Get your stopwatch. The Roadcrafter’s exclusive zipper configuration requires less of your effort and almost none of your time. Unlike conventional suits, you can shed a Roadcrafter one or two piece suit in under ten seconds . Just ten seconds and you’ll be wearing nothing but your street clothes. Aerostich Roadcrafter suits are designed to be worn over them, without the hassle of changing clothes to match weather and riding conditions. And a Roadcrafter is just as fast to get into, so you can get out of town. Zip yourself into a Roadcrafter, and ten seconds later you’ll wonder why anyone would want to wear conventional riding gear.
This trick may make using your suit easier: Before you put on the suit, always separate (open) the main zipper by sliding both sliders up to the top. Then hold the open suit in front of you - grab it at the chest opening with you facing into the zipper (as though you were greeting the empty suit) - and step into the right leg. After pulling on both sleeves, grasp the two adjacent main zipper slider pulls, sandwiching them between the first three knuckles of your right hand. Then feed the other side of the zipper into these sliders. It" />
The GORE-TEX® fabric membrane contains 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch, each one 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water but 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule. So while perspiration can get out, it's tough for outside wetness and wind to get in. It wears cooler than leathers in the heat, warmer than leathers in the cold, and drier under all conditions. All seams are hot-tape sealed.
There’s no such thing as too many pockets, and it’s a good thing, because our one-piece suit has ten of them. The Roadcrafter is fully lined with free-floating nylon taffeta so it slides on right over your clothes. There's one inner pocket with Velcro closure for valuables and nine exterior pockets. Velcro closure tabs at the waist, wrists, and ankles allow a precise fit and minimize wind leaks. The gusseted wrist zippers, underarm vent zippers, and two-way back vent zipper provide good ventilation in all temperatures. Roadcrafter suits are exceptionally comfortable from 50º to 90º when worn over everyday clothes.
Aerostich suits weigh less than leathers, so you can easily wear them over your street clothes, and they’re as tough as they are light. All seams are double-stitched using heavy #69 bonded nylon thread. The seat has a double layer of cordura, and the shoulders, elbows, forearms, knees and shins are protected with a layer of 1050 denier, urethane-coated ballistics nylon.