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#297 Roadcrafter Light

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Roadcrafter Light One Piece Suit-40-Short-Tan-Black #297-40-Short-Tan-Black

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The Original Roadcrafter Light is the same in almost every way to the new 'R-3 Light' but there are a few updates on the newer design which are not on the Roadcrafter Light. These include some additional hook-and-loop on one of the shoulder pads to hold it more securely, and upgraded hook and loop everywhere on the R-3 Light. Compared to the hook and loop on the Original Roadcrafter Light, the R-3 light (and R-3) uses a slightly more aggressive hook and loop to hold the impact armor in place a little more securely. No Original Roadcrafter light owners have ever reported problems with their suit's hook and loop, but the more aggressive hook and loop is still slightly more secure. Another update is the main waterproof zipper. The R-3 Lights use a YKK and the Roadcrafter Lights use a RiRi type. The YKK is stronger against water pressure than the RiRi, and it slides a little easier, too. There are a few other very minor differences, but these three items are the primary differences between the R-3 Light and the Roadcrafter Light. Roadcrafter Lights were made for six years, with production ending in January of this year (2014).

Lighter weight and dozens of nuanced design changes make the Roadcrafter Light ready to meet the requirements of everyday transportation and utility riders, especially those riding in urban areas who require maximum comfort and convenience.
Advanced zipper and flap designs make this an absolutely waterproof one piece riding suit, and the lighter weight material provides for a cooler-wearing suit to use in hotter conditions. Like the original Roadcrafter, this suit slips on easily over your street clothes (in ten seconds or less), and maintains all of the favorite time-tested rider innovations for unsurpassed function and a fine-tuned fit.
New design innovations include: completely waterproof zippers, snap down collar, removable rare-earth magnetic collar clasps, water-resistant inner wallet/phone/iPod pocket, adjustable impact pad positions, inner pocket hook for accessory pocket (#152 or #1380) and a mini-carabiner helmet holder clip.
Additional options, including Integrated Boot Raincovers, Chest Impact Pad, and Chest Insulation Pad (Standard and Electric/Heated versions) can also be incorporated into this cutting-edge suit.
The lighter outer fabric has an abrasion resistance about two-thirds that of the standard Roadcrafter, but when outfitted with optional impact pads, offers exceptional rider crash protection. Wear it without the pads for ultimate urban commuting protection from weather and the elements, in a suit that packs up just as small as it is quick to put on.
Roadcrafter durability, craftsmanship and attention to detail in a lighter weight, cooler-wearing version for real-world, everyday riding needs. Choose Grey with Hi-Viz Ballistics, Hi-Viz with Grey Ballistics, Grey with Black Ballistics, Tan with Black Ballistics or Black with Black Ballistics. Standard machine washable (with removal of collar magnets). 36 regular, 38–52 short, regular or long. Imported.

Rare Earth Magnets: see Additional Information

Note - The R-3 Light is the current version of the Roadcrafter Light model. See sidebar below for additional details.

Sizing Tool
Roadcrafter Light Owners Guide

Other Reviews
Roadcrafter vs. Roadcrafter Light Comparison on Troubadour on a Tiger blog
Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease Sasha Leland crash testimonial

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There are four rare earth magnets to remove:

  • One (about the size of a quarter), inside the jacket on each side of the upper chest/collar,
  • One (about the size of a dime) at each end of the collar - removable from a small pocket with a hook and loop closure.

Important Information Regarding Rare Earth Magnets

Length Short
Color Tan
Ballistic Color Black
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