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What type of racing leathers should I get?

I'm preparing to take the beast to the track soon and am a track virgin. I want to get my own suit - what should I be looking for? Any information is appreciated.

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I am pretty much a rookie at purchasing leathers. The first set, I wound up with some that were a little too short between the collar and inseam which created serious comfort issues... I got them without having an opportunity to try them on. My next set, I tried them on first to make sure they fit but I made another mistake (sorta). The leathers are really well made and would offer a lot of protection so I figured these would be great for anything I would want to do. Unfortunately, I did not realize that I would not be able to use them if I ever decided to get a racing license. They are 2 piece leathers and most sanctioning organizations don't allow 2 piece leathers. No matter how well they are made. Learn from my mistakes.
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You deffinately want a 1 piece suit with full armour, vented/perfed upper torso area for cooling. Higher end brands such as Helimot, Z leathers, Vanson, Spidi, Alpinestars, Bates, Tai-Chi will provide you with the protection you deserve and want. Sizing/fitting will vary with a particular brand so be careful and if at all possible try some suits on.

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Depends on your budget. Expensive ($1,300 - $1,600), but it's hard to beat a suit made custom, just for your body, from Z Custom Leathers or NJK Leathers.

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I have 2 sets of dainese, and I have had fieldsheer, akito, and some others. One thing is true here: You get what you pay for!

The dainese make you feel like a monkey f***ing a football while you are walking, but when you get on the bike, you could cream yourself. I am pretty lucky with mine, they fit like a glove.

The best way to go is custom, just look around to find places that do custom leathers. Most racers will generally know where to get custom suits made. I know you can email the guy at revlimiter racing at [email protected] and ask him.

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Vanson all the way!!!! They will make the suite to fit your body and are great to work with. They are the BEST!!!!!!!!! I wear NOTHING ELSE BUT VANSON!

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Re: What type of racing leathers should I get?

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I'm preparing to take the beast to the track soon and am a track virgin. I want to get my own suit - what should I be looking for? Any information is appreciated.
i just bought a full Fieldsheer suit and SIDI boots and love em, get the perforated if you are in a hot climate............
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Ill agree on the Sidi boots
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