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Old 06-12-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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What shape are you in?

Probably not very many of us are 'fit'. But what shape do manufactuers think we are?
I'm looking for bike gear &, in that process, I went to Alpinestars website & had a look at their size chart.
I seems that my medium height is confirmed by my inseam.
My XL arms swing alone.
As do my XXL thighs.

My 4XL waist just edges out my 4XL chest & 3XL hips.

It appears that, at least according to Alpinestars, I'm a fatter bastard than I thought.



How does that equate to my jeans & King Gees that are all 102cm, when my waist is actually around 118cm?

And what about my boots? Are they 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11 or maybe even 12?

At least I know my Arai size is XL.
What is that in cm?

Not good for we country folk. Gotta make a trip to the smoke just to try & find the right size.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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As a tall bastard I've always in the past had trouble finding stuff that was long enough. These days it seems to be easier, most stuff is long enough now, seems in the last 20 years manufacturers have recognised not everyone is a shortarse like Sleepy John.....
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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'Built like a brick shithouse' is a term I've heard said about me, pity some of the bricks at the front are sagging though!!
Short legs & XL hips are my main frustration,
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:26 AM   #4
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Can totally understand!

So happy to see i am not alone in my frustrations at buying riding gear!
For reasons unknown to myself, and the poor bloke trying to sell me gear, the designers of women's motorcycle jackets seem to have forgotten some of us girls have larger "attributes" than what is considered the "norm" therefore zips have no hope in hell getting to the top of the jacket
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:16 AM   #5
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the designers of women's motorcycle jackets


no hope in hell getting to the top of the jacket
That's quite possibly not a design oversight

From an all time high of 110kg I now go from 77 to 84kg. As I'm just under 6 foot I'm medium top and bottom. (helmet and gloves L, boots 9.5)

If the clothes start to get tight, its time to cut back on the tim tams
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:26 AM   #6
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I got my gear made in Melbourne by Tiger Angel. They have a measurement list you fill out on line and then they make a great product at a reasonable price.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:28 AM   #7
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Not good for we country folk. Gotta make a trip to the smoke just to try & find the right size.
if you try the website of the brand, (not the distributor or shop) they sometimes have measuring charts

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Old 06-13-2013, 03:38 AM   #8
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At least I know my Arai size is XL.
What is that in cm?
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:51 AM   #9
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I got my gear made in Melbourne by Tiger Angel. They have a measurement list you fill out on line and then they make a great product at a reasonable price.
Plus 1.
I have a two piece touring suit made out of nubuck leather, fits like a glove.
Quality kit and it worked out cheaper than buying an off the rack italian leather suit.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:12 AM   #10
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Should I insert the standard "if your waist measurement is over 100cm you risk of diabetes is greatly increased"
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:43 AM   #11
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Wish I had the problem of to short, to long, to wide to skinny, but as far as I know the only women's adventure gear is the Touratech stuff. Bit out of my price range.

Men's clothing is ridiculous on me, especially trousers and I need some really badly as mine are trashed.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:24 AM   #12
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I used to be in shape, complete with a "six pack"........

Now I have the whole damned keg!
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:39 AM   #13
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I need to consider my physical attributes make me look like a barrel perched on a small table (one with two legs ).

My confusion is exacerbated by the knowledge that my cordura jackets, that I have been using for the past 10-12 years are all 2XL (56 I think) and even oldish ones that have been sitting in a cupboard fit fine.

The chart RJF put up further muddies the water, 'cause they say 64 is XXL, Alpinestars would have us believe is 4XL.

Tiger Angel....I'd have to pay full retail. That wont do.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:03 PM   #14
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Should I insert the standard "if your waist measurement is over 100cm you risk of diabetes is greatly increased"
Yeh but at least you won't jog in front of a bus or get killed on your pushbike!
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