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Men's Roadcrafter Classic One Piece Suit

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Thirty years on this fully lined Roadcrafter has been worn in every type of weather to nearly every place you can get to on a motorcycle. It is the original suit for everyday, all-distance commuting and touring.

Its luxurious full lining slips easily over your street clothes, and the outer shell is tailored to minimize wind flutter and drag at higher speeds.

More than three decades of experience have proven the Roadcrafter Classic's superior impact and abrasion-protection, and it's all-weather capabilities. The suit is literally covered with innovations for riders: 3M high-visibility Scotchlite™ reflective, nine strategically placed everyday-useful external pockets, six standard oversize TF impact armor pads, provisions for optional removable arm and thigh map pockets, optional hip armor and impact protection spine armor, effective water resistant zippered underarm and back vents, flapped hip-side zippers for access to your street pants, an all-day comfortable Ultrasuede collar, and a variety of adjustable tabs and zippers that allow you to custom fine-tune the fit.

Each one piece Roadcrafter Classic is about attention to each detail, real-world riding needs and meticulous craftsmanship. It's constructed of Made-in-USA mil-spec 500 Denier Cordura® GORE-TEX® outer fabric, ballistic nylon and a high pic Supernyl lining fabric.

Compared to traditional leather gear you'll ride warmer when it's cool, drier when it's wet and cooler when it's hot.

Five standard body colors: Black, Grey, Tan, Hi-viz Lime Yellow or Orange. Eight standard ballistics colors: Black, Grey, Silver, Hi-viz Lime Yellow, Yellow, Tan, Red, or International Orange. Machine washable. Men's sizes 34 regular, 36–54 short, regular or long. Women's sizes 2-20 short, regular or long (these feature a smaller neck, narrower shoulder, more defined waist, and extra hip room). Made in USA

Getting the Perfect Fit

  • All Roadcrafters are available in more than sixty in-stock sizes, with a wide range optional fitting-alterations if needed. Men’s models are stocked by suit (chest) size in ‘short’, ‘regular’ and ‘tall’ versions. Women’s models are stocked by dress size in short, regular and tall versions, too. Inventoried stock sizes are shipped within 24 hours.
  • Roadcrafters are intended to fit nicely over a layer of street clothing, so if you wear a size 40R men's blazer or sport coat…or a size 8L women’s dress…select the same size Aerostich jacket or suit. If you’re unsure of your size, see the sizing chart guidelines, or contact us (218 722 1927, service@aerostich.com) and we’ll help you get the right fit. We will ask for information about your height, weight, chest/suit or dress size, and your jeans or pants ‘waist x inseam’ size.
  • Find detailed information about ordering optional alterations, non-stock colors and specialized features here. Fully custom made-to-measure garments are not available. Standard suit colors are mix & match Black, Grey, Tan, Hi-viz Lime Yellow and Orange body areas with your choice of Black, Grey, Silver, Hi-Viz Lime Yellow, Yellow, Tan, Red, and International Orange abrasion areas. Request free color swatches here.

Hassle Free Sizing Exchange

If you happen to need a different size, just return the suit and we'll ship out a replacement free of charge (domestic ground shipments only).

Roadcrafter Features
The ‘Ride More’ Guarantee
A Mix-and-Match Color Selector
Custom Alteration Options
Contrasting Color Thread Option
The Complete Size and Fit Guide
A Self-Fit Calculator
Verifying Fit after Try-on
The Roadcrafter Owners Guide
TF Pad Removal and Replacement
Hi-Viz 2.0 Guide

Other Reviews

Editorial, Dressing Up, Cycle World
A 350K Roadcrafter...Still Going Strong
Roadcrafter Light - I Am Riding A Lot More
Video: Roadcrafter After the Crash
Video: 29,000 miles on a Ruckus (Roadcrafter Classic)
Roadcrafter vs. Roadcrafter Light Comparison on Troubadour on a Tiger blog

Additional Information

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Between Sizes:

Overall length* difference is 1 14".

  • Example - 42 (S, R or L) suit is 1 14" longer (taller) overall than a size 40 (S, R or L) suit.

