Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I use Olympia.
Originally I bought Olympia Transformer for desert use, as it is well vented and you can zip off the pant legs and jacket arms for wear around camp. Get to camp, hotter 'n hell, kick the boots off, zip the legs off, and set up camp in a pair of shorts. Armored shorts, but when it's 100 degrees, shorts are shorts. Later, around the campfire if it gets a bit nippy you can zip the arms off the jacket and wear it as a vest.
Really good gear until it gets below 60 degrees!
Folks think that in California we don't have cold weather to ride in. We do. On a typical February day I can leave home where it's 60 degrees and by mid day be riding in sub-freezing temperatures, be back in 60 degrees by mid-afternoon and by the evening be in the 40's.
I have an Olympia Airglide 3 suit for that, but it is really year-round gear. The jacket is vented, as are the pants. The pants have thermal liners that are warm and water proof. The jacket has a zip in wind-proof liner that, by itself, is a really good looking windbreaker jacket. It has a zip-in thermal liner. When I have the thermal liner sipped into the windbreaker, and that zipped into the outer jacket I'm good down to about 30 degrees. By adding layers (and I bought it a size larger for this) I have been good down to 20 degrees. I haven't tested it below that.
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