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Armadillo scooter wear produced this little gem today! Men's and women's respectively.

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See more, including a nice bomber jacket for girls, at their site:

http://www.armadilloscooterwear.com/serve.php?page=features
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Armadillo scooter wear produced this little gem today! Men's and women's respectively.

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See more, including a nice bomber jacket for girls, at their site:

http://www.armadilloscooterwear.com/serve.php?page=features
Cool, female inspector gadget jackets.
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we're thinking of carrying them here in SF....would people actually buy them? Been wondering what folks think of them as an armored gear option for in-city scooter riding.
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we're thinking of carrying them here in SF....would people actually buy them? Been wondering what folks think of them as an armored gear option for in-city scooter riding.
Since I normally wear a similar coat when I'm not riding (which is getting less and less often now ), I'd definitely be interested in a coat like that, especially considering I'm moving to SF soon.

I can't commit to it until I can see it in person with pricing info, but yeah I like the style!
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Nice for work commute!
Wonder Machine.. if my memory is correct, did you not get a cool pair of high leather boots not long ago? If so, what is your review of them now?
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woooo I like these threads... good spotting wondermachine!!!

I like it but my comment on bloddy Armadillo remains the same until I find out otherwise.... BACK ARMOUR PLEASE/??????

their "other" (their 'range' had "1" ladies jacket in autumn) jacket was all techy but didn't have any back armour available, no pockets for it, no back armour made in their technology (that sounds great but I'd like it on my spine please!!!)

I commented on Armadillo before in another thread - I sent them two emails asking about back armour got zero reply. not liking the guys, it's all very nice and pretty water proof jackets can be found very easily, but if they keep giving a pass on the back armour I'll start really disliking them. Sigh emoticon
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Nice for work commute!
Wonder Machine.. if my memory is correct, did you not get a cool pair of high leather boots not long ago? If so, what is your review of them now?
See the debacle that is "New boots (and panties)" topic that I posted today! There is a review in it somewhere...
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They are beautiful jackets, but I'm afraid of what the armor in that jacket will do to the nice tailored cut. Very cool idea though!
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Not bad, not bad...not a huge belted coat fan but it's great that gear-makers are finally getting fashion conscious. I have avoided armored coats for this reason, now they just need an armored parka and I'll be all set!
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I love the parka, however.
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we're thinking of carrying them here in SF....would people actually buy them? Been wondering what folks think of them as an armored gear option for in-city scooter riding.
I'll take one Tanya! Will you ship it to Toronto for me?

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Not bad, not bad...not a huge belted coat fan but it's great that gear-makers are finally getting fashion conscious. I have avoided armored coats for this reason, now they just need an armored parka and I'll be all set!
they're way ahead of you: http://www.armadilloscooterwear.com/product.php?id=3

rightpalava has this parka, it's very nice indeed.

i'm a bit annoyed with their armoured overtrousers tho - very nice fit, very cozy, easy to get on and off, but they're a bit too short in the leg, the knee armour is a joke and i'm still busy modifying them so they work the way they're meant to.
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I love the parka, however.
Oh don't get me wrong, me too!
I Got Me Parka in a parka
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Not bad, not bad...not a huge belted coat fan but it's great that gear-makers are finally getting fashion conscious. I have avoided armored coats for this reason, now they just need an armored parka and I'll be all set!
they're way ahead of you: http://www.armadilloscooterwear.com/product.php?id=3

rightpalava has this parka, it's very nice indeed.

i'm a bit annoyed with their armoured overtrousers tho - very nice fit, very cozy, easy to get on and off, but they're a bit too short in the leg, the knee armour is a joke and i'm still busy modifying them so they work the way they're meant to.
Ah doesn't Deborah wear capri pants on her ET4 - too cool for school. It used to be her avatar here back in the day..

I am stuffed if you find the overtrousers too short in the leg, it will make me look like a refugee!

