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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-17-2007, 09:52 PM
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I'm 6'2 and I've had some luck with finding jackets in a Tall or Long. I wish Triumph would offer their leather jackets in a Tall or Long as well. They've got some really nice stuff but the sleeve lengths are just a tad short, and I'm 6'2 not 6'5.

I think a good choice might be a cutom leather such as Vanson or Dianese if you got the dough.

My winter riding jacket is a.....ah....well....a Harley Davidson FXRG. It's "water proof", well built, nice features. It's heavy with good armor in the spine, shoulders and arms.

The Harley name is very subtle, it's embossed into the leather and you can see it only if your looking for it and then there's the FXRG Tag on the right breast. So not too gaudy.

I was able to order it in a Tall, but the jacket was very pricey, and it's way too heavy for summer riding.


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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-17-2007, 11:18 PM
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im 6'4", 175 lbs.
and have had no complaints with either my triumph perforated
retro jacket,
or my alpinestars....
both long enough in both the sleeves and the tail...
and the alpinestars has great armour....
not too obtrusive/ bulky....

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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-18-2007, 12:45 PM
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On 2007-04-17 11:45, sbg110 wrote:
I just bought an '05 Speed III, and at 6'5", I am having a hard time finding riding jacket that fits. Any ideas?

I've seen the Tall jackets from Tour Master, but online they look a bit cheap. Suggestions?

Is there a custom apparel shop worth checking out? I live in NYC.
I'm 6'3'' tall. Tour Master has too short sleeves! (had to return the jacket)

Vanson's fit, but at your size you should go custom-made.
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 10:47 AM
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I'm 6' 4" and 200 lbs. I have several First Gear size LT jackets and they fit great. The best fit for a tall size though is from Gerbings, the heated jacket manufacturer. The Cascade fits me perfectly, like it was custom made.

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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 10:04 PM
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im 6'9" and relatively thin and Im currently using the Tourmaster Transition Series 2 and everything fits really well. My only beef is that the elbow armor is a bit low by about 1/4 inch for me. Its warm in the socal winter 50F at 80 mph and with all of the vents open its very cool at 85F at 80 mph. Lots of pockets all over the place. The pants are sturdy but kinda short for me. Might be a better fit for you.

Im looking to get a Motoport kevlar mesh jacket and pants made for me next year. Stronger material and custom......gotta love that.
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 10:27 PM
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It's a constant irritant. Long, tall riders need longer sleves even more because motorcycling stretches out your arms.

The jacket makers will make XL, 2XL and 3xl for fat, obese, and morbidly obese riders but they refuse to make a tall size. How many morbidly obese sport bike riders do you see?

Apparently morbidly obese is the right image the manufacturers are courting. They don't want any tall, slender riders associated with their products.

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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 03:25 AM
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I am 6' 4" and tried several jackets. The best one I found is the TourMaster Transition Series 2 Jacket tall, its a 3/4 jacket so it is long in the reg sizes but the tall size covers my backside unlike most other jackets. Still looking for a good tall size leather jacket.
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 09:55 AM
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my teknic freeway is the worlds best jacket ever - its awesomely awesome and the chicks dig it too- i have a long torso and i feel your pain - the jacket is cool!! well built, freakin unbelieablely warm in the cool months and well vented for the summer, top notch knox armour, great straps and belting and snaps. good pockets . reflective. i love my jacket !!!!!!! go buy one now
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Lewis Leathers here in England, will make you a jacket and pants combo that will fit you whatever shape you are. The only drawback is, you need to be rich! This kind of quality does not come cheap!!!
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 09:11 AM
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just recieved my First Gear 2010 new model rush jacket in tall . looks great seems well built except the back pad which should be an embarrassment for First Gear (maybe its summer weight padding) - shoulder and elbows are good enuff. have yet to use it tho - still winter here in halifax nova scotia canada. but the fit for a tall guy is great. and it is summer mesh jacket so no more tshirt days for me.
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