Teiz Motorsports introduces first ever Women's motorcycle suit

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  1. katego

    katego Been here awhile

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    I agree, i think that the price is reasonable.

    I would be interested in getting some color swatches. Since it is full custom we can mix/match right?

    Also a video of a WOMAN putting the suit on AND off would help.

    And a video of how to take measurements accurately. ;)

    -k
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  2. teizms

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    Hi,
    We are working on the sizing instructions. All the stuff you guys need is coming soon!

    We will be uploading color swatches today
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  3. fattires

    fattires Wandering aimlessly...

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    Im very happy with my Lombard v3 and was considering one of these for my wife but no way I can pull it off at that price:cry
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  4. Tinks

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    This suit is nice and I would love to be able to have one, but the reality is I could have a man's suit modified for less or stay with my $199 Highland II suit. I would like something other than grey and a better fit would be nice, but not $700 worth until I find myself in a higher income bracket. :cry
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  5. pjm204

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    Yea, I can't justify spending 900 on a suit for my gf when I wouldn't spend that on myself. I also like my V3 and was hoping for similar pricing/quality.
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  6. DantesDame

    DantesDame Ridin' Fool Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I'm disappointed at the price as well. Granted, I spent that much when I bought my stitch (I don't have too much in the way of "girly parts" to deal with and was able to get a really good fit) but I think that the market could have done with a slightly lower price point :deal

    That being said, I am sure that there are quite a few women riders out there (like Bluepoof) who are hovering their mouse over the "order now!" button :lol3
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  7. bluepoof

    bluepoof insert pithy saying here

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  8. CandyBlue

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    I had my leather pants and jacket all picked out ($798 off the rack) and came back here to check status on this. I agree that it's very fairly priced for all that you get. And now the debate is on! And your suit is winning at the moment! Waiting to see those color swatches (won't load right now) for the final decision. :D
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  9. teizms

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    we are taking pictures of the swatches right now. Just got done with the measurements graphics (attached) and details. At the moment, it seem like there will be 12 (TWELVE) color choices!!!! :freaky

    • Ivory
    • Tangerine
    • Mango
    • Key Lime
    • Hi Viz Yellow
    • Scarlet (prototypes have been in this color scheme)
    • Plum
    • Slate
    • Midnight Blue
    • Eggplant
    • Bubblegum Pink
    • Powder Blue

    Attached Files:

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  10. teizms

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    More pictures of the swatches coming soon but here are some closeup shots showing the textures and a fair idea of the colors

    Attached Files:

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  11. bluepoof

    bluepoof insert pithy saying here

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    I want all the colors. How on earth to decide? I'm going to wind up looking like Rainbow Brite fell into a blender.
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  12. Gizmo

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    Looks like a very nice suit, I'll be showing this to my wife.
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  13. teizms

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    Product descriptions & sizing info are now up on the site. The weather has been quite unsuitable (and unpredictable) for outdoor shots which is why better pictures are still missing. They will be taken & uploaded very soon.

    The prototype does not show the SuperFabric ballistics. They will on the elbows, shoulders and knees.

    A lot of people have posted/emailed/commented about bathroom usage so here is what the product page says:

    The bathroom issue:

    We have received several emails from women concerned with bathroom visits while wearing the suit. Well ladies, the whole point of the suit is that it is incredibly easy to put on and take off. Whenever you need to take a break, just zip off the suit. You dont even have to take off you boots for this. Why would you want to drag your lovely suit inside a bathroom anyway. The great thing about the a one piece suit is that you can wear whatever you want inside. So when you take off the suit, a comfortable pair of street clothes will be revealed, allowing you to enjoy your break in the most comfortable possible way.
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  14. redbaroness

    redbaroness Been here awhile

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    This doesn't make sense. What if I am on the road all day and I stop for a bathroom break once every hour (a not atypical scenario)? I do not necessarily want to take my suit off once every hour in a filthy gas station restroom. :|


    Another question - do you have data on crash tests for these suits? How do they compare to say the kevlar Motoport suits or the Aerostitch?
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  15. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    I was surprised to see they're using Superfabric for the abrasion areas. I've been using gloves (hexarmor 9003's) with Superfabric, and they're great. You can pick up cactus w/o problems and they lasted thru a year of regular dirtscaping/trailwork. It's basically little hexagonal hard plastic "sliders" all hinged together for flexibility.

    http://www.superfabric.com/

    I will be looking for this on my next suit of armor.
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  16. teizms

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    Well, first of all, as you have said yourself, thats not a realistic scenario. In any case, the whole point of it is to avoid taking your suit into the filthy gas station restroom. You would leave it outside with your bike.

