Textile jacket and pants to suit tall short fat person? - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
 2Likes
  • 2 Post By Oil Burner
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
Gyp
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: R1200R Sport
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 68
Other Motorcycle: Street Scrambler
Extra Motorcycle: R80RT
Textile jacket and pants to suit tall short fat person?

I was struggling to come up with a subtle thread title, but gave in.

I'm about 5'10" (all good so far) but only have a 28" inside leg. For my height I have rather short legs and also (obviously) a rather long torso. My arm reach is more aligned to my leg length than my overall height. As well as struggling to find motorcycles that I can touch the ground on, these proportions also mean that I end up in a far more prone position on sports bikes than most. Hence the eventual move to the Street Scrambler.

Anyway, years of good living (or perhaps bad living) have also resulted in a waist measuring 42" which doesn't help.

I'm currently wearing some old and failing 4XL Hein Gericke fabrics which I bought when I was riding a Hayabusa (the riding position really accentuated the waist hence the 4XL) so I could do with replacing these now.

For a jacket, I've discovered that the French company Bering do a range for the more rounded figure that fits nicely (the "Tank" jacket) but their trousers start at 33" in their smallest size and go up in inch increments from there, so I can't match their jackets to their trousers. For safety's sake I want the jacket and trousers to be well matched.

As I'll be in Florida in July, I wondered if I'd have more luck with American gear?
Gyp is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 10:56 PM
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2006 Scrambler
Member
 
Oil Burner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mendon, MA
Posts: 63
Other Motorcycle: 1998 Honda Valkyrie
Extra Motorcycle: 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 500
Garage
This is the company I deal with most for gear. They have a section for "hard to fit", which has options for most body types. Many of the items have a real-world evaluation, so you get a better idea than the ad speak gives you. https://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse/advanced_search
Stevienh and Gyp like this.

Ken
2006 Scrambler in Blue and White


Amsoil products? Support a fellow Triumph rider and enthusiast. www.kgsynthetics.com USA and Canada. PM me for international Amsoil info. Thanks.
Oil Burner is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
Gyp
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: R1200R Sport
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Posts: 68
Other Motorcycle: Street Scrambler
Extra Motorcycle: R80RT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oil Burner View Post
This is the company I deal with most for gear. They have a section for "hard to fit", which has options for most body types. Many of the items have a real-world evaluation, so you get a better idea than the ad speak gives you. https://www.motorcyclegear.com/browse/advanced_search
Thank you, that's really helpful.

Looking through those and looking a little more at the offerings, it appears that the Firstgear Kathmandu or Kilimanjaro ranges might work for me. They seem to be the only ones that don't think you get taller as you get wider and have got short as 30" inseam rather than 32"+

There seem to be a few dealers near where we are staying so I'll contact them to see what they hold in stock.

I didn't particularly want the BMW-GS-round-the-world-wannabe look, but fit and function must take priority over fashion!
Gyp is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
airbag vest or nicer armored jacket and pants? slappingrabbits Gear & Gadgets 4 07-07-2017 11:17 AM
Triumph Adventure Jacket & Pants TBirdDaryl Riding Jackets/Pants 19 09-16-2013 06:20 AM
Motoport Kevlar Clothing MVP44 Sprint Forum 14 03-15-2010 02:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome