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So I am looking into getting a suit for next year and a buddy of mine mentioned a company off of ebay where he got his suit for much cheaper.. obviously. I was immediately skeptical because i have never heard of the company who makes the suits but ended up doing some research anyways. They are a small company in the U.S. that makes leather racing suits with 1.3mm premium milled leather and use CE certified protective armor. They make suits that can either be completely custom or mimic the big brands such a Dianese, Aplinestars, BMW, etc. Although it seems the material components closely match what the big brands use I cant help but think something must be off for the price to be about half of what Dianese cost. I would have never thought to even consider buying "off-brand" safety gear but this got me thinking a bit. Any thoughts on this?
 

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Get a Gimoto suit. WSBK quality (they are guys on the grid with them) for half the price of Dainese for a custom colored suit.

Also, the turn around time for a Dainese suit is like 6months...it's a while. I got my Gimoto in 5 weeks.
 

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I have no personal experience with using the products.

Sometimes its the old saying you get what you pay for in amount of $$

I have seen those ads on ebay with $1200 BMW Motorrad suits from AS only costing $350.

They indicate 1.3 leather with full protection as you indicated. Kangaroo is extra if you want it. The feedback is actually mostly positive. Only one I read was with the sizing being way off and wanted a full refund. Most negs where just long waiting and shipping times.

Most will look at it as the protection you get for $1200 may save your life and skin.
 

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I am old fashioned in that sense as well but when I saw what he paid for the suit compared to the big companies I couldn't help but research. I have seem nothing but good reviews as well on this company other than sizing and shipping issues as you mentioned. Definitely food for thought.
 

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Yeah thats the one. I dont have the links at the moment, im on my work computer and they are saved in my favorites at my home computer. Any experience with them?
 

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it's cheap low quality garbage made in Pakistan, might aswell buy a Bilt/cycle gear suit.
You always get what you pay for!!
 

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Yeah thats the one. I dont have the links at the moment, im on my work computer and they are saved in my favorites at my home computer. Any experience with them?
I see you are in the DMV area, this Ebay seller is listed in Annapolis, MD go check it out, tell him you want to be fitted.

I had a fake pakistani made Dainese jacket, garbage quality
 

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I see you are in the DMV area, this Ebay seller is listed in Annapolis, MD go check it out, tell him you want to be fitted.

I had a fake pakistani made Dainese jacket, garbage quality
I reached out to him but he said it would be ILLEGAL for me to come in person due to ebay regulations. Given my existing knowledge and everyone's input on things, I'm going to go with a reputable brand that I know will have my back if i go down. My body will thank me later.
 

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if it is not ce certified avoid it think of it like a helmet would you buy a no name helmet and trust it to perform. There are a lot of suits out there that are good quality and decent prices. you just have to shop around everything is made over seas but I would look for something with a ce rating to be safe.
If you need a custom suit go with dianese gimoto heroic. If you can fit off the shelf sizes than dianese revit cortech alpinestar rst and more check out European manufactures fc-moto has some good deals and ebay but shop around if your in a budget.
 

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I see a few issues with the ebay (example)...no explicit CE rating, "with basic foam Armor pads", ...

There are small race suit manufacturers that many racers/track day ppl have recommended—one in particular that I've seen a few examples of that are more affordable than the big companies: Hazardous Racing. This company also makes gloves.
 

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DO NOT SKIMP ON PROTECTION!


I never understand people who will pay $18k+ for a bike but want the cheapest protection possible for their body...:surprise:


$5 head buys $5 helmet...


That said, its not always about price.


I run a Zooni Leathers 1piece suit that was custom made for me out of California (had a Bates suit before that) as I do not fit off the rack. I have been running it for over 14years (I do want a new one, just have been lazy about it) and have crash tested it multiple times with only one split seem from hitting a wall @ a 140mph plus. (that's its own story) Zooni covered it under warranty and repaired for free! Its been a great suit and I highly recommend them.


Also cost less than a top of the line A* or Dianese, etc


 

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You get what you pay for!! I personally would not trust the custom suits offered online (mainly made in Pakistan and utilize the cow belly which is cheaper and not as abrasive).

I saw a crash in one of those at the supermoto track. Guy was riding a 65sx, so not as high of speeds as on the big track. When he crashed, the suit blew apart. The stitching came undone, there were rips in the leathers, etc.
I have crashed at the supermoto track in the Dainese, and it barely looks like it! You'd have to get up close to notice the scuffs on my leopard print. I am highly impressed!

I also am having a custom Mithos suit made. They're in the US now and sponsor some of the Moto2 riders. I got to inspect their fit and quality (oddly enough I'm almost the same size as the moto2 riders) and it was very nice. Supple leather, so it felt already broken in, but the stitching, print, and leather quality was very high! I chose this to be my backup suit because of this!!
 
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