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Old 10-06-2019, 07:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I went and tried on some fxr gear today just trying to get an idea on sizing. I found the f.a.s.t bibs very thick in the thighs and the materail would bunch while seated. Not comfortable imo, and definitely not like my current fxr suit. The jacket fit well so no issues there. But even on clearance I was looking at $700ish for a fxr suit (and still need gloves also) compare that to the Arctiva at $500ish.



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Arctiva is probably the cheapest gear out there and most available as its parts unlimited's brand. It is very good for the price. For average trail rider I think it works fine. Guys that hit the local trail on weekends and put on 1500 miles a year. I wouldn't get it to go on back packing trips or long rides out in the middle of no where. Or if you put on like 5,000 miles a year. Thats when you would want to spend the insane price of klim. I have arctiva gear for the last 3 years and it has worked great and is actually pretty nice stuff. Love the vents, key hook, tether hookup built right into the jacket and its cheap as it gets. You can't beat the Goretex of klim gear though but the price is very hard to swallow and not everyone needs the capabilities of that gear. Im not really impressed at all with the quality of FXR gear have not heard good things and its a little to flashy for my taste

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Hey Nightfire, there is a Polaris dealer in Uxbridge DT Powersports that has some Klim gear that's heavily discounted. Realize that's probably not close for you but may be worth a call to see what they have left.
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Hey Nightfire, there is a Polaris dealer in Uxbridge DT Powersports that has some Klim gear that's heavily discounted. Realize that's probably not close for you but may be worth a call to see what they have left.
Thx for the tip bud. Not close but worth looking into.

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Had a friend I turned on to some great left over Arctiva gear, $100 bucks for a last years jacket 3 or 4 yrs ago, stills wears it today, great quality for the price. IMHO
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I had an Arctiva jacket for over ten years and it was great. Moved on to Ski-Doo gear then MotorFist but the Arctiva was probably my favorite overall. I just didn't like their styling on the newer jackets.
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Buy once, cry once. Value and price aren’t the same thing. I bought an Arctiva jacket once for my first legit snowmobile coat, and the zipper lost its teeth three days into a trail riding trip. Last season, I saw some Arctiva base layers on sale and figured what the heck. I might as well have made my own from pet screen. I’d buy used Klim.
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Get caught in wet snow, rain, freezing rain, etc.... and you're going to have a real problem on your hands when you're 80 miles from getting back and its getting dark out.



I'd rather have $2500 worth of gear and a $400 trailer than a $2500 trailer and $400 worth of gear. ANY DAY. Something to think about.....
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