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post #1 of 6 Old Dec 6th, 2011, 12:46 am Thread Starter
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Came across a fieldsheer highland riding suit on craigslist, was wondering what anybody thought about the suit..my research has revealed that it was discontinued around 2007 or 8 but the owner says he only wore it a few times and it is in excellent condition. I have been looking for a one piece to wear over my uniform when I ride to work this winter. Right now I just wear my flannel lined jeans under my chaps, which is nice, but I would like a little more protection for the unexpected......reindeer....etc
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Came across a fieldsheer highland riding suit on craigslist, was wondering what anybody thought about the suit..my research has revealed that it was discontinued around 2007 or 8 but the owner says he only wore it a few times and it is in excellent condition. I have been looking for a one piece to wear over my uniform when I ride to work this winter. Right now I just wear my flannel lined jeans under my chaps, which is nice, but I would like a little more protection for the unexpected......reindeer....etc
any input is appreciated! Thanks!
Fieldsheer suits are nice. If you get it at a great price & it fits why not. I have many jackets though I am not a suit guy. I do wear one on the race track. It is much different than the one you are looking at.


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I am not pushing any particular items or retailer, but you might check out www.motorcyclegear.com They have a one piece insulated rain suit buy Nelson Rigg for $58 plus shipping. It doesn't have any "armour" but it is pretty nice for the money.
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I am not pushing any particular items or retailer, but you might check out www.motorcyclegear.com They have a one piece insulated rain suit buy Nelson Rigg for $58 plus shipping. It doesn't have any "armour" but it is pretty nice for the money.
I looked at that suit as a possibility but I like the concept of abrasion resistant material and armour for protection as I want to wear my work uniform under, and it has removable insulation that will allow use at a greater temp range.
I was just wondering if anyone had experience with this particular suit.

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Re: Riding suit

I can't say enough about the Aerostich Roadcrafter 1-Piece. Great all around suit and top knotch protection, I am on my second. Have tried Fielsheer and found it, not all that well made, with suspect crash protection.

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I am not pushing any particular items or retailer, but you might check out www.motorcyclegear.com They have a one piece insulated rain suit buy Nelson Rigg for $58 plus shipping. It doesn't have any "armour" but it is pretty nice for the money.
Thank you SOOOOO much for that link. I've been looking for a proper jacket for my son but I didn't want to spend a fortune on something he could outgrow in one season. I ended up ordering a men's small Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 for $87! I think I paid twice that, or more, for my 6.0!
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