Roadcrafter Classic One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on November 26, 2013):
Over the years, I've bought pretty much every type of riding gear and never found anything that fitted well, until now.
Aerostich customer service were extremely helpful in getting me a basic suit in the right size to try on, then custom altering the sleeves and pant legs.
For the first time ever, I had elbow pads on my elbows instead of my wrists, and knee pads that didn't sit over my shins.
I believed that would be the last riding gear I'd ever buy, since I was so happy with it.
Then I broke it, or rather the medics broke it when they cut it off me. I went down on the freeway at about 60mph. The only damage to the suit was a scuff on the knee pad. I would have worn it again had it not needed to be cut off. I had no skin damage whatsoever. Underneath the suit, I was wearing cotton/polyester hospital scrubs and they were completely unmarked.
My beautiful gray and blue suit was replaced with a red and black one, as soon as I was well enough to ride again. It's my only riding gear, apart from a mesh jacket and pants for those uber hot days.
I commute daily in my suit, in temperatures from the high thirties to about 90 degrees. Underneath, I wear either hospital scrubs, casual pants or sometimes even a dress and hose.
Getting in and out of the suit is as quick and easy as promised.
If you're thinking about buying a Roadcrafter, go for it. The best riding gear I've ever owned.