10 leather suits in the test

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It is also clear that leather combinations do not offer the comfort of textile suits. But they want to be moved and challenged – long live the sport!

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Large area: the mesh fabric of the Dainese leather suit ensures good ventilation.

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The Dainese “Laguna Seca Evo” is MOTORRAD test winner.

It conveys security like a knight’s armor and feels like a tracksuit during action on the home track. The station wagon for sporty drivers!

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Metal grinder on the shoulders of the Buse two-piece suit.

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Made solid: a snap-and-hook system that can be firmly closed on the waistband of the sleeve “Jarama”.

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Neatly processed and equipped and, above all, beautifully inexpensive. The fit of the Buse “Jarama” did not appeal to everyone in the test – try it on yourself!

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The Alpinestars’ fixed snap-and-hook waistband fastener “breath”.

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Clever thing about the Alpinestars leather combination: summery 3-D mesh fabric on the arm and leg ends.

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The Alpinestars “breath” sits close to the body like a support stocking. The solid, but very tight two-piece suit is less suitable for more corpulent drivers.

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The outside pockets on the jacket offer plenty of storage space.

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Exemplary: back protector as standard.

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Small processing weaknesses disturb the overall picture, but the Rev’it “Stellar” especially convince with their very comfortable seat.

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Decent quality: robust metal zipper for coupling.

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Blemishes: sloppy cuffs.

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The station wagon “Art XV” from Vanucci has the lowest leather content in the test. Despite the many stretch inserts, it is only moderately comfortable to wear. But it fits with the protective effect.

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Made easy: just a simple Velcro fastener on the waistband.

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Noticeably high textile content in the jacket.

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It is important to have the right protector seat: while driving…

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… and checked while standing.

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Freedom of movement counts – but there were no points with this test method.

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Consistently trimmed for touring – the Modeka “Kyalami” fits perfectly for road pilots. Extensive equipment, pleasantly inexpensive!

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Ventilation slots provide (a little too much) draft.

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Makes sense: extra-large cell phone compartment for smartphones.

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Practical: stretch insert simplifies coupling with the Dainese “Laguna Seca Evo”.

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The FLM “Tech-2” scores less with a sporty, crisp fit than with a pleasantly comfortable fit. Easy-to-use pockets round off the touring concept.

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The perforated leather of the FLM “Tech-2” is nice and airy on warm days.

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Very useful: trouser pocket that holds the ignition key.

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Off to race training? In the Furygan two-piece “Akira / Shifter” a clear no-go! Okay for tours, but depending on the figure, poor fit can reduce driving pleasure.

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Furygan vulnerability “Akira / Shifter”: Jacket and pants with elastic coupling.

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Top for touring: warming quilted lining.

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The well-made combination “Safer / grinder” von Held impresses with its good fit and excellent air conditioning for sporty tours through the summer.

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The hero “Safer / grinder” has a strong metal zipper, which is a bit hooked.

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Good in summer: perforated leather on the thigh.

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A high proportion of sturdy leather, good protector fit, great fit – with full protectors would be with the IXS-Kombi “Ray” even a “very good” in it.

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And this is what the MOTORRAD final rating says.

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10 leather suits in the test

Ten upper middle class leather two-piece suits in the test
For work-out on the country road

No question about it, one-piece suits are worn on the racetrack. When working out on the country road, however, sports drivers prefer leather two-piece suits as tracksuits. Because they are more practical for tours with coffee breaks. Ten station wagons have to show how fit they are for the all-around competition.

Thorsten Dentges

03/27/2014

Tens of thousands of drivers race through the city and across the country with gasoline-fired sports equipment. On the other hand, if you look around at racing events and training courses, you will see that only a few hundred actually measure themselves according to competition rules on the circuit. Those who are serious know that you can fall in motorsport and – if they are clever – equip themselves with the safest driver equipment. So: leather. Because no other material provides better protection when the slide leads over asphalt into the gravel bed. The first choice are skin-tight one-pieces.

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But now back to the streets. Fortunately, there are fewer falls there. But stopped much more often. For example, to sip a coffee, eat ice cream, fill up the tank, smoke a cigarette, order fries and curry and so on and so forth. Then tormenting yourself out of the cool, but enormously impractical one-piece suit: no fun. With leather two-pieces, on the other hand, the upper and lower parts can be linked using an all-round connecting zipper. When you stop to rest, the jacket is released with a practiced movement and can hang casually over the chair. If the two-piece suit – unlike a pure racing suit – also has pockets, useful utensils such as wallet, mobile phone or camera are quickly at hand when touring. A small trouser pocket is also extremely practical so that you can at least have your ignition key with you at all times.

