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    One piece suits

    I've out grown my two piece cold weather suit...err I mean it shrunk...

    Giving thought to a one piece as a replacement. Your opinions on which is best , particularly from experience would be appreciated...

    Thank you, Ron

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    I'm having the same thought. Thinking about replacing my two piece Tourmaster with an Olympia Phantom one piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfr View Post
    I'm having the same thought. Thinking about replacing my two piece Tourmaster with an Olympia Phantom one piece.

    My old suit was a Tour Rider..super warm,..but I'm thinking a one piece might be easier, on & off. Carry it and a light jacket, for those cool days/nights. If it gets really cold, put suit over light jacket. Might equate to less bulk, on & when being carried?

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    Have worn a flight suit for a good number of years40+
    The on off routine can become tiresome when using the facilities
    I have always found for motorcycles two piece much more convenient

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    After riding a one piece 'Stitch for years, I'm now riding a two-piece 'Stitch. It's merely "ok". I keep threatening to get back to a one-piece. If I could justify the cost when my two-piece is completely servicable, I'd be back in a one piece in a heart beat.

    Again, it's an individual preference but my choice is a one-piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveAikens View Post
    After riding a one piece 'Stitch for years, I'm now riding a two-piece 'Stitch. It's merely "ok". I keep threatening to get back to a one-piece. If I could justify the cost when my two-piece is completely servicable, I'd be back in a one piece in a heart beat.

    Again, it's an individual preference but my choice is a one-piece.
    Could you say a bit about why you hold that preference?

    Not sure i can wear a one piece, but i'd like know the advantages.
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    I don't realy like a full one piece suit. I have and BMW leather suit that zipped at the waste to make a one piece but the ease of getting off as a two piece suit. Now I just need to lose some weight to be able to wear it again.

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    One piece positives:

    • More comfortable
    • Easier in and out
    • less bunching of material at waist
    • better/easier lower pocket access
    • less weight
    • sleeves looser near zippers


    One piece $887

    One Piece negatives:

    • need to carry jacket
    • slightlier bulky to store
    • minor crotch leaks if not treated often


    Two-piece positives:

    • no need to carry spare jacket
    • crotch leak far less


    Two-pieces negatives

    • when separated pants too loose
    • sleeves at zipper very tight
    • difficult to zip pants
    • front jacket pockets difficult to use


    Two-piece $937.

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    I only want the one piece for the really cold days (20-30 degrees). I have three other two piece suits that I can use along with one piece and two piece rain suits.
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    I have both two piece and a one piece

    I do like the Olympia in the Fall and in the Spring when the weather is colder. I find that often with the two piece riding suits i get a draft up my back.

    I haven't ridden much in the rain with the one piece suit, but i think that it might be better in inclement weather.

    There is no way that you can convince me that it is easier to get into or out of a one piece rather than two piece.

    The seperates are much more comfortable IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdpc2 View Post
    I do like the Olympia in the Fall and in the Spring when the weather is colder
    Can you wear electric gear under the suit? If so, how do you route the power connection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdpc2 View Post
    I do like the Olympia in the Fall and in the Spring when the weather is colder. I find that often with the two piece riding suits i get a draft up my back.

    I haven't ridden much in the rain with the one piece suit, but i think that it might be better in inclement weather.

    [U]There is no way that you can convince me that it is easier to get into or out of a one piece rather than two piece.[/U]

    The seperates are much more comfortable IMHO.
    The Stitch one piece is very easy to get in and out; just seconds!
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    I thought I'd like the one piece but I don't. Much harder to deal with it when I gotta go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfr View Post
    Can you wear electric gear under the suit? If so, how do you route the power connection?
    I have had the Olympia Phantom one piece suit for about five years now. I am able to wear my electric jacket liner under it. There are two zippers (an upper and a lower) on the long closure in the front. I route the power cord out through the bottom zipper and it works great. I did buy the 3' extension in order to give the cord plenty of freedom. That lower zipper is also very convenient when taking a restroom break.

    I wish the Phantom suit was about 1" longer in the torso though. It works fine on my airhead with its more upright riding position, but on my K1 it feels just a tad short because of its more aggressive riding position.

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