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Old 10-11-2020, 11:31 AM   #1
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School me on ADV gear

I know Stich is KING but school me on why and how others stack up. Sedici looks like they are making some decent gear for well Sedici prices so school me on what is what and stuff



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Old 10-11-2020, 11:55 AM   #2
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:03 PM   #3
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I know Stich is KING but school me on why and how others stack up. Sedici looks like they are making some decent gear for well Sedici prices so school me on what is what and stuff



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I love the stich and wear it for everything. But before that I was ALL about Rev'It gear. It was a good fit for me (I'm a fat woman and it REALLY fit). It wore well and was durable.
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:29 PM   #4
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Just go with Stitch. It's awesome and made in the USA. I really like my Darrien and the AD1 pants. Stay totally dry, even in driving rain. I also like the Dainese Gore tex boots, both the adventure and the roads. My .02
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:36 AM   #5
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Most "Adventure" gear is just expensive, you pay for the name. Depends on what you need. On the other hand I have returned some 1st gear jacket because it leaked at the seams in heavy rain (seam tape did not work well)
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:43 AM   #6
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:49 AM   #7
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I have had great luck with klim. Have the Dakar jack and pants. I have a stitch too but in terms of off road movement and options like huge vents and removable sleeves the klim wins imho.
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:57 AM   #8
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ADV not equal to Stich

ADV = KLIM

For me, Aerostich stuff seems to be built for chubby butt, chubby belly guys. If I get their product to fit shoulder/chest/length then I have saggy butt and super huge around stomach area.

So you gotta figure out what you want out of ADV gear. You going to be riding dirt? How much? Hard dirt rides? Or dirt roads?

If you plan to start off in 50 degree weather, ride 80 mph on interstate for 3 hours, then temps get to 85 degrees, and you want to ride a GSA on hard single track stuff at 8 mph for 3 hours ... going to be hard to pick gear for that.

I'm a fan of KLIM and Spidi stuff. High prices, but excellent stuff. They also have thought about the above scenario and ways to handle it.

What bike and kind of rides you thinking of?

A KTM 790 on BDR rides would be different gear from say a Tenere 1200 ride from Bay Area to mountains and dirt road to camp site.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:05 AM   #9
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I have a 'stich Roadcrafter and a set of Klim Badlands. The Klim gear is my touring/ADV set up. The 'stich is my commuter gear. The Klim is way more versatile. Bigger vents, I can take off the jacket when I stop for lunch, doesn't leak in the crotch, more pockets and adjustable tabs and their gear is constantly being upgraded. Aerostich is locked into 1981.
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:16 AM   #10
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If you're near SF I cannot recommend stopping by Moto Guild enough. You can try on a ton of different brands.

I do also have a two piece Aerostich. Darien jacket over roadcrafter pants. I'd still recommend a Rev'it or similar set.
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:46 PM   #11
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ADV not equal to Stich

ADV = KLIM

For me, Aerostich stuff seems to be built for chubby butt, chubby belly guys. If I get their product to fit shoulder/chest/length then I have saggy butt and super huge around stomach area.

So you gotta figure out what you want out of ADV gear. You going to be riding dirt? How much? Hard dirt rides? Or dirt roads?

If you plan to start off in 50 degree weather, ride 80 mph on interstate for 3 hours, then temps get to 85 degrees, and you want to ride a GSA on hard single track stuff at 8 mph for 3 hours ... going to be hard to pick gear for that.

I'm a fan of KLIM and Spidi stuff. High prices, but excellent stuff. They also have thought about the above scenario and ways to handle it.

What bike and kind of rides you thinking of?

A KTM 790 on BDR rides would be different gear from say a Tenere 1200 ride from Bay Area to mountains and dirt road to camp site.
Have a vfr for sport touring and looking at going GSA
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:45 PM   #12
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I'm very happy with my Rocky Mountain ATV Battleborn gear. Not crazy expensive but high quality IMO. I wear Battleborn pants and jacket with a Klim mesh jacket for when it gets hot. The pants vent well with front and rear vents open. The battleborn jacket is a colder weather jacket.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/r...nture-jacket-p

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/r...venture-pant-p

I no longer wear a high vis jacket. Like to be able to take the cheap yellow vest off at night around camp or town (or pissing on the side of the road). Also really prefer waterproof to carrying a waterproof shell, pulling over and putting it on(the reason I replaced my Olympia jacket). I'm kinda light adventure touring, not riding BDRs or single trek. I'm not really comfortable with cheap nylon mesh so I went with Klim for the mesh jacket (bought used).

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Old 10-15-2020, 04:23 PM   #13
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I didn’t know about this stuff. Cool.
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:51 PM   #14
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Klim is too expensive for me I do wear those Klim combat shorts though when I don't have hip armor in my pants. Make sure whatever you get has hip armor or get better hip armor it sucks if you crash on your hip. I use Olympia Dakar gear. I had the Moab before that. In my opinion the Dakar is not as good quality as the older Moab. But hey I did the Trans America Trail with it and 2 of the hardest BDRs CA and NV. The Dakar is a mesh jacket and pants with optional jacket layers you can remove depending on condition. If it's raining hard I have frogtogs overpants pants to keep my legs dry.

I also use Racer Rally gloves, its like a heavier dirt bike glove. I use it for ADV riding and dirtbiking. The leather palm helps keep me from getting blisters also.
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Motoport gear. Made in San Diego, can go and visit the shop floor. Highly customizable based on your needs & offers high degree of protection.High quality materials & work.

I ride in Marathon jacket & jeans style pants.
Ridden in heavy rain, light rain, dust, heat. In heavy rain I have a rain jacket on top but nothing over legs. Dries out quickly.Never ridden in heat + humidity so that is unknown.
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