Roadcrafter Classic Two Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on October 29, 2010):
- Bought my two-piece in grey with silver ballistics in 1997. I ride every day, all year round. In the current rolling year I have ridden 21,000 miles, 16,000 of which were professional, govt. dept. riding, and the rest pleasure. Well, it's all a pleasure, especially if you're being paid to ride a motorcycle.... The suit is definitely waterproof, despite what is mentioned in some of these reviews. I live and work in Wales where it rains all the time, horizontally. I have worn it from 06:30 Sat to 19:30 Sunday during a competitive event in non-stop rain and it got a little damp on my breastbone by the second morning, that was all. It's best on a faired bike, as my work bikes are, as you would expect, but my own bike is an 1150 GS Adventure, and I don't get wet on that either. I wash and proof it with Nikwax products about every four months. I like the fact that I can ride 200 miles to a meeting then step out of the suit in seconds wearing office clothes underneath. Over the years I've bought and used other non-Aerostich gear, much of which has not been waterproof, and so I keep returning to this old faithful. It is now looking rather worn in places, a bit like its owner, but that gives it streed cred, and hopefully also its owner. I am just about to buy a new one, to present a smarter appearance for professional purposes, and will get black trousers, a hi-viz jacket and another jacket in a plain colour. Don't see many of these in the UK, but have twice arrived at the head of a traffic queue to find a fellow rider 'stich-clad and exclaiming pleasure with the product.