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Black nomex suit, too hot??

I'm planning in buying a black nomex suit. I was wondering if people here had first had experience with black nomex suit and if they regretted it (too hot).

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It is a 2 layer, Sparco5. I live in Quebec, Canada. The coldest place on earth during winter. But it gets to 30C (86F) during summer.

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Hi Darth:

Yes, black suits are hot in the summertime. But the much more important issue is making sure that, as a new-guy amateur racer, you pick a color that doesn't make you look like a dork or - worse yet - like some Top Gun school reject poised to run amok on the track.

A black Sparco two-layer suit is is a perfect choice for a new guy. Oral surgeons driving Porsches have a monopoly on silver suits. For God's sake save the red ones for the Ferrari guys.

One-layer suits are dangerous and some associations require Nomex undies (which look great, cost a fortune, and are comfortable only in the Klondike) with 2-layer suits.

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Especially if you are thinking of wearing knee pads.

Matt, what color do the Proctologists wear out there?

Never mind about the single layer. I was thinking about the Xlight300 which is 2 layer using their own special material. $1,500+.
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You will be hotter in single layer Nomex + Nomex underwear than you will
in 3-layers minus the long undies.

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I'm planning in buying a black nomex suit. I was wondering if people here had first had experience with black nomex suit and if they regretted it (too hot).

Please let me know.
Nope. If it's Nomex, it's like wearing a snowmobile suit no matter what. The Proban suits are considerably lighter though - if you can get your head around wearing one (or if you're only wearing one to meet tech. and it'll pass).

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I've got a 3-layer black MQ that's livable in the upper 80's. I've also driven with a 2 layer Sparco in the lower 90's and been fine. 2- Versus 3-layer heat depends on how thick the layers are. A 3-layer isn't necessarily any heavier / hotter if the layers are thinner. I think black is mainly an issue when you are outside the car (assuming you are driving with the roof on) and then mine is always unzipped and around my waist.
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2 layer, 3 layer, Nomex, Proban...
I have a calandar full of events all over the US. I want to qualify to drive at as many tracks and venues as possible. What racing suit or specifications do I need?

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2 layer, 3 layer, Nomex, Proban...
I have a calandar full of events all over the US. I want to qualify to drive at as many tracks and venues as possible. What racing suit or specifications do I need?
It all depends on your budget.

Here's the one I'm looking for:
http://www.ogracing.com/eshop/itemde...81&showbrake=1

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2 layer, 3 layer, Nomex, Proban...
I have a calandar full of events all over the US. I want to qualify to drive at as many tracks and venues as possible. What racing suit or specifications do I need?
Just guessing... you'll probably want to make sure it's SFI rated (to whatever the current popular rating is).

Seems some organizers still don't recognize FIA.

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JF, have a look there too:
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