I Got Me Parka, you should definitely get an armadillo parka, rightpalava looks the business in his! Attention to detail is great, finish is quality.
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I am stuffed if you find the overtrousers too short in the leg, it will make me look like a refugee!
oh, don't even bother with the overtrousers, with your inseam they'll only be slightly longer than panties Razz emoticon
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I am stuffed if you find the overtrousers too short in the leg, it will make me look like a refugee!
oh, don't even bother with the overtrousers, with your inseam they'll only be slightly longer than panties Razz emoticon
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I love the parka, however.
Oh don't get me wrong, me too!
I called the U.S. distributor of Armadillo Scooter gear today and the parkas are nearly $400. Ouch!
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I love the parka, however.
Oh don't get me wrong, me too!
I called the U.S. distributor of Armadillo Scooter gear today and the parkas are nearly $400. Ouch!
Mega-ouch! My M65 was $5 at a thrift store.
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they're way ahead of you: http://www.armadilloscooterwear.com/product.php?id=3
i'm a bit annoyed with their armoured overtrousers tho - very nice fit, very cozy, easy to get on and off, but they're a bit too short in the leg, the knee armour is a joke and i'm still busy modifying them so they work the way they're meant to.
Ah doesn't Deborah wear capri pants on her ET4 - too cool for school. It used to be her avatar here back in the day..
Shhh! Shhh emoticon Don't tell anyone about my summertime transgression... Always w armored boots, jackets and FF helmet, tho'! 8)

I love the idea of an armored trench, and would love to see these for sale in the US.-- Tucano Urbano has an armored blazer I've always coveted too. I wish the women's version were available in black-- (Would Emma Peel wear red in public? I think not!)

Wonder Machine, you're 2 for 2 today with your scooter fashionista broadcasts!

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i love the red one and would totally buy one except collars like that tend to bitch slap you in the face while you're riding.
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They are beautiful jackets, but I'm afraid of what the armor in that jacket will do to the nice tailored cut. Very cool idea though!
I have one of the Tucano Urbano Audrey raincoats like this. You can't tell it has armour in, and the only time the line is *slightly* spoiled is when my arms are perfectly straight. It makes the elbows look knobbly. Armor is removable if I am going somewhere really important.

I prefer the TU one, because it has poppers that turn the raincoat into these shorts like things when you're riding that stops your thighs from getting soaked in spring and fall rain showers. Bloody Ingenious and I never realise just how handy those silly little poppers would be.

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I love the parka, however.
Oh don't get me wrong, me too!
I called the U.S. distributor of Armadillo Scooter gear today and the parkas are nearly $400. Ouch!
Who's the US distributor? I emailed Armadillo about this several months ago and didn't get a reply.

$400 is about what you'd pay buying them from the UK. Damn weak dollar.
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MJ wrote:
I love the parka, however.
Oh don't get me wrong, me too!
I called the U.S. distributor of Armadillo Scooter gear today and the parkas are nearly $400. Ouch!
Who's the US distributor? I emailed Armadillo about this several months ago and didn't get a reply.

$400 is about what you'd pay buying them from the UK. Damn weak dollar.
They are called Banchmark Helmets (benchmarkhelmets.com), and they are in the process of ordering them from Armadillo for distribution around the U.S. I would definitely call them though if you're looking for a specific size or color so they can get them in stock.
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Blake - why not just buy the corazzo armor or some other brand of the armor and sew it into your parka yourself? I've heard of other people doing this. I haven't done it yet, but it seems like it would be the easiest way to get yourself an armorer parka ...

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Blake - why not just buy the corazzo armor or some other brand of the armor and sew it into your parka yourself? I've heard of other people doing this. I haven't done it yet, but it seems like it would be the easiest way to get yourself an armorer parka ...

-Eric
Or you could be the back protector vest type of thing.

As for the mac, two things 175 pounds isn't that like $350!
Two I'm not into the flap on the shoulders.
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Hey Guys
We got back from the UK Dealer Expo in January, and while we were there had a good look at their gear and armor.
Style and fit is great, nice people too.

A few concerns from riding perspective:

No abrasion resistance built in, armor does not work if it falls out of torn fabric.

No reflective.

