Re: Alpine Stage 1-pc suit
I have the alleged predecessor to the stage suit, the GPU 1-pc suit. Having owned the GPU 2-pc, an X-Vince suit (italian) a Teknic low-end one (can't remember the name) and the Fieldsheer Fang-something, I can say that the difference in overall quality isn't that big, but significant.
With cheaper brands you get more features for less - kinda like the HJC is for helmets. But the Alpinestars basic suits, while lacking in bells & whistles, make up for it with superb fit and finish - if you're the 'average' kind of guy. If you're overweight (big tummy section) or overtly built in the chest area you might find yourself tight on the upper part (jacket) and loose in the crotch/leg area. I'm 6 feet tall, 160 pounds with a standard build and the size 52/42 fits me tightly.