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Hi guys:
Interested in getting your thoughts on what you think would be the best leathers for some track days but really just being safe when canyon carving and riding out here in souther california. i want safety, fit, and ideally the thing should be totally perforated.

thoughts guys?
 

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Yes. These are the best.

I would add, though, that depending on what kind of track level you plan on riding, I would recommend a two piece for canyon carving. Its nice to have the ability to take the jacket completely off. Plus, 2-piece's typically have an extra pocket or two. They're just more useful for the real world than one piece. Problem is, a lot of tracks require one piece in the upper levels. Or you could be like some of us and have two...or three...or four?!?! :nerd:

Your call. Good luck and let us know your final choice.
 

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Yes. These are the best.

I would add, though, that depending on what kind of track level you plan on riding, I would recommend a two piece for canyon carving. Its nice to have the ability to take the jacket completely off. Plus, 2-piece's typically have an extra pocket or two. They're just more useful for the real world than one piece. Problem is, a lot of tracks require one piece in the upper levels. Or you could be like some of us and have two...or three...or four?!?! :nerd:

Your call. Good luck and let us know your final choice.
Yes these are the big 3.

these are some very good points. The Dainese (and I am sure that the others as well) works as a system. All of the jackets zip into all of the pants. This includes both the leather and the textile pants/jackets. I have a textile jacket and have several different pants, both leather and textile.

It really boils down to the track days, like se7en mentioned.
 

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I buy most of my clothing etc from Valentino Rossi helmets and Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear They are dead cheap compared to any other online shop I have found.
I have the 2 pc textile for casual riding in urban. I use the Dainese back protector Dainese New Bap 2000/9 - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear

I use the Dainese Avro D2 2pc leather race suit for fast paces (both size 52) Tightish jacket to prevent moving when or rather if I slide. Perfect fit when sat on the bike but not comfortable when zipped up and walking around, but that is typical of race suits. Dainese Avro Div. D2 Two piece Suit - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear
with double piece chest protector Double Chest Chest protection - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear and the smaller back protector Dainese Wave G Back Protector Insert - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear


I use the same leather pants from the Avro D2 suit but with a size 56 Dainese Pelle Jacket D1 race jacket, for touring, because I want to be able to stand upright without dragging my knuckles on the ground whilst walking. Dainese Racing D1 Leather Jacket - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear Same protection for track days are used when touring.
 

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I buy most of my clothing etc from Valentino Rossi helmets and Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear They are dead cheap compared to any other online shop I have found.
I have the 2 pc textile for casual riding in urban. I use the Dainese back protector Dainese New Bap 2000/9 - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear

I use the Dainese Avro D2 2pc leather race suit for fast paces (both size 52) Tightish jacket to prevent moving when or rather if I slide. Perfect fit when sat on the bike but not comfortable when zipped up and walking around, but that is typical of race suits. Dainese Avro Div. D2 Two piece Suit - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear
with double piece chest protector Double Chest Chest protection - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear and the smaller back protector Dainese Wave G Back Protector Insert - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear


I use the same leather pants from the Avro D2 suit but with a size 56 Dainese Pelle Jacket D1 race jacket, for touring, because I want to be able to stand upright without dragging my knuckles on the ground whilst walking. Dainese Racing D1 Leather Jacket - Champion Helmets | Motorcycle Helmets, Clothing & Gear Same protection for track days are used when touring.

I am looking for a suit perforated and confortable. I never have a suit and like Dainese i've 2 Dainese jackets .

Why do you prefer 2 pieces and not 1 piece ?
 

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I am looking for a suit perforated and confortable. I never have a suit and like Dainese i've 2 Dainese jackets .

Why do you prefer 2 pieces and not 1 piece ?
On warmer days it's easier to throw a jacket over a crate or chair whereas a 1 piece you have to have it hanging off your arse when you re not riding. Just my view.
 

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I am looking for a suit perforated and confortable. I never have a suit and like Dainese i've 2 Dainese jackets .

Why do you prefer 2 pieces and not 1 piece ?
There are two kinds of two-piece leathers. They both give you the option of wearing the jacket only for your work commute, or leaving the jacket and pants unattached for more ventilation and comfort while touring, or removing the jacket only between sessions at the track to relax and cool down. They are usually $100 - $300 more expensive than a one piece.