Short to Regular:

Overall length* difference is 3".

  • Example - A 42S is 3" shorter than a 42R.
  • Leg length difference is +1" above & +12" below the knee. The remaining 1 12" is in the Torso.
  • Sleeve difference is 1 14", shoulder to wrist.

Regular to Tall:

Overall length* difference is 2".

  • Example - A 42L is 2" longer (taller) than a 42R.
  • Leg length difference is +12" above knee & +12" below the knee. The remaining 1" is in the Torso.
  • Sleeve difference is 1".

* Overall length = collar to ankle

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


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Should have bought it years agoReview by Chris
Received about 2 weeks ago my 1 piece RC. While it took some time to figure out the correct sizing, as I am living in Belgium (Europe), and I wanted to avoid sending up and down the suit for the necessary alterations, I can only say, now after having used it for about 2 weeks and over 2000kms, I should have bought this years ago.

During the purchase process, the very professional assistance in getting the size and alterations right, made that I received immediately a perfect fit suit. For me it means that I now can use the bike daily again, even during days I have to visit multiple customer, as opposed to a couple of times a month.

I don't succeed in putting it on and off in 10 seconds as stated in the publicity, but less than 20 seconds later, I am in normal dress walking to the reception desk of the customer in normal clothing. Great gear. Despite the fact that shipping costs, import taxes and VAT make that the suit becomes pretty expensive (a couple of 100 dollars more expensive than the price of the suit) for getting it into Europe, it is worth every cent. Super quality. (Posted on 3/1/12)
20 years and counting....Review by Dogboy
Bought my 1-piece 20 YEARS AGO!!!!! and have probably ridden 150K in it. The suit is phenomenal, with out so much as a zipper failure. After 20 years its a little road worn, but then again, so am I. I dread the day I replace it. When I do, it will be buried with full military honors and I will replace it with the exact same suit. Thanks for a great product! (Posted on 2/26/12)
20 years and counting...Review by Dogboy
I bought my one piece in 1992, 20 years ago!!! Ive probably ridden at least a 150K in that time and the suit has never been anything but great. It's a little road worn but then again, so am I. I dread the day I replace it, but I'd do it all over again in a heart beat. Thanks for a uber great suit :) (Posted on 2/26/12)
Example of American QualityReview by Thomas
This suit is fantastic. After messing around with several cheaper jacket/pant combinations, I finally ordered 'the suit.' I had to wait 2 agonizing weeks for my size to be made, but I am very satisfied with the final product. The fit is perfect even with the optional armor installed. One can see how this jacket was designed from the beginning for the motorcyclist.

My first day out was in a torrential downpour (approximately 30 min in the Seattle rain) and I was dry at the end. The newer 2011 waterproof zippers appear to work. This suit makes me look forward to riding even more.

Overall, the suit is well worth the price and you will never understand until you own one.
(Posted on 2/18/12)
Best thing since sliced breadReview by TINK
About time I chime in here... I purchased my Roadcrafter one piece suit back in 1992, yes, 20 years ago. I wear it daily to commute and on weekend romps. Only had the suite in for repairs (zippers) once in 20 years. I've never had to "crash test" my suite, but I'm sure it will protect me should I ever need it to. To say my Roadcrafter was a good investment would be an under statement. TINK photosbytink.com (Posted on 2/9/12)
The Aerostitch Roadcrafter: 10 years and counting Review by TheYellowRanger
On my blog, I just wrote up a long term review of the roadcrafter after 10 years of use:

http://nowheelieshere.blogspot.com/2012/01/aerostitch-roadcrafter-10-years-and.html (Posted on 1/10/12)
Suit for all SeasonsReview by Peter
I rode to work this morning it was 16 degrees F according to the FJR thermometer. I had added a layer, a fleece jacket and FirstGear heated gloves. The only difference between today and July in the 90’s is in July the vents are open, no fleece and lightweight gloves. This is an amazing suit, fits like a glove. I got mine in the fall of 2010, and have been through most weather in it. I found another pocket after almost a year of using it, there are probably more to find. I have the clear velcro forearm pocket that I use for notes and shopping lists. Walking through the supermarket I was consulting the list, a Dad with a young son remarked “Wow, Cool”
The reflective panels do a great job of lighting up at a distance and getting you noticed. The comments I’ve received show that someone who has made the investment in the suit and themselves definitely “knows where his towel is!” (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy). I think the Men in Black had the right phrase “Let’s Put it on, the last suit you’ll ever wear.”
The workmanship is fist class and great value. Thanks for a great piece of gear.

