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Olympia Phantom suit.


Has any one have this suit?
Do you really like it?

I have tried on th Phantom and liked it but it was a very hot day and did not have the time to take out the inner lining. The Phantom fits well and with out the inner lining looks like a really comfortable suit in the heat with all the vents.

I have boiled it down to this suit or the Aerostich Roadcrafter lite.

I understand the Roadcrafter is $697.00 and the Phantom is $429.00
 

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I don't have the Olympia suit, but I did try it when it came out. Since the main zipper didn't go all the way to the floor (like the Roadcrafter) I wasn't interested. I think that feature is one that makes the Roadcrafter a great suit - easy to get into and out of. With the Olympia suit you have to put boots/shoes on after the suit, or pull the suit pants legs on over the boots or shoes -- too inconvenient.
 

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You need to try on the Olympia before you purchase one. On some riders, the distance from the shoulders to the crotch is too short. It also has a LOT of velcro on it. If you're going to be getting in & out of the suit every hour or two, it'll piss you off. For long trips in the cold, it's hard to beat though. There's a small percentage of them that leak in the arms right off the bat. If you get a bad one, Olympia will replace it under warranty.
 

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You need to try on the Olympia before you purchase one. On some riders, the distance from the shoulders to the crotch is too short. It also has a LOT of velcro on it. If you're going to be getting in & out of the suit every hour or two, it'll piss you off. For long trips in the cold, it's hard to beat though. There's a small percentage of them that leak in the arms right off the bat. If you get a bad one, Olympia will replace it under warranty.
I looked at the sizing. Not sure how a 4xl would work from 6' to 6'5. If it's short between the shoulder and crotch, NG for me. Finding stuff that fits is a biotch. Have you guys ever heard of Motoport?
 

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Greetings;

I have had the Olympia Phantom in the pewter colour for over 18 months now. I purchased it online from Bob's BMW - who were excellent to deal with BTW.

The suit:

  • Very warm - I have never needed to use the inner liner, even in temperatures around 3 deg C.
  • Very comfortable - both when wearing it over my suit on the way to work, or just wearing it "as is";
  • Pretty much waterproof - I originally had some dampness coming through to my forearms, but regular waterproofing with Scotchguard (or similar) certainly helped in that regard;
  • I am just on 6' and built on the solid side ( 240). The 3XL fits me just fine, with plenty of room for expansion. As supplied, the legs are a bit long, but as pointed out in an earlier post, they zips do not go all the way to the bottom of leg. This is to facilitate easy hem adjustment, as you do not have to worry about adjusting the length of the zip as well as the hem. Ponch - given that you are tall, I suspect a 4XL may do the trick.
  • In conclusion - I think that it is great! Sure there is velco aplenty - but it takes me all of 40 seconds to get in and out of the suit. I also like the venting arrangements, which make the suit comfortable to wear in temperatures up to 30 deg C.

Cheers
 

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Greetings;

I have had the Olympia Phantom in the pewter colour for over 18 months now. I purchased it online from Bob's BMW - who were excellent to deal with BTW.

The suit:

  • Very warm - I have never needed to use the inner liner, even in temperatures around 3 deg C.
  • Very comfortable - both when wearing it over my suit on the way to work, or just wearing it "as is";
  • Pretty much waterproof - I originally had some dampness coming through to my forearms, but regular waterproofing with Scotchguard (or similar) certainly helped in that regard;
  • I am just on 6' and built on the solid side ( 240). The 3XL fits me just fine, with plenty of room for expansion. As supplied, the legs are a bit long, but as pointed out in an earlier post, they zips do not go all the way to the bottom of leg. This is to facilitate easy hem adjustment, as you do not have to worry about adjusting the length of the zip as well as the hem. Ponch - given that you are tall, I suspect a 4XL may do the trick.
  • In conclusion - I think that it is great! Sure there is velco aplenty - but it takes me all of 40 seconds to get in and out of the suit. I also like the venting arrangements, which make the suit comfortable to wear in temperatures up to 30 deg C.

Cheers
For me it's sleeve and torso length. My inseam is 34", which isn't a big deal, but I need shirts and jackets that are 3-4" longer than standard and sleeves that are 39". I'd have to try one on and see how it fits.
 

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Nil_Time said:
Greetings;

I have had the Olympia Phantom in the pewter colour for over 18 months now. I purchased it online from Bob's BMW - who were excellent to deal with BTW.

The suit:

  • Very warm - I have never needed to use the inner liner, even in temperatures around 3 deg C.
  • Very comfortable - both when wearing it over my suit on the way to work, or just wearing it "as is";
  • Pretty much waterproof - I originally had some dampness coming through to my forearms, but regular waterproofing with Scotchguard (or similar) certainly helped in that regard;
  • I am just on 6' and built on the solid side ( 240). The 3XL fits me just fine, with plenty of room for expansion. As supplied, the legs are a bit long, but as pointed out in an earlier post, they zips do not go all the way to the bottom of leg. This is to facilitate easy hem adjustment, as you do not have to worry about adjusting the length of the zip as well as the hem. Ponch - given that you are tall, I suspect a 4XL may do the trick.
  • In conclusion - I think that it is great! Sure there is velco aplenty - but it takes me all of 40 seconds to get in and out of the suit. I also like the venting arrangements, which make the suit comfortable to wear in temperatures up to 30 deg C.

