Olympia Odyssey One Piece Suit
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
Overall a great product
I'm 6' 208lbs with a 32" inseam. The large is almost too short in the torso. After a week of riding I wished I had at least tried the XL before using. Arms and leg length are perfect. The knee pads tend to favor the inside more than the outside, I would rather them be a little to the outside. The chest pocket is rather small but I see the reason is for the air vents. Plenty of airflow, felt comfortable on an 85 degree afternoon with vents open. Rode in 29 degree with a north face thermals, long sleeve shirt and blue jeans under the suit and was fine. It hasn't rained in the month that I have owned the suit but I can tell it will work great, it completely seals out the cold air. Leg unzips all the way to the waste line, no issue at all with boots, I wear a size 12. Over all a great suit and should get better with time.
November 3, 2014
So happy to see a company delivering a product as advertised!
I've been riding for 6 years, gone through 2 joe rocket jackets. Two years ago I found a second hand Olympia Stealth suit for 200 bucks... i figured i'd give it a shot.
Now the Stealth is summer suit, no question, it's mesh and it's amazing.... full coverage protection but breathes like a tee-shirt.
Trouble is that once you hit some rain, or the temps get under 50 degrees the Stealth suit doesn't offer enough protection from the environment.... you'll need to pack a second set of gear.
So i've been considering the Oddysey, and with the onset of Fall in the PA I figured it would fit the bill. I was worried about cost but I must say this thing is everything the Stealth suit was but more- added water proofing, better armor, more pockets and excellent wind blocking properties. I'm so happy I grabbed this.
The 2+ year old stealth suit i have is no different than the day I got it, no broken zippers, pulled stitches or peeling Velcro- simply some of the finest quality durable suits you can buy... at 1/2 a 1/3 of the price to comparable competing suits you shouldn't look any further. Thank you Olympia.
Also, high-five at Revzilla for shipping this to me in under 12 hours, i ordered around noon on Friday and had it before noon on Saturday... speedy free shipping is awesome!!!
October 11, 2014