A two-piece "suit" comes as a single size and is considered "one size fits many" solution.

A two piece "separate" is nice because it allows you to fit the pants and jacket better to you than something in a single size. You might want a "long" jacket in a 54 but a regular pant in a 52. One pant might have more thigh room, or smaller calves, or other fit difference that you prefer; or a jacket may have a different elbow bend, or neck size that fits you better.

Either way, make sure that the pants and jacket come from the same manufacturer to ensure the fit and zip match correctly, and that they attach to each other as either "full zip" or 3/4 zip option. Some of the touring suits only attach across the back with a 6" zipper. The full zip or 3/4 zip are required at most tracks and wrap the attaching zipper around the front of the rider to keep the front of the jacket from riding up your waist if you wind up going down that way.
 

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A correct fit is A1 important for Comfort and Safety. so my advise is make sure you try the leathers on and spend 5 - 10 minutes in them before you buy.
I reckon your're spot on. Just find something that's comfortable. If they are not comfortable there will always be some reason not to wear them. As well uncomfortable is just a dangerous distraction. So defeats the whole purpose (to be safer).

So just focus on finding something that's comfortable, from my experience this narrows the choice down to a very small few options. Then figure out which of these options offers the best protection, decision made.

P.S. I also like some color on my leathers in places where it matters to stand out (so this narrows the choices even further). Took me ages to find something that fitted just those 2 criteria, comfortable and some color that don't look dorky or make me look like a VR impersonator. I currently wear IXON leathers.
 

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I am looking for a suit perforated and confortable. I never have a suit and like Dainese i've 2 Dainese jackets .

Why do you prefer 2 pieces and not 1 piece ?
Personally, I have a one-piece suit for track days since most tracks won't let you use a 2-piece. For all other riding, I just have assorted leather, textile, mesh jackets & pants.
 

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Personally I have Alpinestars one piece GP Pro leathers perforated.. love them super comfy and will not entertain being on the bike without them. Safety first always! I have a Held rain suit for bad weather keeps all rain and wind out but always with leathers underneath!
 

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i have owned 3 pairs of leathers and have still not made it to the track yet lol. 2 of them were Frank Thomas branded and i got them because they were extremely cheap. one i bought on closeout from cycle gear an long time ago when they started carrying their house brands Built and sedici. i think it cost $199 brand new. i sold that but still own another one that i picked up off craigslist for $125 that the original owner never got around to using. they are heavy but well built and the leather is nice and thick.

i owned a Dainese laguna seca suit and it was much nicer than the frank thomas suits. more comfortable and the leather seemed of much higher quality. I'm going to keep an eye out this winter for a dainese suit as some will usually pop of for pretty cheap and many are barely used.

i will for sure be hitting the track next year... just need to decide if i should ride the KTM supermoto or the Ducati.
 

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Anyone have any experience with Spidi gear?

I'm looking at the following pieces...

Super-R Leather Jacket
RR Pro Leather Pant

Appreciate the input.

Gryn
I don't have any experience with Spidi suits, pants, or jackets (my stuff is Dainese), but I have a pair of Spidi gloves that are easily as high quality as any of my Dainese gloves and just as, if not more comfortable. Just based on that pair of gloves, I'll seriously consider more Spidi gear in the future. Very good stuff!
 

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Personally, I have a one-piece suit for track days since most tracks won't let you use a 2-piece. For all other riding, I just have assorted leather, textile, mesh jackets & pants.
Every track I ride at allows two-piece suites, as long as you've got a full-length zipper connecting the jacket to the pants. Racing is a different story. That said, all of the off-the rack suits I looked at were either poorly made, overpriced, didn't fit well, or all three. I bought a custom one-piece suit and have never regretted it...
 

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Fit is most important, for me Dianese Assen perf jacket and Misano perf pants zip together for a great summer suit good up to mid 80's comfortably .Their site has good promo's and at times beat some of the big vendors. I got my last set in only 3 days from Italy to Atlanta .. not bad for Covid and international!
 

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