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post #1 of 3 Old Aug 29th, 2017, 7:22 am Thread Starter
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Hey All;

Just need some ideas.
I have worn aerositch Darien for YEARS.
Just looking around to see what else is out there.
Must be comparable.
I have looked at others, KLIM, Dianese, alpine stars. etc. leaning towards KLIM Lattitude.
Any other choices? MUST keep me dry. Goretex, e-vent.
I'm am NOT a looks kind of guy, I want what works. (Darien, no looks but works. is a good example)


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post #2 of 3 Old Aug 29th, 2017, 11:42 am
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Re: waterproof


I have been wearing a Klim Blade for a few months now and really enjoy it. Totally dry with Goretex and not at all heavy. I have worn it up to 99 degrees with the vents open and down to 40 so far with my heated gear under it. Great ventilation. It doesn't come with any liners so I just put the Gerbings under it when needed. Probably the least expensive jacket for Gortex.

Hope that helps,


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post #3 of 3 Old Aug 29th, 2017, 4:20 pm
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Re: waterproof

I have an Aerostich Roadcrafter suit and really like it. It keeps me completely dry and has worked very well in very cold climate and is comfortable while riding from the high 20's to low 90 degree temperatures. If I were in the market for a replacement, in addition to Klim and Aerostich, I would seriously look in to Motoport apparel, as they are very, very highly regarded for offering the best protection. Good luck on your search!

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