Dainese Laguna Seca 5 One Piece Suit Review + Video

Dainese Laguna Seca 5 One Piece Suit Review + Video

The Dainese Laguna Seca 5 is the newest leather one-piece racing suit for 2021. So, since it’s replacing the venerable Laguna Seca 4, we’ll running through the new suit’s specs and features in our review.

Laguna Seca 5 One Piece Suit Review + Video

With the Dainese Laguna Seca 5 released, the classic Dainese racing icon is getting another update. In this case this hasn’t been more than a few tweaks here and there either since Dainese have gone all out to make sure that this suit stays on top as one of the best available. This primarily means we’ll be looking at improved comfort and improved racing safety throughout this premium suit.

 

 

So, with a recommended retail price of about 1,199 Euros, or 1400 USD, which means that it is coming as 100 Euros more than the previous Laguna Seca 4 one-piece suit. This also means that the Laguna Seca 5 will be competing with the Alpinestars Atem V4, Revit Triton, and the Revit Hyperspeed One Piece Suits.

 

Material

The main chassis of the Dainese Laguna Seca5 Onepiece Suitis keeping the strong Dainese Tutu premium full grain cowhide leather as the previous version. Tutu cowhide leather is specially selected and treated by Dainese to achieve a maximum the maximum abrasion resistance of leather and maximum freedom of movement.

 

This is also further assisted by S1 bielastic fabric inserts in flex zones in the insides of the arms, around the hips, and around the back of the legs. And, as you can see, you have a massive level of localized perforation along the front of the suit in the chest and legs. The suit is also prEN 17092 certified.

 

Comfort

Since the Dainese LagunaSeca 5 has been designed for riding on the track, it has been fully kitted out for safety. The suit includes a set of CE Level 1 composite protectors certified to EN1621.1 standard on elbows, knees, and shoulders and you have a space for a back protector as well. In the hips, you then get updated soft Pro-Shape 2.0 protectors that will keep your hip bones covered without reducing your comfort.

For additional exterior abrasion resistance, there is an aluminum floating racing shoulder plate. This means that you can replace the plate to customize the suit to your preferences and this is a new addition to the Dainese Laguna Seca 5 Racing Suit.

 

In the elbows, you also have another set of seamless aluminum plates, which will keep you covered in a slide since the metal will give you much better performance than standard TPU. Just underneath these, there are also soft inserts for impact resistance.

Lastly, in the knee you also get Daiense’s replaceable sliders that are attached via Velcro and there are sliders in the elbows as well.

 

Comfort

Besides the high degree of safety, Dainese have also made sure to improve the suit’s comfort. This means that besides the S1 bielastic stretch fabric, you’re getting tri-axial inserts from the back of the waist, around the sides, and up to the shoulders to give you the stretch you need to comfortable control your bike in the tuck.

In the thighs, you have micro elastic 2.0 stitching and in the knees you’re getting a new Arrow XF knee construction. This means that Dainese have completely redone the knee construction to give an even better level of ergonomic comfort.

 

The suit also comes with zips in the wrists and ankles with an additional fastening strap around the ankle. There is also a second zip in the ankle, which will allow you to open it up, to give yourself a bit more room for your boots as well. This will also come in handy in the ankle since the suit has a suit to boot system so that you can add something like the Dainese Axial D1 Boots for an even better level of safety.

As a final word on the fitment of the suit, it is clearly intended for racing which means that it will be slim and will hug the figure.

 

Moving onto the interior, the Dainese leather suit is fastened with a zipper and a Velcro tab just under the collar to keep the zipper in place. Inside, the suit is lined with a Nanofeel liner with a silver ion treatment to prevent odors and there are 3D-Bubble inserts for temperature control. These inserts work by creating a small air chamber that offers ideal temperature control regardless of the season.

 

Dainese are giving you another internal pocket for storing small items and they’ve added a clever new feature with their D-Tec Racing Core interior suit. This is an updated feature that means you’re getting a fully removable and washable inner suit that will make keeping the suit clean and fresh much easier while improving the suit’s ventilation.

 

Final Features

For the final few features of the suit, you do get an aerodynamic hump in the back, which has been prepared for a waterbag kit which, with the right helmet such as the AGV Pista GP RR, will let you drink while racing around the track. Another nice feature is a new set of knee grip inserts, that will make holding onto the bike even easier and more comfortable.

 

If you’d like to see more on the Dainese Laguna Seca 5 One-Piece Suit, then make sure to head to ChampionHelmets.com where we have our lowest price guarantee and plenty of bundle deals including a matching pair of boots, gloves, or helmet.

 

Summary

The Dainese Laguna Seca 5 represents a huge step forward in this classic racing series. Not only has the safety seen an improvement in its user friendliness, but the ergonomics have seen a radical change for the better while still keeping the price close to the original.

 

If you’d like to learn more about the Laguna Seca 5, then make sure to check out and subscribe to our YouTube channel where we have our Dainese Laguna Seca 5 Video Review alongside our data driven helmet road tests.

 

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