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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Triumph Adventure Jacket & Pants

I got some cash and a gift certificate for Christmas so I decided to get some riding gear I've been wanting. We don't have extreme cold weather here, but it gets pretty darn nippy (25 last night). I got the new "Adventure" jacket and pants.

I got a good price on them too ($275.00 for both, MSRP $430.00)! I have good summer gear, but all of my winter gear is leather and while, the jacket in particular, it provides ample protection, it's HEAVY. This gear is a lot lighter. Also, I have leather chaps. They're pretty good, but the "boys" are left with only the Fruit of the Looms and jeans as protection from the elements. The Adventure pants solved that issue. Both the jacket and pants are water and wind proof and have the usual pads in the right places (elbows, shoulders, knees). I got try them out this weekend in high 30s/ low 40s temps. They worked well.

I'm happy.

I also looked at the "Explorer" jacket and pants, but I preferred the Adventure setup. The Explorer setup would probably be better for you folks up north. I think they'd be a bit overkill around here, however.

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That looks like a great setup. I would like one like that for my Scrambler....unfortunately I own too much gear and I would have to sleep in the shed if I bought more.
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I got it from the local dealer. I don't know, but I doubt they'd offer that price to the general public. I'm friends with the owners and help them out around the dealership quite a bit by talking to potential customers, escorting folks on demo rides and breaking in new demo bikes. All of the bikes that Triumph takes on the demo truck throughout the year come to the local dealer for prep and break-in miles. They don't have the staff to get the miles on all of the bikes in the allotted time so they recruit a few of their friends & customers.

p.s. I didn't mention it in my first post, but the jacket also has a back protector and the pants also have shin and hip protectors. The helmet is an Icon Airframe Rubacon that I've had for awhile. The boots are Icon Street IIs (IIRC).

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Daryl, the suits looks great & you got an awesome deal to boot! I'm considering the pants as well and have a question or 3 about the setup .

How is the venting system? Both in the jacket and the pants. The description of the pants don't mention vents.....and for DS riding in hot temps that's a must! Are the pants able to by tucked into a pair of boots (one of the promo pics shows their boot over the pants) ?

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Erik,

Both the pants and the jacket have a removable liner and both also have vents. If you look at the picture of me with my helmet on and with the light on, you can make out the blue zipper tabs. Everywhere there's a blue zipper tab, that's a vent. There are four on the jacket: 2 in the chest area and one on each sleeve. There are 2 on the pants (the gray area of the pants). Those are the ones I remember off the top of my head. I'll look tonight and update the post if I missed any.

I'm not sure about tucking the pants into the boots as I don't do that. Once zipped, they're fairly snug around the ankle area. However, they also have a shin guard. I imagine the comfort of tucking them would just depend on how high your boots come up. That shin guard might not be too comfortable wedged between the boot and your leg.

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Is there a pocket for additional spine protection on the adventure jacket???
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Finally a new post

Here's the inside of the jacket:


(short answer doubtful internally)

Pants do work fine w/ MX boots on the outside BTW. Shin/ knee armor slips into them just fine.
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So I was looking for some new riding gear that was a little lighter than my Fieldsheer stuff. I settled on The Triumph Adventure line and bought the pants first. I liked them alright, and they are pretty good quality, so I figure I will order a jacket next. I go to my dealer and order it. It comes in, I try it on just to make sure it fits. ***? The zipper is on the left hand side? So I ask if this is some European unisex thing, and he says "no, I dont think so". We checked the other jackets he has in stock. Nope, all on the right hand side. He orders another and it comes in... again... zipper on the left hand side. Being the good guy he is, he calls Triumph and starts asking questions. They have no idea. Then Triumph tells him; "Triumph has discontinued that line, and there are no more available in the US". So my dealer is stuck with 2 jackets for a 6'2" 250 lb woman or a guy who is left handed, and I'm still without a jacket. I suppose better them than me, but I feel bad. I mean what kind of quality control measures do they have in place at the manufacturer of their clothing line? Apparently Triumph must be aware of it since theyre discontinuing that line of riding gear. Think I'll look at something else. Very disappointed in Triumph. My dealer is pretty awesome, but the corporate wankers not so much
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Who'd a thunk two posts in two days on a thread over a year old? lol

Anyway...

Tried one on today... Size 46 over a T-Shirt didn't work. Only other size was a "50"... Well, apart from a slightly confused ego (a 50? you need a 50?), it actually felt "right". Enough room in the arms for a long sleeve shirt features and quality looked good. Still not sure enough to purchase so I'm doing some searching...

Re: zipper...

Not a deal breaker for me (I am left handed though). Wasn't a big deal when I bought my Bright Vest with a zipper tab on the left, and the tag clearly says "MENS XTRA LARGE". If I like it I'm buying it, left hand zipper or not...hahah.

Looking for a "winter" coat to replace my Cortech GX-Air and wondering if this will do the trick, or if I should just wear my Carhartt...?

I dig the mag-wheel because it thumbs it's nose at the whole "retro bike" thing while maintaining the "retro bike" thing... I dig the America because it achieves a "cruiser" vibe without requiring a pirate costume...
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