any pressure suit recommendations?

Discussion in 'General (Main)' started by MotAd, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. MotAd Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    London
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    SM610ie, TE310R
    Other Motorcycles:
    2009 Triumph Daytona 675
    had my first outing on a basic mx/enduro track yesterday and have absolutely fallen in love with it! wanna start looking at getting some enduro specific protection and will start with a pressure suit. has anyone got any tried and tested recommendations? looking for something i can wear all year round...

    cheers
  2. Big Timmy Husqvarna
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    Location:
    (South Eastern) AZ.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2015 FE 501 with lots of goodies.
    Other Motorcycles:
    BMW G450X/TC449 ,77 Maico, HD Bagger
    I wear an Alpine Stars Bionic BNS jacket. It has an upper section of the backs cervical protection area that is removable to accommodate my Alpine Stars neck brace. It has a built in kidney belt, plenty of shoulder and elbow protection. Good cervical protection. The arms and elbow pads are removable if necessary at the biceps.

    It has held up well over the last few years. I ride the hot Arizona high desert all summer with this and it's not too hot. The Boinic BNS jacket itself is a fine mesh cloth that's pretty tough, so it vents pretty well for warm weather and has suffered very little damage as a result of the the thick thorns and desert brush here. The only issue with it, is I had was one of the back zippers coming partially undone occasionally. you can see that same picture in the second photo of the back of the jacket I attached. It's for removing the backs cervical panel which isn't needed for what I do. So I put a spot of some adhesive on the end of the zipper. It has been good ever since I've done this.

    I wear my Scotts Enduro jacket when its really cold, Its nice to use it on longer rides where we are riding fire trails and the pockets come in handy also. The zipper goes either up or down so I can raise the zipper up from my waist to let in some airflow in and its more comfortable while sitting down. I will wear a separate kidney belt with this jacket and I have a set of other elbow pads that fit inside the sleeves nicely that I wear under it and I still always wear my neck brace as the collar seems to clear it just fine without any real interference.

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  3. MotAd Husqvarna
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    London
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    SM610ie, TE310R
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    2009 Triumph Daytona 675
    thanks for taking the time to write that up fella. i've been looking at the alpinestars ones actually so it's good to hear they hold up to a few years use...
  4. 2wheeler Husqvarna
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  5. MotAd Husqvarna
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    London
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    SM610ie, TE310R
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    2009 Triumph Daytona 675
    yeah forcefield are great but trying to keep it under £200!
  6. robertaccio Husqvarna
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    San Diego, Ca
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    2014 TE300
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    Honda XR100, XR80, Yamaha YZ125/200
    don't do it. but that's just me talking
  7. MotAd Husqvarna
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    London
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    SM610ie, TE310R
    Other Motorcycles:
    2009 Triumph Daytona 675

    as in don't buy one??
  8. robertaccio Husqvarna
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    San Diego, Ca
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    2014 TE300
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    Honda XR100, XR80, Yamaha YZ125/200
    I used an acerbis one but it did not keep it for long it was way too hot and restrictive for my taste. It ruined me at the wickenberg national enduro (DNF).
    And yes I know that the rally guys use those types of equipment. For moto/enduro least/less is more. and I actually wear more than most with my choice of EVS elbow pads.
  9. MotAd Husqvarna
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    London
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    SM610ie, TE310R
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    2009 Triumph Daytona 675
    ah ok, fair enough. i'm in the UK and we're in autumn/winter now so hot won't be a problem! the alpinestars armour sounds good in that you can remove armour so will help regards movement.

    cheers for your input, much appreciated
  10. Eurofreak Husqvarna
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    Western NY
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    1986 Wr 400, 1982 CR250
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    Old thread but here's my .02- i bought the Alpinestar and found it small- get one size larger than normal. I then bought the Fox version . I like the Fox suit better. The mesh is heavier but breathes well. Certainly less expensive. The zippers are sturdier. A friend who is much smaller than me tried it on . I'm an XXL and he's a medium. He really liked the fit and feel. We were amazed it fit him as well as me.
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  11. MotAd Husqvarna
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    London
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    SM610ie, TE310R
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    2009 Triumph Daytona 675
    Thanks for the reply fella. Will get shopping after Christmas
  12. juicypips Husqvarna
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    gloucestershire
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    wr 360. 2002
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    Gas Gas TxT 300, Yamaha wr250f
    I use a 661 armour suit, its solid and well vented.
    Has removable spine protection but nothing really else just arm and roost guard.
    personally when I have the money i will be upgrading. The alpine stars does look awesome.
    Specially that removable bit for my leatt gpx to fit in.

    P.s. The stars bionic bns is online brand new for £125.

    That's an issue the 661 was out before neck braces so no thought to them has gone into it at all.
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  13. everfree Husqvarna
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    SE Portland, Oregon
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    three 430 Autos..... 87 & 88 430 WRs
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    87 250 XC, '14 CR 144, '12 TE310
    I'm using a POC DH suit. High quality, not cheap. I did find it on sale. Fits like a 2nd skin.
    The front and back protectors mold to your body when they warm up. Shoulder and elbow protectors are hard caps.
    I don't like it in warm or hot temps... but most of my riding is in the wet Pacific NW where temps are cool.

    POC has plenty of other protection options too.

    I also wear Klim Tactical shorts which are long and padded for hips and tailbone. Love 'em.

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  14. MotAd Husqvarna
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    London
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    SM610ie, TE310R
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    2009 Triumph Daytona 675
    Thanks again for these fellas. Good to know there's a few price point options. Using past experience as a guide I think I'll opt for the forcefield stuff as that looks to be good for all year round. Will post up when I get it and let y'all know what I think of it
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  15. Johnrg Husqvarna
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    Location:
    Santa Barbara
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    2013 TE 310 R
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    Ducati Sport Classic / Ducati Multi.
    Been wearing a Forcefield Pro Jersey for almost 4 years. Been excellent as a vented base layer with armor. Otherwise I would wear a base layer/compression jersey and then armor. Had some stitching come loose and they replaced the jersey under warranty as they revised style was newly reinforced. I prefer this to wear under a jersey most of the year. I use their G2 back protector in my street jacket when on the road. Great armor that conforms and is reasonable for use year round. They have a few options available and would buy again. http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/product/pro-shirt-x-v/2434
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