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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 :cool:.

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) ?

Thanks!!

Erik
 

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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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Finally a new post :D

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...?
 

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Kind of weird indeed. :)
At any rate, I liked the quality of the pants. They hold up well, and the vents in the legs are great. I was looking at the jacket as more of a 3 season replacemnent. I currently wear a FieldSheer Adventure, and it's just too dang hot in the summer. Even with the vents open, anything over 80 degrees is just downright gross. Im swimming in my own gravy. I liked the lighter feel of the Triumph jacket (and yes the sizing runs small. I wear a XXL in most stuff. I was comfy in a 56). I figured I would keep my FS jacket as a winter rider. So while it made me feel like a fat [email protected]@rd to wear a size 56 jacket, I figure there just arent many Sasquatches in Europe to get an appropriate gauge of size.
For me, it's often the little things that drive me nuts. I just cant figure why, after checking every other size in their inventory, they would put the zipper on the left, when all the others are on the right. I have enough issues zipping my current jacket and it really works my nerves sometimes. I couldnt imagine the grumbling and complaining my wife would have to endure, if I was forced to zip left handed:mad: She would kick me out of the house and burn my riding gear... or shoot me with a tranquilizer gun
 

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It is kinda strange...like the "zipper guy" got up on the wrong side of the bed that day and reversed his machine...

Re: 'small things'

Actually me too...lately VELCRO seems to be attacking me or just outright failing to hold. So I'm beginning to really develop and attitude toward it. On gear where everyting is velcro you wind up with your wrist closure stuck to your side-zip pants closure...stuck to your silk glove liners...blah...blah...blah...

Give me double overlapping zippers and snaps please!
 

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http://assets1.triumphmotorcycles.com/adventure/pdf/triumph-tiger-explorer-en.pdf
It would appear that they discontinued in favor of a new line associated with the Explorer. Only thing I can find online is still $259. I can get a mesh version for $150. M'eh, I think I'll go with a Twisted Throttle Macna Oasis or maybe something from Revit. I wasnt very impressed with some of the comments on the Firstgear Kathmandu stuff (plus I hated the way it fit me). Really want to be able to remove that rain liner. The Oasis has 2 seperate liners (thermal and rain resistant). Most of the places I ride are very cool in the morning to baking hot sun and 80-90degrees in the mid day. I just dont want to drop 500-600 bones on a jacket.
 

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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'm a 6'2" 250lb left-handed guy. If your dealer wants to unload one of those jackets cheap and ship it to me in NH, I'd probably buy it.

Haven't looked up the fittings for those, but I typically buy 2XL stuff.
 

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I'm a 6'2" 250lb left-handed guy. If your dealer wants to unload one of those jackets cheap and ship it to me in NH, I'd probably buy it.

Haven't looked up the fittings for those, but I typically buy 2XL stuff.
Empire Cycle Spokane WA. You might give them a call or look on line. I havent been there in a couple months to see if they have them on their clearance rack or not. I kind of did a double whammy and chose the Super Tenere over the Explorer when I bought my new wheels. So I'm pretty sure Im not their most favorite customer right now. Good news is, I think I got the better bike :thumb
 

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Well clearly you must not have test-ridden an Explorer!
Just teasing, I've never tried a SuperTen but I hear they're much better off road than the TEx.

Thanks for the dealer's name. I saw nothing on their website so I sent them an email to inquire. Not sure I'd want to ride around with a giant Triumph logo on my back, but I do love the look of this gear.
 

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Well clearly you must not have test-ridden an Explorer!
Just teasing, I've never tried a SuperTen but I hear they're much better off road than the TEx.

Thanks for the dealer's name. I saw nothing on their website so I sent them an email to inquire. Not sure I'd want to ride around with a giant Triumph logo on my back, but I do love the look of this gear.
getting a little off thread, but...actually, I DID test ride them both. :) Oddly enough the ride (on the ST) felt a lot like my wifes Bonnie. Low COG, very stable, grunty power, etc. I did more research for this purchase than anything Ive ever done. It pretty much boiled down to "feel" (I liked the ST feel better)and a little maintenance issue that somebody let slip. Apparently out of 10 or 12 Explorers sold, they did valve clearance checks on them(at a particular dealership I wont mention). 3/4 of them were out of spec after only 4,500 miles. Compared to the ST, where the mechanic had done 20-25 of them at 24,000 miles and zero were out of spec. While it's not that big of a deal to adjust the valves, it's more money out of my pocket, and less time I get to ride. Not to mention Im paying more for the bike. To each their own I always say. Triumph makes some really nice bikes, and I'm impressed with their gear. They just didnt get this particular sale. It did convince me to do a lot of research on any big ticket items I buy in the future.:D
 

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Who'd a thunk two posts in two days on a thread over a year old? lol

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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'm pretty sure I have seen Italian jackets with opposite sided zips. May be a Euro thing?
 

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Daryl,
is there an off chance that dealer of yours might still hsve a lady's adventure jacket in possibly a 46 or 48. i bought a 44 for myself this weekend from by dealer, but it was their last one and now my wife wants one.
Smellyhound,
i should ask you the same of the 50 you mentioned with the lefty zipper. not sure if a 50 might be too large but may be worth trying on.
thanks, Steve
 
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