By itself, the fully lined jacket worn alone is wonderful. Armored, lightweight, underarm and back-vented, nine pockets, cool-wearing, rotated sleeves, action back gussets, adjustable waist tabs and much more. Zipped together with the matching pants it's as fast and convenient to use as a one piece suit.
The jacket overlaps pants by about six inches. It is attached to the pants with a securely sewn 270º circumferential two way zipper that can stand up to stress and hard use. You can start the zipper sliders and connect the jacket and pant while wearing both.
Separately, the pants have a waist drawstring with cord locks, and there are two additional pockets sewn into its lining accessible behind the flaps covering the side zippers. All the features of the one piece design are included in the two piece, making this our most versatile riders suit.
The Roadcrafter Classic jacket is tailored to minimize wind flutter and drag at higher speeds yet it also is lightweight and compact enough to pack away small, or carry into an office.
Years of experience have proven the Roadcrafter Classic's abrasion protection and all-weather capability. Like all Roadcrafter's this suit is covered with innovations: high-visibility Scotchlite™ reflective,all those strategically placed pockets, provisions for removable arm and thigh map window pockets, optional hip and back impact armor, highly water resistant underarm and back vents, an ultrasuede collar, and a variety of adjustable tabs and zippers to fine-tune the fit.
The Roadcrafter Classic Two-Piece is all about attention to detail, real-world riding and meticulous craftsmanship. Mil-spec 500 Denier Cordura® GORE-TEX® fabric. Six colors: black, grey, red, hi-viz lime yellow, tan or cobalt blue. Six abrasion area colors: black, grey, red, hi-viz lime yellow, tan, cobalt blue, or silver. Machine washable. Men's 34, 36–52 short, regular or long. Women's 2-20.
- Flash-animated Color Combination Selector
- Custom Alteration Options
- Contrasting Color Thread Option
- Guaranteed-Better-Fit Size Chart
- Accu-Fit Automatic Size Calculator
- TF Impact Armor Removal and Replacement
- Hi-Viz 2.0 Guide
Other ReviewsVideo: Roadcrafter After the Crash
Video: 29,000 miles on a Ruckus (Roadcrafter Classic)
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 separtely. Roadcrafter Custom Fit Alterations are made at additional charge.
Standard suit colors: mix & match a red, black, grey, hi-viz lime yellow or cobalt blue shell with either red, black, grey, silver, hi-viz or cobalt blue ballistic patches. Request your free swatches.
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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).
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Customer Reviews (25)
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- The Gold StandardReview by Rich
- I've had my Roadcrafter 2-piece for over 20 years now. It has had some crash damage repairs, and has had some waste gussets installed due to my >ahem< middle age spread. I've ridden in the snow in the North Cascades, in Phoenix in July, in South Florida in September, and it has kept me cool, warm, dry, and safe. I have had other jackets and pants, but none come close to the versatility, comfort and ease of use of the Roadcrafter. It's obvious which ones were "designed in paper" rather than designed by riders. The 'Stich is designed by riders. There has been some internet criticism of price, and all I can say is what other gear lasts 20 years? There has been some criticism of the venting, but in the end the 'Stich's vents flat work, are easy to use, and except for the back vent, can be opened and closed while on the run. Try that with other brands. The back vent can stay open pretty much all the time, even in the rain, provided you do it right and have the two zippers meet in the middle instead of one end. And a riding suit is no good if it is a pain to get on and off. Annual washing and application of water-proofing spray means no rain suit taking up pannier space. If you ride a lot, in all kinds of weather, in all kinds of traffic, the Roadcrafter truly is the Gold Standard. (Posted on 7/25/15)
- Roadcrafter 2 PieceReview by Linda
- I am a year round commuter living in WV, and firm believer of "ATGATT" (all the gear all the time). My husband and I were vacationing in MN this spring and stopped in the showroom in Duluth so I could look and try on the Roadcrafter Classic 2 piece. Lydia and Mitch were absolutely wonderful in helping me find just the right size. After about an hour I found the right fit/size and my husband picked out the best color combinations, our order was placed and I was satisfied with my purchase. In about 2 1/2 weeks my new suite arrived via Fed EX. After unpacking the box and trying my new gear on I was even more pleased with the quality and fit. I have only ridden about 100 miles so far, have had rain and 90 degrees, granted it is only June and the big test will be January and February, but so far I am happier with this suit than I was with any of my other gear that I have used. Well worth the price and so glad we stopped in Duluth. I am anticipating this suit will last me the rest of my riding life. Wonderfully hand made in USA and you can tell it didn't fall off an assembly line of machines. They definitely take pride in their work, and Lydia really knew her stuff when she and Mitch were assisting me. (Posted on 6/17/15)
- Universal suitReview by Jean-Michel
