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#528 R-3 Light Tactical One Piece Suit

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  • #528 R-3 Light Tactical One Piece Suit
  • #528 R-3 Light Tactical One Piece Suit
  • #528 R-3 Light Tactical One Piece Suit
  • #528 R-3 Light Tactical One Piece Suit

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Men's R-3 Light Tactical One Piece #528

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The Tactical model eliminates the double-layer of abrasion-resistant fabric at the elbow/shoulder and knee areas. While slightly decreasing the total abrasion resistance at these areas, this allows the ultralight weight Tactical to wear even cooler and provides slightly more ease of movement. Everything else is the same as an R-3 Light. Available colors: black, grey, hi-viz lime yellow or tan.


Jump in, zip up and go. The R-3 'Lights' prioritize every day commuting and errand running. All-in-one protection from weather and other mayhem, with your destination street clothing beneath. Perfect for short-hop on-and-off-the-bike urban use. Also wears great for relaxed day-long rides and on tours of any length.

Advanced zipper and flap designs make this an absolutely waterproof one piece riding suit, and this lighter weight model provides a slightly cooler-wearing experience during hot conditions, too. The suit maintains all the time-tested Roadcrafter design elements for unsurpassed function and a better fit.

R3 Light innovations include completely waterproof zippers, a snap down collar with removable magnetic hold-open clasps, a hidden water-resistant wallet/phone/iPod pocket and custom adjustable impact armor positions.

Options include Integrated Boot Raincovers, Chest Impact and Insulation Pads (Standard and Electric/Heated versions), Boot Raincovers, Back and Hip Armor and all the other Roadcrafter options.

The R-3 Light's outer fabric has an abrasion resistance about two-thirds that of an R-3, but still provides real-world protection. May also be worn without any of its Impact Armor for weather or abrasion protection that packs away very compactly.

Sixteen color combinations: Grey, Black, Tan or Hi-Viz body colors with Grey, Black, Tan or Hi-Viz abrasion areas. Standard machine washable (with removal of collar magnets). Men's 34 regular and 36–54 short, regular or long. Women's 2-20. Made in USA and Imported.


Rare Earth Magnets: see Additional Information


‘Ride More’ Guarantee
Guaranteed-Better-Fit Size Chart
Accu-Fit Automatic Size Calculator
R-3 Light Owners Guide
TF Pad Removal and Replacement

Other Reviews
Roadcrafter vs. Roadcrafter Light Comparison on Troubadour on a Tiger blog
Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease Sasha Leland crash testimonial
Editorial Review, R-3, Motorcycle.com
Testimonial, Roadcrafter Light - I Am Riding A Lot More
Editorial Review, In 'Stiches: Aerostich R-3, City Bike
Editorial Review, Light The Way: Aerostich R-3 Light, Ultimate Motorcycling

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We can adjust the sleeve lengths, elbow armor position, leg length, knee armor position, and many other variables, but we cannot change the body/torso length. For semi-custom fitted garments, we start with the body/torso size that is the closest and change the arms and legs as needed.

A great fit is critical to the long-term enjoyment and satisfaction of any garment. This is something we do better than anyone else with graded off the rack sizes. There are about 32 standard R-3 sizes vs. about 8 with typical S, M, L, XL grading. If the crotch in an R-3 is slightly binding, the garment will never have a chance to become your 'go to' riding gear, and I'd like it to have that chance.

One piece coveralls are the best gear for day-to-day short-hop utility riding because they work as a complete protection system all in one garment. But like mechanic's and trade-worker's coveralls, for comfort the crotch needs to be low enough to never bind.

- Mr. Subjective, 6-14

How to Get a Functional, Comfortable One-Piece Suit Fit:

Start with your height and body length…For a person’s given overall height, some will have longer-bodies-with-shorter-legs, and others have shorter-bodies-with-longer-legs. And after a suit is sewn and assembled, essentially, there is no simple way to then make your suit’s torso length (the distance from crotch to collar) either shorter or longer. A few specialized alterations can help slightly, but they are Band-Aids.

