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re: Aerostich or Triumph Aspen?
- Subject: re: Aerostich or Triumph Aspen?
- From: Jim Huber <jhuber@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 10:04:05 -0800
> From: owner-st@xxxxxxxxxx (by way of Eric Sheley <Eric@xxxxxxxxxx>), on
> From: "Mike Ciebien" <rockymtnmoto@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: ST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Aerostich
> Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 07:34:34 -0800
> Dear Jim,
> Before you spend your money, check out the new Triumph Aspen, 1pc suit. I
> saw a preproduction until at the NEC in the UK and was very impressed.
> Better looking than the Aerostich and has way better features. The
> ventilation, liner, cut and fit seem far superior. I met the gal who
> designed them and she has been over the Areostich with a fine tooth comb and
> it really seems that she's come up with a superior product. I checked out
> how the waterproofing was done and I think it will be at least as good as
> the Aerostich, I suspect better as all the seams are seam sealed and it has
> been tested in some pretty rainy conditions. Decent armour also.
Sounds good. How is it for getting in and out of? I have a Belstaff
jacket and Joe Rocket pants with good armor and excellent weather protection,
but it takes a couple of minutes to get into. I've seen people don a one piece
Aerostich in seconds, which is part of the attraction for me.
> I was on the verge of ordering Aerostiches for all our guides and have
> decided to go with the Triumph suit after seeing it at the show. As for the
> high vis color on the Aerostich, I'll quote a customer of ours who wore one
> last summer: "It gets dirty faster than a newborn's diaper." It looks OK
> new, but looks old FAST!
I suspected something that bright would show dirt almost instantly. I
also figure cordura would wipe off fairly easily. I've seen a number of faded
Aerostich suits, too, though.
> The new Aspen suit can be seen in the 2001 Triumph Accesories Catalog. It
> will probably be another month or two before they are available at the
I'll take a serious look at it. If it's not quick and easy to get into,
though, I'll probably stick with the 'stich.
Thanks for all the info,
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