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Customer Reviews (25)
- Aerostich 2 Piece Tips Review by 177in70s
Aerostich 2 Piece Tips 15+ years, 100K miles, wife picked Blk on Blk , white helmet on 85 K100RS BMW near Phila:
Wash & treat for water resistance more than once per decade; EZPass in short sock held high inside top of right zipped chest pocket with safety pins, credit cards for gas and whistle in lower portion; Waterproof Gzone Boulder cell phone in outer top velcro pocket, wallet goes in inside top pocket; bought smaller winter kneepads so slightly swollen bent knee doesn’t get constricted and sore during long rides.
I like small new Stich backpad, waist zipper lost some teeth, bought another waist zipper, zipped it to first one, sewed shut the side with missing teeth, use the other zipper and gained a little “height” like a cheap ellipse. At the end of a warm day, I do a dozen things to get suit ready for a cold sunrise start:
snug pant legs bottoms, zip waist pocket slots, close both sides of waist zipper, tighten kidney velcro straps, close pit zips, snug cuff velcro, during the day I loosen these as the day warms up. Prior to hard rain, Held Goretex gloves on, gauntlet inside sleeve with glove wrist strap snug and attached to the Stich sleeve Velcro underneath the suit’s wrist strap. This keeps gauntlet up inside sleeve. Comfortable from 25 to 80 deg. F in sun or 85 in shade. K bike likes Stich pants even when hotter to keep away heat. It fits with backpad in either rear “system case.” Electric Vest goes close to my body, optional fleece goes over vest. My kids call it my Darth Vader or Robocop suit. I think of it as insurance should I hit a deer and wear it a lot with the top at least partially zipped to the bottom. Glad it keeps on fitting me. Glad I bought it. (Posted on 12/11/11)
- $937.00?Review by darmah
- Always a little pricey but I may have to go elsewhere to replace mine two piece Roadcrafter. I do like the suit for all weather riding. I now have 350k on my 4 year old. Replaced all the zippers (most pull tabs broke off) last summer. Water proofing weak now even after 2 part wash and sealant treatments several times a year. The velcro Oops, hook and loop stink. They started doing partial releases with only 20k or so and have since been aided with snap fasteners on the jacket pockets. And yes I constantly remove any fuzz or hairballs in the loops. All around great piece, but HIGH entry price now. Jeez (Posted on 11/11/11)
- best gear for the northwestReview by Enn
Besides having one of the best riding gears ,aerostich also has the the best customer service .Thanks
(Posted on 10/13/11)
- Best suit, 20 years running....Review by Steve
- I bought the Roadcrafter 2 piece suit nearly 20 years ago. I've had many other riding suits, leather & textile but this continues to be hands-down the best by far. I use the jacket only for daily commuting and the full suit for 4 day trips through the Adirondacks & Vermont, where you're likely to hit every kind of weather variation. This suit even rode through 2 weeks in Tibet back in 2000 (including a 60mph lowside on a gravel road!) and is still going strong w/out a repair. The only caveat I've ever read was that water could seep through in places? I have to say, I've been in torrential downpours more than once and stayed bone dry! Just use the wash-in waterproofing stuff & silicone spray once a year. Buy this suit. (Posted on 9/22/11)
- Excellence from the NorthReview by KBduluth
The Roadcrafter 2 piece suit is very comfortable while riding. I wish the jacket were a couple inches longer, but overall when it is zipped together it works great. A windproof fleece underneath makes the jacket versatile to 40 degrees or so. I don't have a heated vest, but I imagine with the electric vest and other accessories it would make the RC suit perfect for any type of cold or wet weather riding. I agree with other reviewers in that the neck closure could have a better design. It is always flapping loose.
