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Old 11-02-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Olympia Riding Gear

On the recommendations of some riders here, I purchased an AST jacket and some Ranger pants today. All i can say is i'm very impressed with the quality and fit of their stuff. If the stuff performs as good as it looks i will be very happy. The winter riding months are coming up so i'll get a chance to put the stuff through to the test. I'll update this post in a couple of months with my experience.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
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Olympia makes good stuff.
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:18 PM   #3
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I just picked up a pair of the Olympia airglide pants. Unbelieveable quality. In a time where the norm is companies cutting costs (read cutting corners), these pants are outstanding. Seriously old-fashioned quality.

I'm really looking forward to see how they wear over the next year.....

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Old 11-02-2007, 07:01 PM   #4
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congrads on the new gear. Hope that you like yours as well as I like mine
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:02 PM   #5
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Pants good

Love the pants. Don't really care for the Jacket so much. If Aerostich had the superhi-vis,then, knowing what I know now, I'd buy the Stich. Good looks, but average fit...for me. Ymmv.
The pants are a different story. Awesome. Good fit, well made. WIll buy another pair.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #6
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Thumb I just got some Ranger pants too...

I have only worn them a couple of days, but they seem to be really good. I noticed the high quality immediately. The liners are really warm. I am going to wear them for about 1500 miles to B.C. Canada next week to put them to the test.

I think I'll be buying more Olympia gear soon.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:37 PM   #7
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I love my AST jacket and Ranger 2 pants. I just took a ride up into Wisconsin last Friday afternoon and got caught in rain on the way home at night and was dry as can be when I got home other than a slight bit a dampness thru my winter gloves 3 miles from home. I rode 120 miles of a 183 mile return trip in the rain non-stop on a Concours 14. It was 45 degrees when I got home and was warm all the way back with the liners in.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:45 AM   #8
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The liners are really warm.
I think I'll be buying more Olympia gear soon.
I have both the airglides and the ranger pants. When its really could out, I wear both the liners. Toasty warm.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:54 PM   #9
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Question Ranger 2 EZ Hem

How does the Ranger 2 Ez Hem work? I looked at pair but didn't see how the hem was adjustable.

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Old 11-19-2007, 08:25 PM   #10
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How does the Ranger 2 Ez Hem work? I looked at pair but didn't see how the hem was adjustable
Since the zipper does not go all the way down to the bottom, you can hem the bottom inch or so without effecting the zipper. I'm 5'8" and thought that the ranger 2's would be too long for me. It turns out that when I am seated on the bike, they are just right!
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:54 AM   #11
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Since the zipper does not go all the way down to the bottom, you can hem the bottom inch or so without effecting the zipper. I'm 5'8" and thought that the ranger 2's would be too long for me. It turns out that when I am seated on the bike, they are just right!
OK so it is called and "EZ Hem" because when you decide to shorten the pants you wont have to deal with the zipper however you still need someone to sew the hem up.

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Old 11-20-2007, 07:04 AM   #12
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I have only worn them a couple of days, but they seem to be really good. I noticed the high quality immediately. The liners are really warm. I am going to wear them for about 1500 miles to B.C. Canada next week to put them to the test.

I think I'll be buying more Olympia gear soon.
Which route are you taking?
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:30 AM   #13
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I just put my Airglide pants in the washer this weekend and they look nice and pretty again...


although there is still a little bug juice in the shin portion of the mesh
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