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both eyetalian... Dianese was abit quicker with the airbag suits but either company makes a quality product in suits.
Nowadays they all have to be competitive on the lower end products.
 

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I seen a how it's made episode they were at the dianese factory. they're made in Italy. not sure if they're all made there or just the custom suits. but my alpinstars suit is made in china.
their gp pro gloves fall apart before you wear them for a year. seen a lot of angry posts about the stitching falling apart with new gloves on many forums.


most of the custom suit brands I've looked into are built in pakistan. even Heroic suits that are $1500-2300.
the guy from heroic told me that even AGV sport makes their suits in pakistan but agv told me the custom suits are italy.
I think the heroic guy was just trying to play down the fact his suits are made there and cost more than a vanson suit made in america.
 

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I seen a how it's made episode they were at the dianese factory. they're made in Italy. not sure if they're all made there or just the custom suits. but my alpinstars suit is made in china.
their gp pro gloves fall apart before you wear them for a year. seen a lot of angry posts about the stitching falling apart with new gloves on many forums.


most of the custom suit brands I've looked into are built in pakistan. even Heroic suits that are $1500-2300.
the guy from heroic told me that even AGV sport makes their suits in pakistan but agv told me the custom suits are italy.
I think the heroic guy was just trying to play down the fact his suits are made there and cost more than a vanson suit made in america.
I've had similar problems (stitching) with my RS Taichi GP Evos...rather disappointing. I always thought AGV Sport was a sideshoot from the US but AGV Helmets was in Italy?
 

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I've had similar problems (stitching) with my RS Taichi GP Evos...rather disappointing. I always thought AGV Sport was a sideshoot from the US but AGV Helmets was in Italy?
2 different companies.
I think they were 1 once upon a time. they shared the same offices and management in the early 2000's
 

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I've had similar problems (stitching) with my RS Taichi GP Evos...rather disappointing. I always thought AGV Sport was a sideshoot from the US but AGV Helmets was in Italy?

if you bought them from an official RS Taichi selling dealer... its an easy exchange process.

I had an AGV suit 6-7 years ago. Never even wore the thing because the velcro tabs were straffing my wrists & ankles.
To AGVs credit they did try to fix the problem but by that time I had moved onto a "higher quality" suit instead of a bargain brand.
 

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if you bought them from an official RS Taichi selling dealer... its an easy exchange process.
I was in the process of a warranty claim but communication fell apart. Sadly there aren't many folks up in Canada who carry them. I have a pair of their winter riding gloves for a few years now and they have been great.
 

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I was in the process of a warranty claim but communication fell apart. Sadly there aren't many folks up in Canada who carry them. I have a pair of their winter riding gloves for a few years now and they have been great.
contact sportbike track gear. they sell that brand. maybe they can do something for you about it.

if not try a pair of Held gloves. I tried a pair on at their booth at an ama race before and fell in love with them. absolutely best fitting gloves I've ever tried on.
 

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I seen a how it's made episode they were at the dianese factory. they're made in Italy. not sure if they're all made there or just the custom suits. but my alpinstars suit is made in china.
their gp pro gloves fall apart before you wear them for a year. seen a lot of angry posts about the stitching falling apart with new gloves on many forums.


most of the custom suit brands I've looked into are built in pakistan. even Heroic suits that are $1500-2300.
the guy from heroic told me that even AGV sport makes their suits in pakistan but agv told me the custom suits are italy.
I think the heroic guy was just trying to play down the fact his suits are made there and cost more than a vanson suit made in america.
Yes, tons of suits are made in Pakistan. High end, custom Dainese or A* might still come out of Italy, but all their lower end stuff is made somewhere else (note, lower end does net necessarily mean inexpensive!) Anytime you see a smaller, off brand company offering suits, like Comet, Hazardous, Arsenal, Ballistik, etc, they are most likely all coming out of the same factory in Pakistan.
But in my opinion, you can't really be too concerned about where it's made. They are just making them to the design specification of the customer. You can have a completely shitty suit come out the door right next a really nice suit. It just depends on the quality of material and how much time spent on construction the customer is paying for.
Some companies, like Pilot for instance, manufacture their suits in Pakistan, but they don't use a garment sub-contractor. Pilot actually owns and operates their Pakistani manufacturing facility.
I guess my point is don't let the name brand and the country of origin be the deciding factor for you. You might get a piece of shit suit manufactured who knows where that says Alpinestars on it, or you could get a really nice suit from Pakistan with some no-name company printed on the front.
 

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Yes, tons of suits are made in Pakistan. High end, custom Dainese or A* might still come out of Italy, but all their lower end stuff is made somewhere else (note, lower end does net necessarily mean inexpensive!) Anytime you see a smaller, off brand company offering suits, like Comet, Hazardous, Arsenal, Ballistik, etc, they are most likely all coming out of the same factory in Pakistan.
But in my opinion, you can't really be too concerned about where it's made. They are just making them to the design specification of the customer. You can have a completely shitty suit come out the door right next a really nice suit. It just depends on the quality of material and how much time spent on construction the customer is paying for.
Some companies, like Pilot for instance, manufacture their suits in Pakistan, but they don't use a garment sub-contractor. Pilot actually owns and operates their Pakistani manufacturing facility.
I guess my point is don't let the name brand and the country of origin be the deciding factor for you. You might get a piece of shit suit manufactured who knows where that says Alpinestars on it, or you could get a really nice suit from Pakistan with some no-name company printed on the front.
it's the quality of the leather and materials used for stitching that matters to me. if they can't see what's being used that's an issue in my opinion. they may have all the good stuff layed out when the execs come to visit but go back to using leather with bad spots, poor dyes, shitty thread etc.
I've seen a few spartan suits up close and personal...junk. made in pakistan. the poor guy I ride with the blue part on his chest is peeling off like dead skin. it didn't come with any of the armor like it's supposed to and no hanger. who doesn't include a hanger?
my a star suit is from 2006 and still looks like new. his looks like it's been down already but hasn't.

if you're going custom stay way from all these start up companies in my opinion.
 

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dainese rhymes with chinese and for that reason ill never own anything dainese. lets face it sport bikes are cool af and that's a huge part of the reason we like them besides their performance capabilities. The last thing I want is girls seeing me riding in dainese saying to their hot friends "why does his jacket say dainese? that sounds like some kinda china crap ewww what a cheap ass". only men are gonna think your dainese stuff is cool. who gives a F what the bros think. I'm tryna wet my whistle. As far as differences their not that different from eachother in that the products offered and the price points are comparable. its like asking the difference between shoei and arai, theyre both good. just a matter of preference
 

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dainese rhymes with chinese and for that reason ill never own anything dainese. lets face it sport bikes are cool af and that's a huge part of the reason we like them besides their performance capabilities. The last thing I want is girls seeing me riding in dainese saying to their hot friends "why does his jacket say dainese? that sounds like some kinda china crap ewww what a cheap ass". only men are gonna think your dainese stuff is cool. who gives a F what the bros think. I'm tryna wet my whistle. As far as differences their not that different from eachother in that the products offered and the price points are comparable. its like asking the difference between shoei and arai, theyre both good. just a matter of preference
Brah... go down to a local Cycle Gear and find a full length mirror. Stand in front of it and kindly GFY :wink:
 

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I've owned a few things from Alpinestars... zippers and seems falling apart after a few months to a year of use.... My RC-1 Jacket was made in China my GP-pro gloves in Taiwan The leather felt hard, stiff, restrictive compared to Dainese or RS-Tai chi & Held. SO, If you have the money I would skip Astars unless the top end gear is still made in Italy?
 
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