Olympia Odyssey One Piece Suit
Great quality, great support from Olympia
I am 6'4" with a 36 inch inseam, 36 waist, 195lbs. Ordered Large. The fit is just right, with the exception of my gangly long legs. Olympia will send you extra cordura at no charge to have it altered at your choice (and cost) tailor.
For me the kneepads are a bit high in their lowest positon, but still workable.
May 1, 2015
Good quality short legs
This suit is well-made and comfortable. I have not ridden in the rain with this suit, so I cannot comment on water resistance. The construction of the suit is really great, but the half-inch thick foam hip padding leaves something to be desired.
Suit size: Small, and fits slightly small.
Originally, this suit was purchased for a woman 5'2" tall, but as it is not cut for a woman's shape, the suit is too tight around the hips.
So, seizing an opportunity for a new suit, I decided to try it for myself. I'm 5'7", 145lbs, 30" waist with a 30" inseam. The suit fits really great standing up and walking around, with the ankle cuffs just brushing the floor at my heels. On the bike it is a bit short in the legs and "tight" (but comfortable) in the lower back.
The size chart for 1 piece suits indicates a small should fit, but really what I need is a medium. The chest/shoulders/arms fit me really great while wearing a full chest/back protector. The lower back is a bit short on the bike, as are the legs. If the small size fit like a small upper and medium lower, that would be perfect.
So, your mileage may vary, but I recommend getting a size bigger if you are "between" sizes, or on the bigger end of the size margins.
Yes, I would recommend this to anyone. Despite my sizing issues, the quality is great. I have been using Olympia gear for about 5 years now, and have been very happy.
April 29, 2015
5 Stars saved me from death!
Hey everyone thinking about how expensive gear is,
Two weeks ago in Berkeley CA, I was struck at a stop sign by a dbag in a car. I wear the tall rated leather riding boots, rated leather gauntlet gloves, rated leather armadillo back plate, rated agv helmet, and this suite size L.
I got thrown onto the hard grown as my bike got thrown the other way. And you know what, the FD was like YOU GOT HIT BY A CAR??? Are you sure. You seem fine wow! I can't believe it. Then I talked to the police. Same thing they couldnt believe it. Then the Paramedics. same story. Then I went to the ER, DR was also very suprised. Thank you gear and suit. Bad luck can't be kept at bay forever, but thank god for gear and this suit and the boots. The gash in the leather boot saved my leg from the sharp pegs! the skid mark on the back of the suit right where my spine is thank you suit!!! Your mileage may vary, but I am glad I plunked down and suit up before I ride :) Stay safe!
April 21, 2015
Great riding suit
Very pleased with the suit. Lots of thought went into the design and they've added some great features. I'm 6" 190 34"inseam which is the max for a large. Raising my hands above my head causes the crotch to pull up very snug. Thankfully I have very little reason to do that. Additionally, true to form it won't be a summer suit. The ventilation is excellent, but this suit will still be to hot. Very pleased I bought it.
April 20, 2015
I am 5'9", 275 lbs., 44" waist, 30" inseam. I realize I'm a large guy. I got a 3XL. The only part that didn't fit was the torso: from the crotch to the shoulders. I am shipping it back.
March 25, 2015
Great one piece
Wore it on a trip from NJ to FL, excellent wind resistance for cold weather and great vents for warmer. Very durable and fit well. Adjustable and big pockets both waterproof and extra storage. Fits perfect in my Futura's saddle bag.
March 18, 2015
Riding in hot weather? Perfect!
I was undecided between this, the Odyssey or the Avenger because my normal riding temperature here in Thailand is well into the high 90's and low 100's F. But I wanted the waterproof feature which the Avenger did not have. So I took the plunge and paid $70 extra for shipping and then another $125 Customs import duty.
Expensive - sure but then all added up still cheaper than buying from a bike store in Bangkok so for Thailand, value for money.
But the HUGE PLUS is the suit's ventilation. At any speed over 40 mph, the airflow through the suit with all the vents open gives airflow right round the upper body and arms and over the back. It feels really cool.
Thank you Revzilla for the patience and advice while I decided between the Avenger and Odyssey and to Olympia for designing and building a suite perfect for the Thai conditions.
February 24, 2015
Good - for the price
I bought this suit last spring and waited to review it to give a long term review. Quality, fit, and finish are good for the price. However missing features and design shortcuts are apparent. For example, it does not have double zippers on the legs so you must unzip the entire leg to get to a pant pocket on your street clothes underneath. The hip, knee, and shoulder armor floats around and shifts every time you put on the suit and must be repositioned. Makes you wonder if the would actually protect you in an accident. The lining is only lightly sewn into the outer shell and also shifts, worse it sticks to the velcro hook side better than the loop side of the velcro closures. Its a good suit at this price point, but realize a more expensive suit would not have any of these issues - I know because my leather suit has none of these issues.
February 24, 2015