Peter Blacklin Columbia MD.
(Posted on 1/5/12)
Sizing is hardReview by Thierry
At the moment, I can't use my suit because I had to send it back to AEROSTICH. The size I ordered, after using the sizing tool is not the right one, the suit is too small.

Quality, design are very good. When I'll get the right size I'II certainly give a good feed back...

Thierry (Posted on 12/11/11)
Outstanding - 3 mos reviewReview by Veloz
I've had this suit for about 3 months now and am overall extremely pleased with it, and would 100% recommend it to anyone.

Quality is outstanding
Great protection from the elements
Good padding
Pocket engineering is great (folder over pokcet tops keep elements out and your stuff from fall out.
Easy to get on and off (with a little practice)
Neck collar can be fully closed with no discomfort (soft lining on the neck is great)
Able to run gerbing electric cables out of the side vent with no noticeable issues

Fit could be improved if the company offered half-sizes. They can make quite a few alterations, but if you fall between sizes you either have to adapt to a product that's a bit too big or a bit too small. In my case I needed the torso to be a bit taller and the width of the arms and legs to bit a bit wider, leaving the rest of the dimensions the same. This was not possible without going up to the next whole suit size which which just too big. As it is, I went with the smaller size and am mindful about not wearing bulky clothing.

Areas of Improvement
-I would like to see the side vents zip from top to down instead of the current way (down to up) I run the cables from my heated clothing out through the side vent (so I can plug them in to the bike) and with the zipper going from down to up, this means my cables are sort of held into place by the force of the zipper at the top of the vent. I'm afraid that across time this downward pressure on the zipper is going to cause it to unzip or weaken the zipper. If the zipper went from top to down, the cables would be resting at the bottom of the vent opening and would not be putting any pressure on the zipper.

-I would like to see velcro on the collar tabs so when you don't need the collar up (ie in warmer weather) you can velcro it "open" and not have it in the way. You can manually roll it back now but I have to do that every time I put on the suit (it seems to work its way back up again after taking off and putting on the suit)

- I would like to see a better way to tuck in the top zipper pull when the suit is completely zipped up. It's a little bit in the way when you try to pull the upper part of the suit across to the other side in order to engage the velcro and fully close the suit.

- There need to be vents in the leg area , preferably the lower leg area. With the knee pads in place, a lot of heat gets trapped into the legs and there's no air movement down there. This time of year (fall/early winter) this is a good thing. It wont be so good when the temps soar this summer.

- The higher end hips pads only come in one size - large, and for us smaller guys (I'm 5'5) these are way too tall. When on the bike, they poke into my ribs. Aerostitch doesn't offer any alternative here. This is not a problem with the suit, but does lessen your overall ability to get a whole suit-package (pads and all) from one vendor (Aerostitch)

- Would like some more velcro strips sewed into other areas of the suit. There are currently strips sewed onto the left leg (apparently for the map holder) and I LOVE these (I velcro on my temp-controller for my heated clothes here) but there are some other things I'd like to veclro on to the suit, if there were just a few more velcro strips here and there that would be great (suggest somewhere on the torso)

- All these improvements are minor and in no way would deter me from buying this suit again.

Riding experiences:

I live in NC and have not yet had the chance to ride in really hot temps (got the suit in fall) but have ridden it up to 85 with no problem. The vents work better than expected. I love that most of the vents can be opened whle sitting on the bike (don't have to take the suit off). Of course, this is not possible with the back vent.

