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Offline Paco Bulto

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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2016, 10:25:17 AM »
Just placed the order for a Hi-Viz Darien jacket and black AD-1 pants.  Right at $1000!   But, amortized over 10-20 years of use it's cheap. 

I asked the person on the phone about the main difference between the RoadCrafter and Darien and they said "the way it fits".  Guess I'll find out. 

I think that combo will serve you well. Looks like prices have gone up quite a bit since I bought my jacket in June, 2012. It was only about $425 then.

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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2016, 12:33:32 PM »
Another option for improved visability. This kind of hi-viz gear is required by law in Costa Rica.  Inexpensive and pretty effective.  We bought two online for about $20 before going there last Feb.





Wait... you are wearing it backwards! Isn't it a "Cross Your Heart"? 
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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2016, 02:34:06 PM »
Another option for improved visability. This kind of hi-viz gear is required by law in Costa Rica.  Inexpensive and pretty effective.  We bought two online for about $20 before going there last Feb.





Wait... you are wearing it backwards! Isn't it a "Cross Your Heart"? 
I don't think Jim needs any lifting and separating of that "Cross Your Heart" product. ;)
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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2016, 08:15:40 PM »
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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2017, 12:38:49 PM »
Received the Darin jacket and AD1 pants before Christmas and had my first ride with it today.  I'm very pleased.


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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2017, 04:27:39 PM »
Darien suits are great I've gone through two of them. I actually have both and they both are ok... they leak and are ugly but are still usable. Just can't get myself up to just throw them away.


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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2017, 04:35:41 PM »
Darien suits are great I've gone through two of them. I actually have both and they both are ok... they leak and are ugly but are still usable. Just can't get myself up to just throw them away.


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Hi Dave,  They leaked on you?  Did you wear them out? 
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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2017, 04:38:30 PM »
Darien suits are great I've gone through two of them. I actually have both and they both are ok... they leak and are ugly but are still usable. Just can't get myself up to just throw them away.


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Hi Dave,  They leaked on you?  Did you wear them out? 

Actually, he leaked on them. You know how it is with old people. :-)

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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2017, 05:03:52 PM »
Darien suits are great I've gone through two of them. I actually have both and they both are ok... they leak and are ugly but are still usable. Just can't get myself up to just throw them away.


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Hi Dave,  They leaked on you?  Did you wear them out?

Yea after 200,000 miles and many washes they get thin.
Fred... yea since you are older than I you know about leaking IN your Darien.



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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2017, 05:09:39 PM »
Darien suits are great I've gone through two of them. I actually have both and they both are ok... they leak and are ugly but are still usable. Just can't get myself up to just throw them away.


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Hi Dave,  They leaked on you?  Did you wear them out?

Yea after 200,000 miles and many washes they get thin.
Fred... yea since you are older than I you know about leaking IN your Darien.



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Brick, you promised not to tell about that part!

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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2017, 05:13:43 PM »
Fred... promises are meant to be broken!


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Re: What new riding suit to get?
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2017, 10:22:38 AM »
I've had a pair of Darien pants and a pair of  AD1s. Both leaked in the zipper (fly) area. Excellent otherwise.  My old (really old) Darien jacket leaks in a lot of the seams. The newer one doesn't.

IMO,  nothing (well maybe a dry suit under your riding gear) is truly waterproof when riding for extended periods in heavy rain. Water will eventually get inside.

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