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jeffkisthename

Hello community!  How many of you have Aerostich One Piece Suits?  What was your ordering experience like?  I've looked at their fit chart and per my height, Aerostich says to order a 42S, but per my weight, Aerostich directs me to 44S.  I'm almost compelled to want to take a trip to Duluth, MN and get fitted by one of their specialists, as this is an expensive suit, and I want to get it right the first time.  I will be doing alterations as well (ie: forward rotated sleeves, lower back ellipse, knee slider velcro).

 

I'm dead set on getting a suit, and I know contacting Aerostich or going there for fitting is my best bet, but in the mean time, I wanted to read the experience of our community to pass the time.  What did you regret ordering or not ordering?  What would buy the suit again?  All that Jazz.  Me myself, I want the Roadcrafter R3 in black on black with reflection (not the stealth model).

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norcal616

maybe have the local tailor take measurements and send all the info to them?? make sure you got all your typical gear you wear under your jacket before getting measurements and maybe toss a nice fitting sweatshirt on for extra insurance??

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shinyribs

Nobody will be able to answer your question than Aerostitch themselves. If making the ride out to their shop is possible, I know that's what I would be doing. If nothing else you get a nice ride out of the deal, but you may even find a suit that fits you in stock already. I understand they stock quite a lot. 

 

At the minimum, call them and ask about getting measured. They might already allow for some additional layers with their patterns, or maybe not. I wouldn't attempt to fudge the numbers without talking to them first. 

 

Don't forget to talk to them about riding position to get the sleeve positioning right. 

 

Congrats, man! I'd love a nice 'Stitch myself. Maybe one of these days...

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jeffkisthename
10 minutes ago, shinyribs said:

Nobody will be able to answer your question than Aerostitch themselves. If making the ride out to their shop is possible, I know that's what I would be doing. If nothing else you get a nice ride out of the deal, but you may even find a suit that fits you in stock already. I understand they stock quite a lot. 

 

At the minimum, call them and ask about getting measured. They might already allow for some additional layers with their patterns, or maybe not. I wouldn't attempt to fudge the numbers without talking to them first. 

 

Don't forget to talk to them about riding position to get the sleeve positioning right. 

 

Congrats, man! I'd love a nice 'Stitch myself. Maybe one of these days...

Not ride, I'd be flying there from California.  I told the wife we can go visit Mall of America and all that, but Aerostich is about 2-2.5 hours from Minneapolis.

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3 hours ago, norcal616 said:

maybe have the local tailor take measurements and send all the info to them?? make sure you got all your typical gear you wear under your jacket before getting measurements and maybe toss a nice fitting sweatshirt on for extra insurance??

Thought about that, but I wish we had someone in the bay area who is my size who would let me try theirs on haha.

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rick

My 2 piece Roadcrafter is now 20 years old and, except for looking a bit dirty, is still pretty much perfect. - not a stitch(heh, heh)  out of place or a zipper worn out.  When it was new, it was a bit stiff - yeah, a bit stiff lol, it would dang near stand in a corner on its own, lol. But once broken in, it's super comfy.

 

Along with ride position for fitment, you should also consider whether or not you will be adding the back protector and/or hip pads - they do take up room and can turn the well fitted suit into something a big snugger leaving no room for an extra inner layer on a cool/cold day. My 36 reg fit me perfect until I added the extra padding. I sorta wish it was now a 38-short. to give me a little extra room. I won't ride w/o the back protection. I make up for the hip pads by wearing shorts that have hip and tailbone padding. The hip pads will not fit inside the Stich's pants

 

Definitely, give Stich a call. They will be happy to work you thru questions and get you fitted properly. It's a big investment, but their suits are still top notch. You'll definitely love the quick zip set-up. 

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pattonme

mine leaked in the crotch in any kind of rain. I think they (sorta) solved that issue but inquire. 

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JanM

I am very fond of Aerostich suits, I got my first Roadcrafter used around '98, bought a new Roadcrafter around 2004 and a new R3 in 2015. I commute almost every workday, almost year round (northern Europe). I use a 42S in the Roadcrafter (black/grey), the R3 is black/black with reflexes and also 42S. I am around 5'7", #170 and 31" inseam. I always use a hard shell Dainese backprotector which takes up some room - if you use a backprotector it is very important to clarify this while ordering.

 

As I ride all year I prefer a loose fit so I can layer up during winter and also have the suit ventilate better during summer, mind that I usually ride in generally lower temperatures (a max of around 80F, lowest so far is 10F) for a 20 mile commute. So, the idea was to get the R3 for summer use, but as the Roadcrafter now has defective zippers and isn't very waterproof, I am using the R3 in colder temperatures. Comparing the two, I do not like the R3 - it has some different design features and I do not think the workmanship is on par with the 2004 Roadcrafter. I much prefer the lining of the Roadcrafter, as it is much easier to get the suit on and off, and the design of the R3 with the glued on velcro tabs, have worn away the unprotected Goretex membrane and the welded tape seams are not correctly done (too short and too exposed) in the crotch area, so now the R3 leaks quickly in the upper arm area, shoulder and crotch.

 

I shall probably get a new Roadcrafter Classic soon, as I do like the idea and have been using this kind of suit almost daily in 20 years - but I do not recommend the R3.

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jeffkisthename

@JanM thanks for that honest review.  That's what I'm talking about!

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farble

Consider the two-piece Roadcrafter suit. Hot summer days I wear the top only, or, commuting, wear the suit chilly mornings and just the top home hot afternoons or out for lunch. I also wear the bottom only with hip pads for skiing. Whole suit for track days with back protector and hip pads.

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