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post #1 of 57 Old 12-21-2013, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question for you guys who wear 'onesies'

what brand full stepin suit do you wear riding? likes, dislikes?

my husband is 6' with a long torso and 30" inseam. jackets ride up in back while riding and is looking for either a longer 3/4 pullstring at bottom jacket, waterproof, and waterproof pants, too.

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Aerostich Roadcrafter is my choice. No issues with it, fast on and fast off.

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what brand full stepin suit do you wear riding? likes, dislikes?

my husband is 6' with a long torso and 30" inseam. jackets ride up in back while riding and is looking for either a longer 3/4 pullstring at bottom jacket, waterproof, and waterproof pants, too.

looking for purchase advise, etc.
thanks.
Most matching jackets & pants have a zipper at the back of the jacket & pants that you can connect. I've also found that 3/4 jackets don't ride up like the shorter ones. Another tip is to use suspenders on the pants instead of a belt, makes it much easier on the mid section and also helps with the riding up issue of the jacket.

Make & model are a personal choice and you get what you pay for. I'm not a real fan of a one piece suit and prefer the 3/4 jacket & pants.
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My 2-pc RoadCrafter is zipped together so wears just like a one-piece. My theory is that the 3/4length jacket it has more overlap over the pants so doesn't leak in my crotch. Just a theory because I've never owned a one piece.

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Most matching jackets & pants have a zipper at the back of the jacket & pants that you can connect.
Zipping the two together can be a major skin saver during a crash. If the zippers don't match, many luggage repair shops or other heavy duty sewing shops can install a matching zipper.

duchess, what's your budget? Suits range in quality and price from Teiz to Aerostich and Motoport with others in between. Aerostich is the best known; Motoport probably offers the most protection.

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I'm not a real fan of a one piece suit and prefer the 3/4 jacket & pants.
Most of the time, I agree with the mix and match approach, but there are times when a one piece is exactly the right choice.

I'll always wear a 3/4 jacket as a first choice if I'm going two piece. Last year I started wearing Bohn armor under my jeans. It's far easier to deal with than over pants in the summer.

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First gear thermo suit. It's ridiculously warm.... Like 38 degrees and I had a t shirt and jeans on under it. Down side is it doesn't have armor in it. It is however very water proof l, easy to put on and warm.


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Aerostich Roadcrafter Two piece here as well. All the convenience of a one piece as they are zipped together but more choices in sizing and more flexibility as it can be separated into two separate pieces.

Unlinke normal gear the zipper that attaches the jacket and pants goes most of the way around, not just six or eight inches at the back. I have over 100,000 miles on mine and love it!

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Aerostich Roadcrafter Two piece here as well. All the convenience of a one piece as they are zipped together but more choices in sizing and more flexibility as it can be separated into two separate pieces.
In addition to my one piece, I have the top of a two piece Roadcrafter. Haven't been able to wear it in years, but I've lost enough weight (125 pounds) that it's prolly too big now. My one piece got sent back to the Minnesota mothership last week to have the side gussets removed.

EDIT: Just tried on the jacket of the 2 piece, it's big, but I could wear it. There's room for the Gerbings under it. Will decide what to do later. I still have 30 pounds to go and the weight won't be coming back since I had my plumbing rearranged.

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Aerostich Roadcrafter is my choice. No issues with it, fast on and fast off.
This is all you need. I got a one piece, bought used on e-bay. I am not even looking for anything else. In and out in less than a minute. Pricy if new. Look for their specials where they also have deals on display units or otherwise not perfect suits.

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