Alpinestars Leather Suit
Choosing the right motorcycle gear is very important. Some riders refuse to buy good quality protective suits because of the price. They fail to understand that the helmet is not the sole important protective gear to consider. When riding the motorcycle, the whole body is exposed. Motorcycle gear made of leather is the most effective.
Importance should be given to leather suits. They are generally offered in one-piece and two-piece kinds. One-piece suits are usually the best choice since they provide unsurpassed protection among the two types. Since there are fewer seams that can be subject to tearing in collisions, one-piece kinds are more practical. The one-piece is basically an all-in-one suit made from large panels of leather. Two-piece suits, however, are slightly more versatile than one-piece kinds. They can be unzipped at the waist and be used as a jacket only. Separate jackets and track pants can be zipped together, creating one full-type suit. Riders can then mix and match their tops and bottoms for much variety.
The Alpinestars SG-1 leather suit, with an MSRP of $649, is as an entry-level motorcycle leather suit that competes well with the more expensive suits in terms of features. This Alpinestars leather suit is made with 1.4-millimeter thick leather, which has a detachable mesh liner, multiple stitching for tear resistance, and armor in the elbows, shoulders, hips, and knees. The SG-1 also has a back protector compartment, where an optional Alpinestars back protector can be inserted. Other suits have this feature, but when a back protector is inserted, they become uncomfortable. This Alpinestars leather suit simply reflects the brand’s experience in making leather suits.
The common problem in motorcycle suits is ventilation. The SG-1 has sufficient perforations across the front of the suit that allows enough airflow to help keep the rider cool even on the hottest of days. Those who were able to buy this Alpinestars leather suit are amazed by its good quality, considering its price. The tough zipper retains its appearance in spite of significant abuse. Its color withstands the extreme heat of the sun and the mixture of rain and sweat. A great detail in the suit is that the rear third of the collar is made from neoprene and not leather. The back of the rider does not rub on the leather when he is in a full tuck.
The SG-1 is an Alpinestars leather suit that performs for its very reasonable price. There is probably no other suit in its price range that offers the same features or fits nearly as well.