Garage mechanics and others who wear coveralls for a living know a lowish crotch and baggy seat means they’ll be able to raise their arms upward fully and comfortably. When you do this arm-raising, the torso section of a riding suit slides upwards about 1.5". The shoulder pads pull it that way. When you lower your arm the torso should slide back downward.

If you are a borderline size, part-way between an ‘S’ (short) and an ‘R’ (regular), go with the longer body length of the ‘R’. And if you are between an ‘R’ and an ‘L’ (long), go with the longer body of the ‘L’. Consider the extra body length of an ‘R’ or an ‘L’ in each size, which is about 1.3" more than that of an ‘S’ or an 'R' if you are between lengths and ride a sport bike or want maximum freedom-of-movement. Then adjust/alter leg and sleeve length as needed to your size. For a comfortable coverall fit, with your raised arms out to your side and horizontal (both at the same time), you should still have slight room at the crotch.

The suit’s torso, sleeve and leg diameters are exactly the same for each ‘S’, ‘R’ and ‘L’ version of a particular size. For example, the 38S, 38L and 38R dimensions around your body are identical. The circumferences of legs, sleeve and torso are the same.

The suit’s leg lengths are correct if, when standing normally, the hem breaks (wrinkles) slightly against the front of your riding boot, just above the foot’s arch, and the top edge of the TF knee impact armor cup is positioned near the center of your kneecap. Then, as you sit on your bike, the hem will rise about 1.5” and the knee armor cup will slide upward and center itself over your bent knee.

The suit’s sleeves are the correct length if, when standing normally with your arms hanging loosely by your sides, they end about mid-way between your knuckles and your wrist, measured at the back of your hand. The center of the TF impact armor elbow cup should be centered on, or very slightly below, your elbow.

Specialized Motorcycle Configuration Considerations:

For comfort with low handle bars and higher positioned rear set footrests, all one-piece riding suits fit better with the ‘Extra Forward Rotated Sleeve’ alterations, and may also benefit from an ‘ellipse’ added to the center of the back. In addition, an ‘expanded knee’ alteration is available which provides slightly more space for knee armor when knees are bent more sharply.

For active off-road riding requiring maximum freedom-of-movement and upper-arm ease, underarm ‘V’ gussets may be added to increase upper sleeve diameter and provide extra room across upper chest and shoulder areas.

Lightweight Gear: General Protection Considerations

Naturally, you want any crash outcome with as little injury as possible. If your garment is destroyed in the process, fine. Like a spent car airbag or crumplable auto-body sacrifices itself. Many experienced riders feel it's better to have something lighter and more comfortably everyday-wearable, even if it means replacing or repairing the garment after experiencing a significant incident.

Aerostich lightweight gear is intended to provide ‘just enough’ for whatever kind of accident scenario can be reasonably foreseen. So there’s a double-layer seat on all suits and pants, and two layers everywhere else one might apply higher abrasion pressure during a spill. Beneath the elbow/shoulder/knee areas there’s also a curved plastic shell over the energy-absorbing impact material. All ‘light’ Aerostich gear also contain a hidden layer of tougher 500D Cordura, located just behind each armor section.

Still, ‘Lights’ are best for moderate speeds. Personally I am ok with them to about 65 mph, rationalizing I’d probably hit the pavement at less because of braking prior to crashing. For riders who spend a fair amount of time at 70 mph and above, which means a lot of freeway time, we still like 500D Cordura garments better. But also note we’ve received many reports about good outcomes after higher-speed crashes in 'Lights'…and zero reports they performed worse than expected. –Mr. Subjective, 2014

Photo by Sasha Leland Photo by Sasha Leland Photo by Sasha Leland

Photos by Sasha Leland. Read more of his story at aerostich.com/testimonials

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