2010's Best New Product: Aerostich Transit Suit

Re-inventing leather

Re-inventing leather
Leather is still the best thing to put between human skin and fast-moving pavement, except when it rains. We shouldn't be wrestling with another suit under some freeway overpass just to stay dry, and thanks to Aerostich and Gore-Tex, we don't have to. Cut from waterproof Gore-Tex Pro Shell leather, the Transit keeps water outside where it belongs, even in a toad-choking downpour.

Unlike more primitive suits, the Transit exhales perspiration through its internal Gore-Tex membrane and zillions of tiny holes in the tough, hydrophobic cowhide. No mad cows here: Just comfortable, dependable protection, complete with removable TF armor in all the right places. When it's sunny, a solar-reflective pigment keeps you cooler than conventional leather. No single suit does more to keep you comfortably covered. It's not cheap-$847 for the jacket, $797 for the pants or $1497 for both-but neither are skin grafts and they really hurt! Find further enlightenment at www.aerostich.com.

Alternative Take
Aritronix rLink
Don't leave home without it

Aritonix's rLink marries high-end alarm system function, GPS data-logging and a cellular connection. Users can track, monitor and control their bike's security system through an iPhone or smart phone app or through the www.my.rlink.com website. Plus, they can share detailed ride information via Facebook or Twitter. Tweet!

Best New Product: Aerostich Transit Suit