Olympia Odyssey One Piece Suit
Great commuter over-suit
I live in the coastal region of SoCal and purchased the suit to wear over business attire for my commute. Wear the suit a few times before hemming. Fit is good and slightly roomier than the same size mesh suit. I shortened the sleeves and legs slightly to tailor the fit. Venting is great, but lack of leg vents is a short fall, as is the slight inward location of the knee armor. Mid 80 degree days makes the suit hot when stopped at lights, but fine while moving except for leg heat, so I unzip the legs a few inches and use the Velcro to fasten the bottom to increase air flow. Lots of handy and large pockets.
July 5, 2014
I own the vented one piece suit from Olympia and liked it very much so I decided to try the Odyssey suit because I live in climate that is warm only a few months where it rains frequently. It is as advertised, and has lots of good features at a great price. The one downside is the amount of velcro for final closure of the legs making it more likely that I will put on my boots after donning the suit rather than before, which would be preferable.
June 9, 2014
Great value for the money
The sizing chart seems to be somewhat misleading. I am a stocky 5' 8" and 205 lbs. Not chubby, but certainly not a body builder. According the the chart I am a solid X-large based on weight, but based on videos and other reviews I selected the large. It fits great and I am not planning on hemming the pants because the adjustments around the ankles keep them from dragging. For many years I have worn a full leather two-piece unvented suit, without electric clothing, for all my riding, experiencing low temps to around 30 degrees and highs to around 107 degrees. From my experience so far, this suit will probably work to that low extreme, but not as comfortably as the full leathers, but I believe it will be significantly cooler on the high end than the full leathers because of the vents. The extremes that I have experienced so far in the new suit are 42 degrees and 82 degrees and it was very comfortable in both. For the money, the suit has an excellent fit and finish. My only complaint so far is that the knee armor faces inward toward the tank when riding, instead of straight forward or slightly outward as I would have expected.
May 12, 2014
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