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post #1 of 11 Old 10-06-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Larger rider jackets,pants etc


I'm on the search for what all of you bigger guys wear for jackets,etc. My self I'm 6' 345lbs having trouble finding what fits for cheaper money..any ideas..? Thanks...great site!
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-06-2013, 09:59 PM
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You will find good deals at used to be called Newenough they sell discounted and discontinued inventory from most name brands.If you talk to them I'm sure they will steer you toward lines with large sizes.They review the merchandise with a fair description.I've had good luck with them.
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I am 6'3 280lbs and went with teknic pants and jackets and they fit real well. The company has gone out of business but I found some great deals on clearance online back when I started riding in the spring.

I have also heard that the joe rocket stuff fits larger guys real well.

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post #4 of 11 Old 10-07-2013, 08:44 AM
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Firstgear stuff cut with ample room as well.

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First gear is my choice I am 6'4" and 300. It's the best of the off shelf stuff I have tried and if there is an issue they take awesome care of you.

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-07-2013, 01:44 PM
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+1 for FirstGear apparel, as well. I'm 6'2", 290 and started out with a FirstGear 3X mesh jacket. Have since purchased another FirstGear jacket, HT Air overpants, rain pants and a couple of pairs of FirstGear gloves. However, inexpensive? NOT!

The FirstGear line seems to be tailored to my proportions. I'm very happy with everything FirstGear that I've got so far.
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-07-2013, 03:23 PM
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One vote for Tourmaster Transition jackets with sizes up to 4X.

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-07-2013, 04:26 PM
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I have a big 3-in-1 textile jacket in storage, size 5XL, that I don't need, has only been worn twice by someone that was on the large side, and have been trying to sell it cheap. PM me if you want details, etc.

(if you can't PM me due to your low post count, just reply here and I will include another way to contact me)
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-07-2013, 04:48 PM
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Firstgear, for sure.

Tourmaster stuff also seems to work well for we men of dimension.

Both can be had for very reasonable sums from (I refuse to use their stupid new generic name) clearances. They also gave a "hard to fit" section with good advice. Get on their email list and wait.

I have a pair of Aerostich Darien pants that I had custom-made with a slightly shorter thigh section. This moves the knee armor up to the vicinity of my knees instead of resting against my shins. The total was almost $400, but worth it because it solved a longstanding problem. Apparently I have strange knees...

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Thanks for all of your replies...such a wealth of knowledge. Looking into those mfg for the jacket.

Thanks again....
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