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#323735 - 04/17/08 12:08 AM Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit  
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Anyone here own this? If so, how do you like it? Is it waterproof, as they say. How is the venting? Do they have any other colors besides the green!!!whoa!!! and grey?

Thanks in advance.


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#323736 - 04/17/08 01:02 AM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: Wyn]  
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I have had the phantom for about a year. There is an all grey color, I bought the yellow. And I get a lot of odd looks on it, especially when not near the bike! It's visibility may become legendary......The suit is only waterproof if you take the time to fasten the velcro closures over the zippers. Then it seems to be watertight. I have ridden once for about an hour in rain when it is properly fastened and no leaks observed. The top half of the suit is vented pretty well. But that won't matter because the bottom half will roast you. I am uncomfortable in it at 75 degrees. At 80 I want out. In cold temps I wear a Gerbings jacket and have ridden in upper 30's so far in comfort. A set of heated pants would let me ride in temps I'll not likely see. I feel like the armor and construction are very good. I think it would hold up well in a crash. If you like the idea of one-piece suit I can recommend it with confidence. Just don't plan on wearing it above 75 degrees.

I recently purchased the new "Stealth" mesh Olympia one-piece suit. I am MOST satisfied with it.

#323737 - 04/17/08 08:40 AM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: realshelby]  
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Thanks Terry, I'm disappointed, I thought the pants were vented. To bad, you'd think for that much cash they would have the forsight to vent the pants.

I think what I'm going to do for the summer here in Fl. is buy Bohn under armour. Anyone use Bohn products??


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#323738 - 04/17/08 10:48 AM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: Wyn]  
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I've used the Olympia one piece Phantom for about a year. I like the liner. Allows me to start a ride with the liner on under the suit, and later remove the liner and stow in my hard bags once it warms up. My brother has an Aerostich and it has no liner.

I agree that 75 degrees is about it for the suit, with vents open and no liner.

If the temps are cool at the start of a ride but will climb past 75 degrees during the ride, I use the Olympia two piece mesh with liners in at the beginning of the ride and out and stowed when it warms up.


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#323739 - 04/17/08 02:08 PM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: realshelby]  
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Quote:

There is an all grey color, I bought the yellow. And I get a lot of odd looks on it, especially when not near the bike! It's visibility may become legendary....




Yeah, the yellow suit is definitely noticeable. I have the grey, but I've seen a few Hi-Viz riders on the road and you can't miss them. A perfect suit would be a combination of grey(bottom)/yellow(top) IMHO...but probably not easily manufactured. I wear the Olympia vest when I know I'm going to be in city/suburban traffic. The vest doesn't vent all that well.


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#323740 - 04/18/08 12:58 AM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: Wyn]  
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A buddy of mine got the hi-viz yellow one piece. He returned it for just the jacket (and somebody elses riding pants).

He would have liked the 1-piece if he found one that fit ok.


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#323741 - 04/19/08 12:20 AM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: ednowicki]  
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Does anyone have or worn Bohn products?

Thanks


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#323742 - 04/20/08 08:26 AM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: Wyn]  
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Does anyone have or worn Bohn products?

Thanks




Huh, guess not. Well let me be the first and I'll let you know. Course I'll only give you the wear and comfort part
not the falling down part. I hope.


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#323743 - 04/21/08 06:39 AM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: Wyn]  
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Well, I know Jamie (OK, I'll cave, "Cool Jamie") has a Bohn back protector that he typically has on on long rides, but that's all I've seen on the board.


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#323744 - 04/22/08 07:20 PM Re: Olympia Phantom One Piece Suit [Re: bakerzdosen]  
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Well, I know Jamie (OK, I'll cave, "Cool Jamie") has a Bohn back protector that he typically has on on long rides, but that's all I've seen on the board.




Well, guess I'll be the guinea pig.


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