Aerostich Roadcrafter

We started with one idea: go beyond traditional riding wear and make the ultimate riders suit. For over eight years we've been constantly refining Roadcrafter products.

* WATERPROOF: 95% PERFECT

*TESTED ON THE RACK!

*TEN SECONDS OR LESS.

*GOING BALLISTIC

*BE SEEN IN THE DARK BY THE BLIND

*A SUITCASE YOU CAN WEAR

*LIGHTWEIGHT AND STRONG

Roadcrafter Photo

*THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR ROADCRAFTER

* THE ULTIMATE FOR CONVENIENCE: ROADCRAFTER ONE PIECE SUIT

* THE ULTIMATE FOR VERSATILITY: ROADCRAFTER TWO PIECE SUIT

* SIZES & COLORS

* ROADCRAFTER FEATURES

* FULL-SIZE ROADCRAFTER PHOTO

WATERPROOF: 95% PERFECT
Our fast entry zippers are a compromise, but our Gore Tex® fabric is totally waterproof. The easy entry zipper system will stay leak- free for about 60 to 90 minutes even in heavy rain on an unfaired motorcycle. Behind a fairing or in lighter rains, it will stay dry all day long.

Picture a stadium with 1,000 exits but only two entrances. That's the idea behind Gore Tex® fabric performance. The Gore Tex® membrane contains 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch, each one 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water but 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule. So while perspiration can get out, it's tough for outside wetness and cold wind to get in. It's cooler than leathers in the heat, warmer than leathers in the cold, and drier under any conditions. And we hot-tape seal all seams.

TESTED ON THE RACK!
We made 20 lb. sandbags out of denim, regular nylon, leather, and our 500 denier Gore Tex® /Cordura nylon, and filled them with a special mixture of silica and a marker powder. Then we suspended them beneath a heavily weighted platform and dragged them down the road behind a truck just to see them wear through. Ouch. Performance art? No way. A physics experiment? Sort of (our abrasion tests inspired a cover story on abrasion several years later in Cycle Magazine). Repeated testing shows the superiority of Gore Tex® / Cordura nylon over other materials. That's why Aerostich Suits are tougher than suits weighing twice as much.

TEN SECONDS OR LESS.
Get your stopwatch. The Roadcrafter s exclusive zipper configuration requires less of your effort and almost none of your time. Unlike conventional suits, you can shed a Roadcrafter one or two piece suit in under ten seconds. Just ten seconds and you'll be wearing nothing but your street clothes. Aerostich Roadcrafter Suits are designed to be worn over them, without the hassle of changing clothes to match weather and riding conditions. And a Roadcrafter is just as fast to get into, so you can get out of town. Zip yourself into a Roadcrafter, and ten seconds later you'll wonder why anyone would want to wear conventional riding gear.

GOING BALLISTIC
Knees, elbows, shoulders all are protected in a Roadcrafter Suit. We use TF2, a costly high-performance viscoelastic material developed for use in medical science. Once an Aerostich exclusive, now copied in a few other suits. Custom shaped for each suit, and removable through pockets in the lining, this padding feels soft and molds to your body. On impact, though, it s no softie: it instantly becomes firmer, absorbing and distributing energy.

BE SEEN IN THE DARK
BY THE BLIND
We've doubled the reflective area on our Aerostich suits so you can be seen and be safe. We use a new 3M Scotchlite reflective with more durability and reflective power. The Scotchlite crosses the back vent, the front pocket flap, and the ankle adjustment tabs.

A SUITCASE YOU CAN WEAR
There's no such thing as too many pockets, and it's a good thing, because our one-piece suit has ten of them. The Roadcrafter is fully lined with free-floating nylon taffeta so it slides on right over your clothes. After it's on, start packing. One inner pocket with Velcro closure for valuables and nine exterior pockets. Velcro closure tabs at the waist, wrists, and ankles allow a precise fit to minimize wind leaks. The gusseted wrist zippers, underarm zippers, and two-way back vent zipper provide good ventilation in all temperatures (the Aerostich Suit is exceptionally comfortable from 50 to 90 degrees when worn over your everyday clothes).

LIGHTWEIGHT AND STRONG
Aerostich suits weigh less than leathers, so you can easily wear them over your street clothes. And they're as tough as they are light. All seams are double-stitched using heavy #69 bonded nylon thread. The seat has a double layer of Cordura, and the shoulders, elbows, forearms, knees and shins are protected with a layer of 1050 denier, urethane-coated ballistics nylon.

THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR ROADCRAFTER
To determine the proper fit, consider your riding style and primary application. Recreational sport riders who commute in 40 to 85 F weather, those living in milder climes, and riders with unfaired motorcycles will find the tighter fit more comfortable and functional. In the spring, summer, or fall, only a shirt and trousers are necessary for comfort in your Roadcrafter Suit. And on those chilly days, there is still just enough room for a fleece jacket or electric vest. Riders who use their motorcycles year- round in a wide range of temperatures, or grizzled touring riders that commute every day and live on their motorcycles during two week vacations, should consider a looser fit. This allows the rider to layer light warm clothing to extend the suit's temperature range without sacrificing comfort and mobility.

THE ULTIMATE
FOR CONVENIENCE:
ROADCRAFTER ONE PIECE SUIT
If you want quick and easy convenience, we recommend the one piece Roadcrafter. This is the original, classic design for everyday, any-distance commuting and touring. The one piece Roadcrafter has been worn on every continent, in every type of weather to nearly every place you can get to on a motorcycle. Loose enough to slip on easily over your street clothes, it's tailored to minimize wind flutter and drag at higher speeds yet it's light and compact enough to pack away or carry to the office. Years of experience have proven the suit's abrasion protection and all weather capability. The One Piece Roadcrafter is literally covered with innovations for riders: high-visibility Scotchlite reflective; nine strategically placed, useful pockets which also provide extra abrasion protection; provisions for add-on/removable arm and thigh map-pockets, hip pads and back pad; underarm and back vents; side entrance zippers for access to your street pants that also provide extra ventilation; comfortable, ultrasuede collar lining; and a variety of adjustable tabs and zippers that allow you to fine-tune the fit. The One Piece Roadcrafter is all about attention to detail, real- world riding needs and meticulous craftsmanship. Machine washable, sizes 34-48, short, regular, or long (see order form for sizing chart).

THE ULTIMATE
FOR VERSATILITY:
ROADCRAFTER TWO PIECE SUIT
If you need maximum versatility, we recommend the two piece Roadcrafter. Zipped together, it s as fast and convenient to use as the one-piece version, yet the pants and/or jacket can be worn separately after a long day of riding. The jacket overlaps the pants by about six inches and is attached with a two-way zipper securely sewn to both the shell and lining to stand up to stress and hard use. The pants have an inner waist drawstring with cordlocks and two additional pockets sewn into the lining (accessible behind the flaps covering the side zippers.) All the features of the one piece Roadcrafter are included in the two piece suit, making it the most sophisticated and versatile all-purpose rider s suit available. You ll feel its value and enjoy its security and comfort every time you put it on, year after year. Machine washable, sizes 34-48, short, regular, or long (see order form for sizing chart).

SIZES & COLORS
We manufacture Roadcrafter Suits in many stock colors and 24 off the rack sizes: short, regular and long, sizes 34-48. If you wear a size 40 men's suit, the same size Aerostich suit will fit over your street clothes. If you are unsure of your size, see the order form for sizing chart or call and we'll help you get the right fit. You'll also find notes there on suit fitting techniques. In addition, we offer custom size alterations, non-stock colors and optional features (see pages 8-9). Custom-altered suits are non refundable and these alterations are made at the cutomer's expense.


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