That's it! I'm tired of freezing my @ss off!
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Hooked
GT200
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Location: Redmond, WA
Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:11 pm quote
I just ordered a one-piece FieldSheer suit. I tried one on at a local motorcycle shop and loved everything but what they wanted to charge me. I found it on EBay for 215.00.


Check it out:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/item.aspx?style=11907&department=114&division=1
Ossessionato
2002 ET4 & 1980 100 Sport
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Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:31 pm quote
I love motorcycle superstore. Great stuff there and good motorcycle/scooter reviews.
Hooked
2006 Vespa LX 150
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Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:46 pm quote
Nice. Post when you've used it, I'm interested in having one myself.
Can you put it on over your shoes?
Ossessionato
None! I sold it :(
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Location: Burlington NC
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:52 pm quote
Freezing?
Very nice looking suit. I just ordered some First Gear HT overpants, to stop the freeze. Gotta have the right gear to ride year round, Beale.
Hooked
GT200
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Location: Redmond, WA
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:59 pm quote
Ves Paul wrote:
Nice. Post when you've used it, I'm interested in having one myself.
Can you put it on over your shoes?
Yep, it opens up on both sides with full leg side zippers.

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Consume Less & Share More
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Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:14 pm quote
That's a nice product. If I didn't already have 3 complete riding suits, I'd be getting one myself.
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Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:08 pm quote
spock wrote:
I love motorcycle superstore. Great stuff there and good motorcycle/scooter reviews.
They do have good selection-- but I find the prices much more competitive at www.newenough.com or www.tonker.com
Molto Verboso
2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
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Location: Central Pennsylvania
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:08 am quote
I'm wondering if this suit will fit into a topcase of an LX? If I wear it to work I would like to keep it with the scooter rather than wear it into my office.


steve
Molto Verboso
2005 vespa px125 (sold) + 1998 Yamaha XJ600N
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Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:14 am quote
Hmm... gonna strip on the street are ya?

@King BC: boring match against Anderlecht, wasn't it?
Molto Verboso
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Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:22 am quote
Stripping on the street-that would be exciting, especially parking across from our local police station.

I am assuming I could wear one of these suits over my work clothes but maybe that it the wrong assumption.

Are these things intended to be the only thing worn? Or are they sized to accomodate other clothing? If not it is a pretty useless item for me unless I take extra clothes along.

steve
Molto Verboso
2005 vespa px125 (sold) + 1998 Yamaha XJ600N
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Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:29 am quote
I don't know much about these suits actually. I suppose you wear them over your clothes...?
I wear a decent textile jacket to keep my torso warm. When i wear a pair of rain pants over my jeans, that helps a little. This morning it was around 3-4°C and it was acceptable.
Molto Verboso
2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 1992 BMW K75
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Location: Central Pennsylvania
Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:13 am quote
I currently wear a similar configuration to you. I also have polypropolene long underwear tops and bottoms and a Mountain Hardware Windproof shell under the jacket. That allows me to ride comfortably to -6C.

But it gets a lot colder around here and I need something more. I would like to ride down to about -12C.

Maybe I will have to find out where all the snowmobile riders around here get their suits.

steve
Hooked
GT200
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Location: Redmond, WA
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:21 am quote
Hayes wrote:
Hmm... gonna strip on the street are ya?

@King BC: boring match against Anderlecht, wasn't it?
indeed. but at least it was televised! pretty slim pickin's here in the states for quality matches on the tube.
Hooked
GT200
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Location: Redmond, WA
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:21 am quote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
I'm wondering if this suit will fit into a topcase of an LX? If I wear it to work I would like to keep it with the scooter rather than wear it into my office.


steve
Not with all of the armour installed. It won't even fit in the under-seat storage of my GT.
Hooked
GT200
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Location: Redmond, WA
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:23 am quote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
Stripping on the street-that would be exciting, especially parking across from our local police station.

I am assuming I could wear one of these suits over my work clothes but maybe that it the wrong assumption.

Are these things intended to be the only thing worn? Or are they sized to accomodate other clothing? If not it is a pretty useless item for me unless I take extra clothes along.

steve
I can wear it over my work cloths without too much problem. I have found that if the lower liner is removed it is not only a better fit with street cloths, but easier to get in and out of.
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:15 am quote
Re: Freezing?
Beale wrote:
Very nice looking suit. I just ordered some First Gear HT overpants, to stop the freeze. Gotta have the right gear to ride year round, Beale.
I just ordered the HT Overpants myself on a reccommendation from a local BMW rider who tours year round. I thought about the full suit but with a 45 mile roundtrip commute every day, I don't know how long I'll last as the weather gets colder and colder. I wear a suit to work most days and the overpants... fit....... over DUH!!
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Vespa ET4
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Location: Vermont
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:19 am quote
It doesn't appear that this suit comes in women's sizes.
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:32 pm quote
When it gets cold I wear an Aerostich Roadcrafter, which is an oversuit, and I stuff my RoadGear EuroHauler bag under my seat.

When I get to work, I strip off the oversuit and stuff it into the bag, then take the bag into work
Ossessionato
None! I sold it :(
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Location: Burlington NC
Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:38 pm quote
Re: Freezing?
JerryG wrote:
Beale wrote:
Very nice looking suit. I just ordered some First Gear HT overpants, to stop the freeze. Gotta have the right gear to ride year round, Beale.
I just ordered the HT Overpants myself on a reccommendation from a local BMW rider who tours year round. I thought about the full suit but with a 45 mile roundtrip commute every day, I don't know how long I'll last as the weather gets colder and colder. I wear a suit to work most days and the overpants... fit....... over DUH!!
Hey Jerry, the HT pants are good. My legs are nice and warm now. A 45 minute ride is not short, mine is only around 20. Good luck, Beale.
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