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Old 2 Jan 2014
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Those two folks who rode around the world on Sym Cubs wore Aerostich Darien Light suits. I recall that they seemed to be very happy with the Dariens and said that they covered a very wide range of riding weather.
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The RST was out of stock when I tried to order it in. I guess if a new one is coming out that would be the reason.

In the end I settled on a Halvarssons Panzar. Not cheap at £300+ and maybe not the best all round option but I'd never worn a jacket that fitted so well - and with departure date looming I had to choose something.

Very different from my initial description but so far I'm happy with the choice. Been through France where it was around -2C to +5C and Morocco where it got up to around +27C. Managed well so far with all the weather that's been thrown my way and also the little trip to the floor I made on the piste . I'll see how it gets on as the trip continues.

If anyone is thinking of buying this jacket I'm happy to go into detail on the pros and cons.
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Thanks for the advice so far.

I guess my main problem now is finding a brand that fits. As I say I'm 6ft 3 (195cm) tall and slim with neanderthal arms - I'm yet to find a jacket small enough in the body and long enough in the arms. I tried BMW Rallye jacket as I'd heard to arms were longer but they weren't long enough for me.

Any tall riders out there with mesh or touring jackets? What brands do you use (that I can preferably get in the UK or France).
Contzct robin hood kelvlar jeans they cut them to size they are in norfolk.
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I find kevlar jeans horrid after about 6 hrs in the saddle in European summer rides, thats been my experience of my draggins and of a friend wearing another brand

however I did see today the UK made Roadskin jeans which use a Dyneema fabric over a Kevlar or some such, anyway much thinner yet stronger apparently and more breathable

I wont be in a position to buy any for a bit but worth consideration and investigation
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