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    It's Techniflex.

    I done spelled it wrong.

    http://www.uniform-centre.co.nz/13/g...ex+Overtrouser

    It's not cheap, but it's the sort of thing that survives bike crashes, rather than balling up into a blob of melted plastic.
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    I got a new Dririder jacket.. single warmest descision I've ever made.. used to wear 2 tshirts + jumer + polarfleece vest + leather jacket and I was still freezing.
    With the new jacket I just wear a T under it and I have to take it off coz it's so hot. Or becuase i'm so hot.. *cough*

    Anyway I reccomend everyone go and buy one.. they are a hell of a lot cheaper than leather stuff at only $250ish and they look kinda classy too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim2 View Post
    It's Techniflex.

    I done spelled it wrong.

    http://www.uniform-centre.co.nz/13/g...ex+Overtrouser

    It's not cheap, but it's the sort of thing that survives bike crashes, rather than balling up into a blob of melted plastic.
    hmmm kinda expensive but a swandri oilskin vest is more, which I thought would be good, any opionions on oilskin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sAsLEX View Post
    hmmm kinda expensive but a swandri oilskin vest is more, which I thought would be good, any opionions on oilskin?
    Bloody good - so long as you look after it. The Techniflex stuff just needs to be biffed in the washing machine from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim2 View Post
    Bloody good - so long as you look after it. The Techniflex stuff just needs to be biffed in the washing machine from time to time.
    Another question is your stuff and or the swandri NZ made?

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    Swandri just closed down and moved manufacturing to China. Surprise, surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim2 View Post
    Swandri just closed down and moved manufacturing to China. Surprise, surprise.
    Yeah that was what I thought, a shame you think the govt could of invested in stuff like this instead of the black hole that is social welfare, it would of provided jobs as well.

    They look a bit better than the other one you posted



    THough I cant see why the polar fleece lined one is more than the wool lined one
    http://www.swanndri.co.nz/default.aspx?T=5&P=16

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    Ahem... Swanndri has two "n"s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sAsLEX View Post

    They look a bit better than the other one you posted
    Yes, they do. However, looking cool and freezing my tits off because I missed a patch when I was waterproofing my oilskin isn't my idea of fun.
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    Normally wear a T-shirt with termal top (t-shirts stops the itching), skivvie (long neck), cheap polarfleece vest (long neck) then put on my lined leather jacket. If it gets too wet it's out with the "dayglo's" or oil skin coat depending on what I remember to pack. Neck warmer and beard help too.

    Working in a cold concrete walled workshop on an airfeild with both roller doors open most of the day kinda conditions you to cooler riding though. Always carry a spare pair of gloves handy just in case.
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    I must look like a total dork riding.

    On the threat of rain on a commute to dunedin / christchurch I wear:

    From inside out:
    Underpants
    Thermals (and two pairs of socks)
    Tshirt
    Polarflece top and scarf
    Leather pants and jacket,
    Nitrile gloves to keep my hands dry, leather gloves to keep them protected
    Boots
    and over that I put a snow suit

    And I've got heated hand grips.
    Admittedly I don't stop because if I did it would take me at least an hour to go to the bathroom.

    Guess that's why I have been thinking of taking the screen off my bike :-D
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    Normal winter riding I wear a quilted sleeveless vest under my Dririder jacket along with a long sleeved sweatshirt - usually good even in frosts - and will pile on thermal t-shirt or just a normal T-shirt as well if it starts lookng really cold. Really cold weather and the thermal under trousers see some use, my feet are normally quite warm in a medium-weight pair of woolen socks but I'll be breaking out the thermal socks and layering them on the trip to the Cold Kiwi.

    My gloves are what really let me down - I've tried wearing Polyprop gloves under them and they're supposed to be waterproof and thinsulate lined but my hands get as cold as ice and start sending shooting needles of pain up my fingers.

    I've found that knocking together a pair of fleece-lined waterproof mittens (I sewed some polar-fleece mittens into the inside of a pair of waterproof mittens with an extra couple of layers of polar fleece across the back of the hands) helped but they would be no use if I binned - they're not designed to take the brunt of a crash.

    The biggest problem I have weather-wise is that I can't remove the quilted lining from my Dririders (Alpine) so I swelter in summer unless I keep moving at a brisk pace to keep the air flowing around me. Stop for the lights and it gets uncomfortable very quickly.

    My jacket and leggings were certainly fine a few years back when I went through Ohakune during the skiiing season so I'm not expecting too much trouble on the Cold Kiwi.
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