Roadcrafter Light One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on February 17, 2012):
Firstly, let me say that the customer service experience was extremely smooth - and I would highly recommend anyone who is unsure about sizing to contact the guys and gals at Aerostich to help you decide. I had originally been sized as a 40L - but living in Australia decided I wanted further confirmation before pulling the trigger and was sized up to 42L. I am so glad I did email, the suit fits like it has been tailored for me and the 40L would certainly have been too snug. To help, I am 6'1-6'2 athletic lean frame, 41" chest, 33" waist around 180lbs.
A note on the 'Not Made in America' argument that is doing the rounds on many of the bike forums. Are these people serious? Which made in America mobile phone are they using? Do they all ride American made bikes? Was their new flat screen made in America? Get real - this is the modern world - even Apple products are DESIGNED in California and MADE in China. Stop being so hypocritical. Most of the 'shoddy' production issues from the 80s and 90s are now a thing of the past. And that brings me to the suit itself.
This is one high quality piece of kit that has had some amazing thought put into its design. On my first try I got it on and had it zipped up and locked down in about 30 seconds. I wouldn't even care if it continued to take that long to get into, it's still quicker than my old gear and I don't have to change outfits when I get to the office! There are pockets galore, plenty of adjustability and
the armour (which came already positioned in the suit!) seems spot on (I opted for the hip pads also, and will be installing a back pad soon). It's pretty warm here in Sydney today, around 85F and the suit is fine with shorts and shirt on under it. The venting system works great.
Oh, by the way, the zippers work perfectly - another thing I have read a lot about - people can't seem to work the zippers! How can you operate a motorcycle if you can't work out a zipper? Baffling.
If you are ordering from outside America.... I live in Sydney, Australia - placed the order on Sunday night 12/02 (my time) - I got it this morning, Friday 17/02 - through FedEx. I tracked the parcel all the way. Just be sure to get the right size (through honest accurate measurements of your own body) and don't hesitate to buy one. Sure it seems like a lot of money in one hit - but spread it out over 10 years and it's less than a $100 a year on high quality gear.