You aren’t still wearing leathers over boxers and a t-shirt are you? This Alpinestars Tech Race Undersuit combines a comfort-boosting compression function while wicking sweat away to keep you cool in even the hottest weather, and the one-piece design sees that occur seamlessly all over your body.
Why We Like It: It works. Not only does the suit make putting on or shrugging off a leather suit a breeze, but it genuinely helps comfort, both by working to prevent muscle soreness (the compression) and keeping you cool (the wicking). Flat seams prevent binding and chafing and the suit even works to prevent the leather suit from binding and abrading your skin in a crash. One you try one of these, you’ll never again ride without it.
Less Expensive Competitor: The Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Long Sleeve Shirt ($35) and Under Armour HeatGear Compression Leggings ($40) aren’t designed specifically for riding. Still, they’ll get the job done, but unlike the Tech Race aren’t designed to fit in a racing crouch, so they’ll bunch and bind as you hunch over.
You Should Also Check Out: Buying the Tech Race Undershirt ($85) and Tech Race Underpants ($75) is actually more expensive, but is a more flexible option should you want to mix and match riding gear or wear the items separately.