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    Schwetzt du aa Deitsch? deitscher's Avatar
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    1 Piece or 2 Piece Stich?

    Hey Boys and Girls,

    I have had a one-piece Aerostich for quite a number of years now and absolutely love it, but it is time to buy a new riding suit. Apparently my body didn't stay in the shape as my mind has over the years. Would like to get another Stich but am trying to figure out if I want to purchase another one-piece or move to a two-piece. What say ye, fellow Stich wearers?

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    Doug
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    I love my two piece stich. Considered the one piece but I like taking off just the jacket when in restaurants or at short rest stops if it is hot out I remove my jacket while I am doing whatever it is I am doing at the rest stop, checking the map, eating a cookie, cleaning my glasses, eating a cookie, taking a drink of water, eating a cookie, fiddling with the GPS, wetting down my t-shirt or Aerostich bandana.

    Can also add more color with the two piece. I have a Hi Viz jacket with grey ballistics and all grey pants. I love my pants with the bid option. Real comfy.

    Mark

    PS If the weather forcast says hot I will leave my Roadcrafter pants home and wear my mesh pants.
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    I've been using a 2-piece Aerostich since 1992. I'm on my second identical suit since 2005.

    That said, I'll probably go to an upscale suit like a Rukka, Halvarssons, Stadler when my second suit is on its last legs. The Aerostich needs a serious revamp.

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    I also have a two piece Aerostich and it works well for me. I tried a friend's one piece stich for a weekend before buying mine and it never felt right to me.

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    I like my 2 piece.

    It only has one more zipper than the one piece when taking it on or off if you leave it zipped together like I do.

    When I need just a jacket in camp I can unzip the jacket.

    Some one piece stich's can leak in the crotch, never a problem with my two piece and I have ridden for hours on end in epic rain.

    At any time you can add in a zip in section between the jacket and pants for more forward lean, I did this when I went from an RT to an S.

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    Love my 2 piece. When zipped together, its kinda like a one piece....

    Mine just got back from Duluth, had some Velcro and a busted zipper replaced and got the new style waterproof zippers put in the pants. Came back clean and smelling really nice! And i also picked up the bib for the pants. We'll see if I really the the 'true' two piece style.....jury is still out on that, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Some one piece stich's can leak in the crotch, never a problem with my two piece and I have ridden for hours on end in epic rain.

    At any time you can add in a zip in section between the jacket and pants for more forward lean, I did this when I went from an RT to an S.
    My 'Stich pants started leaking when they got older, after many washes. I have seam-sealed them, but I haven't tested them in the rain. I also bought a pair of Olympia Moto-X pants for the ventilated panels. The 'Stich pants don't vent well in hot, humid weather.

    The 2-piece 'Stich suit is good in cool or cold weather and I'm hopeful the seam sealer will take care of the leakage problem. I'll probably wear the Olympia pants on long road trips for the extra versatility.

    And yes, I did add the Aerostich "elipse" to the pants to give more freedom of movement and because I'm tall @ 6'4".

    Harry
    2003 R1150RT - Silver

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