Dainese Seamless Active Shirt
Effective When On, But Has Some Hassles
I purchased both the shirt and leggings together. This review is after 2 weeks, with a good amount of use so far (maybe 10 rides, typically wearing the undersuit for 6-12 hours a day). I have a small, and am 5'4" tall.
The pants are extremely long. I can't imagine they would actually fit anyone. This creates a lot of slack that has to be adjusted, and does not pair well with the over-elasticity (discussed below). The shirt sleeves are a bit too long as well, but not as bad as the pants.
The material is extremely stretchy, too much so. It stretches too much when you put it on, requiring you to adjust each area of your body to get it into the correct position. This also makes taking them off difficult, especially when you're sweaty and they stick to your body. Once on, they feel rather comfortable and you don't notice them.
The undersuit is another material that hates velcro. It does not damage the undersuit very much at all, but does cause fraying. They do state clearly to not make contact with velcro. However, it's very difficult to avoid velcro, especially considering the abudance of gear and locations that use velcro:
-Boots have velcro
-Suit-to-boot connections have velcro
-Knee sliders have velcro
-Some back protectors have velcro
-Wrist cuffs on the suit have velcro
-Gloves have velcro
All these make it hard to avoid velcro. It is not impossible, but requires more care. This just adds extra work to how much is required to adjust for the over-sizing/over-stretchiness. Even with care, you will still nab some velcro every now and then.
Additionally, after only a few weeks, the left leg calf has a hole. I believe it is from the amount of pulling that is required to get the leggings on. It's too early to tell if it will continue to get worse and expand.
On the good side, the undersuit does make putting on pants/jackets/suits much easier. Further, they allow for much smoother bodily movements while riding. This is because the undersuit has less friction with the gear, allowing you to 'glide' inside the gear when you move your arms, knees, etc.
They are also very stylish and look cool.
The suit is effective at taking the sweat from your body. You can feel that the undersuit is wet.
They cannot be placed in the tumble dryer. I washed them and then hung them on a string to dry. This seems to have worked fine.
Overall, I would be interested in getting a different set of undersuit. I said I would not recommend this, but it is the first motorcycle-oriented undersuit I have used, so perhaps this is unfair if the problems exist in all undersuits? The extra length and elasticity creates a bit more hassle when putting on and taking off than I am happy with (with practice you learn better how to put them on, adjust them, and take them off, but there is still some unavoidable time overhead). Perhaps there are other undersuits that don't suffer as much from these problems? An undersuit that is not velcro-phobic would also be nice. I will continue to use this undersuit until it wears too much, or until I tire of the hassles.
June 12, 2014
Provider more info on Delivery (prior to buy please)
August 5, 2013
Nice under armor shirt, but not sure if its worth the price of admission.
Very nice base layer for under your leather suit/jacket. My only wish is that this shirt had more ventilation in the armpit area and ribs. Looks good on and feels comfortable.
Makes putting on a leather jacket or suit much easier, also keeps you running cool.
As others have mentioned, keep this shirt away from velcro. I only purchased this because i'm an4l and wanted it to match my Dainese leather jacket. Otherwise i would have went with a much less expensive base layer shirt.
June 29, 2013
I had a RS Taichi undersuit top that needed to be retired so I gave this a go. Does what you need it to do - keeps you cool and comfortable under your leather suit at the track all day. I would experience some chaffing with my RS Taichi on the knees and elbows, but none of that happens with this shirt.
The only warning is to watch velcro around this shirt as it pulls on the threads pretty easily.
Great undershirt, highly recommended.
June 22, 2013
It does exactly what it's suppose to, while being stylish. The only thing is to not let Velcro touch it. It becomes easily cosmeticically damaged. But I still where it all the time under my leather. It makes putting on and taking off my gear so much easier.
June 19, 2012
this shirt is a good fit, nice look. Could use some better under arm venting.
March 26, 2012
Got it during winter season, so I can't review on actual experience. though first look is amazing, and fit is perfect if your weight is proportional to your height. quality is superb and can't wait to try it on the track, Quite expensive for an underwear, though, it's Dainese, so you know you're buying quality.
March 12, 2012