Old 16th August 2019, 12:06 AM #1
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Finding the right size jacket.

I've been trying on textile jackets left right and centre but very hard to find one that's fits right. Either too tight or too loose. Short sleeves, armour that doesn't stay where it should. At the minute I've been looking at an Alpinestars jacket but the xl sleeves are slightly short and the xxl feels baggy with loose armour. Any advice?
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Old 16th August 2019, 12:38 AM #2
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Re: Finding the right size jacket.

I just get the next size up from my usual size. Handy for the winter. When you need an extra layer.
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Old 16th August 2019, 01:51 AM #3
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Re: Finding the right size jacket.

Personally I could never wear a jacket in the manner that they seem to be displayed in reviews and such.

They always look like they're wearing a size smaller than is comfortable.

I like a bit of room to play with.
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Old 16th August 2019, 08:33 AM #4
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Re: Finding the right size jacket.

Go bigger rather than smaller
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Old 16th August 2019, 09:06 AM #5
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Re: Finding the right size jacket.

Depending on budget Try Dainese, expensive but generally good fit. You can try in bikeworld and compare prices online.
Like others said better to go slightly bigger than smaller. In winter you can fit an under layer and in Summer you can tighten up adjustment straps. Also then gives you some room for back/chest protector if you want one.
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Old 16th August 2019, 09:27 AM #6
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Re: Finding the right size jacket.

Ya i sized up with my leather jacket for a standalone back protector and chest inserts, nice and tight fit with them in. My textile is different and feels a bit baggy without the winter layer but the straps do help.
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Old 16th August 2019, 10:48 AM #7
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Re: Finding the right size jacket.

i found Dainese too tight in my size compared to others.

Wore Alpinestars for years, always a good fit and quality, and ait their pricepoint, great value.

Switched up a notch now to Halvarsson's, great kit, pricey, but still worth it considering its function.
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