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Aerostich Suit???

Anyone here own one? Any advice, pros, cons.

I'd really like to get one of these for street riding, touring and maybe even using for partial track day use.

Is the protection good, are they water proof, too warm in the summer, good for cold weather riding?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 12:16 PM
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Don't own one, but everything that I have heard about Aerostich has been positive. There one piece saftey suits are supposed by top notch.

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+1 on great for cold weather and wet weather too.

I used a single-piece back in 1994 for a two week trip to mobile alabama from chicago. Its kinda bulky, but you feel invincible riding it (kinda like michelin man), but in the hot weather, I simply wore a First Gear Jacket with armor from Hein Gericke.

If you've got a line on a used one cheap, go for it, but a new one? its pricey...
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From what I know they're great. I've been wanting one for a long time. It's not recommended to ride on track in one, though - if you crash, you'll pretty much destroy it (they do repairs, but it may get costly).

As an alternative to Aerostich check out cycleport/motoport kevlar gear. Search the board (for cycleport and motoport keywords), I posted a praise several times... It is not waterproof without a liner, but it breathes extremely well (mesh) and better protection than Aerostich. I crashed at around 70mph in my Air Mesh Kevlar pants and they're still wearable.

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Nick come over to my place and I'll slap you silly, tell me you have a hang over or are smokin cheap crack. Why in the hell would you buy that over priced piece of crap Known to leak in the crotch, they have to be re-waterproofed, actually they recommend to re-waterproof them once a year. I seen them shred in the simplest of getoffs. Have you been hanging out at STN If you want to spend that kind of money by Spidi H2Out stuff...that stuff rules...completely waterproof, great freaking armour, leather on all the important impact points. Witt set me up with that when I bought the ST3...it rocks. I think Brian has the same set up. With the insulated liners, nice and toasty...I was riding the other morning...it was 28 degrees....be forewarned...when it's above 80 it will be warm...any completely waterproof set will be...no matter what they say. Also other stuff that offer good value for the $$$ is Olympia...check out their website...they have something comparable to the 'stich for about 1/2 the price. Or Firstgear Killamajero stuff....on newenough.com if you want big bang for your dollar. With that all said...guess what I tour in? My leathers I know how they protect if a getoff. If it rains I throw a rainsuit over. I only wear the Spidi stuff in winter, early spring and late fall.

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Fieldsheer also makes a suit called the highlander, basicly a copy of the Aerostitch, but much more affordable.

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Fieldsheer also makes a suit called the highlander, basicly a copy of the Aerostitch, but much more affordable.
Yep...I had forgotten about them

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I have to agree with Rick....

I had a roadcrafter, they are only semi-waterproof at best, only semi warm
when it's cold and they do not stick to the bike at all, dangerous on a racetrack.


I have taken to wearing an oversize gore-tex shell over my leathers which is
both warm and dry and it's a much better solution.


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some rewiews/information on textile suits
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motoport/

I really like my Rev it airflow but it is almost as expensive as the BMW gear.
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There's a reason pretty much every serious sport-touring rider owns one...supposed to be top notch.

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Rev'It just came out with a one piece (it's called the 'Infinity') to compete with the Aero ....looks nice from the pics I've seen. If buying new you might want to consider it as well.

You can check out the Rev'It collection here:

http://www.revit.eu/

I just picked up a Rev'It summer jacket (to go with the pants I got last season) and a one piece leather for the track (very nice) today

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Some more info on the Rev'It Infinity suit.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/rev-it/infinity/

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There's a reason pretty much every serious sport-touring rider owns one...supposed to be top notch.

Tom sport-touring riders are the biggest bunch of lemmings I have ever met...they are all about how much gear they can buy. It's a pissing match on who can spend the most amount of money on "farkles". I take everything I read on sport touring sites with a grain of salt the size of a basketball. Stich suits are long in the tooth....in the last 4 years so much top quality stuff has come out for 1/2 the price. Shop around.

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i have had mine for 5 years, 3 get offs and about 50k miles
It is not advertised as water proof and its not, i carry rain gear
IT is however the best suit i have ever owned and doubt i would switch to any other(how ever i have read good things about Revit and Moto Sport)
its good to about 30 degres and up to 85, however much above 80 i wear a cool vest to keep the temps down, temps below 50 or 70 in the rain i usually have an electric vest on
I think its the best suit i have owned, and considering the time i have owned it and the cost over that time i think its a bargain(i am below 100 a year)
Repairs were fairly priced and of the three times its been down, it has only needed repair once. padding is above average, and i have had zero rash,burn or any broken ever, and its been across the country
I do not recomend red as it fads to a pink hue, mine is black and has held up color wise very well, but stains from oil ( not many things dont remain stained from oil however)
Make sure you get the correct size, and consider what you will be wearing under it, full suit to go to work go up a size
Consider the elipse, i wish i would have gotten it and again make sure it fits right, i think that makes all the difference
Again this opinion comes from experience of actually owning the gear. I have or own Joe Rocket,FieldShier,AGV,SIDI,Buell and other branded gear
Good luck and enjoy it, also consider all the Ironbutt guys that own the stuff, and how long Aerostich has been around, well worth the money
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