The Coolest ADV Suit I’ve Ever Seen
El Solitario makes some really cool stuff; and I’m not just blowing sunshine up your ass. During my research for this article, I stumbled upon their ‘A BIKE IS A GUN‘ hoodie and bought it instantly without even thinking.. Am I weak? No. El Solitario is just that awesome.
The El Solitario Mowat Drystar jacket (and pants) not only looks awesome but is also packed with all the Alpinestars tech you’d find in a traditional Alpinestars jacket (or pants).
The jacket features full Alpinestars Drystar construction which they claim provides complete 100% waterproofing, 600D poly internal reinforcement, leather patches on shoulders and elbows for added protection, and stretch panels in all the right areas so you can maintain comfort during your ride.
I wouldn’t put my bets on fabric alone saving your life in the event of a crash, though. Neither would Alpinestars. The El Solitario site states that the jacket has armor for full protection, “Level 1 Bio Armor on shoulder and elbow (Nucleon chest Level 1 and Nucleon 2 back protectors available as an accessory upgrade) for effective impact protection.“
The same story goes for the pants; they are constructed from poly rip-stop featuring leather patches on knees for extra rip protection. They hold category 2, A class full CE-certification under PPE regulation, with the same level 1 Bio Air Armor on the knee that you find in the jacket as well.
The suit comes in 2 variations, sand, and camo (the camo is far more expensive, but hey, style ain’t cheap).