Getting on for the best part of a grand means, in my world, that a suit had better be good – and after crashing twice in this suit in the space of four months I can vouch that it is just that. 1.3mm leather with very flexible aramidic stretch panels, great ventilation through the suit and a MotoGP-profile aerodynamic back hump which is also vented keep you very comfortable and able to move around the bike easily.
The external protection on the shoulders, elbows, knees are barely felt when you’re wearing the suit and there’s an easily-removable and washable liner. Collar and all cuffs are Neoprene-edged for comfort, too.
You can see from the pics how little damage the suit suffered. Aside from the cosmetics there was very little ‘real’ damage to the structure of the suit. I carried on riding throughout the day happy in how the suit would perform should I crash again – and that tells you a lot about how this suit stood up to a fast crash.
A lot of money, yes, but worth it to literally save your skin.