I've had my roadcrafter for 5 years now , last week we did a 60 mph slide on tarmac, about 180 ft on one side of the roadcrafter. Now that its washed I checked it and no damage at all is done . Great protection !! thank you (Posted on 3/30/12)
I did have trouble getting the correct fit; however, Aerostich made it right. I've not had the suit for about 6 weeks. It is just as good as they say. The suit is breaking it quite nicely. The massive amount of pockets are great. The ability to get into your regular pants pockets is possibly my favorite part of the suit. (Posted on 3/27/12)
I first read of the Roadcrafter in the mid-eighties. They intrigued me, but they didn't seem like a good idea. Over the years, I saw mostly Darians and they seemed like a better deal, but they didn't turn me on. This winter, I signed up for the Total Control motorcycle rider's course and they require a motorcycle jacket and pants. I needed pants and decided what I really wanted is a Roadcrafter. I ordered one and it arrived a little more than a week later. It fits great. It's been about a month since my suit arrived and Aerostich requested a review. It is winter coming on spring, and I've only managed 2,312 miles in the suit, but I am in love with it already. From temperatures just above 20°F to 78°, in rain, wind, and fine weather, I've been cozy. If someone stole my Roadcrafter tomorrow, I'd order another.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.