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Old 04-28-2013, 04:42 AM   #16
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Have found a Badlands Pro for $600 thats been used 2x which seems well priced???

That's a good deal.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:51 AM   #17
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Might be ok for a day ride or a weekend ride.

But for a long duration ride where three or four seasons of weather may be encountered then something better is required, especially as space is a premium on a bike- everything has to be multi purpose and guaranteed to work.

The OP sounds like he is planning for an extended trip [colour me jealous BTW].
OK, they do me for everything. If I was going for a month that's what I'd wear... if it was Summer I'd be after a good vented jacket.

Otherwise .....
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:02 AM   #18
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I wear Dririder 'Nordic' jacket when cold.it has winter liner for really cold,and its waterproof........but not a summer jacket!!
Dririder 'Air Ride' mesh jacket with remov.waterproof liner for summer.
both bloody good in their element.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:47 AM   #19
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:04 AM   #20
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Firstgear Rainier. A quality option, and might be cheaper than many others.
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse...ct_images/3845
..or Google for info and import from NA. Their xxl is equal to Euro xxxl.

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:23 AM   #21
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Really appreciate everyone's time to respond to this! Pretty sure what ever I buy will need to be Gore-tex so that rules out the Sand. The Klim Traverse loaded up with the D30 armour and layered up under that appeals as its a similar system to what Im using snowboarding in that its about layers. But is it long enough as it looks short?[/QUOTE]

The Revit Defender is the same as the sand, except in goretex. I wear mine in all seasons and its awesome, cool and well vented in summer (in WA heat) and toasty warm in winter. It has 2 removeable liners to adjust for the temperature. A bit expensive in Australia, but you can buy online from Germany or the US at reasonable prices. Best if you can try them on first as the sizing is a little different.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #22
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I was looking around the local shops for a similar jacket & pants on the weekend & came across the RST Pro Series Adventure Jacket.

http://www.rst-moto.com/rst-adventure-textile-jacket

Has 2 removable liners - one for warmth & one for waterproof.
It uses Texland HUMAX-Z 8000-8000 instead of Goretex. I Googled that & it seems to do the same thing a Goretex.

$400 in the shop, $319 online.
Matching Pants were $250.

Don't know how good it really is, but seems well made.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #23
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Yep, Goretex, everything else will disappoint, guaranteed.

I can recommend the BMW Rally suits, they are so good it's not funny. I'd wear mine to bed, but then the missus would want one too.
Rally 2 is gortex and is a good suit, but it fitted me like a bag.

Rally 3 is also a good suit, better style and cut so it fits me a lot better. However, it is not gortex, it is CARE, a gortex like material. Still waterproof and breathable like Gortex, but not as windproof, hence colder. Easily fixed with a Wind stopper jacket underneath.

The main issues people have with theses suits is the waterproof removable lining is underneath, not an issue for the jacket, but for the pants can be a pita. When travelling, I leave the lining in the pants, open the vent zips in hot weather. Yesterday did the Sydney Melbourne run, temp went from 7c to 26, then back to 14 and was comfortable.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #24
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Tiger angel elements. Custom fit, full gortex, made here. I don't own one, so can't give a full opinion. Lout had one on the 2011 gs safari, reckoned it it very good. Just another gortex option.

http://tigerangel.com.au/pgs/gore-tex.php
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:45 PM   #25
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Firstgear Rainier. A quality option, and might be cheaper than many others.
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse...ct_images/3845
..or Google for info and import from NA. Their xxl is equal to Euro xxxl.
An excellent choice!!!!

This is what I wear on all my Iron Butt multi-day, all weather rides. Doesn't leak at all, and is OK even in the heat - which I hate. Has multi zipped vents. Has a removable inner standalone jacket. Sand colour, to lessen the heat effect. Albeit, I do have full lekky gear for when it is SUPER cold on snowy overnight rides!

Also have the matching pants (zip out warmth liner), as well, although they're black, not sand.

And yes, quite cheap, expecially those sizes and colours on markdown at www.newenough.com . Shipping is fast, at normal expense. I always use Priority Mail.

Have done over 300,000km in mine now. Not looking at changing.

Layering is an important consideration at all times.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #26
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KLIM Traverse jacket and pants from Adventuremoto.com.au with the D30 armour. Has done me in Oz for above the snowline through to the Tip and on to Darwin and beyond. Once I got well into Asia, into the real steamy heat, I switched to a mesh jacket with plastic armour and KLIM Dakar pants.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #27
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How many seasons do you need to cover? [Spring/Summer/Autumn or Autumn/Winter/Spring, or all four seasons]

Klim Traverse jacket and pants.
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http://www.adventuremoto.com.au/prod...roducts_id=433

Waterproof [GoreTex] but good venting for summer.
Simply add layers underneath as the weather gets colder, I add thermals-Tshirt-jumper-parka as the temperature drops.

The Tshirt, jumper and parka also double for casual wear on trips when not on the bike [ie. at the pub for dinner ].
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KLIM Traverse jacket and pants from Adventuremoto.com.au with the D30 armour. Has done me in Oz for above the snowline through to the Tip and on to Darwin and beyond. Once I got well into Asia, into the real steamy heat, I switched to a mesh jacket with plastic armour and KLIM Dakar pants.
KLIM Traverse is the best gear I've used in 40 + years. I don't have any armour in the jacket, and only pads on the hips in the pants. I layer up as necessary, including armour underneath. Means I can ride without jacket and still have protection when its hot enough.

It doesn't soak up any moisture and I've never been drier in riding gear in heavy rain, it really is amazingly waterproof.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #28
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Guys are those tarverse jackets long eough in the back? Look kinda short compared to the others?
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:20 PM   #29
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Guys are those tarverse jackets long eough in the back? Look kinda short compared to the others?
Mine works fine for me, like I said, bets jacket I've had, ever.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #30
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