If you're a serious go-kart enthusiast, then you've probably been tempted by the prospect of racing suits. Whether or not you really need one, they just look incredibly cool. But beyond their visual appeal, racing suits also provide safety and comfort while you're driving, and they're easy and convenient to slip into and out of. While professional go-kart drivers may have more need for racing suits, any aspiring go-kart racer, or anyone who just loves driving their go-kart should consider them to be a great investment.
If you're a professional go-kart driver, you're going to need a racing suit for a number of reasons. First of all, safety is a concern. At the higher speeds of a professional race, you're going to need more than just a helmet and some knee pads to keep you safe in a spill. A racing suit can protect you from serious road rash, cuts and scrapes and even fire damage (an uncommon but not unheard-of concern in go-kart accidents). Plus, a racing suit serves as a great place to put a few sponsorship logos for the folks footing your bill.
If you want a go-kart racing suit to wear when engaging in your favorite hobby, then there's really nothing stopping you. You can find basic suits for fairly cheap and then adorn them with your team logo or just your personal insignia. Other, more custom-made suits cost a bit more but are well worth the cost for the safety and comfort they provide. The bottom line is that if you find yourself at the go-kart specialty shop with a few extra bucks to spend and a really nice-looking racing suit catches your eye, go ahead and grab it: if you're going to have a hobby, you may as well be passionate about it.