Idea of how a 2XL Tall fits a 220 (+)lb, 6'4" lump. Notice pant length.
On bike pant length still a bit much.
What I took out after first ride. Have another similar back protector with multiple holes which I will duplicate soon. Knee armor was way off for my legs, and just too uncomfortable.
Roger Rocks?? CE for sure.
Ditto on the knee armor.
Sorry Ghazi, I can't stand flappy bits in the wind. Too much like Hardly tassels.
First mod to the suit. Snap to put the collar tab back to allow more air flow. Do it to all my jackets, this is one thing no one gets. Something to hold that tab back when it's not needed. Again, flappy bits in the wind. I don't like flappy bits.
Mentioned somewhere here, roll the pocket up and tuck with flap to increase air flow. This works really well here on the back too.
Overall impression is this is a great suit. Not just for the price point, but because it's big enough for my fat a**, and looks good on me too. Legs are a shade long, and I might talk with my tailor for a solution, but even then I'd only take off an inch. Length for my torso is just right. A wee bit baggy when not on the bike, but just right on it. No pull at the boys or drag on the shoulders. I'm a 35" inseam so that helps.
Getting on the bike was a bit uncomfortable at the knees because of the armor first, the newness of the suit second. I popped out the knees as I said above. Now getting on and off is more comfortable. I may try the armor in after the suit begins to flex and settle into my body.
Bulk at the sleeve extender is a bit much too. Although I only notice it while slipping on gloves. With the extenders zipped out, the sleeves are like the pant legs - too long. Almost as if I wouldn't have needed a "tall" size. I'll probably also snip out the coin pockets. Just don't need it with a toll pass system. And they are too small for anything except ear plugs!! And the transponder I have can easily go in the clear pocket. Nice! I like the three snaps to adjust the sleeve circumference - they should work really well for my spindly arms.
"Bulk" of the weight is carried well. It feels heavy or maybe heavily made in the hands. But like a good suit jacket, it hangs well on the body, being supported by the shoulders and waist well. Not pressing into a part of my shoulder, but fitting well enough to ease the weight over the whole shoulder.
The neoprene like material at the neck and cuffs is very comfortable. Except that it doesn't breath. No chaffing or stiffness, but I noted it's warmth in my 89 degree ride. Nothing too obtrusive or irritating, but it's noted. One of the reasons I always put on a snap to put the neck tab to the side. Lets the neck get some air and allows air to flow across the chest and out the back. Can't quite do that at the cuffs -yet.
One other thing noted while on my 30 minute quickie ride in 89 degree heat - the engine heat really makes itself known on my Connie on the right underside of my thigh. The mesh there is just mesh. Nothing else. Where as the front of the thigh and knee area have Cordura like material, the back doesn't. And my leg feels it. Now I was in shorts under the suit, and I usually wear slacks to work and some form of pants anyhow, I expect I won't fell that heat during "normal" riding. Tomorrows commute will tell.
Again, well done Ghazi. I'm definitely proud to wear this suit, and when someone asks, I'll point them right to you.
Now I got to start snipping off an ADV patch from another jacket and stitch that bad boy on!!