Alpinestars Carver One Piece Leather Suit ::

Alpinestars Carver One Piece Leather Suit

  • Constructed from premium 1.3mm full-grain leather
  • Multiple-stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance
  • High-density perforations on front panels
  • Extended, reinforced Aramidic fiber stretch panels on the sides of the torso, arms, crotch, and back of knees
  • Lightweight, contoured mesh calf panels
  • Alpinestars exclusive aerodynamic and ventilated dual density back hump
  • Removable, CE certified GP protectors in the elbows and shoulders feature injection molded shells and dual density foam padding
  • Alpinestars one-piece, CE approved GP-R knee/shin protectors feature a floating construction for precise fit
  • Silicon embossed shoulder reinforcement
  • Integrated PE foam padding on the chest, hips, coccyx (tailbone), upper arms and sides
  • Snap-in connection system for the CE level 2 certified Bionic Race Back Protector (sold separately, see below)
  • Removable/washable mesh liner with built-in stretch inserts
  • Flat profile YKK Semi Auto Lock wrist zippers
  • Alpinestars PU Sport knee sliders

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Sizing Information

Our normal fit check procedures would involve trying these suits on our fit check mannequins, but the pre-curved construction of the suits makes that very difficult (rigid mannequins don’t wiggle into suits very well!). But we tried these suits on in our shop and found the sizing to be very typical for Alpinestars, so if you have any experience with their suits, you’ll have a pretty good idea of fit. If you have no experience then below is some sizing advice.

About height: One thing about fitting suits is that not only does the jacket and pant fitment come into play, but also height comes into play. Of course the suits are built for an “average” height rider, but generally speaking, two piece suits will fit a taller person than the equivalent one piece suit. So if you are shorter in stature you’ll get a better fit out of a one piece suit, but if you are tall for your size/weight then consider a two piece suit. I’m not exactly sure how this generalization came to be, but I’d guess it has a lot to do with intended use. Professional racers are generally smaller in stature and the one piece suit designs are derivatives of custom suits made for racers. Two piece suits can be used on the track of course, but many are used for sport touring riders and they have to be able to accommodate a larger cross section of body types.

The suits are offered in European sizes, so you can select the size using Alpinestars sizing chart using your chest and waist measurements. If you have a bit of a belly, please also measure and compare to the following table. Make sure you are selecting a suit size that will accommodate your chest, belly and waist (from the Alpinestars chart).

Euro Size Max Chest Size
Max Belly Size
48 38 32
50 40 34
52 42 36
54 44 38
56 46 40
58 48 42
60 50 44
62 52 46
64 54 48

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Our Two Cents

The Carver one piece suit from Alpinestars offers both high quality and value pricing. You can spend a whole lot on a race suit, but many people don’t find enough practical value in a suit to go with the big buck choices. Alpinestars offers this suit with the essential safety features for a great price and you get the same quality materials and craftsmanship you get with the more expensive choices. The basics: quality race grade leather which is perforated on the front panels to admit cooling air; GP type, CE approved armor pieces for shoulders, elbows and knees; back hump, and built in armor for the hips, tailbone and rib areas. As you can see in the pictures, the suit is a combination of leather, mesh materials and stretch fabrics. The combination of all these materials is what makes this suit flexible and comfortable in the riding position. Designs that don’t embrace the combination of materials like this are just not as comfortable and practical to wear. Knee sliders are also included. In checking the suits out personally, I’m liking the Black/White/Yellow color. Nearly any style of gear these days that is offered in optic colors is popular. :: Paul, 09-27-11

Happy Customers Who Bought This Product

From: Bill B.
Location: Pennsylvania

I'm impressed with and their easy return policy, as I sadly must return this suit. I'm a big fan of Alpinestars, as most of my street gear is made by them. I was looking to replace an aging Shift one-piece suit with this one,... (Read more...)

From: Brian R.
Location: Oregon

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