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    Goretex jacket and trousers

    Any recommendations for new goretex jacket and trousers? Currently got RST but thinking of upgrading now got new bike hahq

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    Not Goretex, but my Dainese D Dry jacket and trousers have served me well for the last 5 years. I wash them through with Tech wash a couple of times each year and treat the outer with re-proofing spray.

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    I did look at the dainese website s friend swears by the stuff

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    Revit Poseidon............. Best kit I've had, and I've owned Rukka in the past.

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    BMW's own Streetguard stuff is great

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    Ask Rick, he knows.

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    What budget do you have to spend?
    Caution : May stop suddenly

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    What type of Goretex Suit do you want?

    I have an Alpinestars Excursion setup which also has zipper vents that you can open for airflow during warm weather. Although its Goretex and stops you getting wet, the outer fabric can get very wet and holds water. Increasing weight and water saturation makes it colder.

    I have an Alpinestars Pro-Goretex suit with Armacor for Winter use. No zipper vents and the fabric is water repellent so it keeps you dry and doesn't soak up water. These suits are expensive but ideal for cold heavy rain weather.

    I have an Alpinestars El-Nino one piece emergency coverall rain suit for occasional use. Although not Goretex, it'll keep you dry from occasional showers and stows easy into a carry pouch.

    I would recommend getting your size sorted for a manufacturer (they mostly differ) and buy your kit second hand off eBay.

    I got my hardly worn (like brand new) Alpinestars Pro-Gortex suit for £350 when it should have been £1200. Absolute bargain as the guy was kitted out with top notch kit but gave up riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi_archer View Post
    What budget do you have to spend?
    Normally I would heartily recommend Klim

    Mine has been brilliant for 4 and a half years but turned to shit on Monday

    I will however delay my piss boiling ranting about it until the outcome of the warranty claim

    It may still be very good kit .......
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    Normally I would heartily recommend Klim

    Mine has been brilliant for 4 and a half years but turned to shit on Monday

    I will however delay my piss boiling ranting about it until the outcome of the warranty claim

    It may still be very good kit .......
    Please dont delay your rant. Treat yesterday's thread as nothing more than a warm up and start a new thread - very very angry, boiling over with rage, seething at the ruined biking holiday etc etc. Just assume the warranty claim will be rejected - probably on the basis of riding in the wrong kind of rain (SNP rain - vile and impossible to defeat). Come on, get the day off to a cracking start

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatScot View Post
    (SNP rain - vile and impossible to defeat). )
    You may be onto something there !


    It stopped raining at Hexham.....

    Its all Nicola Sturgeons fault
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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    Will do some shopping next couple weeks goin 3 day Scotland trip this weekend hope my RST kit doesn't leak haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatScot View Post
    probably on the basis of riding in the wrong kind of rain
    Acid Rain which is not covered under warrenty
    Caution : May stop suddenly

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    I think Klim is overpriced for the quality you get. My Traverse pants although waterproof have not lasted well.

    I've just bought a Revit Horizon suit which is a Goretex copy so much cheaper. Rode from Cambridge to Holland in an absolute down pour and arrived dry as a bone....

    If you have a little more cash the Dane kit looks really worth a look!

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
    I think Klim is overpriced for the quality you get. My Traverse pants although waterproof have not lasted well.

    I've just bought a Revit Horizon suit which is a Goretex copy so much cheaper. Rode from Cambridge to Holland in an absolute down pour and arrived dry as a bone....

    If you have a little more cash the Dane kit looks really worth a look!

    Pete
    I cannot comment on the quality of Klims stuff now but my now lewaking Badlands suit is ( appart from the leaks) superb it is nearly 5 years old and has worn well and looks in top order
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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