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Offline ChrisD

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Big Dude Gear
« on: October 30, 2015, 01:41:10 pm »
I am a big dude, currently 5xl in pants and jacket.  I used to wear Joe Rocket gear, and have been since they opened for business, but they no longer make a Ballistic jacket in my size.

So I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a good 4 season Jacket and pants set in a big dude size?  Looking mainly for a textile set, no leathers with good protection and waterproof.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2015, 02:37:03 pm »
Hey Chris D - another Chris D here, also a 5X dude!  Big world, huh?

Joe Rocket does indeed still offer their Atomic textile jacket in our size.  Color choices follow the Ford Model T rule - any color you want as long as it is black.  Armor, waterproof, with zip in liner for colder weather.  Nice ventilation options for warmer weather.  I have one, and also one of their Phoenix mesh jackets for really warm weather.  I find Motorcyclegear.com is a great source.  No affiliation, yada, yada, yada.

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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 07:11:37 pm »
Hey Chris D - another Chris D here, also a 5X dude!  Big world, huh?

Joe Rocket does indeed still offer their Atomic textile jacket in our size.  Color choices follow the Ford Model T rule - any color you want as long as it is black.  Armor, waterproof, with zip in liner for colder weather.  Nice ventilation options for warmer weather.  I have one, and also one of their Phoenix mesh jackets for really warm weather.  I find Motorcyclegear.com is a great source.  No affiliation, yada, yada, yada.

Hey Chris and yep it sure is a big world.

I noticed that, unfortunately I lean more toward the longer jackets like the Ballistic series.  I had been searching for a Ballistic 8.0 new or used but no such luck.  So figured I would ask here.
 
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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 10:42:09 pm »
I stand at 6'3" and usually wear falls when available. I find that the 5xl in the Atomic jacket has adequate length. If you are taller than me, or prefer a hip length jacket, then I am afraid I can't help. BTW, the Phoenix jackets run really big - I go 4x in that one.
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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 10:53:00 pm »
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2015, 09:44:15 am »
I stand at 6'3" and usually wear falls when available. I find that the 5xl in the Atomic jacket has adequate length. If you are taller than me, or prefer a hip length jacket, then I am afraid I can't help. BTW, the Phoenix jackets run really big - I go 4x in that one.


Hi,
        http://www.motoport.com/


Thanks guys, I appreciate the input.  Looks like I may go custom after all.
 
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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2015, 11:09:04 am »
Hi,
       Look at this! :great:

Motoport is an investment for your A$$! ;D ;D ;D

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/motoport-gear-crash-tested-at-70-mph.507934/
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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2015, 11:47:15 am »
Aerostich is also a good option,   suits come in sizes to fit all,  and they are happy to customize to fit any requirement.

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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2015, 04:28:27 pm »
Hi,
       Look at this! :great:

Motoport is an investment for your A$$! ;D ;D ;D

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/motoport-gear-crash-tested-at-70-mph.507934/


Already reached out to them about a Marathon Jacket for now.  Will get the pants in the spring time. 

This is what got me:  "The final proof of our claims: If you ever crash in any of Motoport’s blended jackets/pants or one piece suits and the damage cannot be repaired, we replace the damaged gear for FREE!!!"
 
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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2015, 01:07:25 am »
Hi,
       Look at this! :great:

Motoport is an investment for your A$$! ;D ;D ;D

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/motoport-gear-crash-tested-at-70-mph.507934/


Already reached out to them about a Marathon Jacket for now.  Will get the pants in the spring time. 

This is what got me:  "The final proof of our claims: If you ever crash in any of Motoport’s blended jackets/pants or one piece suits and the damage cannot be repaired, we replace the damaged gear for FREE!!!"


Hi,
        What I liked is Wayne (the owner) is readily accessable, and is a stand up guy! :great:

Hope I never need to test the warrantee! ;D
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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2015, 01:19:24 am »
+1 for Motoport

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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2016, 09:16:54 pm »
So finally placed an order with Motoport, just the pants for now.  I'll have to get the jacket later in the year, being a big guy has distinct cost disadvantages with this gear......but well worth it in the long run.  My Joe Rocket will just have to last a bit longer.......
 
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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2016, 03:15:40 am »
So finally placed an order with Motoport, just the pants for now.  I'll have to get the jacket later in the year, being a big guy has distinct cost disadvantages with this gear......but well worth it in the long run.  My Joe Rocket will just have to last a bit longer.......


Hi,
        Well....skin grafts ain't cheap either! ;D ;D ;D
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

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Re: Big Dude Gear
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2016, 03:51:10 am »
No Chit, but I got LOTS of skin...LOL!  Oh well, looking more forward to riding this spring.  Thanks to all for the input.
 
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