• Sparco KS-3 Kart Suit

    Kart Review Score: 7.8

    Olly Waind
    Brand: Sparco
    Price: £115 Exc VAT
    Retailer: Demon Tweeks

    First Impressions

    Sparco's KS3 race suit is their entry level model, priced at £115 plus VAT. It is a basic looking suit but first impressions are, as with most of their products, it is well made and durable.

    The suit is available five different colours, so you shouldn't struggle to find one that works for you.

    General Use/Observations

    The suit fits reasonably well overall, however, it doesn't have the same tailored feel that you get from more premium ranges like the Sparco x-light . This doesn't effect the performance in any way.

    Comfort wise, you can't really fault it, with a nice soft lining and foot loops to stop the legs from riding up when at speed, it is more than adequate. The arms are supposed to be fully floating but in my opinion they are closer to a semi floating arm....regardless, this allows good freedom of movement in and out of the kart. Most importantly, there is a vented area around the upper inside leg which provides a welcome draft to keep your crown jewels cool during a race.

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    After a whole season racing, this suit looks to be standing up to the wear and tear well.  With only one small split, which was easily fixed, and no other issues to report I will not be replacing it any time soon.

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    As expected with a lower priced suit, the materials are not as comfortable or advanced as those used to produce the next level of race suit. This being said, for the price you pay, you really are getting value for money here.

    Summary

    As entry level equipment goes, this suit is a definite bargain. It is comfortable, durable and half the price of premium ranges. If you want the best of the best then, no, this suit is not for you but if, like most of us, you want a nice looking suit, that leaves you with money to spend on items that will actually improve your lap times, this may be exactly what you are looking for.

    Pros

    • Good value for money.
    • Comfortable.

    Cons

    • Basic materials

    Scoring

    Value: 8
    Quality: 7
    Performance: 8
    Appeal: 7
    Effectiveness: 9

    Kart Review Score: 7.8

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