You can buy other custom one piece textile suits, yes. But they aren't going to offer the kind of fit that many women need (hips, waist, thighs!). Featuring great armor, front cargo pockets, waterproof zippers and more. The price point is definitely high ($899), but certainly appropriately priced for a fully custom suit measured to your needs and fit for a woman, not a man.
Even the SAS-TEC Armor that they used are sized and shaped specifically for women. No detail has been spared!
I haven't had any personal experience with one, but I do know that every effort has been made to make this suit truly fit and work for us.
"Hey, Love your site, I'm new to bikes and it's helped me loads when picking the right gear! I just bought a set of leathers from ebay (risky for sizing but I have textiles in the same brand and they fit) the thing is the leather is really quite tight. I can get them on and zipped up but walking seems like an effort! Are they supposed to be so fitted? Or will they loosen off with use? Or should I have gone up a size?!" - Kristen
They should definitely fit very snug. If you're having trouble walking upright, that's probably the right fit :)
Ideally, your one piece suit is fitted and designed for riding position only. It assumes that you'll be spending most of the time on the bike. If you're riding a sportbike, then it definitely will be more comfortable on the bike than off.
You can tell if it's too tight if you can't inhale/exhale comfortably, or if there's pinching or pulling under the armpits and around the crook of your elbow and behind your knees.
A photo of you on your bike would help greatly, but it sounds like you've found the right fit if it's a brand new suit and hasn't been broken in yet. If you're buying a set of used leathers that someone has definitely broken in, then in that case, I could see the suit not being the right size or fit.
Unfortunately, leathers are quite uncomfortable until they're fully broken in, but hopefully after you've spent some time making them feel like second skin, you'll love spending every minute in them.
My recommended list of 1-Piece, off the rack leather suits for Women.
- Gorgeous day in San Francisco, birds chirping, sun shining, perfect riding weather ✔
- Male, average build, tall-ish, on a motorcycle ✔
- Arai XD helmet ✔
- Aerostitch one piece, fairly new, red ✔
- Full fingered leather gloves of some kind, Helds, Racers or AlpineStars ✔
- Ducati Multistrada, brand spankin' new, 992cc desmodue engine, air-cooled with two valves per cylinder, naked from the waist down, showing off everything it has to offer. ✔
- Now I'm all hot and bothered, wishing I were on my bike, not stuck in my car
And what do I see? LOAFERS. UGLY, DARK RED LOAFERS WITH TASSLES! Tassles?? Really?
You went to all that trouble, shelled out fifteen grand on a bike, helmet, a one piece and then you finish off with LOAFERS?
New for Fall 2008!
Looks like Black/White is the new hot color for ladies this winter. Adding to the 1-piece suits that Dainese (Yu Suit) and Spidi (Lady Lizard) have put out, Teknic is also throwing this one into the mix. I think I like this style the best so far. The Viper Suit is going to turn heads, that's for sure. Now if I could only think of a really good reason why I need this........