Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern Maine (USA)
I'm reviving this thread after a search brought it up. . .
I'm looking for some gear for my youngest two for Xmas. My oldest is 13 and she fits into my wife's gear just fine. My 11 year old daughter fits into my wife's helmet fine, but the jacket is a bit baggy. For short rides, it has sufficed, but she/we want to do longer rides next season and will need a decent jacket. I think for her we will be OK with women's XS.
My son (8), however, fits into nothing. I've used a Harley "Skull Cap" type helmet for rides around the neighborhood, but he needs a real full-face. I need to find him a jacket too. While I have found a few youth sized helmets, I've found nothing but DOT approved, no Snells.
This attempt at finding better gear "for the kids" works out to be a bit selfish as it means that I will 'have' to plan out more, longer, rides with them next season.
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