Yes! This truly is designed by women racers, for women racers. We started from scratch with a woman's pattern, one that has room for bust, hips and the curves that us women have. We know everyone is shaped a bit differently, and recommend that you consult the size chart and use the largest size that corresponds with your measurements. For example, if the size chart recommends a medium for the hips, but a large for the bust, you would choose a large.
2. What is the difference between SFI-1 & SFI-5 specifications?
The difference between SFI-1 & SFI-5 is the safety specification. We have our suits manufactured & tested through Pyrotect by the SFI foundation to ensure that they meet the requirements necessary. The SFI Specification establishes procedures and standards for evaluating and determining performance capabilities for Driver Suits used by individuals engaged in competitive motorsports.
Each racing series will require a specific safety rating, so check with your sanctioning body to find out what safety rating is necessary for the racing you do.
Our SFI-1 (3.2A/1) is our base model suit, made of FR (fire resistant) cotton. This is a great entry level suit and priced accordingly. You don't have to be intimidated by the high cost of entry that other manufacturers have.
Our SFI-5 (3.2A/5) suit offers more protection and is made of a two layer nomex material. It's a softer material that offers a better performance capability.
3. How long will it take to get my order?
Officially, we say to give all in-stock items up to 3 business days to ship out. Unofficially, we try to fulfill orders the same or next day. We ship orders from California and time in transit is anywhere between 1-5 days depending on where it's being shipped to.
Our one-piece fire suits are typically in stock, unless specified otherwise on the product page. Our two-piece suits and custom suits have to be ordered and generally take 6-8 weeks for production. Please note that these are estimated delivery times and are subject to change due to the post-Covid supply chain and shipping issues. On our custom suits, they are 6-16 weeks after approval of suit design.
4. Can I add my own embroidery?
We only allow embroidery customization to our SFI-5 custom suits at this time.
If you utilize a local place for added embroidery, we advise to make sure that they use a nomex thread for fire resistance.
5. What makes Racechick fire suits different from other fire suits?
We are the only 'female-only' racing safety company in the industry. This is our niche and we are in constant development to keep improving on our women's fire suits and to be able to offer more product offerings to our community of women racers.
Ultimately, it all comes down to fit. And a better fitting suit offers the highest safety protection. When a suit doesn't fit correctly and there are air gaps, the safety effectiveness is sacrificed. A properly fitting suit is the best thing you can do to ensure your safety.
Racechick is a brand that represents a culture of badass women drivers, a lifestyle of speed, and the pursuit of empowering women to go faster and push their boundaries on the racetrack and beyond. It began after going to the track and getting tired of not having women’s race gear readily available. We didn’t want to have to wear men’s stuff anymore, so we made our own. We live this life every day, and test these products at every race.
6. What if it doesn't fit?
We have a generous return policy for any items that don't fit. We will accept returns or exchanges for any items that are in new, unworn condition with tags attached within 14 days of delivery. The only exception to that is for anything that requires customization, such as custom suits or embroidery which are considered final sale.
Should you wish to return or exchange, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an RMA number.
For all returnable items:
•You have 14 days from the date of delivery to return/exchange your merchandise. •Returns/exchanges require a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Contact customer service at email@example.com to obtain an RMA prior to returning your purchase. •RMA numbers expire 10 days after being issued, all return products MUST BE RECEIVED by Racechick within 14 days. •Used product cannot be returned/exchanged. •Returns must be in new, saleable condition free of lint or pet hair. Tags and stickers must be attached. •Shipping charges are non-refundable. •Customer is responsible for any and all return shipping costs for exchanges and returns.
For Holiday Orders - you have until January 8th to request an RMA number (14 days past December 25th)
For custom suits - although our custom suits are not returnable, if there is an issue with measurements not being as specified, we will absolutely make it right and have the suit remade at our cost.
Race Suits may be subject to a 10% restocking fee as we have to inspect the suit to make sure there has been no damage to the fire protection while not in our care.
7. What is your warranty policy?
We will warranty race gear from any sewmanship defects or defects in seams, collars, or zippers within 1 year of the date of purchase.
Due to the nature of use, warranty is not applicable to tears, burns, rubbed areas, punctures, or other wear and tear that may happen in a racing situation. We do not cover against extreme or excessive use, improper storage, stains or other outside elements. Suits should be stored in a dry dark area when not in use. We recommend waiting until the suit is completely dry and then storing it in the bag that it was shipped in.
As with all untreated clothing, damage from elements including sun, dyes, moisture or other environmental effects may be more likely to effect the product and are not covered under warranty. If you have a problem with any of our products, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review any reasonable concern.
8. How do I choose what I need?
The first thing to find out is how much protection you need. Determine if your race series requires a SFI-5, or if you are ok with an SFI-1.
Are you of average proportions? If so, you should be ok with one of our sizes in our off-the-rack sizing. XS-XL. If not, a custom suit might be a good option.
What size should you get? Consult our size chart on the product page to compare with your measurments.
Black/Pink or Black/Red? (Or if custom, what color option would you want to choose)
Do you want a front logo?
Do you want the matching shoes or gloves?
9. Do you offer financing?
Yes! We now offer Shop Pay Installments which splits the total into four payments with no interest or credit check. Simply choose Shop Pay Installments at checkout...it's that easy!