    I am guessing that women are more worried about hygiene than me.. and i would never drag a suit into the public restroom. minimal contact with that environment. Motorcycle gear itself is a handful and handling it in a bathroom (be it even just a jacket) is quite a chore.

    I understand that some women may be skeptical about this concept, but i really do think that you will learn to love the convenience. When i take a break for gas (lets say every 200 miles), i want to take off my suit and take a break in my jeans.. Not walk around & eat my lunch with hefty riding gear (be it a suit, or jacket and riding over-pants).

    We don't have formal crash test data. Everything is based off feedback that you might see on our main thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=433219

    Considering that we are adding SuperFabric & other improvements, it only gets better. We provide an entire set of Sas-Tec armor in the price of the suit. This includes a Sas-Tec CE Level 2 back protector. You can look up feedback on the SAS-TEC stuff. It is... to put it simply... reallllllly nice... We use the women specific armor from Sas-Tec.

    Aerostich charges extra for their back protectors. Motoport also makes a good product but it (apparently) fits like this.. not quite what we are going for..
    [​IMG]

    i think thats the extent of my comments about other brands ;) In summary:
    • We are using proven materials as seen in feedback from our customers
    • We are improving on it, rather going multiple steps ahead, by using materials like SuperFabric
    • We are using some of the best armor available in the industry at the moment
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  18. DantesDame

    DantesDame Ridin' Fool Super Moderator

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    I'm going to be the devil's advocate, although I feel that I'm probably in the minority. But then again, this is ADV; who knows? :D

    I have two different types of riding scenarios:
    1) commute to work. Wear my work clothes under my gear, take off gear when I get to work, etc
    2) day/long rides: wear spandex-type leggings and appropriate top, put gear on over it


    In scenario #1, your suit would be fine. However, for #2, it would not be practical for me to take off the gear when taking a break. I don't like to parade around a gas station/restaurant/rest area with my spandex-wrapped butt hanging out. I very much like my 2-piece 'stitch when taking a bathroom break. I get off the bike, walk into the ladies room, unzip the pants from the jacket, lower the pants (just like jean! Nothing's being dragged all over the floor) and do what I gotta do. If I'm stopping for lunch, I zip off the jacket and can sit comfortably at the table with the pants still on.

    Like I said, I'm playing Devil's advocate. I know that you did a lot of research to make your suit the way you did, and many women will thank you for i. I'm just trying to show you the other side of the coin and why something may not work for other people.



    And as you can see, not all "other manufacturers" suits fit as poorly as your example :evil (I'm second to the left)

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  19. Tinks

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    I too, wear compression gear under my gear and don't share it with the general public (as a public service).
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  20. teizms

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    I see where you are coming from but....

    The comparison is not fair. You are comparing a 2 piece arrangement (not usually meant to be worn over jeans) to a 1 piece suit (designed to be an oversuit). I don't think we want to debate which style is better on this particular thread.

    It is also a matter of preference. Due to the nature of my business, i am continuously trying out gear from every brand. On even a mildly hot day, i want to rip off all the gear when i take a break - regardless of brand, materials, etc... When you are not moving, any sort of motorcycle gear will get hot (at least for me). Thats why i prefer to have a presentable layer underneath so i can sit and eat in comfort.... A one piece gives me that flexibility... When riding in a two piece suit, "I" always miss the ability to shed the top most layer.. Personal preference.

    I am not quite sure how can sitting in (relatively) heavy and hot riding pants be more comfortable than sitting in shorts or comfy jeans. What if you are somewhere in the rural parts of Mexico and eating from a street vendor.. sitting on he sidewalk. 100+ degrees of blazing sun.. how can you not want to rip off those riding pants... My wife & I have been through similar situations elsewhere and she was quite envious of my ability to emerge in shorts every time we took a break.. She got back home and started designing the Revolution suit...

    Update: on another forum, a rider expressed concern over how it would be inconvenient to take off the boots, in order to take off the suit. We agree. thats why the suit is designed to be put on and taken off with the boots on.