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Old 02-09-2010, 07:52 AM   #1306
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Any news on the Women's sizing?
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:53 AM   #1307
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:05 AM   #1308
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Definitely interested in the suit but I would like to try one on as well. Anyplace in New England that could happen?
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:20 AM   #1309
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Definitely interested in the suit but I would like to try one on as well. Anyplace in New England that could happen?
Bill - are you anywhere near the MA border perhaps ? I'd be happy to meet you somewhere and show you the suit (and if you are a similar 'build' to me, you are more than welcome to try mine on) if that would help ?
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:28 PM   #1310
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So here's my measurements, am I a small or medium for a Lombard suit?

height: 5' 8"
weight: 145"
pant size: 33" waist, 30" inseam
torso is 29" (measured from the top of the sternum, down past my wang)
neck is 15.5-16"
For my chest size, I am about 37/38"
I measured the top of my shoulder to wrist and it's 24".
Also, a few more things, just to make this more difficult :

*I'll wear this suit with just skin-tight () under armour underneath on hot/humid days. I don't want the suit to be too loose and have the armor not do its job!
Will the adjustment straps take up the slack?

*I'll be wearing my yuppie work clothes (slacks, polo) when commuting, this shouldn't be a problem, though. This could be considered "normal" use for what the suit is designed for.

*On cold days, I'll be wearing a heated vest and a fleece sweater (EDIT: plus quilted liner). I just measured the chest size with the sweater and vest on. It's a snug at 39". So I'm thinking 40" so I can breathe.
Will the adjustment straps go out to that size?


EDIT for more info: I have an FZ6 which has a "standard" riding position, so just imagine being seated straight up on a bar stool, then leaning slightly forward.

Input would be nice from other all-season riders with similarly sized suits.
I'm thinking I'm a medium, based on the size chart. I just don't want to drop $300+ and have the suit not fit in the conditions I want it too.
So I had the question of whether to get a small or medium Lombard.
Here's some pics of me with the Medium Lombard. I am wearing an Under Armour long sleeve shirt and pant. The cold weather liner is in the suit.
Too BIG (or Frumpy) ?


Kinda long in the torso, but only by about 1.5 inches or so.
The shoulder armor is kinda loose. Not floppy around or anything, but not snug. The forearm armor is nice and snug because of the adjustment buttons on the arm.


Sitting down, you can see it folds in the midsection. Also there are pointy folds in the knee section. Is this normal?



Some material in the front. Looks like I have a boner (I don't, honest.)


Sitting down on the FZ6, the pant comes up nicely. I don't think pant length is an issue, on or off the bike. Yikes that is bright!



You can see the folds in the midsection, kinda like the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode, "The Pants Tent". I am not uncomfortable, though.



So does it look too big? I think it's ok. The adjusters are nice.
Adjusters in the thighs would be nice too.
I wish there wasn't so much material in the wrist section. I think someone has said something about that before. It's not a show stopper.
There are a lot of things I like about this suit. But all that has been said before by many other people.
I really wish I could go out for a ride! Unfortunately, Snowmageddon part 2 is starting.

Also, how do you adjust the knee armor? I just moved them up a bit and tried to stick the velcro anywhere on the armor to hold them in place. Is it that simple? Sorry I have never done this before.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:56 PM   #1311
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OMG, the most important thing is how it feels to you on the bike. I know I will often wear 2-3 layers under the quilted liner when temps drop into the 30s & 40s so I need room for that. But you also might want to take the liner out and see how the suit fits with the clothes you would wear to work with open vents etc. in warmer weather just to get a feel for that.

The legs look OK to me and noticed you already cinched up on the straps. If the arm length on the bike is OK, then the main thing would be the torso fit. I agree about the wrists, but it is good to be able to put my gauntlets under those when it rains. I've had jackets that were almost impossible to do that, so it is a hard thing for manufacturers to get it all just right for everything we want.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #1312
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OMG, the most important thing is how it feels to you on the bike. I know I will often wear 2-3 layers under the quilted liner when temps drop into the 30s & 40s so I need room for that. But you also might want to take the liner out and see how the suit fits with the clothes you would wear to work with open vents etc. in warmer weather just to get a feel for that.

The legs look OK to me and noticed you already cinched up on the straps. If the arm length on the bike is OK, then the main thing would be the torso fit. I agree about the wrists, but it is good to be able to put my gauntlets under those when it rains. I've had jackets that were almost impossible to do that, so it is a hard thing for manufacturers to get it all just right for everything we want.

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Hmmmm yes I did just wear work clothes without the liner. Felt good and, like before, the arm length is good, leg length is fine (had to adjust the knee armor upwards by an inch), torso slightly long, and when seated, some material bunched up in the torso and crotch. At least the torso isn't tight, and it's not so loose that I can't walk.

I mean it's hard to get a suit that's kinda snug for summer clothes and yet makes room for winter layers (heated vest,etc.) I'm aiming for the middle, and I think I got a good fit, especially with the adjustments.
At least this is what I've just convinced myself!

I got a good feeling about this suit. Thanks for the input (this and others).
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #1313
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Lombard?

Just dipped into this thread and while all the products seem excellent, there are parts of the English-speaking world where you just wouldn't wear a suit (or anything) called Lombard - trust me, you just wouldn't.
Because to 65 million Brits, 21 Million Aussies and half a dozen Kiwis, Lombard means....
"Lots of money but a real d#$%head"
But for the rest of your products, do you have an Australian retailer or agent?
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:29 AM   #1314
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Just dipped into this thread and while all the products seem excellent, there are parts of the English-speaking world where you just wouldn't wear a suit (or anything) called Lombard - trust me, you just wouldn't.
Because to 65 million Brits, 21 Million Aussies and half a dozen Kiwis, Lombard means....
"Lots of money but a real d#$%head"
But for the rest of your products, do you have an Australian retailer or agent?
Must be an Aussie thing, never heard that before
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:42 AM   #1315
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Must be an Aussie thing, never heard that before
Nope me neither. Lots of different countries have their own colloquialisms though and words that mean something to them but not other people from other places i.e. bloody, wanker and now lombard .

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:41 PM   #1316
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Kids suits

Ghazi, have you ever thought of making suits for children? The only place I could find that had them for my twin 10 year olds was babybiker in the UK. I ended up paying 180 US with shipping. I would think you could make something atleast in that price range or lower.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:58 PM   #1317
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guys,
im travelling for the dealer expo in indianapolis and have come down with a major flu.. so i will be replying to your messages in a couple of days..
sorry bout the delay
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:45 AM   #1318
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Must be an Aussie thing, never heard that before
it's in the urban dictionary... so it must be true.


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Lombard,n. derog. acronym Loads Of Money But A Real Dick
"How was your date last night?"
"Awful, he was a real Lombard"
never heard it before either...
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:54 AM   #1319
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:07 PM   #1320
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