Originally Posted by gitoy
it will be good for posing and give me added protection...
1pc vs a comparable 2pc (WITH a quality full circumference zipper stiched into the leather), there's really not all that much difference in protection. Chances of injury occurring because the two pieces separated is extremely slim if the zipper is well constructed.
Originally Posted by kevin_stevens
The question is: Do you like Starbucks?
I would never get a one-piece suit unless I were doing a lot of "serious" trackdays, and probably not even then. That's a great price, and I might be tempted IF, and only if, the suit fit me *perfectly*.
Two-piece is much handier for street use, and a lot easier to get a good fit by mixing/matching bottoms and tops.
To Dallas' point, "better" is fine, but I've literally NEVER seen a crash report talking about injury from a full-zip suit coming apart. Presumably it can happen, but I don't see grounds for thinking one-piece is better from a safety perspective.
Yeah, yeah, pro racers all use one-piece - different requirements. They have to be able to move around on the bike with as little extra drag/bulk as possible. They spend *days* in their suits. And they are custom tailored for each rider. That's not what you are describing as your scenario.
Completely agree. If I were in the market for a street suit right now, I'd go 2pc for added convenience & comfort.
1pc can be a little awkward when walking around and they're typically cut for a more agressive seating position than a comparable 2pc version.
I do love my 1pc Dainese Redline
with the double chest zips, though. WAY more comfortable when walking around than my old single zip.
No more showing off my "camel humps", crotch adjustments or singing soprano while walkin around.