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post #16 of 26 Old 08-18-2017, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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I watched that video when trying to figure out sizing and how it should fell when I got it home to try on. I don't think as it fits right now I'd be able to get a protector in there but maybe once it breaks in. It's not that tight where it restricts anything and I have undergear I used when putting it on and I bet it makes a world of difference when you're sweating and trying to get it off and just for comfort. It's not made for bikes but it's got thumb holes in the sleeves and foot hooks to keep it anchored. Its made by Eddie Bauer and material like Under Armour. My parents got it for me one year for Christmas and it's great in cold weather.
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They make really big and bulky back protectors, and they make slim ones, and most of them are rated for the same CE protection. To echo what others have said, an undersuit is a requirement in my eyes. You can't wear normal shorts and t shirt under leathers. Under armor makes putting a suit on and taking it off a hundred times easier.

Suit shouldn't restrict movement...while on the bike. Keep in mind they are cut to fit you while riding the bike. It shouldn't be loose fitting and comfortable to walk around in all day. Totally normal to have a slight hunch while wearing one. Having a high crotch seam is also important. Careful with pinching the boys while in the paddock, but if the seam is too low, you can't move around on the bike and get your lower body off on the inside of a turn because it feels like your legs are tied together. Higher crotch seam while on the bike gives you a lot more mobility.
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I totally forgot about the back protector/chest protector/or even hip protector shorts (that I wear) .... my suit fits great until I put all that stuff on! LOL
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They make really big and bulky back protectors, and they make slim ones, and most of them are rated for the same CE protection. To echo what others have said, an undersuit is a requirement in my eyes. You can't wear normal shorts and t shirt under leathers. Under armor makes putting a suit on and taking it off a hundred times easier.

Suit shouldn't restrict movement...while on the bike. Keep in mind they are cut to fit you while riding the bike. It shouldn't be loose fitting and comfortable to walk around in all day. Totally normal to have a slight hunch while wearing one. Having a high crotch seam is also important. Careful with pinching the boys while in the paddock, but if the seam is too low, you can't move around on the bike and get your lower body off on the inside of a turn because it feels like your legs are tied together. Higher crotch seam while on the bike gives you a lot more mobility.
^ nailed it.

I can't stand up straight in my suit but on the bike it fits like a glove. Definitely make sure that you have room for a back protector if you are planning on hitting the track. I would personally go 1 size larger and be sure that you can wear the back protector and if allowed; chest protector.

Like the OP I suffer from 'chest is too big for the rest of my body' thing so it makes fitting a suit difficult. If I buy off the rack and have enough room for a back protector, I could typically fit two of me into the bottom half of the suit.
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Same as the above in my opinion. I do however notice that the sleeves seem long. You may have a problem with wrist mobility, or the sleeves trying to push your gloves off, once you get on the bike with the sleeves inside your gloves. I would check that out soon and have it fixed if it's an issue.
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Same as the above in my opinion. I do however notice that the sleeves seem long. You may have a problem with wrist mobility, or the sleeves trying to push your gloves off, once you get on the bike with the sleeves inside your gloves. I would check that out soon and have it fixed if it's an issue.
I agree and knew they'd be a tad long since I have short arms and long legs so the legs are right but the sleeves are long but I can have them shortened. I looked into leather repair shops near me before I bought it and there's some not far away that seem legit for motorcycle suits.
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Got to take a ride for the first time in the suit and it feels great. I can't believe I felt cooler than when I wear textile jacket and jeans. This suit flows some air! The undergear kept me dry and I'm a normally sweaty person and I was damn near bone dry and it's close to 90deg today. Love this thing but I'm sure I look like a tool riding on the street among so many wife beaters and shorts but I like my tattoos and skin right where it is. I almost got the sleeves off myself when I got home....maybe one day.
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On the street, I wear a two piece with full zipper.
Still look like a tool as you put it, don't really care.

Nice thing about a two piece is when we stop, the coat comes off. One piece not so much.
SO now you know your size, be patient and consider a two piece for the street. Great deals to be had for the patient.
Use the one piece for the track, just a thought.
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On the street, I wear a two piece with full zipper.
Still look like a tool as you put it, don't really care.

Nice thing about a two piece is when we stop, the coat comes off. One piece not so much.
SO now you know your size, be patient and consider a two piece for the street. Great deals to be had for the patient.
Use the one piece for the track, just a thought.
I was going to but at the time the price was too good to pass since it was half price but was planning on getting 2 piece orginally. Sucks not having pockets but the tool area holds my phone and wallet but no room for anything else.
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I was going to but at the time the price was too good to pass since it was half price but was planning on getting 2 piece orginally. Sucks not having pockets but the tool area holds my phone and wallet but no room for anything else.
I understand and I would have done the same thing.
My two piece does have pockets but I don't use them. Having objects in them would be bad IMO having an off the bike experience. Use a tank bag or trunk to hold my stuff.
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