The armor claim for 3DO armor is that it passes CE at 40joules. CE passing # is 50. Our armor manufacturer, Knox, the world's best, tested it at 50 joules, and it split. I have photos I will post later.

http://www.armadilloscooterwear.com/serve.php?page=d3o
Their armor is also cast flat, so there is no cupping of your joints. A lack of back armor options also concern me. Their chart for how it gets harder the harder the impact graphically describes exactly what you do not want in armor.
1) They say it completely conforms to your body - well clearly it
doesn't because the image show someone having to force it into that
shape. I know several ski brands that have used d3o, it
sticks out in the jacket because it's not 3 dimensional and it heavy so
it sags.

2) They claim it's CE approved but the information appears totally
misleading.
A) They show a 9mm pad, but when we've tested their 9mm pad it does not pass.

B) They show a min - max of 0-2 to 3-4, what the hell does that mean?
It has nothing to do with EN1621-1.

c) the protection value shown is a result taken from a 40J impact.
EN1621-1 (CE Rating) requires a 50J impact so the result is meaningless. The 9mm pad
may just pass at 40J but it could not get approval. The test is at 50J
and to pass at 50J they need a 12mm pad.

The information is deliberately misleading and totally incorrect in
respect of EN1621-1.

They are nice guys, I welcome them to the market, and wish them best. But because they advertise as Scooter wear, does not mean that they have a knowledge of good impact protection, abrasion resistance, and a visibility component for nighttime riding, three pillars of Corazzo's design that we think are very important when selling technical riding gear.

Caveat Emptor.

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Re: Armadillo Details
CorazzoBradford wrote:
Hey Guys
We got back from the UK Dealer Expo in January, and while we were there had a good look at their gear and armor.
Style and fit is great, nice people too.

A few concerns from riding perspective:

No abrasion resistance built in, armor does not work if it falls out of torn fabric.

No reflective.

The armor claim for 3DO armor is that it passes CE at 40joules. CE passing # is 50. Our armor manufacturer, Knox, the world's best, tested it at 50 joules, and it split. I have photos I will post later.

http://www.armadilloscooterwear.com/serve.php?page=d3o
Their armor is also cast flat, so there is no cupping of your joints. A lack of back armor options also concern me. Their chart for how it gets harder the harder the impact graphically describes exactly what you do not want in armor.
1) They say it completely conforms to your body - well clearly it
doesn't because the image show someone having to force it into that
shape. I know several ski brands that have used d3o, it
sticks out in the jacket because it's not 3 dimensional and it heavy so
it sags.

2) They claim it's CE approved but the information appears totally
misleading.
A) They show a 9mm pad, but when we've tested their 9mm pad it does not pass.

B) They show a min - max of 0-2 to 3-4, what the hell does that mean?
It has nothing to do with EN1621-1.

c) the protection value shown is a result taken from a 40J impact.
EN1621-1 (CE Rating) requires a 50J impact so the result is meaningless. The 9mm pad
may just pass at 40J but it could not get approval. The test is at 50J
and to pass at 50J they need a 12mm pad.

The information is deliberately misleading and totally incorrect in
respect of EN1621-1.

They are nice guys, I welcome them to the market, and wish them best. But because they advertise as Scooter wear, does not mean that they have a knowledge of good impact protection, abrasion resistance, and a visibility component for nighttime riding, three pillars of Corazzo's design that we think are very important when selling technical riding gear.

Caveat Emptor.

Warm Regard
Bradford
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what I've been trying to say for a long time about Armadillo...

looks to me like two marketing guys with a great idea and the cash to do it but who were too proud to hire a good Quality Advisor and Product Developer, misses the point completely...
nice looking jackets can be bought on the high street the whole point is having all the features you described (very well!) above!!

all that money they spent on marketing, website, etc could go towards the product and word of mouth would do its job - take this forum for example, we are all so good at recommending good stuff.

like Tom Ford said himself in a lecture I saw hiim at in uni: "your marketing can win awards and cost millions, but in the end it always comes down to the product...if the product aint right, won't sell just the same" Nerd emoticon
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we're thinking of carrying them here in SF....would people actually buy them? Been wondering what folks think of them as an armored gear option for in-city scooter riding.
i'd buy a black one if it was as protective as my other gear.
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I love the parka, and if Corazzo made something like this for women, I would buy it. I have been looking all over for something longer and stylie, it's just impossible to find.
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I love the parka, and if Corazzo made something like this for women, I would buy it. I have been looking all over for something longer and stylie, it's just impossible to find.
I agree!
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I love the parka, and if Corazzo made something like this for women, I would buy it. I have been looking all over for something longer and stylie, it's just impossible to find.
I agree!
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Blake - why not just buy the corazzo armor or some other brand of the armor and sew it into your parka yourself? I've heard of other people doing this. I haven't done it yet, but it seems like it would be the easiest way to get yourself an armorer parka ...

