Two Fantastic Race Suits But Which One Is Best For You?
As a track rider or professional biker, it’s always nice to have a choice. Here we will explore two of today’s hottest and most up-to-date race suits, with pros and cons of each.
The REV’IT Stingray Race Suit
Developed by top engineers after four years of careful analysis of crashes involving REV’IT’s earlier MotoGP model. The study lead to small but significant designs in the suit’s basic composition.
For instance, seams have been moved to locations less likely to be affected in a direct impact, leaving them less prone to sudden tearing or splitting.
The suit is comprised of leather blended with Kevlar stretch, allowing for a snug race fit, flexibility, and ultimate protection.
Extra protection is added at shoulders, knees, elbows, hips, and back, with Tempurafoam at the back and hips for comfort and safety. The cuffs and collar feature “comfort collar” design, offering a higher collar with softer material against your throat and hands.
The Stingray comes with an inner lining that is static-resistant and fully washable, making caring for your suit a simple task.
The materials and workmanship are all you would expect from years of engineering and study, and the suit’s primary aim is to help you walk away unharmed in the event of a crash.
The Stingray is available in white with red striping, black with white striping, or white with black striping, allowing you to choose the color scheme you like most.
At a retail price of $1,499.99, the Stingray Race suit is a serious contender for best value for money race suit on the market today.
Alpinestars Race Replica Suit
At $2,899.95, this suit from Alpinestars may seem extravagant. However, its safety and comfort features outstrip the Stingray’s by an order of magnitude.
The suit offers all of the features you would expect from a quality race suit, along with new and enhanced technology that will keep you riding more safely and comfortably than ever before, no matter what the weather or conditions.
The suit is available in red, white, blue, or black. In hotter or sunnier climates, riders may shy away from dark colors to reduce the risk of overheating. Alpinestars suit is designed to reduce or deflect heat transfer in its black and blue models, and the front panel features a vent that will help keep you cool while riding even on hot days.
The included inner lining is not only washable, it is also fully anti-bacterial. The arms and shoulders have a unique seamless design as well in order to prevent splitting or tearing upon impact. Of course, all seams on the suit feature multiple stitching for as much tear protection as possible in the event of an accident.
The Alpinestars suit is also made of leather and Kevlar stretch for both protection and ease of mobility. The suit also features joint protection at the knees, shoulders, hips, elbows, and back. The shoulders are fashioned of Alpinestars’ exclusive and patented thermoplastic material for the very best protection available anywhere today.
Which Is the Best?
The Alpinestars suit is well worth its price tag for the level of comfort and safety it offers riders.
The Stingray is a good value suit as well, but despite its solid engineering, it simply cannot compete with the features and protection offered by Alpinestars. Experienced and professional riders who are looking for the absolute best suit designed to protect them from injury while riding would be well-advised to consider Alpinestars Race Replica suit.
However, newer or more casual riders, particularly those who do not race often or hard, will find the Stingray a more palatable investment, still offering strong protection at half the price of the best.
There’s almost universal agreement that the Alpinestars Race Replica is cutting edge technology with the latest consrtuction techniques, It is the choice when you won’t compromise in performance or safety. It is the suit of choice of Alpinestars MotoGP riders Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner and John Hopkins. I’ll give it 5 out of 5.
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