Many long distance motorcyclists wear Aerostitch riding gear either the Roadcrafter Suit (me) or the Darien Jacket and Pants (me again)
The quality of the company's products and customer service is legendary, when I got knocked down and lowsided at Laguna Seca (aprox 50 mph), I took a fairly long slide in my one piece roadcrafter. I was undamaged and not hurt - the suit saved me from serious roadrash.
The total damage to my suit was about 150.00 ( a layer of extra abrasion material had worn at the thread line). They repaired my suit in no time and did a complete warranty inspection ( the suit had 80,000 + km on it) and did a few little repairs for free.
A week or so after I got my suit back, I received a personal note from Andy Goldfine ( President and Founder) telling me he was glad I was ok ( i guess when I called in they asked me how my accident happened and if/how I was injured), that he was pleased that their gear and protected me, and he thanked me for being a customer.
Last night I get home from being away and there is a package addressed to me from Aerostitch.
It is a congratulatory gift for finishing the Iron Butt Rally (Coffee Mug) and a decent sized gift certificate , the letter went on to thank me for chosing Aerostitch products for my riding gear and then gave some interesting Iron Butt Rally stats.
In the 2005 Iron Butt Rally 46 of the 72 Finishers wore Aerostich gear
(63 %), in the 2003 Iron Butt Rally ( the rally is every other year) 48 of the 94 finishers used a Darin or Roadcrafter suit. ( 51 %)
Incidently when one walked around the parking lot in Denver most of the bikes and riders had additional Aerostitch products on their bikes from stickers, to panniers and other comfort items ( boots, electrics etc).
I have a few high quality BMW riding outfits that I plan to sell because I simply do not wear them since I bought my Aerostitch gear.
For me the Darin Jacket and pants is the perfect year round riding outfit.