Alpinestars has been listening to feedback from customers and dealers, and this year introduced the Stratos fire suit. This suit was designed to appeal to those who want something more stylish and comfortable than an entry-level suit without going full-tilt for a top-end suit that could cost $1,000 or more. With a price tag of $549.95 and a set of features normally reserved for suits costing hundreds more, the Stratos has found its sweet spot in the Alpinestars lineup.
If you’ve been wearing the seams out of your old suit or you just haven’t wanted to spend money that could go elsewhere for your racing budget, this is an amazing suit for the price. It offers a relaxed fit to accommodate those of us who aren’t built like Italian racing drivers, large thigh pockets for convenience, a stretch panel in the lumbar area for comfort while seated, fully-floating arms for maximum maneuverability, and the arms, legs and torso use a paneled pattern that’s optimized for the seated position. All of these features make the Stratos the most comfortable fire suit Alpinestars has ever produced at this price point.
Last but not least, the styling of the Stratos is akin to styling most manufacturers reserve for top-end equipment. Whether you’re looking for something understated, such as an all-dark or all-light suit, or you’re wanting a more custom look without the price tag, the Stratos delivers. Alpinestarts also left the chest and upper back wide open for adding your own embroidery or patches to meet sanctioning requirements or just to spruce it up and make it your own.
Click HERE to see all of the new 2019 Alpinestars racing suits including the Stratos, GP Pro Comp, GP Tech V2 and Hypertech.