How do your Motoport Jacket/Pants fit?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by scubasimon, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. scubasimon

    scubasimon Adventurer

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    Hi folks.

    I have read almost every thread and article about the Motoport Jacket and Pants that folks here get. I myself have bought this and am very happy with it. However, I am not sure about the fit.

    So I have a request. Can you (and I will do the same) take a picture of yourself in T-shirt and jeans, and another shot with you in your gear? I wanted to see how much additional bulk your gear adds...mine does add quite a bit (and more now that I lost some weight) and am deciding if I should send them back for a resize.

    Thanks.
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  2. BinDerSmokDat

    BinDerSmokDat Been here awhile

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  3. BinDerSmokDat

    BinDerSmokDat Been here awhile

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    The Cycle Port is pretty well fitted, it's a little baggy to allow for layers, but it won't be super baggy because the mesh will bunch up and make the suit uncomfortable. If you give good measurements, it will fit well.

    If you want a more fitted look and aren't worried about layers, tell Wayne when you order.
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  4. scubasimon

    scubasimon Adventurer

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    Excellent pictures! Thank you so much. The pictures show exactly how your gear fits.

    I took some pictures too but unfortunately they were all blur...will try again in the morning and see if they show up better.

    Anybody with a fit that is different?
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  5. ianbh

    ianbh Been here awhile

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    If I had it to do over, I'd shorten the pants (Kevlar Mesh) a couple of inches.
    Ian, Iowa
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  6. scubasimon

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    Tried to take some pictures to show how my jacket and pants fit. They came out pretty pathetic (the pictures) as usual. Still, here are my pictures.

    The first one is me with polo and shorts. 2nd one is with the motoport pants over my shorts. 3rd one is with jacket over the polo as well.

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    Sorry for the grainy and bad pictures. A camera phone doesn't do this any justice but hopefully it will show the fit.
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  7. leftystrat62

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    I have no pics,but am frustrated with the fit of my new motoport gear. The pants seem fine,although the knee armor was a bit funky at first. Now I push my knee armor up high & twist it towards my inside and then velcro the calf area-that seems to work nice. The jacket I've returned 3x's and still feel it's too snug.I'm 5' 1'' 165 lbs, he said I started with their size sm. and he's now changed it all the way to their lg.,but it's still too tight in the arms with the liners-frustrating. The neck area has always been weird even after alterations. I like the protection,but might sell it.
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  8. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    My pants are a bit baggy, but I'm beyond the age where I care how I look...

    The jackets fine. Probably do without the man boobs if I were to do it again.

    See my review for some photos.

    www.mmbabcock.com\motoport.htm
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  9. WIthumper

    WIthumper The 610 guy

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    Excellent Review! It really shows more details than their website does not show. Great pictures.
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  10. Johnny X

    Johnny X Been here awhile

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    No pictures but I am generally pleased with the fit of my pants/marathon jacket. The jacket is the roomiest one I own, a fact I only discovered when i switched to one of my older mesh jackets and felt claustrophobic in it. However my Marathon is currently set up for winter riding, with 2-3 layers under it. If I take the time to adjust the velcro straps a bit tighter the whole things.. a bit tighter.

    The pants are very high waisted, which was a bit odd for me at first. Once I got used to them it was no big deal. My only complaint applies mostly to fat guys like me - If you have a gut consider getting the suspenders built into the pants. My only issue is that when I stand up on the pegs the pants slide off my ... moderately bulbous .. waist and onto my hips. This also happens whenever i am walking anywhere in them. I don't really care anymore, I just pull them up when I get on the bike and walk around with them sagging the rest of the time. I'll have Wayne install the suspenders whenever I can part with the pants for a few weeks.
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  11. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    +1 this defines the perfect review imo
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  12. sky hy ironman

    sky hy ironman Been here awhile

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    Interested in Motoport gear. How long for it to breakin (if any) or does it seem like a burlap sack with starch? :ear
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  13. Johnny X

    Johnny X Been here awhile

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    My pants are stretch kevlar and my jacket is the mesh. The stretch kevlar doesn't need any breaking in. It's soft and comfortable right out of the box. The mesh is stiff. I've had mine for 3-4 months now and it's not broken in yet.
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  14. scubasimon

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    I have the mesh jacket and pants. Used them for about 18 months now. They felt better after a few washes but remain stiff. I still feel like Robocop in them and I like it that way. Feels a lot safer with the strong material :-)
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  15. TallRob

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    Mine fits great . Although my right knee pad is lower than the left when im on the bike.. But the weird thing is ive measured the internal dimentions and both sides are identical. I must have mismatched legs or something. To fix it I just popped the top of the right knee pad over the pocket and problem solved.
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  16. offroadan

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    I just received an Air Mesh Marathon and Air Mesh Pants. I have both the liners in in this mediocre photo. I haven't ridden with them yet. They fit snug right now. I have read that the air mesh will get softer with time. I suspect the fit will loosen up a bit but I don't have that first hand experience.

    I did not get the cargo pockets on the jacket. The cargo pockets seem to add a lot of bulk and I figured I would put something in them that would end of injuring me.

    Air Mesh Users, did your gear loosen up after some break in?

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  17. TallRob

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    For me it took about 6 to 9 months for it to loosen. Its still like chain mail but it bends and is easier to deal with now that it used to be. Also all of the pads are perfectly curved now. No more annoying straight pads .
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  18. offroadan

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    Thanks for the info TallRob. My wife thinks I'm crazy for wearing my new gear around the house to "break it in". Until the snow and ice is gone it looks like I'll keep up the crazy.
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  19. kimel

    kimel I hit what?

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    I'd suggest the suspenders on the pants for just about anyone but most especially for those of us who are a bit circumferentially challenged. Suspenders make wearing them "over-pants" much easier and, IMHO, more comfortable.
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  20. worthydog

    worthydog Shosholoza

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    I have some stretch Kevlar pants from Motoport. They came super big and had to be sent back for adjustment. Now they are just really big. I look like MC Hammer. The build quality is excellent and I like that they are US made, but here is the real question:

    Why are Motoport clothes so butt ugly? My God, look at the pictures in this thread! I accept that function beats form but these guys had a style bypass. Why dont they just rip off BMW or Revits designs?
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