof zip-out liner
Insulated zip-out liner

I decided to wear it to work today to test out the "waterproofness".
It was raining and 46 Degrees F when I left home.
I got to work warm and dry except for my crotch - not a fault of the jacket.
I think with the liners in, it may be as warm as my other jacket!

I almost bought this jacket for $289 in Sept for my birthday gift, but held off.
Now it's on closeout at RevZilla & Motorcycle Superstore for $159.
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