A lightweight Inflatable bodywarmer that uses a thin layer of air as a thermal barrier to keep you warm. While at the event I bought one to test out here in Patagonia, a place known to have all 4 seasons in one day.
Well, I just arrived home from a 4000 km solo ride through Chile and Argentina and as it is early spring I had a few cold days and many cold nights. I used the vest nearly every day, using it in the cool morning hours, but as the day got warmer, I simply let the air out and kept wearing it. If I got cold, I could inflate it again. The simplicity and lightweight design made it an instance must have for all my rides. I am a pretty skinny guy and keeping warm has always been an issue for me on the moto. Any product that can help me with this is a welcome addition to my kit. I spend many hours on the bike each year and I need to be prepared for all weather and temperatures. Moto Patagonia also now has the added benefit to keep one in our Medical Kit as well to help clients who may be getting cold fend off any possibility of hypothermia.
As a reference I wear a full KLIM Badlands jacket with GORTEX PRO, the EXOTOGG fit nicely under the jacket even with the kidney belt in use. I had no fitment issues with all my existing kit and the EXOTOGG.
The EXOTOGG benefits in my opinion:
- I don’t have to plug in to the bike to stay warm with heated gear
- If It rains the vest doesn’t stop working the material never gets waterlogged
- It packs into a small roll and weighs very little, Easy to pack for all rides
- It is designed AND made in the UK by its founder, call me old fashion but I like the spirit behind brands that provide a quality product and make them in their country
As this is likely the very first one in use here in South America EXOTOGG has offered our Moto Patagonia follows, riders and friends a discount code for 10% off your purchase. Just use CODE: motopat10
If anyone has any questions about the product let me know in the comments or visit their website: exotogg.com
As you can see from the photo below on my last ride there was still snow on the ground in the high passes. Stay safe and ride on!