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Zippers, seams, good overlap

However, the coupling is also the biggest weak point in two-parters. The leather and its tear and abrasion resistance usually hardly differ from that of one-piece suits for the same price range, but if the jacket and pants separate from each other in the event of a fall, nothing protects the exposed body area except the underwear. During the test, in addition to the leather quality and the protector equipment, we paid particular attention to solid and strong connection zips, seams and good overlapping of the upper and lower parts. It’s nice that almost all of the ten providers have done their homework in this regard. In the upper middle class with prices of just under 1000 euros, you should also be able to expect that. It is also clear that leather combinations do not offer the comfort of textile suits. But they want to be moved and challenged – long live the sport!

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Alpinestars “breath”


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Clever thing about the Alpinestars leather combination: summery 3-D mesh fabric on the arm and leg ends.

providers
Alpinestars, Tel. 00 39/04 23/52 86 (Italy),
www.alpinestars.com

Price: 899.95 euros
Sizes:
Men 48 to 60
To dye:
Black, black with white or with white and red
Weight (in size 52):
4.58 kilograms (without knee slider)
Upper material:
Cowhide with aramid fiber stretch inserts
Leather thickness:
1.1 mm
Country of Manufacture:
Vietnam


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The Alpinestars “breath”.

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Super protector seat, no slipping even with a very sporty driving style, protectors surround joints perfectly, good protection of the shins through large protectors, compartments for retrofitting chest protectors; very good air conditioning with summer outside temperatures over 20 degrees; stable waistband fastener; two large outside pockets on the jacket; good freedom of movement.

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Sleeves and trouser legs cut too short, very tight on the calves (when putting them on, the zippers must be closed beforehand and the trousers must then be pulled over the calves with great force).

Conclusion
Sits close to the body like a support stocking. For more corpulent drivers, the solid but very tight one Alpinestars Breath less suitable.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

Buse “Jarama”


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Made solid: a snap-and-hook system that can be firmly closed on the waistband of the sleeve “Jarama”.

providers
Buse, Tel. 0 24 71/1 26 90,
www.buese.com

Price: 699.95 euros
Sizes: Men 48 to 62, women 36 to 40
To dye: Black with white or with white and yellow, green or red
Weight (in size 52): 4.46 kilograms (without knee slider)
Upper material: Cowhide, polyamide textile fabric stretch inserts
Leather thickness: 1.15 mm
Country of Manufacture: Vietnam


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Buse “Jarama”.

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Two zipper adjustments each on the calves; very good shock absorption values ​​of the shoulder, elbow and knee protectors; solid connection of jacket and trousers with extra hooks for coupling, stable snap-hook waistband fastener; low overall weight; good size selection.

minus
Back cut a little too short, tense in extremely stooped racing posture, squeezed elbows, wearing comfort below average in the test comparison; Storage space for utensils needed on tours (wallet, phone, camera, keychain) is rather limited; Elbow protectors sit too far out.

Conclusion
Neatly processed and equipped and, above all, nice and affordable. The fit of the Buse Jarama didn’t agree with everyone in the test – try it on yourself!

MOTORRAD verdict: good

Dainese “Laguna Seca Evo”


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Practical: stretch insert simplifies coupling with the Dainese “Laguna Seca Evo”.

providers
Dainese, Tel. 0 89/35 39 67 66,
www.dainese.com

Price: 929 euros (with Wave G2 back protector plus 62 euros)
Sizes: 44 to 60
To dye: Black with anthracite and white or with red or white with black and red
Weight (in size 52): 5.17 kilograms (without knee slider)
Upper material: Cowhide, textile fiber stretch inserts
Leather thickness: 1.3 mm
Country of manufacture: Ukraine


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Dainese “Laguna Seca Evo”.

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High freedom of movement; Connection of jacket and pants very stable; Front zipper easy to use; Protectors (full equipment) with a first-class seat; large 3-D mesh in the back area with efficient air conditioning;
thick, confidence-inspiring leather as upper material, leather care set included; sensible calf adjustment.

minus
Only an inside pocket, not even enough space for a large wallet or smartphone; Sleeves cut too short; slightly pinches the squat; Back protector not standard, high retrofitting costs.

Conclusion
Conveys security like a knight’s armor, feels like a tracksuit during action on the home track. The station wagon for sporty drivers!

MOTORRAD verdict: very good, MOTORRAD test winner

FLM “Tec-2”


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Very useful: trouser pocket that holds the ignition key.

providers
Polo, Tel. 0 21 65/8 44 02 00,
www.polo-motorrad.de

Prices: Jacket / pants / additional protectors / total 399.95 / 299.95 / 38.49 / 738.39 euros
Sizes: 48 to 56
To dye: Black, black with white
Weight (in size 52): 5.34 kilograms (without knee slider)
Upper material: Cowhide with textile stretch inserts
Leather thickness: 1.0 to 1.1 mm
Country of Manufacture: China


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FLM “Tech-2”.

