Dainese Avro Two Piece Suit
Good suit, but missing a few features for everyday riding. Best suited to the track.
Whenever I received my suit in the mail, I was pretty impressed with the suit. It has thick leather, great styling, stretch panels in all the right spots, and fits just right. After taking it on a ride, though, I feel as if Dainese got a bit confused about what they wanted it to be.
The major appeal to this suit for me was to have a great jacket I could wear on my commute, and then have the lower half I could wear on weekend rides, or at the track. I think most people who are looking at 2-piece suits have similar feelings.
But the jacket isn't great for daily riding. It's far too short, coming down only to my waist. This makes sense because it's where you attach the pants, but essentially limits you to the same functionality as a 1-piece suit (unless you don't mind your shirt sticking out several inches below your jacket). Sure, you can take off the jacket when you stop for food, but that's not a huge issue with a 1-piece in the first place.
The suit also only has one relatively small pocket. Again, this makes me think that Dainese was targeting the track crowd. Unless you've got luggage on your bike, good luck holding keys, wallet, and a cell phone all at once in the single pocket. I manage to squeeze my phone and wallet in, but it gives me a large bulge when I zip up the jacket.
The suit also has inadequate airflow to keep you cool in summer. I was under the impression that the stretch panels would flow air pretty well, but they're too thick and placed in areas that don't typically receive a whole lot of air anyway. Some perf leather panels in the chest should have been included.
One last issue is that the suit doesn't come with any pockets for a back protector. If Dainese was targeting the track crowd, a pocket for a back protector should be a priority in the suit.
On the flip side, it's incredibly comfortable. If your sizing is right, you'll feel at home in the suit while riding. The stretch panels do their job well, and make moving around on the bike easy. The adjustable calves are awesome, and make accommodating riders with larger calves easy (which is one of my gripes with my boots- Cortech Latigo Airs).
Simply put, it seems like Dainese just took their one-piece Avro suit, cut it in half and added a zipper. They didn't add in any additional functionality for the more casual rider. If you want a commuter suit, look elsewhere. If you want a track suit, buy the 1-piece.
July 11, 2014
Great suit for the money
I am 172cm, 75kg guy; not too chubby not slim either, pretty average built. Got myself size 50 and it fits quite nicely, the sleeves and pants could have been slightly shorter, but just slightly 1cm no more. Otherwise the suit fits well and leaves enough room for a back protector.
I bought this suit to replace my older custom-made suit that I ruined in unfortunate lowside on the the track. My older suit cost just as much and was not as comfortable as this dainese. I specifically wanted 2piece suit because I like taking jacket off during hot track days, however be aware that the jacket can hardly be worn by itself as it's too short, it ends well above the hips approximately where belly button is. Because jacket is too short the waist zipper is naturally located higher, which makes zipping it with the pants a bit awkward.
I wore it to only 1 track day so far and no major issues. It's snag, but leaves enough room for back protector and does not restrict limb movement, not stiff at all.
September 23, 2013
great suit I like how it fits and the style of it. if your thinking of buying it and wearing the jacket separate its not going to work the jacket is too short unless you don't mind looking kinda fruiti. over all I would recommend. keep in mind you do have to buy a separate back protector and only one pocket inside the jacket. what I do when I wear this is just take the license and a credit card to keep it simple.
August 8, 2013
Even on the track you need the keys to your car and I like to carry my cellphone. On the road (and this suit would be pretty good on the road) I need my garage door opener and wallet also. These mfgs don't seem to get pockets.
March 19, 2013
Very cool suit
I originally got this suit thinking that I could wear just the jacket if I was just heading out for a coffee, and wear the full suit for riding in the canyons, but the jacket is far too short to wear it by is self. Even though that aspect didn't work out for me, I am extremely happy with the suit. 99% of my riding is just for fun (mostly in the canyons) and this suit is perfect for it. If I do pull over for a brake, being able to unzip the jacket (which is easily done) will be handy on a hot day. And even though the suit doesn't have perforation in the leather, the stretch panels let enough air through to keep me cool.
December 18, 2012
extremely versatile piece of gear
I am both a sport/touring guy and a track day guy. This 2-piece suit is fantastic for BOTH. So while this suit is expensive, if you can use it for both touring and track days like I do, it sure beats a $500 track day leather and $500 textile jacket/pants.
I am 6' 1'' and 215 lbs and the 56 fits me perfectly. I ride a Tiger 1050 on the street and this suit flows good air from the S1 fabric. I wear heated vest underneath if cold and an eddie bauer goretex rain shell over the top if raining. There are no pockets except one small one in the chest that I use for my gas credit card so it works perfect for me as carry all my wallet, phone, etc in the tiger's hard cases. At track days on my Superhawk, the avro is just plain awesome and is very comfortable in sport bike position.
So, while one might expect this suit to be awesome on the track, I have found it to be excellent touring gear which is not expected. The only think a bit strange is walking around with big ole knee sliders on but on this suit they are black and blend in #I have the black, white, orange version#. Unlike many suits, this one has nice white and orange flicks to give some pretty good visibility. The top and bottom zip together with no fuss at all. It's not quite as easy as using your typical textile touring gear but it fits tremendously better and and I feel 200% safer in the leathers. Highly recommended.
November 19, 2012
I bought this two piece because I ride on the street more than the track and well a two piece suit is just more comfortable than a one piece. I'm 5'11" 165lbs with an athletic build and the size 50 fits me perfect. Styling is typical for what you'd expect from Dainese, it's amazing, leather quality is great far superior to my A Stars Gp Pro jacket. I have two complaints about this suit however but they're to be expected. 1: There isn't a slot for a back protector so you need to spend the extra money on a separate one and 2, the suit only has one pocket and that's inside the jacket.. So unless you're riding with a backpack on you can only fit your wallet inside comfortably so don't ride by yourself in the twisties with this suit because you cannot fit your cellphone and wallet in the suit together comfortably. Other than that the suit looks great, fits great and offers good protection(you can always use more protection)
June 18, 2012
Ótimo site de compras
recomendo a todos para comprar nesse site, muito rapido e confiavel.
October 17, 2011