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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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$1,047.00

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$1,047.00

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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


Sizing Chart
Sizing Tool
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

Additional Information

More Info

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

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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