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    May 21, 2013
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Olympia Airglide 3 Pants Designed to coordinate with the Olympia Airglide, Viper, Bonneville, and Bushwhacker jackets, this style can be worn as a stand alone riding pant or as full over pant. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this pant offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. Two front zipper pockets and two rear snap pockets offer extra storage for personal items. Foul weather rides are never a problem as these pants are also equipped with a wind and waterproof liner that can be worn as a stand alone pant. Adjustable knee armor positions, stretch waist panels and EZ hem bottoms help riders achieve a customized fit Outer shell constructed in 500denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels. Waterproof liner pant Full side leg zippers Removable and height-adjustable CE approved MotionFlex armor at knees Cool mesh airflow lining Removable EVA compressionfoam at hips Custom Fit detailing at waistand bottom hem 3M Scotchlite reflective piping from waist to hem Relaxed tailored fit Four storage pockets 8 connecting zipper for jackets
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Once notable, now eclipsed by the competition
PostedMay 7, 2015
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rg500g
From St. Louis
State:MO
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I've owned these pants for some years. I have not tossed them, but rarely wear them now. Five years ago they were a notable product, now even in-house brands sport superior features. A key weakness here is abrasion resistance in the known impact areas and zipper protection. A variety of other offerings coming in at a lower to equal pricepoint will have high denier Cordura (1680 for example rather than 600) and/or Kevlar under 800 Cordura, which is the fabric of this pant. Armor is not a differentiator, though Olympia offers adjustability and placed the knee armor zone low enough to be useful. Other brands do as well, and some in-house brands placed the armor while the mannequin was standing which puts it above the knee when on the bike. Fit and finish are now no different from anyone else, and the mesh is weaker than some in the same pricepoint. It's now a tired design that has not been updated and has been superceded by other brands. The jackets are better positioned, but the pants just don't stand up to comparison.
No, I do not recommend this product.
+2points
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REV'IT! Pacific H2O Rain Suit In developing the Pacific H20 rain suit, one of REV'IT!'s main goals was to make it easy to put on in just a few seconds about the time it takes you to get soaked during a heavy shower. Mission accomplished. The solution lies not only in the long, diagonal front closure, but especially in the newly developed, non-stick, PVC-free coating on the inside of the Power Nylon outer shell. The result is a 100 waterproof, breathable, and very practical all-weather companion that will meet the demands of any rider. Convenient features include a storage pocket on the upper leg. For safety, reflection panels on the shoulders and lower legs ensure great visibility. If you need to stand out in traffic even more, the Pacific H2O comes in a high-visibility neon yellow option. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PVC-free PWROxford with PU coating, PVC-free PWROxford EN471 with PU coating (in Neon Yellow color only) Waterproofing 100 waterproof Composition 100 polyester (100 polyurethane coating) Visibility reflection at shoulders and legs, reflective logo at chest and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment tabs at upper arm, cuffs and ankles Features PVC-free XL front zipper Elastic at waistline Includes transport bag Stash pocket on left leg EN343 certified
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Form over function
PostedJune 12, 2014
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rg500g
From St. Louis
State:MO
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
The suit looks great, packs into a small volume, but doesn't do its job, which is keeping me dry. It is no worse than any other one piece to put on over riding gear, but sleeve and pant leg volume adjustments are pretty rudimentary compared to other suits in this price range. Fewer external pockets, and the one provided did not show any thoughtfulness in design - like it was an afterthought. Ultimately the suit failed to keep out water in a 30 minute long city ride in a hard rain behind the fairing of a 2008 BMW K1200gt.. I had intrusion on the right side on the arm, groin area right below the beltline (not the crotch) and the right leg. Moisture got through the rainsuit, through the mesh riding gear underneath, and got my clothes wet. The groin area moisture got to my skin and caused me to stop under shelter to inspect suit closure, and it looked fine. Once I got out of the suit I knew otherwise. The fabric was heavy with water and it clearly penetrated the full thickness of the fabric, as if no treatment to the fabric was applied. In contrast my Cyclegear Bilt rainjacket and Frogtoggs rain pants have kept me totally dry in all circumstances at less than half the price. They don't pack as tight or look as good, but I was dry. I returned the Rev'It rain suit as warranty and sorely regret its purchase
No, I do not recommend this product.
+2points
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Tour Master Intake Air Series 3 Jacket Features Armor-Link mesh material and 600 Denier Carbolex combine with 1680 Denier ballistic polyester in the impact areas Comfortable, mandarin-style collar 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle help increase nighttime visibility The microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable Adjustable, elastic and snap sleeve takeup straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material Removable, CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple-density back protector Aqua-Therm two-stage waterproof and insulated liner can be configured or removed to best match comfort needs Zippered chest map pocket, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls help fine tune the fit Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side zipper included
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A good jacket let down by the armor
PostedMay 21, 2013
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rg500g
From St. Louis
State:MO
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall this is a good product, but it does not stand out. In terms of fabrics used it is in the top 50%. Stitching is straight and overall garment assembly is as good as any.
The outstanding issue with the jacket is the armor. The shoulder and elbow/forearm armor says CE rated on tags but I honestly doubt the veracity of the label. This can be replaced, though the cost lessens the price/performance of the garment. The back protector is of a proprietary shape that is not replicated by any 3rd party manufacturer, clearly is not CE quality, and Tourmaster does not provide any upgrade path, nor shall they (I asked). Had I known this at point of purchase I would have not bought the jacket and instead would have bought a Rev'it, Teknic, Macna or other mesh jacket with superior armor from the onset.
No, I do not recommend this product.
-2points
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