The truth is that I like this suit so well I will probably just suffer through the hotter temps next summer. I don't really want to ride without it now. I would say it's an outstanding suit for at least 9 months of the year down here, and I'm hoping to make it work the other 3 months (July, Aug, Sep, when it's really hot)

Recently I took a trip to Michigan and back. I had little choice but to drive back through some pretty nasty weather. It was in the 30's, raining and super windy, for two days straight. The suit kept me dry (even in the crotch, even though some people say they have had moisture enter there) and with the wind stopping abilities of the suit, my inner heated gear was able to keep me toasty the whole way.

I wear this suit every time I'm on the bike and regularly to the gym (my bike is my main source of transportation unless the weather completely disallows it) and I have learned to fold the suit and two and put it into the bottom of a locker. No problems there.

I can't say enough good things about this suit and count it among the best money I have spent on gear.
(Posted on 12/4/11)
Roadcrafter in the NetherlandsReview by Jeroen
Got it a few months ago. I was quite worried about the sizing. But with great help on the phone "what is your European size suit that fits you well", plus some others details was all that was needed to get a perfect fit. Amazing!
Easy to get on and off. Didn´t ride in lots of rain, but am quite happy even in cooler temperatures with my heated Gerbing gear underneath. (Posted on 12/1/11)

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Product Videos


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Water Resistant Zipper Testing

Emergency Rain Boot Covers

What is the Difference Between a Roadcrafter Classic and an R‑3?

The RC Classic is the original Aerostich suit, updated and refined. It’s fully lined and was created to be an armored coverall constructed along the lines of a leather rider’s suit but in textiles. For this reason (the ‘leather’s’ way it is put together) it isn’t perfectly waterproof. It is pretty good, using about 30 meters of waterproof seam-sealing tape per garment, and modern waterproof zippers everywhere, but since its original and primary focus was commuting and ease-of-use, RC Classic can leak slightly in areas which are not seam-tapeable.

In most rain situations this suit is good for about 30 minutes on an unfaired bike. Then it may leak a little in the crotch because water pools when sitting (depending on how the fabric folds) and may drip through the zipper-attaching stitch holes. Riders with fairings and windshields often think it is totally waterproof even after all-day rain rides. This suit has been in production for over thirty years, which is fifteen years before the Gore-Tex company introduced waterproofness certification programs, so it’s grandfathered. It’s still great gear, still popular, and works and wears very well in almost all situations.

The R-3 is the third-generation Aerostich one piece coverall. It’s unlined like a lot of today’s most technical and lightweight waterproof outdoor gear, and it does pass the rigorous certification for rainwear. We sometimes think of it as an armored and highly abrasion-resistant rain suit. Its impact armor is attached to the inside with adhesively bonded hook-and-loop. This suit wears slightly cooler in really hot conditions absent a separate inner lining. There are numerous other small refinements the RC Classic does not have.

In summary, the RC Classic has become an actual classic just as ‘Levi’s 501’ denim jeans and many other long-popular products. Many riders like it exactly the way it is. The R-3 waterproof one piece suit is what we make today for the same intended applications, but incorporating the technology and experience we now have.

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. After a suit is sewn and completed there is no simple or cost-effective way to then make the garment’s torso length (the distance from crotch to collar) shorter or longer. A few specialized alterations can help slightly (see 'ellipse' below), but they are imperfect 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 one does this arm-raising to horizontal, the entire torso section of a one-piece suit slides upwards about 1.5". The suit’s bulky shoulder impact armor move it that way. And when you lower your arms, the suit body area should slide back downward smoothly.

Aerostich gear is graded by chest size (38, 40, 42, 44, etc) and each is available in short (S), regular (R) and long (L) versions. If you are borderline height-wise, part-way between an ‘S’ and an ‘R’, go with the longer body length of the ‘R’. And if you are somewhere between an ‘R’ and an ‘L’, go with the longer body of the ‘L’. The extra body length in each size is about 1.3" greater. And if you ride a sport bike, or are an especially active rider and want maximum freedom-of-movement, a slightly longer body sometimes works and feels a bit better.

Leg and sleeve lengths should be adjusted as needed after your body/torso length has been determined. For a comfortable and correct fit with your raised arms out to your side horizontally (both at the same time), you should still have very slight room at the crotch.

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

A riding 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.

A riding 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 center back of your hand. The center of the TF impact armor elbow cup should also 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 will 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.