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Offline Hawk600

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Jacket for big guys
« on: July 30, 2019, 01:35:32 pm »
Trying to buy a Adventure/ Touring jacket...(bull size)  ;) 

So far it's been a hassle... I am a big guy (5.10/260lbs) with large chest and thick upper arms and most of the gear is either too short or too smal sort of European fit so the even the larger numbers won't fit.

I am looking for a jacket with mesh and protection, any suggestion of brands/ models that will fit a large sized person?

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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 03:16:07 pm »
Sounds like a custom jacket would be an option.  https://www.motoport.com/
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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 03:46:17 pm »
Sounds like a custom jacket would be an option.  https://www.motoport.com/

Best decision I ever made. Have 5 or 6 jackets I used to wear. Wear this one year round and it fits . Going on 3rd or 4th season now. Did wear Alpinestars and quality stuff but I will never go back. Stop at the laundromat throw it in the heavy duty warsher (as we say in IN) and wash. Put it on and ride to dry.

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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 05:26:19 pm »
I have a motoport as well. 

Wearing like IRON.  For a custom fit, it could have been better -- but overall a good investment.

KLIM has THE longest arms of any jacket I've EVER tried on.  So there's THAT.  ::)

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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 11:36:33 am »
Thank you for the feedback, I am checking Motoport, they look great, besides they are on the expensive side for my budget.
For size reference purposes, I found out yesterday that a 2XL Joe Rocket Ballistics jacket fits very well, so anything comparable in size might work.

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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2019, 05:51:20 pm »
That's not big, I'm 6'4" and 370lbs. 😁
I wear a Richa Infinity2 as they go to 12XL.
Not sure if they are available in the US.
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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2019, 01:54:24 pm »
Looked at the Richa, nice jacket but I could not find them available in US.
Tomorrow I will visit a couple local dealers as they stating they have some big and tall options in store.
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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2019, 03:07:10 pm »
First Gear Kilimanjaro runs big...and my favorite big jacket.

https://firstgear-usa.com/product/3/375-kilimanjaro-jacket


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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2019, 05:10:26 pm »
I actually just bought a First Gear Kilimanjaro, really nice jacket.

I got a 3XL and is more on the loose side than tight fit however since it is a shell only jacket I will  have room enough for a liner when colder weather arrives. and that will fit nicely. It has a lot of adjustments as well and I already customized it to fit tighter.

Best thing it was a local dealer closeout and I paid less than half of normal retail price :)

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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 08:53:12 am »
Kilimanjaro is one of the best Non-goretex jackets out there. 

Nice Choice, and Glad you found a solution.  :great:
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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 02:52:28 pm »
Looked at Motoports web site. Nice jackets! Custom made. can't beat that. Has anybody tried the boots? I am interested in one on their site. The Gavia.

https://www.motoport.com/product/gavia-gore-tex/

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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2019, 05:06:05 pm »
Call Aerostich

www.aerostich.com/‎(866) 672-8709

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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2019, 04:12:47 am »
Thank you for the feedback, I am checking Motoport, they look great, besides they are on the expensive side for my budget.
For size reference purposes, I found out yesterday that a 2XL Joe Rocket Ballistics jacket fits very well, so anything comparable in size might work.

My Joe Rocket fit me well when I was 50 pounds heavier. It was the first jacket that fit.
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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 02:50:53 pm »
In addition to Aerostitch (excellent!), check out Vanson

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Re: Jacket for big guys
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 12:22:17 am »
Joe Rocket. I am 5 10 350 and I wear their 5xl and it's big on me. I have had a low-speed crash in the Joe Rocket and it protected me. I have two of them I have the mesh one and I have the 3 season.