Cheers
Nil_Time

Thank you for your comments. This is what I was looking for. I ride all winter here in southern Ontario. Temps down to -30c and up to 35+C! I have read that taking out the liner works well, just wanted to hear that is really the case. I want the Hi-Vis suit and would have bought it last week but the dealer here only had the Gray one in stock. I have read the Stitch is very stiff at first but sure it is a fine garment, but at all most twice the price I will go with the Olympia Phantom. :wave


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Nil_Time

Thank you for your comments. This is what I was looking for. I ride all winter here in southern Ontario. Temps down to -30c and up to 35+C! I have read that taking out the liner works well, just wanted to hear that is really the case. I want the Hi-Vis suit and would have bought it last week but the dealer here only had the Gray one in stock. I have read the Stitch is very stiff at first but sure it is a fine garment, but at all most twice the price I will go with the Olympia Phantom. :wave


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I received my Olympia Phantom on Monday. Took out inner liner and went for a short ride. I must say it feels great, but took out elbow and hip and back padding for a way more comfortable fit. The temp was 97f. Really hot for around here at this time. Riding with the suit vents open the air flow is really good, BUT you will BAKE when stopped for more than the time it would to fuel up and back on the road again.
Conclusion....Well worth the price at 1/2 the cost of the "Stitch"

Going on my first Iron Butt ride on July/07/2012
Will let you know how well it performs after a one thousand mile ride.
 

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Anyone looking for a well made and reasonably priced one-piece should check out Teiz... http://store.teizms.com/one-piece-suits

I picked up a Mojave one-piece mesh suit in May and it's by far my favorite piece of riding gear (I've gone through my fair share of gear over the years). The suit is well made, fits well and looks good. Custom sizing is available for a reasonable up-charge.

There's a thread in the Vendors section over on advrider with lots of pictures and Q&A.

No affiliation, just a happy customer. I'll probably order a Power Shell from them in the fall.
 

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I have boiled it down to this suit or the Aerostich Roadcrafter lite.I understand the Roadcrafter is $697.00 and the Phantom is $429.00
Having had several Roadcrafters I am planning on buying an additional one, a Lite, now that there are other colors than yellow. And the new zipper in use will make wet crotches an old issue. I think you get what you pay for and the Aerostitch unit is made in this country.
 

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Anyone looking for a well made and reasonably priced one-piece should check out Teiz... http://store.teizms.com/one-piece-suits

I picked up a Mojave one-piece mesh suit in May and it's by far my favorite piece of riding gear (I've gone through my fair share of gear over the years). The suit is well made, fits well and looks good. Custom sizing is available for a reasonable up-charge.

There's a thread in the Vendors section over on advrider with lots of pictures and Q&A.

No affiliation, just a happy customer. I'll probably order a Power Shell from them in the fall.
That Power shell looks like it is a copy of some BMW riding gear....
In that price range a Aerostich Roadcrafter lite would be in order.....
Just saying......
 

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I like the ability to return an Aerostitch for custom fitting and repairs. When a favorite pair of boots or other riding gear can last for years and be recycled for more use I feel like I've made a better decision. Their quality is second to none and their gear fits and works really well. And custom patch colors for the fashionistas.
 

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Went over the the person who hemmed my Olympia Phantom suit. She did a great job and wouldn't you know it, in95F heat it started to rain and what a great way to test the suit. After 50 miles of hard rain and 72f weather and I can say say it feels good, with no leakage noticed.
Note. with out the flaps open and the arms zipped up it is HOT. After the rain stopped I opened the vents and the suit felt cool and comfortable.
 

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Another plus for Aerostich is you can go to their factory and showroom in Duluth and try on everything they make (one-piece Roadcrafters, two-piece Roadcrafters, Darien pants and jackets, AD1 pants, etc.), in every size, and you can see the color choices in person. If you want custom sizing they'll work with you right there. It beats shipping the suit back for alterations, and you can get a factory tour while you're there. And you get 10% off for taking the gear with you.

Well worth the trip, IMO.
 

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Another plus for Aerostich is you can go to their factory and showroom in Duluth and try on everything they make (one-piece Roadcrafters, two-piece Roadcrafters, Darien pants and jackets, AD1 pants, etc.), in every size, and you can see the color choices in person. If you want custom sizing they'll work with you right there. It beats shipping the suit back for alterations, and you can get a factory tour while you're there. And you get 10% off for taking the gear with you.

Well worth the trip, IMO.
huh... that is interesting....I called Aerostich and yes was told that I indeed would get a 10% discount when you are there to get a fitting...BUT you will not get your road crafter then and there. You will wait and they will send it to you, one of the reasons why I did not go that way.
Just saying, it"s not a bad thing, just wanted a suit and ride.
 

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huh... that is interesting....I called Aerostich and yes was told that I indeed would get a 10% discount when you are there to get a fitting...BUT you will not get your road crafter then and there. You will wait and they will send it to you, one of the reasons why I did not go that way.
Just saying, it"s not a bad thing, just wanted a suit and ride.
Is it because you were having alterations made? If you do not have alterations you can leave that same day with your suit - assuming they have your size & color choice in stock. If alterations are being done, then yes - that takes some time.
 
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