Roadcrafter Classic One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on August 18, 2008):
I received my Roadcrafter one-piece about one week before a major trip of 6,500 miles -- Seattle to Texas then up to Alaska. 2200 miles on Interstates and 4300 miles on two lane roads. Fourteen hours each day for 10 days. The hottest was 110F in West Texas and the coldest was 37F in Yukon.
I wore the suit religiously. Even in the high temperatures I could adjust the air flow enough to be almost comfortable. Through a three hour thunderstorm in Kansas, not a drop penetrated the suit.
The only failure was the zipper on the right wrist. I pulled too hard when adjusting while riding and snapped off the metal pulltab. It was my own fault and not the design. I juryrigged a fix that night that is still working.
I started with the optional hip pads but removed them within a few days as unnecessary and a bit uncomfortable.
As for size, I am an off-the-rack size 42 but ordered a 44 Roadcrafter. With a sweater or vest underneath, even the 44 was a bit tight but not restrictive.
I was very appreciative of being able to put on and remove the suit within 10 seconds to minimize the heat buildup when stopped.
After some experimentation, I found the perfect place for all essentials with the pockets.