Back in mid-April I got fitted for, and ordered a new Roadcrafter R3 one-piece riding suit from Aerostich (made right in Duluth, just 80 miles from home). I got a call a couple of days ago that it was ready, but had plans for the weekend, so I had to wait until today to pick it up.
I started my work day early so I could head out for Duluth by 2:00pm, and my companion to Alaska joined me for the quick ride over. It was nearly 70F when we left and a beautiful day at home. When we got to Duluth and descended the hill, the temp dropped to 48F. My ride over was in my mesh jacket, and I must admit it got a little cool.
We picked up the “R3” and double checked the fit. I suited up for its maiden voyage, and we road back. It was quite comfortable, and I feel that I am at least visible on the road. It will take a while to break it in, so it’s still a bit stiff. But it is not clunky or restricting.
The ride home was nicer, and I think it will suit me well (pun intended) on my trip. It’s waterproof too so I don’t need to haul extra rain gear with me. I ride ATGATT, so it will be with me for every trip I take, even the little short, local jaunts.