Olympia Odyssey One Piece Suit
Great One Piece Suit
This is a great one piece suit and I would recommend it. I have only worn it in late winter and early spring so far. It does not have any sort of thermal type liner in it so if you are going to ride in weather colder than 55 deg I'd suggest you definitely layer up. 50 and below I wear long johns, jeans, and a fleece. above 50 to about 65 i just lose the long johns. 70 and up, just a long sleeve shirt or even short sleeve, even shorts sometimes if its around 75-80. When you open up the vents, you get great air/circulation...again up to about 80-85. 85 and above I wear the mesh version of Olympias one piece suit and that one is good up to around 100. Its supposed to be 100% waterproof but I haven' t had it in the rain to test yet.
Drawbacks or things they could improve....the side waist pockets are actual pockets and can't access your jeans underneath, you have to open up the front of the suit to get to your jeans, but there are plenty of pockets on the outside. The one left chest pocket really needs to be bigger, its big enough for an iPhone but barely or your keys. I didn't have to hem the bottoms at all on my Large size, I'm 5'10" 195 lbs....it fits a little tight, maybe I need to lose 10-15 lbs but I think a XL would be too big. Not a big fan of the "gaiter" at the front zipper for the crotch area but I guess it improves the waterproofness of the garment.
Good value just below $500......If I could justify the price of an Aerostich I would get one, but this is a great alternative.
April 8, 2014
Small fits a woman 5'3" 132 lbs
A Revzilla staffer (also 5' 3") put on the size small and sent me pictures. It was that help that sold me on this suit. I knew I had to shorten the length of pants and sleeves (which has just been done) and it fits me perfect. Not too tight or loose. The American styling versus European is the difference. It's comfortable and the combo of black & hi viz is perfect. If you are a woman looking for a "right price" suit check this one out!
April 7, 2014
Quality Suit, Good Price!
Great quality, a lot of features and a good price. This suit is best suited for Fall, Winter, Spring. I don't anticipate using it in the dog-days of Summer.
I'm 5'8, 205, have a somewhat athletic build and the suit fit perfectly.
Amazingly easy order process with Revzilla...lightning fast shipping!
Note: I was pleased to find that the neck closure fit me much closer than it did Peter in the video demonstration.
February 13, 2014
Just as advertised
I rode with this suit in 35 to 40 degree temperatures and was comfortable. The knee pads were a bit tricky to adjust but once i messed around everything was good. I left the back vents open and was still comfortable. On my way home i closed them and was nice and warm. The hi vis is great people definitely see you. All the velcro is a bit annoying yet it seals you in nicely. No problems getting in and out with the zip open legs and offset zipper. Very comfortable suit.
December 17, 2013
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