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Feb 9th 2018, 02:00 PM   #1
 
  Jan 2016
  Gig Harbor

  BMW F650GS / BMW R12R
The Guy Behind Aerostich

I found this article to be pretty interesting and thought that others on the forum might feel the same way. I really like my Roadcrafter and would like to visit the store in Duluth someday just to see some good stuff being made. (I'm not sure about making that long flat ride across eastern Montana and North Dakota, however.)

https://themotorcycleobsession.com/2...andy-goldfine/
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Feb 9th 2018, 02:59 PM   #2
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
nice article. i'd like to see soma data on crashed suits. as in: which color combinations get crashed the least. (if you didn't look at the article, there's a picture of a wall of crashed suits).



i have been an inch away from getting an aerostich suit a couple of times, but i am skinny with a wide chest/back, like a 44 chest and a 32 waist, and their suits just aren't cut that way. sigh.
Feb 9th 2018, 03:03 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
Quote:
Originally Posted by FidalgoRob
I found this article to be pretty interesting and thought that others on the forum might feel the same way. I really like my Roadcrafter and would like to visit the store in Duluth someday just to see some good stuff being made. (I'm not sure about making that long flat ride across eastern Montana and North Dakota, however.)

https://themotorcycleobsession.com/2...andy-goldfine/
Interesting article. Thanks for posting.
Feb 9th 2018, 04:53 PM   #4
 ZXtasy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
I have talked and emailed back and forth with A.F., darn fine addition to the M/C world.
Feb 9th 2018, 04:55 PM   #5
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Props for made in the usa
Feb 10th 2018, 06:54 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  '06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 & '12 Honda Goldwing
I'm fat with short legs. They were great in getting everything sized just right. I had to send it back and they fixed it right up.

They used to have web cams setup and you could watch them work. Now it looks like it just shows the store front.
Feb 10th 2018, 08:23 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
They're having an event, I believe it's in Gresham, Oregon later this month. Can't locate the email they sent about it.
Feb 10th 2018, 08:48 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
They had one last year in Portland for week. They will take your measurements and make a suit just for you.
Feb 10th 2018, 07:01 PM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  Gig Harbor

  BMW F650GS / BMW R12R
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Originally Posted by MarvTravis
They're having an event, I believe it's in Gresham, Oregon later this month. Can't locate the email they sent about it.
Gresham event starts on March 8:

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Feb 11th 2018, 08:01 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Oregon Coast

  2017 BMW R1200RT
Thank you for the information on the Aerostitch pop-up event.
I did some searching and found a link for the current event:
EDIT: I thought I found the 2018 Portland pop-up event on the Aerostitch web site but seem to have pasted an old link. It appears that Aerostitch keeps the web pages for past pop-up events on their web site. The link I posted is indeed for 2016 (the "16" in the link). I am unable to find a 2018 event page on their web site. It would be really nice if Aerostitch would included the year in their ads as Google search finds old ones.

I have a good riding suit now but am interested in checking out something a bit lighter for summer riding. Ideally I would retain some armor but also have some flexibility so if I wander into a store or wander around a scenic area I am a little more comfortable without having to shed the suit. I have heard good things about Aerostitch so plan to check out this event. Thanks!

Edited by coastrider on Feb 11th 2018 at 02:09 PM
Feb 11th 2018, 01:46 PM   #11
 FeralRdr's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

Quote:
Originally Posted by coastrider
Thank you for the information on the Aerostitch pop-up event.
I did some searching and found a link for the current event:
Popup Oregon :: Aerostich Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear

I have a good riding suit now but am interested in checking out something a bit lighter for summer riding. Ideally I would retain some armor but also have some flexibility so if I wander into a store or wander around a scenic area I am a little more comfortable without having to shed the suit. I have heard good things about Aerostitch so plan to check out this event. Thanks!
I think your link is to a previous event from October 2016. Fidalgo's link appears to be the actual next one.

Feb 11th 2018, 02:11 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Oregon Coast

  2017 BMW R1200RT
Thanks to FeralRdr for catching that incorrect link. I edited my post to remove the link. Would be nice if they added a year along with the month and day as it is too easy to find past ads which they leave on their web site. I will confirm with Aerostitch the correct date before I drive in from the coast.
Feb 11th 2018, 02:51 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

I've often considered getting a "Stitch". They're just a little bit on the spendy side for my budget.
Feb 11th 2018, 09:13 PM   #14
 
  Jan 2016
  Gig Harbor

  BMW F650GS / BMW R12R
Quote:
Originally Posted by FeralRdr
I've often considered getting a "Stitch". They're just a little bit on the spendy side for my budget.
Over the long term Aerostich products seem to be pretty cost-effective. If you don't crash 'em or "outgrow" them (usually due to an expanding gut in the aging motorcycling demographic) they'll last for a decade or two.
Feb 12th 2018, 11:13 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Des Moines

  M1200S, VFR800, XR650R & GSXR750
They're especially cost effective if you can find out your size and then go pick one up on ebay. I got a basically brand new one (not a scratch even on the ankle button caps) with a back protector for $500.

I own both a Stich and Motoport one pieces suits and I totally thought my Motoport w/liner would replace my Stich.....wrong! My Motoport can keep me dry during the winter and cool during the summer, but the liner flat out sucks. I like having both, as the Motoport is much better in the summer than the Stich, but the Stich is much better the three other seasons than the Motoport. I feel more protected in the Motoport than the Stich, but I feel more comfortable/less physically distracted in the Stitch than the Motoport. If it came down to only one suit, I think the Stich would enable more smiles per ride year round.

Here's the only con I've found with textile suits so far....maintenance. I commute to work daily in my suits and my Stich is currently in Duluth getting some repairs and my Motoport is going in for repairs once my Stich is back. Since I've owned my Stitch, I've probably dropped about $200 a year at Rainy Pass Repairs to get it refreshed (zippers, pulls, Velcro, patching) where as my leather Dainese gear (when I was wearing it daily) needed nothing. It's still worth it to me, but I've almost spent as much on repairs to my Stich in four years as the cost of a new one.

Edited by paradox206 on Feb 13th 2018 at 04:36 PM
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