Re: CleanMPG Reviews the Aerostich Darien Jacket and Pants
As I recall, my Roadcrafter 2-piece suit was very waterproof the first few years I used it.
I have since replaced the jacket, but still have the original pants. It's the pants that have started letting in water, always in heavy rain, but as touring riders know, if your trip is long, you will usually encounter moderate to heavy rain at some point.
I am now seriously looking at Darien pants. I'll talk to the folks at Aerostich, since there are now a variety of Darien pants available, the Darien, DarienLight, and AD1 pants. I'll see what they recommend and get advice on sizing.
Aerostich does offer probably the widest range of sizing and expert advice on that subject.
PS: I found some good seam-sealer at a Dick's Sporting Goods store and have gone over the leaky areas. That may do the trick. If not, I see no reason why I couldn't switch from my 12-year old Roadcrafter pants to a new pair of Darien pants.
Last edited by Earthling : 01-19-2012 at 11:51 AM.