-Eric
Not as easy as you may think. I bought some Aerostitch armor to sew into a Belstaff jacket. Armor takes up a lot of room and can't easily be shoved into something it's not made for.
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Panties.
And now a jacket!

I believe the trilogy is now complete!
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MJ wrote:
TracySF wrote:
I love the parka, and if Corazzo made something like this for women, I would buy it. I have been looking all over for something longer and stylie, it's just impossible to find.
I agree!
me, three!
Roger that ladies. We just had a design review, and will be getting our first samples of something that should be right up your alley towards early may. I will have some flats with our colorways available for preview probably next week. I will start a new thread for it. Production should be available for fall season.

Hints
Waterproof, Vented, Mid Thigh Length, armored, abrasion resistant, integrated reflective, removable liner. Look absolutely fabulous with nice riding boots or Ferragamos once you are off the bike.

Yes, there will be a ladies and a men's version.
Stay tuned.
Bradford
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CorazzoBradford wrote:
jaded wrote:
MJ wrote:
TracySF wrote:
I love the parka, and if Corazzo made something like this for women, I would buy it. I have been looking all over for something longer and stylie, it's just impossible to find.
I agree!
me, three!
Roger that ladies. We just had a design review, and will be getting our first samples of something that should be right up your alley towards early may. I will have some flats with our colorways available for preview probably next week. I will start a new thread for it. Production should be available for fall season.

Hints
Waterproof, Vented, Mid Thigh Length, armored, abrasion resistant, integrated reflective, removable liner. Look absolutely fabulous with nice riding boots or Ferragamos once you are off the bike.

Yes, there will be a ladies and a men's version.
Stay tuned.
Bradford
woot!
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no cattle wrote:
Boots.
Panties.
And now a jacket!

I believe the trilogy is now complete!
There is no need for further attire.
That's how I always imagined a beautiful girl showing up on my doorstep.
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CorazzoBradford wrote:
jaded wrote:
MJ wrote:
TracySF wrote:
I love the parka, and if Corazzo made something like this for women, I would buy it. I have been looking all over for something longer and stylie, it's just impossible to find.
I agree!
me, three!
Roger that ladies. We just had a design review, and will be getting our first samples of something that should be right up your alley towards early may. I will have some flats with our colorways available for preview probably next week. I will start a new thread for it. Production should be available for fall season.

Hints
Waterproof, Vented, Mid Thigh Length, armored, abrasion resistant, integrated reflective, removable liner. Look absolutely fabulous with nice riding boots or Ferragamos once you are off the bike.

Yes, there will be a ladies and a men's version.
Stay tuned.
Bradford
Bradford, this is why you guys are the best in the biz! Super excited
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MJ wrote:
CorazzoBradford wrote:
jaded wrote:
MJ wrote:
TracySF wrote:
I love the parka, and if Corazzo made something like this for women, I would buy it. I have been looking all over for something longer and stylie, it's just impossible to find.
I agree!
me, three!
Roger that ladies. We just had a design review, and will be getting our first samples of something that should be right up your alley towards early may. I will have some flats with our colorways available for preview probably next week. I will start a new thread for it. Production should be available for fall season.

Hints
Waterproof, Vented, Mid Thigh Length, armored, abrasion resistant, integrated reflective, removable liner. Look absolutely fabulous with nice riding boots or Ferragamos once you are off the bike.

Yes, there will be a ladies and a men's version.
Stay tuned.
Bradford
Bradford, this is why you guys are the best in the biz! Super excited
yeah!!!
even though I may have to import I'm in too!!! please keep us posted!! hurray!
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yay Bradford and Corazzo! Now I have something else to add to my wishlist. Pretty black...pleeeeeeeze

Still loving my 5.0, but a trench would sure help my popsicle legs on our 19* mornings. Brrrrrrrr!
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