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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

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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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Don't leave home without it....Review by Layber
After a couple years deliberation, I bought a used one off Craigslist to make sure the investment was going to be worth it. This suit is fantastic. Two weeks ago, I bounced off the back of a Jetta that decided to back out without looking. My Versys, $2600 damage. Me, sprained thumb. 'Nuff said.
It does get hot on the 90+ days, but only when you are standing still, a very small price to pay in my book for this level of protection. Mine leaks very slightly from the crotch when riding for EXTENDED periods of time in the POURING rain (. Only the most severe weather makes it do this, and I think I may have cured it by adjusting the way the fabric bunches at the crotch so that the water cannot pool, but I've only been in one severe storm since this discovery, so I want to ride a bit more before I declare this foiled.
Please keep in mind I have been as SEVERLY CRITICAL as I could of this suit, these are the only negatives that I can find. I could write for pages about the positives of this suit, but I'm sure I wouldn't hit many points that havent already been hit. I'll wear this one til it wears out, and then I'll buy a new one to replace it. If you ride alot, this will please you. (Posted on 11/3/11)
Wish I'd pulled the trigger soonerReview by gromit
Considered buying a Roadcrafter for at least 10 years before I ever got one. Went through a bunch of lesser gear that always failed me in one way or another. Easily spent the equivalent price of the 'stich on the lesser gear. Finally bit the bullet and got a custom sized Roadcrafter. The folks at Aerostich made the custom process easy and, in hindsight, quick. (It does seem like forever when you are waiting) With well over 20K miles on mine now, I can honestly say it was a great purchase.

If you're thinking of getting the hi-viz, be warned - it gets dirty easily and is not as bright as some to the other hi-viz on the market. It does clean up pretty well and still gets the attention of many of the cagers.

Folks will tell you it's not comfortable over 90f and below 50f. What is? Colder temps are easier as layering and heated gear can make you quite snug. I've plowed my driveway (walk behind snowblower) many times wearing my 'stich, much to the entertainment of my neighbors.

(Posted on 10/22/11)
Good things do come to those who wait!Review by Eric
I have been curious about the suit for many years and been told how great it really is by all those people I meet that own them. They aren't cheap to buy, so I put off the gamble for many years. By chance, a good friend offered up the chance to try one he had bought, as a spare,off e-bay. It was the middle of summer here in Georgia and I thought it would never work in the 90% heat,but guess what, with all the vents open, I was getting as much air as I with all my vented jackets and pants. That was the first revelation. Getting it on and off was a snap and I felt totally protected padding wise. OK, so I want one. Hardest part was figuring out the color. I felt very confident in the help I received about sizing and went and placed the order. Short story after long, I really love the suit! It fits perfectly and is so well crafted that it reminds you that there are still people out there that take a great deal of pride in what they do. The forming and the stitching is perfect.Wished I hadn't waited so long. Thanks for a fabulous product. (Posted on 10/12/11)
Roadcrafter in ScotlandReview by Andrew
Like many folk no doubt , thought about this suit for a while and read , read many reviews. Took the plunge a couple of years ago and ordered . The fit was perfect and that says a great deal for the help I received on line and by phone, as I was wee bit wary ordering from USA without trying on , or getting a normal fitting done. The suit was hard to start with , but after a few months soon became softer without ever "feeling" soft or thin.
Easy to on and off and the design is great , and as for the number of useful pockets...still finding new ones..hee , hee. A LOT of thought went into this suit and design , and for someone who has ridden for 40 years and continues to do fairly high mileage it is by far the best purchase I have made in motorcycle clothing bar NONE.
Quality build , really comfortable on the bike , ( have done 1200+ mile days ) and the protection pads are exactly where the should be placed...perfect. I have had no issues with leakage , and living in a damp , wet UK that is superb...( always making sure overflap is secure ) I have machine washed the suit several times now with NIKWAX and this keeps both the suit looking like new and performing great in the rain.
Have worn in temperatures of nearly 100* whilst in France and with vents fully open it is OK on the bike , but with its protective weight it's a wee bit warm when off the bike..but that has to be expected in that heat.
Only issues after a few years and 40,000 miles has been the loss of a few zip pullers , and a little less "stickiness" of the velcro on the collar tap and main overlap.
Both easily sorted.
Overall , I fantastic suit , well worth the money , and when I wear it on the bike..FEEL SAFE !!! (Posted on 10/11/11)
Great quality, sizing can be a problemReview by Veloz
I've had my new one piece suit for almost a month and the quality is really remarkable. I Love the variety of pockets, and with the vents I've been able to ride in fairly warm weather (85) with no problem. I would like to see vents in the legs, though. as warmth collects there and is sort of "trapped" by the knee pads.

I will leave for a 10 day trip very soon, into much cooler, and rainy weather. I think the suit will be great for this as every opening seals up well and the material seems to shed water well.

The only disappointment I've had is with sizing. From all the other posts, I got the idea that the company really prides themselves on sizing, yet I can't apparently get a suit to fit well.

