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Aerostich / Riderwearhouse - Product and Catalog History.

Aero Design & Mfg. Co. Inc. was formed in 1983 to develop a completely new type of textile-based gear for motorcyclists. We wanted to invent a lightweight armored garment offering convenience, comfort, and high levels of protection in bad weather and crashes - all combined in a coverall-type suit made for everyday motorcycle use. That garment was (and still is...) named the Roadcrafter suit.

The new suit needed to be very quick and easy to get on and off, and light enough to wear over regular clothing in warmer weather. Several then-recent textile advances made this new type of garment possible. Two important ones were Gore-Tex breathable membranes and Cordura nylon fabrics. Combining these two (for the first time ever) created a new material that allowed Aerostich to invent the world's first lightweight, armored, abrasion and weather resistant textile motorcycle riders suit.

Sometimes riders did not understand the new Aerostich Roadcrafter's unconventional coverall-inspired design and its advantages. Leather gear was the standard then, so the new Cordura/Gore-tex material's strength, abrasion resistant capabilities and crash-protective qualities (compared to leathers) were unknown and widely suspect. To help 'explain' the garment better we sold them only by mail order, using detailed catalog descriptions. Each suit also came with a four page owner's manual describing how to wear and take care of a Roadcrafter suit.

Today we offer several varieties of advanced technology riders suits and provide extensive alteration and repair services. Textiles provide excellent protection, but they are more sacrificial in crashes than leathers so this is important. From the start, we learned how to provide a precise, accurate fit from telephoned sizing information.

In 1995 we began adding a few related resale items to Aerostich's mail order catalog. Today the catalog offers several thousand specialized products that help make riding better, safer, more comfortable and easier. Many of the 'Aerostich Riderwearhouse' catalog items are unique, or hard to find elsewhere. Please request a catalog.

Every Aerostich manufactured product is subject to a process of continuous incremental refinement. Each is intended to make motorcycling easier, more convenient, more comfortable, safer or better. Selling Aerostich gear factory-direct allows us to provide the best service and prices. Each customer receives expert answers to questions about a product's fit, function, care and use.

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I'm pretty sure I've got a suit that's older. We're talking really old.


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While our centerstand quartet consisted of three 1999 models, some changes will be in effect for 2000. The BMW R1100S will be offered in a $16,400 special edition mandarin/ orange/silver version, with more sporty suspension and a wider rear wheel and tire. The year 2000 Ducati ST4 will arrive equipped with the hard bags as standard for $14,695 (a $200 increase), and will also be available in yellow.

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Aerostich suits are the best riding apparel available. Andy Goldfine and crew don't stop there--Aerostich is packed to the gills with all kinds of neat gear, gadgets and must-haves for riders. Super fast shipping across the world, but if you stop in at the store, a friendly staffer will knock 10% off your purchase price.
Motorcyclists, campers, and gadget freaks will all find something to enjoy. Now put on your 'Stich and GO RIDE!

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Crashed my R100RS in an exuberant moment of stupidity on US 276 on the NC/SC line. Slid into a guard rail at 70 mph. Whacked myself but good, but the suit saved my hide.It's covered my dermis in NZ, OZ, around the US and Canada. Even took it to Antarcitca planning to ride back through Chile; love canceled that trip (and many more).