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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Ladies...

I'm not doing any hardcore riding yet to where I can justify this purchase but check this out:

http://www.arlenness.com/p-4611-2009-the-lady.aspx

What one piece suits are you all wearing?? And when do you wear them? What do you wear under them?
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IXS one piece. wear it on the track and if i'm gonna be REALLY stupid on the streets (hill country rides)

i wear biker shorts and under armor shirts under them or just a tank top for clothes. that's under my UFO back protector

a* makes some great suits for women too, but try them on. they run small.
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Do leather suits keep you quite warm in the winter?
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much as you'd think. If you're looking for winter riding gear I'd recom
end and aerostitch suit. They're waterproof and very insulated
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Do leather suits keep you quite warm in the winter?
I use leather jacket with Tourmaster heated jacket liner for winter. Works great down to mid-30's & can be adjusted for slow speeds. I'm on coast & weather changes every 10 min. Then I take off liner for above 80's or so when I'm traveling.
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I don't know how it is in the US, but it sure is a challenge to find a fitting quality one-piece leather suit for women in Europe.
After trying MANY suits, which never really fit me -legs too short, shoulders too broad etc.- I finally found one I slipped into like a glove: the Yu Lady suit by Dainese.
It's just AMAZING. I had the legs extended 3 inches, and that was it.
It's saved my a$$ and skin on more than one occasion, and doesn't wear quickly.
Most importantly, the protection is adequate and efficient and in all the right places.
So that suit definitely gets my vote
I also get tons of compliments wearing it, so what more could I ask for?

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I had a custom Dainese suit before, never really liked it much. I find the Dainese stuff in general is too crappy for the price tag. The Lady Yu suit and the new one that they released this year are nice looking suits, but they really don't offer that much above average protection like you would find on a higher end men's suit. A* makes a Stella suit for women, there's also the Spidi Lizard which is an excellent suit and offers very good protection. There's also Pilot USA which will make custom leathers for women I hear fairly cheap. A couple of our local female racers got them and love them. There is also Gimoto out of Itally, they make nice women's suits. I'm wearing a custom version of one of their suits and love it. It fits like a glove and you can see the quality in how the suit is put together. RS Taichi has always made very good suit and have a reputation for quality, but I find their women's line looks some what out dated, I haven't seen one up close tho.
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Syed Leathers - quality custom suits for a very very reasonable price. I see many chics in FL wearing them and the company is out of FL - little hop down from ATL
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I tried the A* stella suit, and it just didn't fit me, not without altering it dramatically and reducing the strength of the seams. Same for the Lizard. And the protection wasn't much better than the Dainese Yu suit, which at least fit. It's true that Dainese has series of suits they have made cheaply, but the Yu is Italian made and of obvious better quality. I'm very happy with it, and imho that's what matters.
It's true and unfortunate that the protection isn't that of the men's racing suits, but it's really all there is to be found around here.
Good to hear that there's more choice on the other side of "the pond"
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I tried the A* stella suit, and it just didn't fit me, not without altering it dramatically and reducing the strength of the seams. Same for the Lizard. And the protection wasn't much better than the Dainese Yu suit, which at least fit. It's true that Dainese has series of suits they have made cheaply, but the Yu is Italian made and of obvious better quality. I'm very happy with it, and imho that's what matters.
It's true and unfortunate that the protection isn't that of the men's racing suits, but it's really all there is to be found around here.
Good to hear that there's more choice on the other side of "the pond"

Actually last time I checked the only Dainese suits still being made in Itally were the 2 men's Tattoo and one more top line. The others are being made in Romania and some other country (pakistan/china??).

What matters though is that the suit fits you correctly. A bad fitting top of the line suit will actually protect you less and can cause you harm as opposed to a well fitting lower end suit. If you're happy with your suit, that's all that counts.
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Well, we checked especially to see where the suit was made, and it was Italy. You could definitely feel the difference with the other suits.

And yep, it does have to fit like a glove and mine fits me "purrrrrfectly"
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The Dainese suits have the softest feeling leather I swear. I love that. But I can't seem to find one that fits me. I'm nearly 6'0 and the legs are never freakin long enough (in ANY of them!) Grrrr!

I've never heard of that brand, but its a good looking one from the pic... Hard to tell about how well its made online though. Mine is a mens A*... it was the only one I could find long and thin enough. But with a spine pad I can barely zip it over my bewbies... fortunately that's also an easy fix with a good seamstress. As long as the armor in it fits where it needs to and isn't too loose or too tight, little things light nipping in the booty or letty out the bewbie is easy.

Now catch me in it with my boots off changing, and you'd laugh your ass off... its borderline capri STILL!!! Shh, it's our little secret.
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I'm nearly 6'0 and the legs are never freakin long enough (in ANY of them!) Grrrr!
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