Size Waist Sleeve Height Inseam Weight
46 31" - 34" 36" 5'8" - 6'1" 30" 160 - 175 lbs.
48 32" - 35" 36" 5'10" - 6'2" 31" 175 - 190 lbs.
IMO, you get what you pay for. I try to apply this to most things I buy. Especially when it comes to life saving equipment. I don't wear cheap helmets, and I dont wear cheap gear. Usually the more expensive the suit, the better materials are used, and the better craftsmanship help make it safer. I'm not saying a $1000 suit on sale for $500 is bad, but a suit made of goat hide, cheap threads, thin leather, etc is not what I want on my back if I fly off at 150mph, and I've fallen off at that speed before. And there's no difference in a pro racer or an occassional track day rider. Once you suit up, anything can happen to anyone. So I'd research all the brands and models, then pick the absolute best you can afford. If all you can afford is a cheap suit, then maybe wait awhile and keep saving. 8)B.C. said:OK OK I get it that was a stupid question. LOL! But are cheap leathers in anyway dangerous?
Different kinds of leather have different strengths, so you can't just compare thickness of brand A to brand B without looking at what type of leather they use.03AZSV said:I have been looking at alot of leathers and I have not seen any that are thinner than 1.2 or thicker than 1.6. In fact most of the $1200.00 + suits I have looked at are 1.2 or 1.4. Which is the same as some of the $300 suits. Now I do believe that you get what you pay for but thickness is an example that I have not seen! I have noticed more armor as probable the largest difference.
Just a thought.