- In my quest for the universal suit I heard about the Transit suit, it sounded good, so I took my bike and drove from Montreal to Duluth to try it, It was way to warm, when I finished putting it on in the shop I was dripping with sweat. The lady at Aerostich suggested the two piece Roadcrafter, she did not promised perfect waterproofness but "almost". I bought the suit.I rode in pooring rain for 5 1/2 hours, and my crotch got wet. A bit disapointing. After some trial and errors I finally found a way to make that suit waterproof. I seamgrip the stiches and apply some 303 (fabric water repellent). I' m just back from a 10 000K trip to Yukon and Alaska, I rode in rain for days and stayed perfectly dry! (Not the case for my two companions...futur clients!) All I need to ride now, from 0C to 40C, in sunshine, rain or snow, is my suit, an heated vest with heated sleeves and colar and a cooling vest. My quest is over! (Posted on 7/21/14)
- The suit that does it allReview by Lorin
- I picked up a hi-viz two piece suit in June of 2001. That evening I took my daughter to dinner. Walking up to the truck she looked through the tinted back window to where it was sitting on the seat and said " you aren't going to wear that are you?" I said " You saw it on a dark night through a tinted window. You bet I'm gong to wear it." Two weeks later I rode from Minneapolis to the artic circle north of Fairbanks. In 8200 miles I was not wet, cold or hot. I have used the UV protector on it and the color is still bright. It is also still very waterproof. In extremely hot weather I wear a cooling vest under it with the pits and back vents open and the sleeves loose. It is cooler that way than a t-shirt and a lot safer (Posted on 10/11/13)
- Not good in the rainReview by tom
I purchased my two piece in October. First the good (so far). The suit is easy to put on and take off and I have a suit now that can deal with all elements of weather. Before, I use to cary several different pants and jackets. I also like the protection. Something, I never really rode with in the past.
Now the bad. My work commute is 17 miles one way. I finally was able to test it a month ago in a heavy rain and the suit leaked in the crotch. I reviewed the instructions that come with it and applied Seamgrip around the area where it appeared to be leaking. Today, I rode home in another downpour. Sure enough, it leaked like a siv after 15 miles. Right through my pants underneath to my skin. The only thing I can think is that when you are seated, the water willl come in through the zipper area. So, if it does this after 15 miles what will it do after 100 mile ride in a heavy rain? Like I said, good for light rain. Not good for heavy. I'm not sure if there is a suit out there that is 100% waterproof but for the amount I paid for this suit. I would expect it to be close. And I was wearing cheap rain suits before that never did that. Looks like I'll have to get some rain pants to wear under this suit. Would not recommend purchasing again. (Posted on 1/18/13)
- Great suitReview by John
When I purchased the two piece, I thought the jacket was too big. I called up a buddy of mine that had a roadcrafter suit, and asked him to come over and check it out. When he came over he told me to put a fleece over top of my tshirt, then get on the motorcycle. Well after i did that it fit as it should have, perfect. Riding in cold weather, your going to have to layer up, it's good to have a little extra room for layers. Also I have noticed that with a little extra room when it is hot outside and I have the pit zips and back zipper open, I am nice and cool when riding down the road.
I really enjoy the convienience of the zipper system to get in and out of this suit.
Last weekend I did a short trip about 180 miles through the mountains and the desert. The weather was warm in the mountains and hot in the desert on the way there. I had all the vents open through the desert and stayed relatively cool. On the way back from the trip it was cold and rainy. I threw on an extra layer stayed warm and dry the whole ride home.
I spent a lot of time contemplating this suit. I am glad I finally made the decision to buy it. I made the right decision. Looking forward to putting many years and many miles on this suit. (Posted on 10/28/12)
- Like Riding With An Old Good FriendReview by Rich
- Two weeks ago I rembarked on my first real bike trip since tangleing with a deer at 65 mph 10 years prior. No, I wasn't wearing my Stich at the time. Emotions were strong and I admit to being a bit nervous. I knew it was going to be hot, and debated on wearing my Brand X cool-looking jacket and jeans, versus digging out my 16 year old Roadcrafter two-piece. I am so glad I chose wisely. It really was like riding with an old trusted friend. Even in 100+ degree heat. Us veteran Stich owners know a few tricks about making the suit have "air conditioning," and I arrived at my buddy's house in Phoenix, AZ, at three in the afternoon, in July, while wearing the whole suit. Yes, people stared. Daily afternoon t-storms in Colorado were of course no problem, and even the soaking I received on the last 150 miles from home in Seattle caused no grief. This suit has been back to Duluth twice for crash repair and ....uhh....alterations, and looks a bit faded, but as I said, it's like riding with an old friend. I even found a $10 bill in one of the pockets! Best motorcycle investment I ever made. Those that say the suit is too hot just don't know how to deal with it. Besides, it's not as hot as skin grafts and casts. Trust me on that. (Posted on 7/21/12)
- Aerostich Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
All repair and refurbishment work done last year on your Roadcrafter is covered by a two year guarantee on materials and workmanship. Please send your suit back to us and the zipper(s) and Velcro that failed will be replaced at no charge. Please include a note about the items that we should look at, inside the package. Sorry for the problems you have experienced.
