Dainese Red Line Leather Race Suit
I took my suit out this past weekend .... great fit and feels really good in a riding position. Lots of air flow threw the suit ... was not a really good idea on going out in the mountains with some what strong winds and about 47-53* F. well it got a bit chilly... I tried a few Dainese models before getting this one. and let me tell you out of the most 1000-1600 suits this one has the best fitting around the bottom. I have a 29-30 size waist and broad shoulders so i have to have a bigger model of a suit and most models look like I have an adult diaper on with the bottom perking out. This one is really a good slim fit. And feels really solid around the upper body. Two thumbs up. This suit really works great with the Dainese inner boots.
November 13, 2012
Great suit! Fits like a glove
Once you get used to bending over just to zip it up, then it is very easy to get on. It is the end of season and I have not wrecked in it yet, so hard for me to judge it's protection and durability.
November 12, 2012
Crashed on a Canyon run and walked away
This suit is made pretty well. I went down on a curve in a canyon at about 110 and tumbled over the cliff. I was dizzy and sore but we were all shocked at how well it held together. The shoulder plates did a great job of keeping my shoulder in tact, and i can testify that they are actually titanium because aluminum does not spark when ground, but the go pro video shows a rooster-tail of sparks flying as i went shoulder down during the low-side crash. My favorite part of the suit is the extra large hip protectors. Those limited my injury to a bruised hip instead of a shattered one. also, the fabric part held together pretty well and did not tear like I thought it might.
one of the zippers on the wrist busted right open. also, the seam came apart a little bit(like 1/2 inches of it) on my stomach and on my leg. when the zipper came open it gave a little play on the elbow pad and i ended up getting a nasty bump on my elbow where the armor rolled out of the way. The suit fits kind of weird and must be broken in well before you can ride all out. othewise the pressure points on the shoulders where the pads keep sliding back are very distracting. Id say the weak point of this suit is the accordion paneling and the zippers on the wrists, but if you don't go over a cliff at 110+, this suit is sure to hold together. I'm DEFINATELY getting another one before they close out and would recommend this over the laguna seca any day
October 8, 2012
Exceptional Track Suit
- AIR FLOW. This thing runs so much air through it, it started getting cold on a 90-100-degree summer ride through Malibu Canyon. When I say air flow I'm talking about through the entire torso, including hips and back. You can unzip the sleeves a bit and get air through there too. I can't stand heat with a passion and I got the full-black suit, but as long as you're moving, you will have no problem. Trying it on in the store, I definitely started breaking a sweat.
- You can leave the front flap down if you need more air or if you're just walking around. The shoulders and sleeves stay on just fine.
- Pretty darn good fit. Nothing less than what you would expect from Dainese. The CE armor pieces are also all in the right places. I'm 5'8" 130 lbs and I went with a size 48 with some leeway to gain a dozen pounds or two. It was originally a bit tight in the crotch, but you can easily swing your leg over the bike.
- I didn't think I'd use the calf zipper, but it did feel good unzipped.
- The back hump (foam) can be replaced by a hydration bag (CamelBak). The suit comes with fittings, but no bag. There is a tradeoff however, and it's one or the other.
- Like others, I also experienced some chafing behind my right knee. Might be part of the break-in process, but on my 3-hour ride, it started being uncomfortable toward the end. Some compression pants may help.
- I like sitting very upright when not tucked. There were additional pressure points on my shoulders when I wasn't in the crouched position while riding.
- Zip it up when you're in a riding position!! You'll look like a fool struggling with the two zippers if you're standing straight up, because it won't zip up unless you are using vise grips (the two sides won't align). It zips right up effortlessly when you bend your torso forward.
- I hear if you wear compression long pants and long sleeves it helps to slide in and out of the suit.
August 13, 2012
I've ridden with Alpinestars with great satisfaction - Dainese takes that to a whole new level. This suit is easy to put on and take off, the extra padding in the shins are not a problem with my Sidi Vortice boots, and the break in time was just two, 2 hour rides. The protection level of this suit is top notch. Very impressed!
May 14, 2012
This product looks great!
The suit is small around the chest and seems to run a bit small overall. The other reviews seemed to indicate the opposite. I have worn an Alpinestars in the same size, and it was fine. The Dianese seems quite a bit smaller. Looks amazing but chafes a bit on the knees.
December 2, 2011
Looks awesome, Tight fit, fashionable,
Got this suit in black and red for my new black and red Ducati 1198 SP, and it´s great!
I got on in 52 and it´s a little bit tight for the size. I have the Dainese T-Age in 52 and it´s a better fit right away. I do expect the new one to fit perfectly after a while.
May 13, 2011
Dainese Red Line Leather Race Suit
Short in the torso region if you want to stand up, but roomy in the chest.
I bought this for my bf and it didn't fit him (my fault), but Matt at Revzilla really worked with us for a no hassle exchange. He even special ordered us a bigger size.
My experience was so good, I bought one for myself. It is great for a female because it is roomy in the chest region. It also holds up well in a crash. I have crashed mine 4 times and its still usable.
March 17, 2011