Thirty years on this fully lined Roadcrafter has been worn in every type of weather to nearly every place you can get to on a motorcycle. It is the original suit for everyday, all-distance commuting and touring.
Its luxurious full lining slips easily over your street clothes, and the outer shell is tailored to minimize wind flutter and drag at higher speeds.
More than three decades of experience have proven the Roadcrafter Classic's superior impact and abrasion-protection, and it's all-weather capabilities. The suit is literally covered with innovations for riders: 3M high-visibility Scotchlite™ reflective, nine strategically placed everyday-useful external pockets, six standard oversize TF impact armor pads, provisions for optional removable arm and thigh map pockets, optional hip armor and impact protection spine armor, effective water resistant zippered underarm and back vents, flapped hip-side zippers for access to your street pants, an all-day comfortable Ultrasuede collar, and a variety of adjustable tabs and zippers that allow you to custom fine-tune the fit.
Each one piece Roadcrafter Classic is about attention to each detail, real-world riding needs and meticulous craftsmanship. It's constructed of Made-in-USA mil-spec 500 Denier Cordura® GORE-TEX® outer fabric, ballistic nylon and a high pic Supernyl lining fabric.
Compared to traditional leather gear you'll ride warmer when it's cool, drier when it's wet and cooler when it's hot.
Six standard body colors: black, grey, red, hi-viz lime yellow, or cobalt blue. Six standard ballistics colors: black, grey, red, hi-viz lime yellow, cobalt blue, or silver. Machine washable. Men's sizes 34 regular, 36–54 short, regular or long. Women's sizes 2-20 (these feature a smaller neck, narrower shoulder, more defined waist, and extra hip room).
- ‘Ride More’ Guarantee
- Guaranteed-Better-Fit Size Chart
- Accu-Fit Automatic Size Calculator
- TF Pad Removal and Replacement
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Roadcrafter suits are available in many colors and over 30 sizes. If you wear a size 40 Long men's suit, the same size Aerostich suit will fit over your street clothes. If you’re unsure of your size, see the sizing chart or call and we’ll help you get the right fit. Custom size alterations, non-stock colors and several specialized optional features are also available separately. All Roadcrafter Custom Fit Alterations are made at additional charge.
Hassle Free Sizing Exchange
If you happen to need a different size, just return the suit and we'll ship out a replacement free of charge (domestic ground shipments only).
We can adjust the sleeve lengths, elbow armor position, leg length, knee armor position, and many other variables, but we cannot change the body/torso length. For semi-custom fitted garments, we start with the body/torso size that is the closest and change the arms and legs as needed.
A great fit is critical to the long-term enjoyment and satisfaction of any garment. This is something we do better than anyone else with graded off the rack sizes. There are about 32 standard Roadcrafter sizes vs. about 8 with typical S, M, L, XL grading. If the crotch in a Roadcrafter is slightly binding, the garment will never have a chance to become your 'go to' riding gear, and I'd like it to have that chance.
One piece coveralls are the best gear for day-to-day short-hop utility riding because they work as a complete protection system all in one garment. But like mechanic's and trade-worker's coveralls, for comfort the crotch needs to be low enough to never bind.
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- A great investment Review by David
- I had wanted a road crafter for some time but was hesitant to spend the money. Boy, am I glad that I did. This is hands down the best one piece suit on the market. I've owned a lot of other suits and they all let me down in one way or another. The road crafter one piece is comfortable, superbly constructed, inspires confidence with it's built-in armor and handles Pacific Northwest weather with ease. (Posted on 9/14/14)
- Stealth Suit Review by Bob
I live in the UK and have to pay a load of tax when I buy a suit from Aerostich. So why have I bought another one .... I am replacing some F*kka kit that failed badly after one slow (c 30 mph) low side- it was totalled, tore open at teh shoulder and knee and left me hobbling with a cut and swollen knee for 4 weeks.
If I had been wearing my original Aerostich (sadly long sold due to weight gain) I am 100% sure I'd have got up undamaged and been able to use the suit again.
So it had to be a Roadcrafter again, why Stealth? I am a bike tart- always changing them - this matches anything, plus I do not assume anyone but LEOs can see me (and then only LEO's intending to fine me for speeding)- I feel safer.
Finally the new zips are waterproof, one of the reasons I bought a F*kka suit was to get suitable protection from the weather. If there's one thing Finland knows about it's severe weather (well that and driving quickly F1, rally anything but bikes I think).
So it's an update on an already great design and makes me feel safer and ride more defensively. If I total this in a crash then I'll know it was a big one not an innocuous tumble!!! (Posted on 7/11/13)
- Stealth is power Review by Foxy
What can one say about excellence? The stealth is a roadcrafter one-piece, without the color and retroreflectives.
It's also quite very black. It matches all bikes ever made. If you sell your bike in two years, you won't have to get a new 'stich to match. It's black. Other drives on the road can't see you. This is a good thing, because they won't see you anyway, even if you had flashing lights and a siren on your head. Now at least you KNOW they don't see you, and you can ride accordingly. Scientia potentia est.
Waterpoof? It's a roadcrafter. If you've never ridden with a roadcrafter, then let's just say "yes, next question." If you have, well ... I'm not sure when it changed, but it's better than ever. The roadcrafter now sports waterproof zippers in all the main locations, rather than relying strictly on physical design to reject water. So far, it's working perfectly for me.
