I currently have an old Sparco X-light suit that I’m looking to replace. I’m looking at (what appears) previous year models of Alpinestars suits listed on Speedway Motors.
I’ve searched the interwebs for reviews and/or comparisons and I haven’t found clear and practical differences between these suits.
Does anyone have experience with these particular suits KMX9, KMX5, KMX1 that I’m considering? And/or know which suit would be the lightest weight, coolest, and most breathable in the Florida summers?
Alpinestars KMX 9 Karting Suit:
Certified to CIK FIA homologation standards, the KMX-9 is a premium quality technical kart suit with a sleek design for entry and intermediate level racers, with an innovative three layer construction and a host of Alpinestars exclusive performance...
Price: $159.99 - $199.99
Alpinestars KMX-5 Racing Suit:
Alpinestars Super KMX-1:
Certified to the new CIK FIA level 2 homologation standards, the SUPER KMX-1 Suit incorporates a newly developed abrasion-resistant Cordura main shell and 3D lining for superb ventilation. With a fully floating arm construction, an...
I’d appreciate any feedback on these suits.
If anyone else is in the same boat I found this very helpful on
Thanks for the reference from Acceleration. The only input I have is that for 2019/2020 Alpinestars updated the design of the KMX9 and it now has the polyester inner like their other suits to be cooler. I also tried it on at the same time as base model K1 and Sparco suits and the Alpinestars was easily the lightest of the bunch.
Kart suits seem to fall into heavy or thin categories. I suspect the more you spend, the more high tech and light breathable fabric is used.
It would be nice if they indicated wether it is a winter or spring type suit.