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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Which Racing Suits Are The Best?

Of course, this is a controversial subject. Especially considering how many phenomenal independent brands there are in the industry. But most of us are looking for the basic, recognizable brand name products that we can feel confident in, while not spending a lot of time and money in making a decision.

With that in mind, here [...]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Dirt Track Racing Suits

Each type of track has its own character as far as the conditions experienced by the racer. Therefore, it makes sense that each type of track would warrant a specific type of racing suit. For example, just as auto, motorcycle, and karting have their styles of suits, so do dirt and pavement tracks.

On a paved [...]

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

What Do All The Ratings Mean?

SFI Ratings are determined by the results of several tests conducted on racing suits for fire retardant capabilities and Thermal Protective Performance (TPP). The standard spec for racing suits is 3.2A, or 3.2A/1. Superior construction will yield ratings of 3.2A/3, and 3.2A/5. The increasing last digit indicates an increase in the length of time you [...]

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

How to Size a Racing Suit

It is not uncommon for customers to assume they know what size they need. All their life, they have been getting accustomed to their body, and how clothes fit. But most of us have never tried on a racing suit before, so what are the chances we know what size we need without referencing [...]

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

One Layer vs. Multi-Layer

Deciding how many layers you need in your racing suit presents a common misconception: That multi-layer suits are inherently safer than single-layer suits. It may seem surprising, but this is not always true.

It all comes back to what materials are being utilized in the suit. Is it Proban, Nomex, Carbon-X, etc.? Proban is commonly applied [...]

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Differences Between Auto Racing, Motorcycle, and Karting Suits

Just like there are different styles of men’s and women’s dress suits, there are different styles of racing suits. The primary difference is that auto suits are fire retardant/resistant and motorcycle/kart suits are abrasion resistant. In auto racing, you have a higher risk of being involved in a fire. Of course, because you will be [...]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Does My Racing Club Require Specific Safety Ratings and Certifications?

Most clubs have certain safety racing gear standards and requirements. They vary from group to group, but it is always a good idea to find out what these standards are before you start shopping – it will save you a lot of time and hassle.

Here is a list of some prevalent clubs you might [...]

Friday, July 25th, 2008

1 Piece vs. 2 Piece Racing Suits

Many customers do not realize the benefit of choosing a 1-Piece racing suit over a 2-Piece suit, and vice versa. It could be the difference between your comfort/safety and discomfort/danger. A properly fitting suit allows for uninhibited motion while in the driving position, and fits comfortably around the majority of the entire body.

Keep in mind, [...]