Overall, I would never have any riding gear other than Aerostich! (Posted on 2/15/11)
- Great suit makes riding easierReview by Alan
- I have had my two piece suit for over 5 years now. I commute with the suit on as well as recreational road trips. I'd say the suit has put in well over a 100,000 miles on it and still is in perfect nick. It is simple, has everything I need. I have travelled all over the US, Australia and New Zealand in my suit. I have slept on the side of the road in it. Did I say it is easy and comfortable? I'd recmmend the suit to any rider who is serious about protection and everyday usefullness. Enjoy! (Posted on 1/7/11)
- Very satisfied withn this reliable old friendReview by Philibeic
- Bought my two-piece in grey with silver ballistics in 1997. I ride every day, all year round. In the current rolling year I have ridden 21,000 miles, 16,000 of which were professional, govt. dept. riding, and the rest pleasure. Well, it's all a pleasure, especially if you're being paid to ride a motorcycle.... The suit is definitely waterproof, despite what is mentioned in some of these reviews. I live and work in Wales where it rains all the time, horizontally. I have worn it from 06:30 Sat to 19:30 Sunday during a competitive event in non-stop rain and it got a little damp on my breastbone by the second morning, that was all. It's best on a faired bike, as my work bikes are, as you would expect, but my own bike is an 1150 GS Adventure, and I don't get wet on that either. I wash and proof it with Nikwax products about every four months. I like the fact that I can ride 200 miles to a meeting then step out of the suit in seconds wearing office clothes underneath. Over the years I've bought and used other non-Aerostich gear, much of which has not been waterproof, and so I keep returning to this old faithful. It is now looking rather worn in places, a bit like its owner, but that gives it streed cred, and hopefully also its owner. I am just about to buy a new one, to present a smarter appearance for professional purposes, and will get black trousers, a hi-viz jacket and another jacket in a plain colour. Don't see many of these in the UK, but have twice arrived at the head of a traffic queue to find a fellow rider 'stich-clad and exclaiming pleasure with the product. (Posted on 10/29/10)
- Roadcrafter Two-piece ups the anteReview by Michael
- Thoroughly satisfied with my long-term one-piece Roadcrafter, I decided to order the Roadcrafter jacket only to wear in hotter weather with jeans. It became another favorite piece of riding apparel along-side my one piece suit. My wife surprised me on a birthday with the pants and explained how impressed she was with the service when she ordered them. The grey fabric had changed since I purchased the jacket and the sales person suggested that she order black pants with the new grey ballistic. I like the two-color combination and the difference in the grey between jacket and pants ballistics is barely noticeable. Interestingly, I now rarely wear the jacket without the pants and recently ordered the bib conversion for additional flexibility. A truly outstanding product! (Posted on 9/19/10)
- Another long-time userReview by Rob
I've had my blue 'stich for 11 years, it's really served me well. I had a spill a couple years ago and sent the suit in for repairs, got a new right arm and right leg. The damage wasn't bad but I guess that's the best way to bring the suit back up to snuff. The cost was very reasonable. The turn-around time was really quick as well. You can tell the suit was repaired only by the fading on the arms, but the blue is pretty fade resistant. I wash and waterproof twice per year, and yes, I get the crotch leak. Only for really heavy or extended rain storms though. My pads are starting to break down a bit I noticed on the spring wash.
One benefit of the two-piece that nobody has mentioned is the ability to add venting by unzipping the lower portion of the jacket while riding (two way zipper). Also good for heavy lunches. Can't do that with the one-piece.
I warn people now that if they tour with me they'll end up buying a 'stich. I think I'm up to seven converts now. (Posted on 9/3/10)
- Excellent ProductReview by Brian
- My wife and I have owned our two piece Roadcrafter suits for seven years. Although they have not been crash tested, there is no doubt that they would perform almost as good as a pair of race leathers. The qualify of the construction is excellent. And it is easy to remove the protection for washing. In heavy rain, there is no need to pull over and put on a rain suit; these suits keep the water out! They are warm in 100 degree weather; but much cooler than leathers. They include zippers to increase ventilation. Excellent product at a reasonable price. (Posted on 8/20/10)