Aerostich Suits


Padded speedwear


Aerostich is a kind of the whole earth catalog for the long distance, world touring motorcyclist crowd. They have a variety of stuff for sale, but they are best known for their heavy duty, weather resistant Aerostich riding suits with ballistic padding. These riding suits are expensive but awesome. I use my Darien suit for both motorcycling and snowboarding. Ten years ago they had no competition — Aerostich was synonymous with riding suits — but now they are often imitated with varying degrees of success. All of their suits are made in America, in a small factory in Duluth, and their excellent customer service sometimes includes interaction with the owner Andy Goldfine, who seems to be a great guy with a great sense of humor.

-- Steve Fox [Also suggested by Jim Priest] 01/11/05