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What do y'all think? Worth the money? Anyone have any experience with them? I'm about to invest a shitload into some racing gear, and I'd like it to be comfortable, protective, and last a long time. So I'm willing to lay down the money if there is a large difference in quality from the lesser brands. But if I'm just paying for the devil logo, while incredibly cool, it's not worth the cash. Thanks
 

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Careful, if you aren't skinny and small, Dainese is not friendly at all. They are great quality leathers, with great features. But you can save money and get just as nice (IMHO) with Teknic, Joe Rocket, and Fieldsheer. Main thing to look for is all nickle or brass zippers, minimun 1.4mm thick cowhide or kangaroo (which is more durable), quality back protector included or a large enough pocket for one, proper ventilation, and most important for safety and good riding - a really good fit. (a speed hump is not worth the extra money IMHO if you get a good back protector)
 

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Thanks for the response! Hmm.. Im 5 8 about 160, but I've got some big legs *13 years of soccer* I wish I was in europe where I could actually try some on. I don't mind shelling out some big bucks on a good suit if it'll last me forever.
 

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Originally posted by sgates

Careful, if you aren't skinny and small, Dainese is not friendly at all.
Well I'm not exactly skinny nor small (185 cm/ 98 kg) and have no problem with Dainese Luce 2-piece. I also have big legs and my upper body isn't skinny either.

My suit is #56 size and was a very snug fit when I bought it. Now that it is broken in, it's a perfect fit with thin undersuit and back protector.

I haven't tried Dainese 1-piece racing leathers, so they could be a different story...
 

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Remember that almost all 1-piece suits are cutted to tighter fit than 2-piece. Dainese suits are no smaller than other brands.

Few of my friends (Routa is one of them) have Dainese suits and they seem to be very high quality items. There are many people that rates Dainese's as the best leather suits. Dainese back protectors seem well made too.

But beware of dainese boots. One of my friend bought a pair for just a few months ago and they are allready cracking up from everywhere. I think Routa also had problems with Dainese boots breaking down in one season.

I myself have Alpinestars 2-piece V4 leathersuit and recommend them too.
 

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Originally posted by _6R_

But beware of dainese boots. One of my friend bought a pair for just a few months ago and they are allready cracking up from everywhere. I think Routa also had problems with Dainese boots breaking down in one season.
Yup. I used to have Dainese Five gore tex boot's, stitching in BOTH boots gave up after less than two months of use.

Now I'm using Alpinestars S-MX gore tex boots. I've ridden ~ 30 000 km in them and only problem so far is that one stitching in left ankle (holds plastic ankle protector) has started to open. Also the velcros in ankles are worn bit. I'll get them fixed next winter.
 

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A couple of my buddies had Dainese one piece suits and they were small as all get out, I think you just need to get one to two sizes larger than what you think. At least that is my experience. The quality was great, but I could have found the same thing in a Joe Rocket suit and still had cash left over for boots and gloves, so I think money is better spent elsewhere.
 

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Hmm, I just wish there was a shop I could try em on. I'd hate to be charged shipping for a new suit. I guess I'll see how much money I can save next week then go for it.
 

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I owned a Dainese Safety Pro Suit for years. I am 5'10" 165lbs. I wore a size 52. This suit wa the best of the best. I crashed about 7 times and not one hole to be found. Very, very protective. A size 52 Euro fits tight. But that's the way they are made. If you are 5' 8", go with a size 50 Euro. That will fit you perfecto! I wear an Alpinestarts S-MX suit now in a size 52. Fits very similar to the Dainese. Check this link out:
http://www.kneedraggers.com/index.php?cat=3.1
they have a great selection of leathers. Prices are dope as well.
Another suit to look at is Corner. An italian suit. Fits and looks like Dainese. Look at the Corner Futura one-piece suit. Awesome stuff.
 

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Foxxymamma,

Women's garments size conversion chart for Dainese

Sizes as shown(euro)... UK dress size ... US dress size
40 8 6
42 10 8
44 12 10
46 14 12
48 16 14
 
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