I prefer to test leathers based on how they feel and fit, and not how they fare in a crash. But the reality is race suits are made to protect you when you fall, which I managed to do at Chuckwalla Raceway. We’ll get to that, but first let’s discuss the feel and fit: For an off-the-rack suit, the U.S. size 48 fit me surprisingly well. At 6-foot-2 and 195 lbs., most suits I try on are baggy in the legs and torso, but the Laguna suit fits snug. Chalk it up to the “race” cut, which must take into account that if you’re racing you’re probably in reasonably good shape. Despite the tight fit, the suit didn’t feel restrictive. Stretch panels behind the legs, at the crotch and along the inside of the arms provide excellent range of motion. Pleated, elasticized leather panels in areas susceptible to abrasion allow flexibility, and are the sort of quality feature usually reserved for suits costing twice as much. The legs, arms and torso are heavily perforated, which helped keep me cool during our two warm days at the track.