Author Topic: Race Leathers  (Read 975 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Race Leathers
« on: Oct 30, 2017, 21:00:09 »
Hey.  I'm looking buy a set of race leathers for trackdays and I've never owned a set before.   I see custom made (likely orient somewhere) suits for under 400$.   I see suits all the way up to several thousand dollars.    I want a safe, legit set but I don't want to have to spend more than necessary. 

When I punch "motorcycle racing leather suit" into Google, eBay, etc....  there are tons of choices including knock-offs and all.

I'm looking for some experienced input.


Offline J-Rod10

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Re: Race Leathers
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2017, 21:07:44 »
Check out SYED, out of Orlando.

If not wanting a custom suit, you can usually find previous years models for cheap.
« Last Edit: Oct 30, 2017, 21:09:46 by J-Rod10 »

Offline Rat_ranger

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Re: Race Leathers
« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2017, 22:10:03 »
I have a teknic chicane suit, good for the price, I paid $200 but they seem to have gone up a bit.

Offline Tim

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Re: Race Leathers
« Reply #3 on: Oct 30, 2017, 22:38:27 »
Get some 2nd hand ones - $400 for custom leathers = thin poorly stitched junk.
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Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: Race Leathers
« Reply #4 on: Oct 31, 2017, 15:35:58 »
There used to be a guy that went by Barnacle bill that used to have used suits I think...I know he does repairs to them. Money spent on a suit is money well spent
and the better the suit the higher the price. They have freaking air bags in them now ! A well made suit will last for yrs if you don't chew it up on a crash. If I was to but a new one now days I would go with Alpinestars or Dainese..
« Last Edit: Oct 31, 2017, 15:39:03 by 1fasgsxr »

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