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Men's Roadcrafter Classic One Piece Suit

Men's Roadcrafter Classic One Piece Suit

Product Review (submitted on August 1, 2012):
My wife and I have had Roadcrafter suits for a year now. We had them fitted while visiting Duluth, so the fit is good. While there we also received good instructions on such things as how to keep lakes from forming in our laps while riding, and how to make on and off easy. Construction is excellent, with outstanding attention to detail. Fortunately we have not been forced to see how good the standard equipment crash protection is.

These suits do ventilate nicely whether zipped open or closed. Getting rid of internal moisture is as simple as being in moving air -- even in a downpour -- and rain protection by the suit itself is excellent, though I sometimes wish there were an attached hood to keep the back of my neck completely dry.

Compared to my expectations, there has been one distinct downside in that temperature range is suprisingly limited. For example, my $25 suede jacket is warmer in weather below 50 F., and my Sliders jacket is downright sweltering by comparison, as I can ride comfortably in it down to zero F. With this Roadcrafter suit, I now understand the need for Kanetsu electric vests and hope to obtain the optional zip-on sleeves for mine that I didn't think I'd ever need -- before this coming Winter hits, anyway.

Note that these comments come from riding behind a full fairing. I have no experience with the suit on a naked bike.

As for protection, if you order one of these suits, don't skimp on it. I wish I had gotten both the optional back protector and the optional hip protectors, since my Slider jacket and Quest pants leave me feeling much better padded. All in all, though, it's a good suit, and I do not regret the purchase.