Reviewed by: Malc Wheeler RRP: £399.99
RST has built an enviable reputation for making a product that is the match for much more expensive lines and being able to sell at an affordable price. Just £399.99 for a leather suit of this quality has to be a bargain. Made from 1.1 to 1.2mm cowhide, the suit is double and treble stitched and comes as standard with CE approved armour. Although I haven’t, thankfully, put the leathers through a crash test I have seen others that have, and they stood up to it really well. My RST suit has, in the main, been used on the track while parading my own classic race bikes or when I’ve been lucky enough to get to test something exotic, with only the occasional road trip. From day one, well maybe day two, the suit was comfortable on the bike and has worn amazingly well, given some of the conditions ridden in on track, with a wet weekend at Spa and very wet Assen being the low points. Would I have another RST leather suit? I already have. And the only reason this one dropped a point in the scoring is because it is a little on the heavy side, but I guess you can’t have quality cowhide and light weight.
More info: www.rst-moto.com