We use TF3, a costly high performance viscoelastic material first developed for use in aerospace applications. Custom shaped for each suit, and removable from elbow, knee, and shoulder pockets, this padding feels soft and molds to your body. On impact it instantly becomes firmer, absorbing and distributing energy.


Roadcrafters are engineered for daily 'A to B' commuting and general purpose riding, so our fast entry zippers are a compromise, but the fabric is totally waterproof. The easy entry zipper system will stay leak-free for about 30 to 90 minutes in a steady rain on an unfaired motorcycle. Behind a fairing or in lighter rains, it will stay dry all day long.


Rack tested

We made 20 lb. sandbags out of denim, regular nylon, leather, and our 500 Denier Gore•Tex® /Cordura Nylon, and filled them with a special mixture of silica and a marker powder. Then we suspended them beneath a heavily weighted platform and dragged them down the road behind a truck just to see them wear through. Ouch. Performance art? No way. A physics experiment? Sort of (our first abrasion tests inspired a cover story on abrasion several years later in Cycle Magazine). Repeated testing shows the superiority of Gore•Tex® /Cordura Nylon over other materials. That’s why Aerostich suits are tougher than suits weighing twice as much.