Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Orange, CA, USA
Big Guy Riding Gear
Are there any riders out there that do not fit into the riding gear that is typically available? I normally wear a 4X, none of the 4X riding gear really fits. I have a leather CHP jacket that I have been wearing on a cruiser for years. It is too hot for the summer. Since I am now a BMW touring bike rider I want some textile gear that I can wear in Southern California (I know, fat guys don't live in SoCal). Well I wore a 3x when I was in High School and didn't have a gut.
I now have a Olympia Sportwear jacket, but cannot get pants. I am seriously considering a custom kevlar set from MotoPort, or a custom Aerostich jacket and pants.
I came very close to buying the First Gear 4x jacket from my bike shop. It was too short, however. I am tall, 6'4", and most of my height is in my torso. I really did like the FG jacket, though.
Anyone else run across this situation?