I started with a size 38, which is one size bigger than my normal jacket size, to accommodate a set of cloths plus the addition of heated clothing. Without the heated clothing the suit fits pretty well, but the arms are snug, and the crotch is about 1/2" to "high". Aerostitch says these aren't things they can alter.

With the addition of heated clothing I feel overly restricted and have to work hard to keep the sleeves from my shirt from balling up as I put my arms into the suit. Once I have the suit on I feel like a mummy wrapped in tight cloth.

I talked to the company about this and they very quickly sent me the next size up. This solved the problems I just mentioned, but honestly this size suit is actually too big.

It hangs on me and I can tell that in the warmer months, whenI don't have layered clothing, it's going to be way too baggy.

I compared the dimensions of the two suits very carefully and determined that really I need a suit between the two suits. The two suits I have are a 38 and a 40. I'm convinced that a 39 would be "perfect" but alas the company says they can't produce a 39. Furthermore, they can't shrink a 40 down to a 39 and they can only partially "grow" a the 38.

This all vexes me. How hard can it be for them to offer in-between sizes? Fear a $900 piece of clothing you'd think you could get it to fit darned near "exactly" right, not just "sort-of" right.

Here's hoping someone there is listening and realizes that not everyone is going to fit into their predetermined set of sizes.

Sadly, aer (Posted on 10/10/11)
Its THE suitReview by Noel B of Orchard Park
I've had my roadcrafter for just over one month now, and have worn it on two bikes in many different kinds of weather (no snow yet...) both hot and cold, with and without rain, and it is everything I hoped it would be. The reviews and aclaim are well-deserved. Comfortable, cool in hot weather, warm in cold weather, secure, stable and good looking. Thanks, Aerostich! (Posted on 10/8/11)
Great suit for cooler tempsReview by Carl
I have had my new Roadcrafter for about a month now. It's still stiff but that will improve with with time, as some of the others writing here have noted. It is quick and easy to get into and out of (less than a minute) and I can wear it over street clothes. What I find best is how warm it keeps me in cool weather. I have been riding in the mid-40s and lower 50s at highway speeds with nothing but cotton chinos and a cotton flannel shirt on underneath. With a heated vest and warmer pants I can see no obstacle to riding in sub-freezing temperatures. (Posted on 9/19/11)
Better Suit = More MilesReview by David
I've now had the suit since late spring (i.e., newer model with new zippers) and have about 4,000 miles on it. I can say with absolute certainty that having the suit has increased the miles I ride, especially commuting. I normally wear nice slacks and sport coat, or even a suit, and live in Portland OR, where rain is common for most of the year. Having the Roadcrafter this spring and early summer really allowed me to ride a lot more often, safely. That is, with the one-piece step in/out functionality of the suit, I found that I was much more likely to "Ride There" with much less regard for the weather; just slip the suit on over my dress cloths, throw the sport coat or suit jacket in the trunk (a Givi on the back of my Concours 14) and off to work I go, along with several midweek trips for meetings. Add that fact that the Roadcraft is probably the most safe riding gear I own (my Shoei aside) and .... tada ..... more miles! I've also worn the suit while riding through the northern Nevada desert this summer, with shorts and t-shirt under the suit, and believe I did a lot better than my friend who wore a mesh jacket.

My only "complaint" is that I always have difficulty when riding with the top zipper down a ways. When I stop the zipper always has difficutly going back to the top (which is necessary to take the suit off). At first I thought it was just stiff, being new, but now I'm not sure what the problem is; e.g., bent teeth or crooked pull??

Anway, with with that minor glich, I still give the suit 9.5 stars. I'm selling much of the other gear (several other jackets, pants, etc.) so watch E-Bay! <LOL> (Posted on 9/6/11)
Works Great!Review by chriso
In short: Turn 6, Laguna Seca, Track Day, Low Side, not a scratch on me. My Roadcrafter worked exactly as intended. Sending it in for some minor repairs. The venting and the zippers make it convenient in the street as well. (Posted on 8/23/11)
Saved my life in JulyReview by MikeT-NYC
On 7/23/11, my rear tire blew out on the Palisades Parkway in NY State heading down to NYC. According to the police, I slid 225 feet at highway speed in my Roadcrafter suit, full-face Snell-rated helmet, gloves and engineer boots. The result -- a broken collarbone, a couple of cracked ribs, and a broken 5th metacarpal (or whatever they call it) for the little finger on my right hand, which wasn't the suit's fault.

I also had a LOT of bruises and am in rehab now for the collarbone, but without the Roadcrafter and other gear, I'd be dead now (and it would be a closed-casket funeral due to the corpse's condition).
(Posted on 8/5/11)

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Product Videos


Roadcrafter Classic 1-pc Suit Overview (12 min)

How to Put on a 1 Piece R-3

#488 Roll and Carry 1 Piece Roadcrafter

Scott Nelson Folding a Roadcrafter  (:49)

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.