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Me and my dad both wear tekvests while riding our snowmobiles and figure if we do that we might as well wear chest protectors on our quads. I want something that is going to be plenty comfortable on long rides(up to 200 mile days), be able to take the impact of a rock, and provide some protection in a crash(because who knows who is coming around the next corner on the wrong side of the trail?).
 

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Me and my dad both wear tekvests while riding our snowmobiles and figure if we do that we might as well wear chest protectors on our quads. I want something that is going to be plenty comfortable on long rides(up to 200 mile days), be able to take the impact of a rock, and provide some protection in a crash(because who knows who is coming around the next corner on the wrong side of the trail?).
200 mile day's
, I have never even been close to that and been in the saddle
for nearly 24 hours one time.
WOW, I want to come and ride with you guys

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200 mile day's
, I have never even been close to that and been in the saddle
for nearly 24 hours one time.
WOW, I want to come and ride with you guys

Wolf
We ride on totally different kinds of trails than most people do. We ride on snowmobile trails, so most are well maintained, flat, and wide. We also ride on roads a lot, many towns in our riding area let quads on ALL of their roads. This is a typical trail around here.


we get our fair share of mud too(and the 300ex's don't like it)
 

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We ride on totally different kinds of trails than most people do. We ride on snowmobile trails, so most are well maintained, flat, and wide. We also ride on roads a lot, many towns in our riding area let quads on ALL of their roads. This is a typical trail around here.


we get our fair share of mud too(and the 300ex's don't like it)
Ok now I understand, your top picture would be considered a hiway up here in Canada LOL and the bottom one, resembles some driveways


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Ok now I understand, your top picture would be considered a hiway up here in Canada LOL and the bottom one, resembles some driveways


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We actually ride right on the NY side of Lake Ontario. The mud we see is on the side of trails and connector trails. We have managed to get our Outlanders stuck once and 2 of them got stuck(I never even tried it). It was clay mud, very slippery and thick. It stuck in your treads and took all of the traction away! Thank goodness we had our winches!
 
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i wear a 661 pressure suit . it has a chest protector, articulating spine, shoulder pads, elbow pads and forearm guards as well as a kidney belt. also have pants to match with knee and shin guards and hip and thigh padding. all of which fit under my skidoo gear and my moto cross gear. has saved me numerous injuries in snowcross and some dirt bike crashes. i love protective gear, lets u crash harder.

 

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i wear a 661 pressure suit . it has a chest protector, articulating spine, shoulder pads, elbow pads and forearm guards as well as a kidney belt. also have pants to match with knee and shin guards and hip and thigh padding. all of which fit under my skidoo gear and my moto cross gear. has saved me numerous injuries in snowcross and some dirt bike crashes. i love protective gear, lets u crash harder.

yikes! sounds like you are pretty serious about crash gear! I am just looking for something to stop rocks from hitting me and also offer some crash protection. I might look into that stuff for snowmobiling though...
 

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yikes! sounds like you are pretty serious about crash gear! I am just looking for something to stop rocks from hitting me and also offer some crash protection. I might look into that stuff for snowmobiling though...
Most safety equipment manufacturers offer softer underjersey roost deflectors. While I also recommend the pressure suit, if you need minor protection and are looking for the most flexibility, Six-Six-One and Thor have good pieces. Just remember, if you do have a crash you'll be glad you spent the extra, and if you're used to wearing a tekvest while sledding you'll appreciate the protection of a pressure suit.

Here's one I particularly like:
http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_cata...0301&mmyId=

Or this:
http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_cata...0301&mmyId=

But if you are looking for real minimal wieght and maximum movement (but minimal protection) try this:
http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_cata...0301&mmyId=

Good luck

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Jerry,

how hot are these to ride in. I ride sleds with a tekvest and they can get pretty warm on those 30-35 degree days, I cant imagine 75-80 days....
 

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Jerry,

how hot are these to ride in. I ride sleds with a tekvest and they can get pretty warm on those 30-35 degree days, I cant imagine 75-80 days....
Hot to ride in (core saver). They are vented, but with the jersey over it, you will sweat like crazy. I have a hydration pack I wear that helps. If you need to drop a few lbs. quickly, these'll do the trick.

The underroost deflector will not be heavy or hot to wear. But the protection of the Metal Mulisha is well worth it IMO.

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I'm liking those pressure suits! The only pressure suit type crash gear I have seen before are those full sleeved plastic elbowed six-six-one ones that look like they would save you if you fell out of an airplane.
 

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I'm liking those pressure suits! The only pressure suit type crash gear I have seen before are those full sleeved plastic elbowed six-six-one ones that look like they would save you if you fell out of an airplane.
The pressure suit is the way to go. More mobility than a standard roost deflector, more comfortable and great protection. The Alpinestars pressure suit is pretty sweet, but expect to pay big coin.

But remember, you get what you pay for, and broken bones and wounds are far more costly than the few hundred dollars you'll spend to stay safe.

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How's that pressure suit to ride a sled with compared to a tek vest?

Can you use them for both?
I don't know about the TekVest, never worn one, but just from looking at it, I think the TekVest has better protection overall (for major organs), but the pressure suit has more coverage and is more comfortable. I feel that if you take a hit hard enough to compromise the pressure suit, a TekVest probably wouldn't have made much of a difference. I know that if it were my choice between the pressure suit and TekVest, I'd go with the pressure suit because you can use it year round (it'll fit nicely under a sled jacket) and it is comfortable.

After you've worn the pressure suit once or twice, you truly will feel strange riding without it.

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I don't know about the TekVest, never worn one, but just from looking at it, I think the TekVest has better protection overall (for major organs), but the pressure suit has more coverage and is more comfortable. I feel that if you take a hit hard enough to compromise the pressure suit, a TekVest probably wouldn't have made much of a difference. I know that if it were my choice between the pressure suit and TekVest, I'd go with the pressure suit because you can use it year round (it'll fit nicely under a sled jacket) and it is comfortable.

After you've worn the pressure suit once or twice, you truly will feel strange riding without it.
Jerry
i just picked up a new dirt bike and was also wondering what kind of protection i woud go with.. im leaning towards one of the pressure suits by thor, and then ill be able to use that on the sled in the winter as well... its definately worth the investment imo...

ben
 
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