Crashworthy? I crashed my old roadcrafter at 65mph on the freeway in front of a line of police and firefighters who had just finished up with a previous accident in the same place. Slid, bounced, rolled.. sat up, stood up, gave them a big "Whoops" shrug, and trotted across the road completely uninjured. Rode the stich unrepaired for another five years unrepaired. Damage to the suit - < dime-sized hole in the outer layer of the rump, nothing on the inner layer, some scuffing on elbows and shoulder, meltscuffed patch on the right knee. Not visible, still waterproof. Damage to me? None.
Comfort? Absolute. I spent years riding cheap gear. Jacket after jacket, pants after pants, a couple one-pieces thrown in there that failed me at the worst times, and I always ended up soaked, cold, hot, with broken zippers and duct tape holding my suit closed in high teens coming through an iced up Louisiana after a winter storm, and otherwise miserable. Except I didn't realize I was miserable at the time, because I didn't know the difference. Almost twenty years of combat commuting and assault touring on sportbikes, and the last seven or so have been in total comfort, dryness (Except for paws) and protection. I can't recommend any piece of gear more highly than I recommend the traditional roadcrafter one-piece.
Convenience? I've brought several riders to my way of thinking merely by demonstrating just how easy it is to get into and out of my 'stich. Just a few seconds and I'm in street clothes or gear. It's kinda like being superman.
Someday the other gear manufacturers may catch up to what Aerostich has been offering for... twenty years? More?
For now, whether I'm combat commuting, assault-touring, combat touring, or picking up groceries, I grab me stealth, grateful that such a thing exists for us riders.
Now if someone would just come up with a better helmet... (Posted on 6/2/12)
How to Get a Functional, Comfortable One-Piece Suit Fit:
Start with your height and body length…For a person’s given overall height, some will have longer-bodies-with-shorter-legs, and others have shorter-bodies-with-longer-legs. After a suit is sewn and completed there is no simple or cost-effective way to then make the garment’s torso length (the distance from crotch to collar) shorter or longer. A few specialized alterations can help slightly (see 'ellipse' below), but they are imperfect Band-Aids.
Garage mechanics and others who wear coveralls for a living know a lowish crotch and baggy seat means they’ll be able to raise their arms upward fully and comfortably. When one does this arm-raising to horizontal, the entire torso section of a one-piece suit slides upwards about 1.5". The suit’s bulky shoulder impact armor move it that way. And when you lower your arms, the suit body area should slide back downward smoothly.
Aerostich gear is graded by chest size (38, 40, 42, 44, etc) and each is available in short (S), regular (R) and long (L) versions. If you are borderline height-wise, part-way between an ‘S’ and an ‘R’, go with the longer body length of the ‘R’. And if you are somewhere between an ‘R’ and an ‘L’, go with the longer body of the ‘L’. The extra body length in each size is about 1.3" greater. And if you ride a sport bike, or are an especially active rider and want maximum freedom-of-movement, a slightly longer body sometimes works and feels a bit better.
Leg and sleeve lengths should be adjusted as needed after your body/torso length has been determined. For a comfortable and correct fit with your raised arms out to your side horizontally (both at the same time), you should still have very slight room at the crotch.
The suit’s body, sleeve and leg diameters are exactly the same for each ‘S’, ‘R’ and ‘L’ version of a particular size. For example, the dimensions around your body of the 38S, 38L and 38R are identical. The circumferences are exactly the same.
A riding suit’s leg lengths are correct if, when standing normally, the hem breaks (wrinkles) slightly against the front of your riding boot just above the foot’s arch, and the top edge of the TF knee impact armor cup is positioned near the center of your kneecap. Then, as you sit on your bike, the hem will rise about 1.5” and the knee armor cup will slide upward and center itself over your bent knee.
A riding suit’s sleeves are the correct length if, when standing normally with your arms hanging loosely by your sides, they end about mid-way between your knuckles and your wrist, measured at the center back of your hand. The center of the TF impact armor elbow cup should also be centered on, or very slightly below, your elbow.
Specialized Motorcycle Configuration Considerations:
For comfort with low handle bars and higher positioned rear-set footrests, all one-piece riding suits will fit better with the ‘Extra Forward Rotated Sleeve’ alterations, and may also benefit from an ‘ellipse’ added to the center of the back. In addition, an ‘expanded knee’ alteration is available which provides slightly more space for knee armor when knees are bent more sharply.
For active off-road riding requiring maximum freedom-of-movement and upper-arm ease, underarm ‘V’ gussets may be added to increase upper sleeve diameter and provide extra room across upper chest and shoulder areas.
Details Make a Difference: Heated Gear Power Cord Port
This hidden cord port is part of all one piece Roadcrafter Classic's and R-3's. It's a pass-thru for a short wire that connects any electrically heated clothing to the outside of the garment. The other side of this pass-thru is behind the lower flapped pocket that is on the left side.
How it works is you position either a coily power cord (#172) or jumper cord (#162) so the end of the cord that connects to the electric garment is dangling out of this port on the inside of the suit. The other end is 'stored' in the pocket that forms behind the lower left flapped pocket on the outside of the suit.
When you are ready to ride somewhere with an electric garment beneath the suit, you first put on the electric garment. Then you put on the suit. Then you connect the power cord or jumper cord to the electric garment. Then you zip the suit closed around you. Then you get on the motorcycle (or stand close to it) and remove the other end of the cord from behind the flapped pocket and plug it into the power on the motorcycle. Then you ride away warm and comfortable.