Five of the best… one-piece race suits

Five of the best... one-piece race suits

SBS Choice
 ADAM PIGOTT

Whether you’re a trackday enthusiast, club racer or just want race-level protection on the road, Sportsbikeshop customers find these five one-piece suits fit the bill for all occasions…

ARMR Moto Harada R One Piece Leather Suit

£399.99-£439.99
The choice of many amateur racers, the Harada R sits well with Sportsbikeshop customers too, who have given it an average of 4.40 stars from the first five reviews. They agree the suit is quite tight when walking around, but say the fit is perfect while riding thanks to stretch panels on the arms and legs. Customers praise the high build quality, but add that the fit is quite tight when worn with a back protector.

RST Tractech Evo 3 CE Leather Suit

£449.99
Replacing RST’s highly popular Tractech Evo 2, this suit is living up to its predecessor, achieving a 4.82-star average from the first 11 reviews. Reviewers say the suit is comfortable while riding, and that the build quality is impressive considering the relatively low price tag. One customer praised the way stretch panels on the backs of the legs make the suit ideal for riders with larger calves.  

Held Slade 1 Piece Leather Suit

£989.99
Held’s Slade one-piece has been around for over six years, and has amassed a perfect five-star average from the first five Sportsbikeshop customer reviews. Although pricier than a lot of higher scoring suits on the site, reviewers insist it’s worth it for its high-end build quality – and one reviewer said they held up in a high-speed spill. Buyers also like the suit’s sizing, saying it fits more like a custom suit than an off-the-peg offering.

Alpinestars Motegi V2 1 Piece Suit

£712.49
For a well ventilated one-piece with top-notch build quality, Sportsbikeshop customers highly recommend this suit, giving it a 4.80-star average from the first five reviews. They say it’s well fitting and the stretch panels work well, but also like the addition of a waterproof inner pocket, ideal for storing small items while riding. The only dropped star came because one reviewer’s hip armour sometimes moved around.

Dainese Assen 1 Piece Leather Suit

£524.96
Sportsbikeshop customers are overwhelmingly in favour of the Assen suit, with every reviewer saying the fit of it was absolutely spot-on. One customer recommends this suit if you’re a little taller than average, and everyone is in agreement that the quality is second to none. Overall, the Assen suit receives an average of 4.82 stars from the first 11 reviews, only dropping marks due to its initial snug fit.