I find myself ready to spend the money for a good riding suit, and the reviews seem to indicate:
BMW Rallye 4 suit, Klim Badlands, or an Aerostich Roadcrafter 3.
The Klim stuff is just SOOOOOO expensive. About $2,000 for the jacket and pants. I know you get what you pay for, but...really?
The 'Stich's fans are legion, and, according to them, it can do no wrong. But it's just a shell, which means many layers underneath for warmth in the winter, which means bulky, which annoys me. And the only drawback this legion of fans WILL admit to is that it's a "bit warm" in the summer. And being in Vegas (yes this means the winters are relatively mild, but we will regularly see 30's and 40's) the summers are long and hot. So that gives me pause. Price point is the cheapest of the bunch at around $1,200.
Which leaves the Ralley 4 suit. At about $1,500 it sits in the middle, price wise. The reviews are mostly positive. And the layering seems to be effective, making it year round with minimal bulk in the cooler months. The only real drawback is I become a walking fanboy. Parking my RT, and walking away in my BMW suit. All I need is the week old beard, the thousand yard stare, and a rainy backdrop and I'm an advertisement! Which I can handle if I'm happy with the gear.
So what say you, denizens of the asphalt? Anybody out there using this gear? And if so, what are your opinions? Both positive and negative.
Thanks in advance for your time.