Question: Which rain suits do recommend for wearing on top of these jackets and how have they worked out for you:
I bought two sets (for me and the wife) of Frogg Toggs for $39 each from Academy in March 2011. Been through multiple 8-hour storms plus months of rugged non-stop use during several trips. Both suit are still in top-condition and never failed us.
I think they were on sale when bough them but I am sure you can pick up a complete suit for under $50. They are the Pro Action series and more rugged/expensive/reflective options are available. Ours have worked out perfectly and seems like they have quite of a bit of life left in them. I would rate them 10/10 and wouldn’t mind getting another pair if I wreck these.
The feeling of arriving at your destination without worrying about how to deal with wet gear is priceless. We never have to wait for our gear to dry. I even use mine as a windbreaker. Heck I wore mine around London and Paris on rainy days so I don’t have to worry about carrying an umbrella. Another pro is that they pack really small in the provided bags and weigh next to nothing.
The long explanation is a pre-cursor to the next question.
When talking about the Power Shell (PS), we often get the question that how does it compare with the Aerostich Roadcrafter (RC). So I am going to provide a detailed comparison to help you choose between the two products.
Because of their one-piece format, it is easy to think that the two serve the same purpose but the two suits are very different. The design philosophy behind the two products is totally opposite.
The Roadcrafter design makes waterproofing its top priority and as a result Gore-Tex is fused with the Cordura shell. Though its decently waterproof – it is definitely not 100% waterproof (even with the new zippers!) as per hundreds of customer reviews that you can easily Google at your convenience. So the main feature of the suit can actually fail and many users carry a rain suit as back up
With the Power Shell we have thrown waterproofing out of the drawing board. We recommend that you use a rain suit on top of the riding gear and have provided details about the advantages of this method in the article linked below.
In summary, when the waterproof layer is not permanently attached, you have a lot more versatility. So when we stop stressing over 100% waterproofness, we find a lot of comfort features at our disposal.
Well there are probably numerous tips, suggestions and pointers folks can contribute to this but here are basics for those considering shipping bikes but are a little worried about the process
Firstly – stop worrying. Hundreds (thousands??) of people regularly ship their motorcycles to destinations around the world. In some places it can be confusing and having someone local to help you deal with stuff helps immensely. Often you think that you can save money by doing it all yourself but the headache is sometimes not worth it. So considering going through an agent.
Next – ship the bike ready to ride. Don’t plan on buying and installing major farkles once you reach the destination, especially if you are limited on time.
Finally – don’t let your wife force you into leaving behind some important tools just so she can carry more shoes
Handled by Knopf. Can’t stress how crucial Knopf was to our tour. From ensuring that the bike shipping was a seamless process, to arranging paperwork and also providing a solid base-camp. Due to some problems that we faced early in the trip, i can easily say that tour would have stopped abruptly right at the beginning if we had done the whole process via someone else. if you are planing to ship your bike EU – use Knopf – don’t even think about any other method.
For reference, we had the bike delivered in FL around the first week of March. We got notices in the middle of April that the bikes were ready for pickup. We arrived mid-May to pick up the bike. Stayed at Knopf for 2 nights (they have rooms and also the option to camp) before departing.
Lets start by talking about how armor should perform in case of an impact:
• The time taken to reach peak force should be delayed as much as possible so the body has time to accommodate
• The force should be dissipated in a linear manner – not too fast
• The maximum residual force should be as low as possible
Let’s start by taking a look at hard shell protectors:
Comparing an Aerostich Roadcrafter to the Teiz Motorsports Power Shell is like comparing a really old car to the latest model. Sure the old car is well made but it is dated in every way. The new model has the latest safety features that will save your life, is much more comfortable and it sure does look a lot better.