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Lets talk about suits
Lets share opinions on what you've used, what you like and don't like. There are a lot of big names around dainese, arlen ness, taichi, ect that demand big $.
-Post what you've used
-What you like/ didn't like about said suit
-Price range of suit
My experience: Frank Thomas XTI, Shift Vertex
I started with a 300$ frank thomas XTI that I outgrew. It was obvious it was a 300$ suit in the padding area, it was CE approved but the refinement just wasnt there. It did me well through a 45mph low side.
I upgraded to a shift vertex jacket and pants, both are pretty nice and I'm happy with the padding, protection, and comfort for 500$. This suit still rocks. I tucked the front at 70-90mph and hit gravel the pants held up great and the jacket only popped in the stretch panel of the arm I went down on. Minor rug burn.
I think I might go back to a one piece. My main needs are perforation and airflow with comfort and protection in second. I ride in central texas so being cool and not overheating is safer than a suit that makes you overheat then crash in my opinion.
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