Despite the emergence of new synthetic fabrics, leather continues to be the most reliable of all abrasion resistant materials. There is something to be said about a well fitting, broken in leather garment. Leather does have it caveats. The last thing you want in the summer is to not allow air to pass through your leather jacket. That is exactly what happens when you fuse Gore-Tex with leather.
We have received several emails from women concerned with bathroom visits while wearing the suit. Well ladies, the whole point of the suit is that it is incredibly easy to put on and take off. Whenever you need to take a break, just zip off the suit. You don’t even have to take off you boots for this. Why would you want to drag you lovely suit inside a bathroom anyway. The great thing about a one-piece suit is that you can wear whatever you want inside. So when you take off the suit, a comfortable pair of street clothes will be revealed, allowing you to enjoy your break in the most comfortable possible way.
We introduced the Commute Suit as a relatively affordable option for people who ride to work on a regular basis and need a lightweight yet protective and versatile suit for their commuting needs. Aerostich recently revealed the new Roadcrafter Light & Ultra Light suits that seem to have the same concept in mind, minus the affordability bit!
We recommend that you read the specs of the Roadcrafter Light very carefully. The base price, of $667, which is $368 more than the Commute Suit, does not include armor. When you add the armor set for $100, bring the total up to $767, you still don’t get a back protector. CE rated elbow, shoulder, knee and back protectors are included in the base price of $299 for the Commute Suit.
Folks who ride in diverse weather conditions will definitely appreciate the versatility of a removable rain suit. Removal of the waterproof layer will make the Commute Suit a bit bearable more in the summer. Additionally, it also gives you the option of using your own Frogg Toggs if that is what you prefer over liners.
One of the main advantages of our suits is how easy it is to put them on & take them off. The front zipper needs to open up all the way to achieve this.
There have been several new entries in the one-piece market in the last few years. However, most of them miss out on this essential feature due to one main reason: COST. An extremely heavy duty and expensive zipper is required to implement this feature. Lower quality zippers will snap right away. We know this because the first generation prototypes (which used a lower spec zipper) gave us a lot of trouble. We instantly switched to Size 10 YKK Vislon zippers. These zippers never break. Thats why we have a life time warranty on them! When shopping for a motorcycle suit, please double check the zippers used because, to borrow from the YKK tagline, these little parts make a big difference. A broken zipper could mean a suit that doesn’t close up properly, a vent that stays open or a pocket that leaks. We provide a lifetime warranty on ALL the zippers used on our suits. Details on this can be found on our FAQ pages