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Large inside pocket holds an XXL smartphone and the voluminous wallet, trousers with a practical, lockable pocket; two zip connection options of different lengths so that you can choose between different sizes of jacket and trousers if required; Combi overall with a comfortable cut; good ventilation in the heat.

minus
Protectors can twist at the elbows, knees are not adequately covered, shin protection rather moderate; Leg ends a little too wide, slight bulging; Back and hip protectors
cost extra; small size selection.

Conclusion
the FLM Tech-2 scores less with a sporty, crisp fit than with a pleasantly comfortable fit. Easy-to-use pockets round off the touring concept.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

Furygan “Akira / Shifter”


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Furygan vulnerability “Akira / Shifter”: Jacket and pants with elastic coupling.

providers
Jopa Racing Products, Tel. 00 31/5 47/38 27 17 (The Netherlands),
www.jopa.nl

Prices: Jacket / pants / total 459.95 / 369.95 / 829.90 euros
Sizes: Jacket S to 3XL, pants 36 to 50
To dye: Jacket black, black with white and neon yellow or red
Weight (in size 52): 5.29 kilograms (without knee slider)
Upper material: Cowhide, polyamide textile fabric stretch inserts
Leather thickness: 1.1 mm
Manufacturing countries: France / Tunisia


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Furygan “Akira / Shifter”.

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Very good shock absorption values, good protection equipment; large inside pockets with zippers; only station wagon in
Test with thermal vest (removable); Connection zipper to act well.

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Proportions not particularly good, pinches and squeezes in the driving tests in the hip area, bulging on the knee; bulky
Leather restricts wearing comfort; Knee protectors poorly positioned, joints only poorly covered, shin protectors moderate, jacket / pants connection not very stable.

Conclusion
Off to race training? A clear no-go for the Furygan two-piece! Okay for tours, but depending on the figure, poor fit can reduce driving pleasure.

MOTORRAD verdict: satisfactory

hero “Safer / grinder”


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The hero “Safer / grinder” has a strong metal zipper, which is a bit hooked.

providers
Held, Tel. 0 83 21/6 64 60,
www.held.de

Prices: Jacket / pants / additional protector / total 449.95 / 399.95 / 29.95 / 879.85 euros
Sizes: 48 to 60
To dye: Black, black with white or with white and red or blue
Weight (in size 52): 5.30 kilograms (without knee slider)
Upper material: Soft cowhide with aramid fiber stretch inserts
Leather thickness: 1.1 mm
Country of Manufacture: Vietnam


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hero “Safer / grinder”.

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Shoulder and elbow protectors enclose the joints very well and adequately protect the ulna and radius; Fit extremely successful thanks to harmonious proportions, very high freedom of movement, great wearing comfort; exceptionally good ventilation, ideal for hot days; robust metal connection zipper; large inside pocket.

minus
Knee protectors sit a little too far on the outside, do not cover completely; Feeling cold at outside temperatures of 15 degrees; Zippers on the calves can pinch; Connection zipper a bit hooked.

Conclusion
The well-made combination of hero impresses with its good fit and excellent air conditioning for sporty tours through the summer.

MOTORRAD verdict: very good

IXS “Ray”


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Makes sense: extra-large cell phone compartment for smartphones.

providers
Hostettler, Tel. 0 76 31/1 80 40,
www.ixs.de

Price: 779 euros
Sizes: Men 46 to 56 and long sizes 98 to 110, women 36 to 44
To dye: Black with white and anthracite, yellow, green or orange, white with anthracite and black
Weight (in size 52): 4.85 kilograms (without knee slider)
Upper material: Cowhide with aramid fiber stretch inserts
Leather thickness: 1.2 to 1.3 mm
Country of Manufacture: China


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IXS “Ray”.

plus
Good size range; excellent arm and leg endings, overall fit close to the body, yet comfortable, even in a very stooped race position; robust, tough leather; stable coupling with strong metal zipper; practical trouser compartment and plenty of storage space thanks to large inside jacket pockets; very neat protector seat.

minus
On the waistband just awkward to use Velcro buckle fastener; The core of the body cools down quickly even in spring-like temperatures of 15 degrees, which means that wearing comfort is considerably reduced.

Conclusion
A high proportion of sturdy leather, good protector fit, great fit – with full protectors, the iXS-Kombi would even be a good thing “very good” inside.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

Modeka “Kyalami”


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Exemplary: back protectors are standard on the Modeka two-piece suit.

providers
Beckumer Leder-Clothingwerk, Tel. 0 25 21/85 03 22,
www.modeka.de

Prices: Jacket / pants / total 329.50 / 269.50 / 599 euros
Sizes: 48 to 60
To dye: Black, black with white
Weight (in size 52): 4.71 kilograms (without knee slider)
Upper material: water-repellent cowhide leather with aramid fiber stretch inserts
Leather thickness: 1.25 mm
Country of Manufacture: Pakistan

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