R-3 Light and Original Roadcrafter Light differences:
- —Original Roadcrafter Light's did not come standard with impact armor. (Available as a $100.00 option.) Impact armor is standard in all R-3 lights.
- —Most Original Roadcrafter Light's manufactured in Viet Nam. R-3 Lights manufactured in Viet Nam and in the United States.
- —All six impact armor holding pockets inside R-3 lights are an improved design. - R-3 Lights have a stronger hook and loop mount for impact armor pockets.
- —R-3 Lights use a stronger and 2x more water resistant main and right leg zipper
The Original Roadcrafter Light provided a great basis for R-3 and R-3 Light designs. These 'Original Light's' were an all-new kind of Roadcrafter that was much cooler-wearing and far more water-resistant than Original Roadcrafter's of this period. And were ideal for commuters and relaxed tour riding.
Original Roadcrafter Lights were manufactured from 2010-2014. During the development of all R-3 versions, numerous smaller pattern, sewing and detail updates were incorporated to help make all R-3 technical rider's suits feel, fit and function better.