I used to utilize one back in my BMW touring days. Top notch suits for sure and well worth the extra coin but if money is an object then there are a number of good brands out there. I have a Field Sheer now for cold weather riding. Hard to beat any suit with Gortex.
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sporttouer,i have a 1 piece aerostich suit.i wear it whenever i get on my 12..it is well worth the money..it also is a pretty good rain suit to boot ..it does get a little bit hot when stuck in traffic<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> ..but to me that is the price you have to pay to be safe.. hope this helps you on your choice...later..reddawg<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT="">
Thanks for comments guys. Couple additional questions on the suits.....
1. Assume that one is wearing the suit over street clothes (jeans and turtleneck). What temperature would you say that dress attire is good down to?
2. I have heard that the suits run small. Is that true or not? If you can comment on both chest fit and leg fit that would be great.
Mono....Fieldsheer...yeah I got one of those insulated ones for the winter days. I put in on over my Gortex snowmobile bibs and a expedition weight turtleneck underwear and am good down to about 10 degrees. Crap, we're talking about winter riding and its still summer....well, technically fall.
Reddawg.....yeah I like the fact that it doubles as raingear. Have learned a long time ago that leather is nice when riding local, but take it on a trip and it rains....fuggetaboutit. Synthetic materials are the way to go for any kind of trip!
I really liked my Joe Rocket synthetic jacket and pants (Ballistic series). It was comfy for most riding conditions and was relatively water resistant. Overall I was very happy with it. From what I understand, Aerostich is second to none quality wise so there stuff should be even better.
The only downside is that it did come apart and burn through in places when I went down the other night. I was under the impression that they would protect me as well as leather in a crash, and that was not the case. I think I'll go leather one-piece this time and carry a good rainsuit on long trips.
I just got some custom fitted Darien (Aerostich) pants, and I have the Roadcrafter jacket coming. I have used my buddies, and they are great.
There is a new German Company that makes a suit similar to the Aerostich that has a chemical built in that drastically reduces heat buildup, but I cannot remember the name off hand. Regardless, you cannot go wrong with Aerostich. J
1. Mine is good down to 40 with regular street clothes and a sweatshirt. Any colder and I put on my heated vest.
2. They do run a bit small. I order mine and when I got it was small. I sent it back and they exchanged it for the right size. No problem. In fact I got it back fairly quickly. The fit in the legs and chest was good.
Hey Reddawg, don't you get hot in that suit? <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">
I bought a two piece FirstGear textile suit. It really keeps me warm in the winter and has a removeable liner and numerous vents for warmer days. I would not recommend it for summer riding though. I employ Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket and pants for summer use.
dam mark it took you long enough to find this post..i made that HOT reMARK just for you...<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"> ..later...reddawg<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT="">
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