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Looking for a new suit for next season.  What would you recommend.  Especially concerned with cold weather -15 to -30 performance.  It seems every suit I've ever had I was cold in when the mercury drops.  Strictly for trail riding.  Is FXR the way to go?  Wondering is the FAST insulation warm?  I owned a mustang floater suit a decade ago and it the coldest suit I've ever owned.  Seems my knees are the first thing to get cold in my current BRP suit.

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Always thought my OEM Cat clothing was pretty decent but little by little was having same problem as you with burning knees of cold days plus having to wear a heavy sweater. Popped for FXR jacket and pants plus a thin Merino wool top. Coldest of days, toasty warm from head to toe. Only downside, on milder days I was way too hot, yes even with all vents open, opted for a pair of FXR waist high pants for warmer days. 

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X2 on the FXR jacket and pants. I pair mine with UA ColdGear as my base layer for everything except the coldest. Then I would add a light mid layer.

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I have used the FXR suits with the FAST for a few years now and do find them quite warm as long as you buy the better quality ones. Have had a couple issues with the zippers failing on them however. We will likely be looking into the KLIM suits in the future.

That being said Karen has felt that the warmest suit she has had is the CKX floater suit she got a about 4 years ago.

 

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I bought an FXR FAST suit 2 winters ago, and it is the warmest suit I've ever had.  I wear a layer of the "Dri-Wear" from Marks Work Warehouse underneath, and I'm never cold. 

We run all day long on the "big trails" in -20 to -35c at speed and there' s no issues. 

I have the bib pants, and when it's warm, I take out the liner and open vents accordingly. 

 

Would highly recommend one. 

Best time to buy is at a Royal "No Tax" sale or the first day of the Sled Show in T.O.

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I have had the FXR Team suit with FAST. Cost roughly $1,000 all said and done, but very warm. Almost too warm for me actually. To the point I may be looking to sell it this year for a lighter combo that I can layer when needed on the cold days.

 

I wore the liner in my jacket once last year and that was it. That was at -35 without windchill last year around New Years and was very warm. I wish I could zip out liners in my pants as that is where I am the hottest on most days since I am very active when I ride. 

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Bought brand new Klim stuff last season. My favorite by far. Have used FXR and HJC, but the klim stuff is top notch..

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1 hour ago, IQ TURBO said:

Bought brand new Klim stuff last season. My favorite by far. Have used FXR and HJC, but the klim stuff is top notch..

Why is that? What make Klim so much better?

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1 hour ago, signfan said:

Why is that? What make Klim so much better?

You won't regret spending the money for klim.   

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23 hours ago, signfan said:

Looking for a new suit for next season.  What would you recommend.  Especially concerned with cold weather -15 to -30 performance.  It seems every suit I've ever had I was cold in when the mercury drops.  Strictly for trail riding.  Is FXR the way to go?  Wondering is the FAST insulation warm?  I owned a mustang floater suit a decade ago and it the coldest suit I've ever owned.  Seems my knees are the first thing to get cold in my current BRP suit.

I am not in the same category as everyone here on the forum with slick suits, but will put in a good word for the BRP Absolute 0 jacket (around $500.0 or so) and the purchase of a heated jacket liner with a variable heat control for those really cold days. Check motorcycle shops for Gerbing, Powerlet, and other brands. I was not too impressed with Gears brand - heating element burned through the cloth and had little success with an exchange. Got the Powerlet jacket and have electrical connections to run off sled 12 volt accessories circuit.

 

Purchase tip: Make sure you try the electric jacket liner on before buying - sizes are all over the map. (I admit to being husky, but XXXXL ? )

 

 

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4 hours ago, slomo said:

I am not in the same category as everyone here on the forum with slick suits, but will put in a good word for the BRP Absolute 0 jacket (around $500.0 or so) and the purchase of a heated jacket liner with a variable heat control for those really cold days. Check motorcycle shops for Gerbing, Powerlet, and other brands. I was not too impressed with Gears brand - heating element burned through the cloth and had little success with an exchange. Got the Powerlet jacket and have electrical connections to run off sled 12 volt accessories circuit.

 

Purchase tip: Make sure you try the electric jacket liner on before buying - sizes are all over the map. (I admit to being husky, but XXXXL ? )

 

 

With regards to the heated liner, First Gear is the brand that I have.  I purchased from Canada Motorcycle (now Fort Nine http://fortnine.ca ) and they offered sizing information as well as easy exchange if the size is not correct.  I usually wear FXR Jacket, either with or without the jacket's liner, but always have the heated liner on underthe TekVest.  I usually do not have the liner plugged in, but it is easily accessible if I start to get chilly.

 

I also have the matching heated pants liner, but have only needed them a couple of times in extreme cold.

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