Roadcrafter Light One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on April 15, 2013):
Light vs Regular; I've had the pleasure to own both...I gave the original to my son last fall and recently bought the Light for NE Florida.
I've waited to log about 3000 miles on my naked before reviewing the new Light. The goretex material took some getting used to when gearing up. Boots get hung up and the main zipper is a perfect alignment or I struggle with it 2 or 3 times. Maybe after 5 years of use like my regular it'll loosen up. I ridden in downpours and the Light seals up perfectly. Now that it's getting warmer and I want some airflow, I've found the suit traps air. You just can't open the sleeve end zippers without fully opening the back flap. Or, you feel like the Michelin man. Same is true for the neck...snug it up and airflow to rear of suit stops. This maybe a combination of riding a bike with NO windscreen and the suit being completely air tight. Either way, it's a pain to keep adjusting sleeves and neck closures. Although I had none of these issues with the regular Stich, I'm not ready to trade...just yet. If it still feels like a sail after i install the Ztechnic screen...look on ebay. With hot, humid weather right around the corner, we'll see how the Light vent system works. I really like the reduced weight and bulk when it comes time to roll up and put in saddle bag. I'm 5-8 and ordered a 38L...the extra length in the sleeves and legs helps cover more of my boots and allows for a shorter glove gauntlet in the summer. It's roomy enough to layer for the 3 months of North Florida winter and hopefully some circulation in the heat.