Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Equipment, Travel > Camping Equipment and all Clothing

Camping Equipment and all Clothing Tents, sleeping bags, stoves etc. Riding clothing, boots, helmets, what to wear when not riding, etc.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6 Jun 2001
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cork,Ireland
Posts: 136
Tuareg "Utility" Jkt any good?

Has Any one tried the Utility Jkt that Hein-Gericke Makes? I'm Thinking of buying one because of the Goretex but I haven't seen one in the Flesh.If you have I would like to get some idea of what they are like.
TIA
H
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 7 Jun 2001
Contributing Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Berkshire, England
Posts: 26
Hi Huan,

I have Hein Gericke "Tuareg" jacket and trousers, with removable "Shelltex" linings and body armour in both. I am impressed with the general quality (with one exception **) of the product and the price is acceptable too. Both jacket and trousers come with various ventilation zips, and the jacket especially has numerous very useful pockets (plus an entirely useless "bum bag" that it is impossible to reach without first taking the jacket off!).

My reservation on quality is with the back protector: while there are CE approval standards for elbow, shoulder, knee & hip pads, there is no CE standard for back protector. And it shows with this jacket. In this area the jacket scores poorly as the back protector is both tiny and thin when compared with the one in my BKS road leathers. However, back protectors are readily available on the after-market so you should be able to solve this safety problem without too much trouble.

I like to wear a kidney protector and lower back support when riding offroad, so I bought trousers one size larger than jacket to allow me to do the waist up with it fitted.

I originally bought the Tuareg gear for green-laning in UK, and I shall continue to wear my leathers for pure tarmac road riding as they offer superior protection. However, I am travelling to Morocco at the end of this year, and will be using the Tuareg gear throughout that trip in preference to my leathers. When in Germany last week I noticed several road riders wearing the Tuareg gear too.

As a bonus, when I remove all the armour from the jacket, it acts as a very comfortable (if slightly restrictive) over-jacket for my (close-fitting) leather suit.

The Tuarger jacket and the trousers do not have an all-around zip at the waist to join them and I am getting a local company to add this for me - both to reduce wind penetration in high-speed riding, and to reduce the chance of my body being exposed in high-speed slides.

All in all though I would recommend this jacket and trousers.

Andy
__________________
Andy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8 Jun 2001
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cork,Ireland
Posts: 136
thanks Andy I have bought a pr of "Rallye" pants and was impressed with the build quality.My thoughts on the Spine Guard are similar But I have a UFO combined Kidneybelt/spineguard which I will wear instead regarding the Zip together function I also thought it would be an advantage to have a zip-together setup similar to some other HG clothing.let me know how you get on with the zips.
cheers Huan
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 4 Jul 2001
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Tauranga N.Z.
Posts: 52
I've recently brought H.G Tuareg jacket and trousers in preparation for a R.T.W.
Done 5000km so far bouncing (not literally - yet!)around Europe including a severe prolonged downpour coming back from the Lausitz World Superbikes. Both items of clothing stayed completely dry.
I agree with Andy on the back protector front. Disappointingly the jacket came with just a flimsy piece of polystyrene which slipped into a large zip pouch within the jacket but then proceeded to 'float' around awkwardly as there was no way to fit it in place. I've junked that and brought a proper armidillo type spine protector as these things are vital protection whatever you ride - they do save lives.
The type of jacket I have has perforated leather (with hard plastic underneath) for shoulders and elbows as well as solid leather panels on the bum and hips for the trousers - all the important impact points where leather can't be beat. As an ex road racer I know these are always the first places to hit along with your hands. For off road gear I think the Tuareg range offers good protection and a pretty good price.
Cheers, Graeme

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 28 Jul 2001
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Posts: 62
Hey, I am considering the Tuareg Rallye jacket and trousers. Is the sheltex lining only a membrane or is it also also insulated so that the jacket can be used on colder days?

Thanx
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 31 Jul 2001
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cork,Ireland
Posts: 136
The Sheltex lining in the pants is a Zip-out Membrane. With the lining IN the Ventilation don't work so good. other than that I recommend the pants the sizes are small I take 36" waist and the XL just fit.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17 Oct 2001
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 473
I have the HG tuareg rally vest and pants. I bought them about year ago and have driven about 30.000km with them by now.
I Have to say that the vest was getting wet in heavy rain from around 20.000km. The pants seem to hold it out.
To solve the problem I bought a light rain-overall.
Also the velcro to close the vest around the neck doesn't hold it anymore. Also this problem can be solved. Lots of stuff in the shops.

For the rest no remarks, real quality I think.
Worth the money

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:23.