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#1 Z28jimmy

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:45 AM

What gear do you guys wear out there when doing off trail? I ride in Northern WI and U.P. and sweat my "edit for bad language" off when getting unstuck. Just getting into the off trail stuff so I may need to buy some new gear. My goggles also fog heavily due to me sweating and digging out. Any suggestions?



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:37 AM

TOBE outerwear

Hands down the best I’ve ever ridden in

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:37 PM

Been using Doo Helium 50 for a few years and I have liked it. Switched up to a Tobe jacket late in the season and really like it, it's a bit lighter than the helium 50. Working on some warranty on the helium 50 bibs but if it doesn't come through will likely switch to Tobe or Klim bibs. 


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:33 PM

I current wear all Klim gear I have the klim keweenaw jacket and think the bibs too. It is great for the trail riding I do especially when it is below zero out. I think for off trail I might just have to carry  spare light weight jacket maybe. 



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 04:03 PM

I do a goretex shell outer which is called guideweaer from Cabelas and the tight skier bottoms and tops. I feel sexy when I wear it. All good.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:59 PM

Had KLIM Stealth gear, now in Helium 50. Had warranty claims every season with the KLIM- mainly zippers, snaps, etc. The Helium 50 is a bit stronger, the Stealth has more venting. I wear bargain under armor wicking base layers, and light fleece mid layers most days, but have stupid warm KLIM fleece layers for the coldest or least active days.

The helmet goggle combo is a trek you’ll have to make on your own. What one guy swears by may not work well at all for you.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:37 PM

carry a hat, take your helmet off while you dig out



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:16 AM

You should be wearing shells or non insulated gear. They should breath like Gortex or Sympatex. I wear a Tobe monosuit with base layer and mid layer. I can shed the mid layers if need be. I tend to sweat a lot so I haven't had much luck with MX helmet and goggles They are awesome if they work for you because they are super light. Make sure to have at least two or three pairs of goggles. I use a BV2s and have for several years. Thin gloves work well as long as they have grip. The heat gets through them quick if you get back on the trail and need it.

Biggest thing is to leave yourself options. My upper mid layer is down and it will smash down into nothing and doesn't require much storage space. You typically have a good idea of what the temps will be when you leave for the day so adjust accordingly.

Have fun boondocking. I can hardly stand to ride a trail anymore. GPS is a must for off trail.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:28 PM

I wear an old Mossy Oak camo hunting jacket that is very baggy so I don't get to hot when digging out.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:50 PM

We highly recommend TOBE Outerwear...of course we are a bit biased as we are a large dealer of TOBE..but this stuff really is great...especially for boondocking.  Our entire crew (with the exception of a lone Yamaha rider - clearly he has other issues too  :-) ) wears TOBE gear and couldn't be happier.  If you have any questions regarding sizing or anything else regarding TOBE Outerwear please let us know - we're happy to help!


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 08:07 AM

We highly recommend TOBE Outerwear...of course we are a bit biased as we are a large dealer of TOBE..but this stuff really is great...especially for boondocking. Our entire crew (with the exception of a lone Yamaha rider - clearly he has other issues too :-) ) wears TOBE gear and couldn't be happier. If you have any questions regarding sizing or anything else regarding TOBE Outerwear please let us know - we're happy to help!


What he said; it’s definitely legit stuff. I really like my Tobe gloves; wish I’d have ordered them a size smaller though. They breathe really well.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 01:57 PM

Are you guys using the one piece suits or jackets? Not sure I would like a one piece suit but I have also never tried one. 



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:02 PM

Are you guys using the one piece suits or jackets? Not sure I would like a one piece suit but I have also never tried one. 

 

We have a mix in our crew...approximately half have monosuits and the other half are jackets/bibs.  I personally switch between the two.


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:32 PM

We have a mix in our crew...approximately half have monosuits and the other half are jackets/bibs.  I personally switch between the two.

Just curious why do you switch? What is the benefits? Looks like all the dealers are out west for the most part. 



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:07 PM

Just curious why do you switch? What is the benefits? Looks like all the dealers are out west for the most part. 

 

I just switch because I like to try as much of the new gear as possible to that we can speak as intelligently about the products as we can.  In the end...it all comes down to personal preference.  TOBE is most known for reinventing the one piece (or monosuit) and it is believed that the only advantage the monosuit has is in the mountains and TOBE USA is located in CO as well which is a large reason why most of the dealers are out west.  We, being in the midwest (Madison, WI area) ride mostly in Northern WI and the UP and are MOSTLY trail riders and can attest that the gear works just as well for trail riding and boondocking as it does in the mountains.


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