- Aerostich customer service (Posted on 4/2/12)
- Review after 5 yearsReview by Dr.Science
- It's not a bad suit. I bought one in early 2007 because I had a big ride coming up, and it's now early 2012. In 5 years I've covered about 80K miles in this suit, much of it in cold and rain (I commute year-round), very little in hot weather. The fabric and sewing have held up quite well. I got it in hi-viz and that has faded quite a bit, but still does the job. The velcro deteriorated quite a bit in the first year but then mostly stabilized and has shown little further decline. The zippers, on the other hand, are crap. The sliders on both wrist zips came off in the first few months of wear. After about three years the vest pocket zipper failed. Last spring the main pants zip broke, but I managed to coax it along until the off season (July-August, when I can wear a light-duty suit) when I sent the suit in for replacement of the broken zips and the main zips. This cost about $200 and took 6 weeks and now, less than a year later, the main jacket zip has failed and the left pants pocket zip has failed. So I'll have future zipper replacements done locally. By the way, the new "waterproof" pants zips don't seem to be any improvement over the old ones. They work about as well, handling moderate rains comfortably but leaking in a deluge. In all fairness you probably don't want to ride in a rain heavy and prolonged enough to make this suit leak. Will I buy another Aerostich suit when this one falls apart? Don't know. It may last longer than me. (Posted on 3/31/12)
- Why'd I wait so long?Review by Joe
- I received my Roadcrafter two piece a few weeks ago and have worn it everyday commuting to work. This thing is ideal for this purpose. I don't have to consider what I wear to work, slacks or blue jeans, makes no difference, it's all covered up and when I get to work, no bugs on my clothes. I've been commuting on rainy days that would have had me driving my cage in the past. The hi-viz truly is eye catching. I have a black KLR and a Silver Concours, both colors blend into the background, but not this suit. I'm looking forward to my first trip wearing the suit next month. (Posted on 3/28/12)
- Aerostich 2 Piece Tips Review by 177in70s
Aerostich 2 Piece Tips 15+ years, 100K miles, wife picked Blk on Blk , white helmet on 85 K100RS BMW near Phila:
Wash & treat for water resistance more than once per decade; EZPass in short sock held high inside top of right zipped chest pocket with safety pins, credit cards for gas and whistle in lower portion; Waterproof Gzone Boulder cell phone in outer top velcro pocket, wallet goes in inside top pocket; bought smaller winter kneepads so slightly swollen bent knee doesn’t get constricted and sore during long rides.
