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Men's Roadcrafter Classic One Piece Suit
- Product Review (submitted on September 6, 2011):
I've now had the suit since late spring (i.e., newer model with new zippers) and have about 4,000 miles on it. I can say with absolute certainty that having the suit has increased the miles I ride, especially commuting. I normally wear nice slacks and sport coat, or even a suit, and live in Portland OR, where rain is common for most of the year. Having the Roadcrafter this spring and early summer really allowed me to ride a lot more often, safely. That is, with the one-piece step in/out functionality of the suit, I found that I was much more likely to "Ride There" with much less regard for the weather; just slip the suit on over my dress cloths, throw the sport coat or suit jacket in the trunk (a Givi on the back of my Concours 14) and off to work I go, along with several midweek trips for meetings. Add that fact that the Roadcraft is probably the most safe riding gear I own (my Shoei aside) and .... tada ..... more miles! I've also worn the suit while riding through the northern Nevada desert this summer, with shorts and t-shirt under the suit, and believe I did a lot better than my friend who wore a mesh jacket.
My only "complaint" is that I always have difficulty when riding with the top zipper down a ways. When I stop the zipper always has difficutly going back to the top (which is necessary to take the suit off). At first I thought it was just stiff, being new, but now I'm not sure what the problem is; e.g., bent teeth or crooked pull??
Anway, with with that minor glich, I still give the suit 9.5 stars. I'm selling much of the other gear (several other jackets, pants, etc.) so watch E-Bay! <LOL>