Olympia Odyssey One Piece Suit
Great engineering, good looking, and comfortable!
My Olympia Odyssey one piece riding suit....... Wow! I love it. It looks great. It wears great. Everything about it is just right. I'm 6' tall, weigh 210lbs. and the large size suit fits like I was measured for it. It's easy to put on and take off with boots and clothes on under the suit. Three zippers and I'm ready to ride. I love the colors of the suit. I have the high-viz model. The engineering of this suit blows me away. Comfortable, cool if you need, warm if you need it, and tough in case I wind up sliding down the road.
Thank you to all the gang at Revzilla and to the folks at Olympia for making riding more safe, comfortable, and enjoyable.
November 26, 2013
I like the Hi Vis and body armour.
You will get looks. Since you will look like a motorcycle policeman. Which is good thing because people are aware of you. I got a XL which fit nice and snug. No ventilation in leg. Road in 20 degree with wind blowing at 10 to 15 mph. Suit was toast as I road to Florida. Unzip vent and the ride was nice weather in Florida 65 to 80. Vents work. Did some night riding with buddy on I 95 our suits were visible. Nice to know that in alight rrain at night you can be seen.
November 18, 2013
Great Protection, style, and warmth for the money
Definitely loving this suit so far. really warm, love the tough cordura material, love all the pockets. The only downside - there is velcro everywhere. Just takes some getting used to.
November 12, 2013
Excellent ventilation and waterproofing
I finally got to try this suit out in the rain the other day. Conditions were ~55 degrees with misting/sprinkling up to steady but light rain (any more and I probably would have stopped). It was fantastic in terms of waterproofing and even with all the vents closed off and shielded from the rain it was still breathable enough that I didn't end up wet from sweat. For dry but cold weather this suit has proven to be great down to the 50's (hasn't gotten colder around here yet) and up to 70. Several days over the past month meant a morning commute in the 50's and an afternoon commute approaching 70 and with the vents closed in the morning and open in the afternoon this suit was great. For days where it's 70+ I definitely will go with my summer suit, but I was pleased to see how much range this one had.
On a few occasions I've noticed my arms or my ankles getting chilly, but that's due more to what I wear under the suit than anything else. I'm looking forward to testing out the true winter weather, but I'm thinking I'll be able to ride as long as there's no snow/ice regardless of temperature with proper layering and this suit.
The pockets can be a little difficult to deal with when wearing large gloves, but that's a minor gripe.
All in all, it's a perfect match to Olympia's Avenger and between the two I've got 4 seasons covered.
October 20, 2013
Very good product
Purchased the hi-vis version. Very stylish. The fit is perfect (size L, I am 6' tall, 195lbs). Very comfortable on the highway when the outdoor temperature was 50 degrees.
October 14, 2013
Hard to beat value but not waterproof
This suit is great for the money but I do have a bone to pick with it regarding its waterproof claims. I recently rode a 1600 mile round trip ride down and up US 101. I found the suit to be great for the most part. The only area that I felt that it failed was in being waterproof.
For around-town, I have had no problems with water penetration. However, at highway speeds, over long distances, during hefty downpours, not so much. I had water seep in at nearly all of the zippers with the exception of the waterproof pockets. The main connection zipper only leaked near the waistline so, that is possibly a matter of fitment but the arm vent zips, chest vent zips and legs all leaked. This led to about 700 miles of being soggy and cold.
Now that that gripe is out of the way, the suit is made out of some really hefty Dupont Cordoura material and comes with CE-rated shoulder, elbow, knee AND back protectors. This is a great selling point for a first suit IMO. The ventilation is fairly adequate, though the lack of leg vents has caused me to have some rather sweat-drenched legs. This along with being rather water resistant in normal use cases, brings me to recommending this as a first bit of gear for someone on a budget.
Myself? I'm going to pick up a cheapish rainsuit, save up for something with a guarantee from Gore, and keep this as backup suit.
October 1, 2013
very good features and excellent value for the money.
The suit is extremely well constructed and uses quality armor.
So far I have used it in mild rainy conditions a couple of times and can say that it was totally waterproof. I got the Hi-Viz suit and it does stand out. The only down side is that it does not have an outlet from the suit to run a power cord for the heated apparel, but I found a way to do it without compromising the waterproof shell. However,It would have been nice for it to be a factory built in feature.
Overall I am happy with the purchase.
September 23, 2013
Keeps me protected and dry when I need it!
I got this suit because I thought it would have better airflow than my revit suit and I think it much more stylish than the aerostich suits. I got this suit just before going on a week-end ride a couple hundred miles north of me in Wisconsin. The forecast was for rain on Thursday when I left and sunny and 74 on Saturday when I rode back. It rained both ways. The suit kept me dry and I think much more visible with the hi-viz version. It's not as cool as I expected it to be. It sticks to my skin a little. I haven't taken it on a long trip, so I don't know how it holds up. I like the pockets.
June 24, 2013