I like small new Stich backpad, waist zipper lost some teeth, bought another waist zipper, zipped it to first one, sewed shut the side with missing teeth, use the other zipper and gained a little “height” like a cheap ellipse. At the end of a warm day, I do a dozen things to get suit ready for a cold sunrise start:
snug pant legs bottoms, zip waist pocket slots, close both sides of waist zipper, tighten kidney velcro straps, close pit zips, snug cuff velcro, during the day I loosen these as the day warms up. Prior to hard rain, Held Goretex gloves on, gauntlet inside sleeve with glove wrist strap snug and attached to the Stich sleeve Velcro underneath the suit’s wrist strap. This keeps gauntlet up inside sleeve. Comfortable from 25 to 80 deg. F in sun or 85 in shade. K bike likes Stich pants even when hotter to keep away heat. It fits with backpad in either rear “system case.” Electric Vest goes close to my body, optional fleece goes over vest. My kids call it my Darth Vader or Robocop suit. I think of it as insurance should I hit a deer and wear it a lot with the top at least partially zipped to the bottom. Glad it keeps on fitting me. Glad I bought it. (Posted on 12/11/11)
- $937.00?Review by darmah
- Always a little pricey but I may have to go elsewhere to replace mine two piece Roadcrafter. I do like the suit for all weather riding. I now have 350k on my 4 year old. Replaced all the zippers (most pull tabs broke off) last summer. Water proofing weak now even after 2 part wash and sealant treatments several times a year. The velcro Oops, hook and loop stink. They started doing partial releases with only 20k or so and have since been aided with snap fasteners on the jacket pockets. And yes I constantly remove any fuzz or hairballs in the loops. All around great piece, but HIGH entry price now. Jeez (Posted on 11/11/11)
- best gear for the northwestReview by Enn
Besides having one of the best riding gears ,aerostich also has the the best customer service .Thanks
(Posted on 10/13/11)
- Best suit, 20 years running....Review by Steve
- I bought the Roadcrafter 2 piece suit nearly 20 years ago. I've had many other riding suits, leather & textile but this continues to be hands-down the best by far. I use the jacket only for daily commuting and the full suit for 4 day trips through the Adirondacks & Vermont, where you're likely to hit every kind of weather variation. This suit even rode through 2 weeks in Tibet back in 2000 (including a 60mph lowside on a gravel road!) and is still going strong w/out a repair. The only caveat I've ever read was that water could seep through in places? I have to say, I've been in torrential downpours more than once and stayed bone dry! Just use the wash-in waterproofing stuff & silicone spray once a year. Buy this suit. (Posted on 9/22/11)
- Excellence from the NorthReview by KBduluth
The Roadcrafter 2 piece suit is very comfortable while riding. I wish the jacket were a couple inches longer, but overall when it is zipped together it works great. A windproof fleece underneath makes the jacket versatile to 40 degrees or so. I don't have a heated vest, but I imagine with the electric vest and other accessories it would make the RC suit perfect for any type of cold or wet weather riding. I agree with other reviewers in that the neck closure could have a better design. It is always flapping loose.
Overall, I would never have any riding gear other than Aerostich! (Posted on 2/15/11)
- Great suit makes riding easierReview by Alan
- I have had my two piece suit for over 5 years now. I commute with the suit on as well as recreational road trips. I'd say the suit has put in well over a 100,000 miles on it and still is in perfect nick. It is simple, has everything I need. I have travelled all over the US, Australia and New Zealand in my suit. I have slept on the side of the road in it. Did I say it is easy and comfortable? I'd recmmend the suit to any rider who is serious about protection and everyday usefullness. Enjoy! (Posted on 1/7/11)
- Very satisfied withn this reliable old friendReview by Philibeic
- 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. (Posted on 10/29/10)
- Roadcrafter Two-piece ups the anteReview by Michael
- Thoroughly satisfied with my long-term one-piece Roadcrafter, I decided to order the Roadcrafter jacket only to wear in hotter weather with jeans. It became another favorite piece of riding apparel along-side my one piece suit. My wife surprised me on a birthday with the pants and explained how impressed she was with the service when she ordered them. The grey fabric had changed since I purchased the jacket and the sales person suggested that she order black pants with the new grey ballistic. I like the two-color combination and the difference in the grey between jacket and pants ballistics is barely noticeable. Interestingly, I now rarely wear the jacket without the pants and recently ordered the bib conversion for additional flexibility. A truly outstanding product! (Posted on 9/19/10)
- Another long-time userReview by Rob
I've had my blue 'stich for 11 years, it's really served me well. I had a spill a couple years ago and sent the suit in for repairs, got a new right arm and right leg. The damage wasn't bad but I guess that's the best way to bring the suit back up to snuff. The cost was very reasonable. The turn-around time was really quick as well. You can tell the suit was repaired only by the fading on the arms, but the blue is pretty fade resistant. I wash and waterproof twice per year, and yes, I get the crotch leak. Only for really heavy or extended rain storms though. My pads are starting to break down a bit I noticed on the spring wash.
One benefit of the two-piece that nobody has mentioned is the ability to add venting by unzipping the lower portion of the jacket while riding (two way zipper). Also good for heavy lunches. Can't do that with the one-piece.
I warn people now that if they tour with me they'll end up buying a 'stich. I think I'm up to seven converts now. (Posted on 9/3/10)
- Excellent ProductReview by Brian
- My wife and I have owned our two piece Roadcrafter suits for seven years. Although they have not been crash tested, there is no doubt that they would perform almost as good as a pair of race leathers. The qualify of the construction is excellent. And it is easy to remove the protection for washing. In heavy rain, there is no need to pull over and put on a rain suit; these suits keep the water out! They are warm in 100 degree weather; but much cooler than leathers. They include zippers to increase ventilation. Excellent product at a reasonable price. (Posted on 8/20/10)
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