Roadcrafter One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on December 2, 2009):
Is it dry?
Bought my Roadcrafter this summer and got wet by the first rain I encountered. Granted it was a torrential downpour and I was stuck in slow moving traffic with stop lights along the way. It was sort of like jumping in a pool; that was this summer. Since then, I have been using the one piece daily with great success at staying dry. My commute is 45 miles each way and I have ridden during some pretty good rains and a couple weeks ago, I even rode to work during the Nor’easter that blew through Virginia. I am happy to report that my Roadcrafter has kept me dry ever since that first rain. I am happy with this product.
How’s the fit?
I am 6 foot tall with a 33” inseam; I have a 40” waist and weigh 240 lbs. I bought a size 50 Regular (without alterations). I find it feels huge off the bike and a bit poofy in the torso area. However, I bought it slightly large to allow for heated liner or some layering. Once on the bike the knee armor moves into place vice hanging at my shins. The suit is a bit stiff when new but is starting to soften up some. I wear it on both my Concours 1400 and my HD Ultra Classic. The material is a bit rough on clear coat paint so protection is needed where ever the suit might rub on paint.
Is it cool in summer and warm in winter?
During the summer in VA at 90 degrees with all venting options open, sweat will line the suit…under 85 degrees comfortable while moving….traffic is another issue.
Fall temperature….shorts and tee shirt down to 55 degrees.
Winter…well hasn’t come yet but with heated liner and heated gloves the suit is comfortable down to 29 degrees (so far that is as cold as it has gotten).
I am thinking about ordering another suit in a 48 Regular for my fair weather riding…to reduce the extra bulk I have in the 50 R.