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Okay, so here's my dilemma: I want a 1 piece riding suit that is suitable for track and for around town riding, when I want to go out and hit some fun roads. I'm in Louisiana, so the heat and humidity in the summer makes me want to avoid the leather racing suits, plus, I'm not really wanting to do racing that much. That being said, I do want to do our local track days which require a one piece suit or a two piece with full circumference zipper. I currently ride with a Frank Thomas jacket, and jeans, as i haven't purchased pants yet, but I know the jacket wouldn't really be appropriate for track days. What would you suggest?
 

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I believe you need leather for track days, not textile.

for textile, I've heard good things about aerostitch and fieldsheer. For leather, spartanleathers.com all the way.

silly fiancee and the silly wedding planning, or I'd have a set already. Will probably have to wait until next winter when the bike is paid off instead :(
 

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yeah, you're right, i just re-read the requirements, it has to be a one or two piece leather suit... with full circumference zipper... but i do so much around town riding... it just sucks that now i need to buy two suits! lol, oh well, for love of the sport, right?
 

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It's pretty difficult to have one piece of gear for all the different conditions. You'll probably end up owning a few pairs of jackets, pants, and possibly boots.

You have to get leather if you want to hit the track regardless, so get a two piece vented. The jacket might not be that bad in the summer. Otherwise get a mesh for around town, and underpant knee armor and wear jeans.
 

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get a 2 peice leather suit. then buy textile/mesh pants. have a zipper sewn in to match the jacket. i've done this.
 

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if you already have a jacket, just get pants for the street and you're good to go. there's a lot of nice textile stuff.

I just picked up a pair of Olympia Airglide pants. Nice stuff. Mesh for venting in the summer with cordura in the knees and butt for abrasion. plus it comes with 2 removable liners (for rain and cold weather) so they are effectively 3 season pants.

Then, when you're ready for the track, get a suit.
 

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Amen to the multiple garments!

I don't really care to do "Track Days" but I still have leather. I wear a Frank Thomas Velocita leather jacket and the Strike II leather pants and they do have a full zip. Then for those days when I'm working and riding, its a textile TourMaster 'Jett' jacket and 'Venture' overpants with my daily dress on underneath. For the really hot days we have here its Frank Thomas Textile Mesh jacket and pants.

It takes 3 suits to cover all the bases for safe ATGATT riding!
 

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I've got a textile joe rocket for colder days, then through most of summer I wear a mesh joe rocket phoenix jacket. For pants, I had some river roads that were really tight, but now I've picked up apair of A* textile with venting that should work for now till I find the perfect pants. I fit weird -.-
 

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I believe Motoport is the only manufacturer that makes a textile suit that can be used for track days. It's expensive, but it's really the only option for a do-it-all suit, especially for something that'd be tolerable in Louisiana...if that's even possible during the humid month when the bugs are out in full force.
 
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