It's time to replace my old Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket and pants. I love the all-weather, touring/town versatility, but also want to upgrade a bit on the safety/materials dimension. I'd really appreciate any advice. My research has just about narrowed it down to:
1) Aerostich Darien Jacket & Pants, with TLTec liner (about $891)
2) Vanson Odyssey Jacket & Pants, with 2ST Streamliner (about $807)
There seem to be plenty of fans out there for the Darien line, but very little talk about the Odyssey line. Why is that?
Darien is 500 denier Cordura, but Odyssey is 1000 denier Cordura for about the same price... even a little less!
Of course, Darien has the GORE-TEX and in general appears a little more "heafty". This leads me to a question/concern...
Will the Aerostitch Darien be TOO heavy for regular summer use?
OR, if someone has experience with the Vansons...
Will the Odyssey be TOO cold for nighttime and/or shoulder-season use?
I'm also a little tempted by the Olympia AST - especially for the price.
Thanks a ton!
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