Roadcrafter One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on December 14, 2013):
- When I ordered my Roadcrafter One Piece Suit back in October I expected a lot. The suit is a lot of money and Aerostich has a reputation that puts them at the top of the pile of manufacturers of riding gear that works in real world conditions. So my expectations were very high and I was a bit worried that the suit wouldn't live up to those expectations and I would be disappointed. After receiving my new Roadcrafter in November and after commuting nearly every day on my bike since then, I am writing this review to say that I am not one bit disappointed and that the Roadcrafter is worth every penny! I am required to dress "business casual" for my job. That is, no jeans. No boots. No sweat shirts, etc. I needed an all weather riding garment that I could put on over Khaki pants and a button down shirt and maybe a sweater or sport coat, and KNOW that I would get to work dry and warm. The Roadcrafter is the first riding garment that claimed it could do that, and actually followed through on the claim. On top of that I'll never have to worry about abrasion resistance or visibility, and believe me, visibility is a big issue during our wet, gloomy Fall and Winter months. Even though I bought a "black on black" Roadcrafter, I will never have to worry about being seen! I live near Portland, Oregon. We have cold, wet Autumns and Winters (not to mention Springs) that are the stuff of legend. We don't get a ton of snow around here, but we get oceans of rain and lots of 35 degree days. The Roadcrafter One Piece Suit has so far kept me COMPLETELY dry and is warm enough that I can make my 45 minute commute with my regular work clothes on under it, and perhaps a sweater or fleece jacket over my shirt, and be dry and comfortable when I get to work. I step out of my Roadcrafter, change my shoes, and sit down at my desk. That's all there is to it. It is nothing short of perfect. When I was ordering my Roadcrafter the service team at Aerostich was always there when I had questions. After I used the sizing tool online they promptly sent me a suit to try on so that we could determine what changes needed to be made so that my suit would be a perfect fit. And once that was determined, I sent back the "test suit" and they made me my suit, all in just about a month! My suit fits perfectly! I ride a Triumph Thruxton with clubman bars, so my riding posture is pretty aggressive. But the suit has just the right amount of length in the arms and legs, and the torso fits just right. When I am just standing around the legs look a bit long, and the butt looks a bit baggy, but when I am on the bike riding it fits like a glove, and that's when the fit is important. I have said enough here. The only additional thing that I would say is, if you are on the fence trying to decide if the Roadcrafter One Piece Suit is worth the investment, stop deciding and order the suit. If you take the time to carefully talk through the sizing and fitting with the service people, you really can't go wrong. Once you have the Aerostich Roadcrafter on, the suit will speak for itself.