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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

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Has anyone bought the Andes 2?

Need a new suit. My belly is bigger and nothing I've got really keeps a drop of water out.

Also, who stocks RST? The adventure suit they do is also of interest to me.
Yeah, I had them before getting a warranty replacement and swapping to the Managua.

Velcro and threading all split on them for me. Couldn't trust em after that.

Alpinestars have a short leg option on some of their range but not all shops tell you about it or stock it. If the belly is growing, order the short leg but in a larger size and it'll fit perfect. Wish I had known this when I bought the very pricey Managua suit.
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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

Originally Posted by Frankkilty
Has anyone bought the Andes 2?

Need a new suit. My belly is bigger and nothing I've got really keeps a drop of water out.

Also, who stocks RST? The adventure suit they do is also of interest to me.
You don't have a bleedin' belly!!!!

Bikeworld where always a stockist of RST

Call in to the girls in Harley Dublin and let them hook you up with some Rev'it gear (great bang for the buck)
Ask for Trish.
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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

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You don't have a bleedin' belly!!!!

Bikeworld where always a stockist of RST

Call in to the girls in Harley Dublin and let them hook you up with some Rev'it gear (great bang for the buck)
Ask for Trish.
Well, it's bigger than it was and I've two pairs of perfectly good pants and a set of leathers that I can't close

I'll check out the Rev it stuff
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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

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Yeah, I had them before getting a warranty replacement and swapping to the Managua.

Velcro and threading all split on them for me. Couldn't trust em after that.

Alpinestars have a short leg option on some of their range but not all shops tell you about it or stock it. If the belly is growing, order the short leg but in a larger size and it'll fit perfect. Wish I had known this when I bought the very pricey Managua suit.
Interesting. You are the only person I've heard about having a problem with the andes suit. Wonder if you just got a bad jacket?
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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

Originally Posted by Frankkilty
Interesting. You are the only person I've heard about having a problem with the andes suit. Wonder if you just got a bad jacket?
Maybe. When your in the shop, compare the quality of the velcro and seams to others and you'll notice the difference. Or maybe they've changed it since
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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

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Maybe. When your in the shop, compare the quality of the velcro and seams to others and you'll notice the difference. Or maybe they've changed it since
I will check it. Just disapointed to hear a bad review. The version 1 was the proper job...
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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

Originally Posted by Frankkilty
Has anyone bought the Andes 2?
I haven't, but I did have a good look at them in Lee Honda.
They have a mesh liner instead of the smooth polyester
used in the older version. This should be a lot more comfortable
in hot weather.

My old Andes jacket reached end-of-life a year or two ago. It served me
well over several years, although it did have some quality issues.
Velcro detached from front pockets. Weak Velcro on the collar
and I also had to do a couple of repairs to the stitching.

I would rate the Held 4 Touring as a better jacket. Lee have a
really good offer on them at the moment. They only have
size 3XL left (which happens to be my size).

Mine is warm with the thermal liner in, relatively cool with
the liner out and still in pretty good shape after a few years
of use.

I like:
Still waterproof. The Andes also scores well here.
Well made. No burst stitches. No repairs needed.

I don't like:
Too short for a touring jacket.
Poor quality zips.

https://www.motorcycleshop.ie/held-4...lu-69893-p.asp

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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

Originally Posted by Confusion
I haven't, but I did have a good look at them in Lee Honda.
They have a mesh liner instead of the smooth polyester
used in the older version. This should be a lot more comfortable
in hot weather.

My old Andes jacket reached end-of-life a year or two ago. It served me
well over several years, although it did have some quality issues.
Velcro detached from front pockets. Weak Velcro on the collar
and I also had to do a couple of repairs to the stitching.

I would rate the Held 4 Touring as a better jacket. Lee have a
really good offer on them at the moment. They only have
size 3XL left (which happens to be my size).

Mine is warm with the thermal liner in, relatively cool with
the liner out and still in pretty good shape after a few years
of use.

I like:
Still waterproof. The Andes also scores well here.
Well made. No burst stitches. No repairs needed.

I don't like:
Too short for a touring jacket.
Poor quality zips.

https://www.motorcycleshop.ie/held-4...lu-69893-p.asp
What height and weight are you? Just seeing if this would fit me.
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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

Originally Posted by manbearpig
What height and weight are you? Just seeing if this would fit me.
If your size matches your username, a 3XL should be a good
fit

I'm 1.905m (6'3") and 116kg (18st+). I find 3XL is a good fit
in most brands including Held.

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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

Bought the Andes 2 jacket a couple of weeks back . Couple of things I've found,the outside pockets no longer has zips but just the velcro fastening . And the cuffs seem to be a tighter fit making it awkward to get your glove cuffs under. Oh yeah, for some reason they have the zip on the wrong side .
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Re: Alpinestars Andes Drystar

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Bought the Andes 2 jacket a couple of weeks back . Couple of things I've found,the outside pockets no longer has zips but just the velcro fastening . And the cuffs seem to be a tighter fit making it awkward to get your glove cuffs under. Oh yeah, for some reason they have the zip on the wrong side .
Is there Stella written on the clothing anywhere??
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Thanks gang. You know yourselves, buying a new suit is an investment. I must say i like the look of the RST stuff and I'll check out the held stuff now.
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