Men's Roadcrafter Classic One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on October 23, 2009):
I was playing chicken on Ebay by entering low ball bids that I was positive would not win. I bid one dollar higher than the staring bid. About a week later I get an email stating "You have won the auction!" What auction I asked and come to find out I'm the new-to-me owner of a two year old Hi-Viz Roadcrafter with about 8000 miles on it. The previous owner had crashed wearing this suit leaving streaks of embedded asphalt in the ballistics on the right side from the shoulder down to the ankle. An email from
Aerostich Customer Service suggested Dawn dishwashing liquid which worked very well to remove the stains but took a long, long time to rinse out.
The last 3 years I have been wearing a Fieldsheer Highlander II and the only similarity between the two suits is they are both made of textile and use two main zippers. Otherwise there is no comparison in the quality of the materials and the construction of the suits. While waitng for the suit to arrive I ordered a pair of the heavier duty hip pads. They make it a little more difficult to get my leg over the bike but I know from experience the importance of hip protection and being the old (55) fart that I am I don't heal as quick as I used to. The suit came with a Bohn Carbon-Kevlar back pad that velcrode right into the back. I have put about 800 miles on the suit so far and couldn't be happier with it. It has been leak free in a couple of frog strangling rain storms.