Riding pant fit issues

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by mcb2ms, May 15, 2018.

  1. mutt550

    mutt550 restless soul

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    Lol..... I feel the pain also..5'6", 200pds 28/29 inseam..44 inch chest. They need to build some gear for us bulldog, fireplug, beerkeg adventure riding souls........ I hate gear shopping..... All that crap looks good on ol hiviz Brian but getting it to fit me properly is a joke.......
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  2. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Been here awhile

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    Same problem, sort of... 6' tall, 260 lbs. Here's the kicker. 29" inseam! Even most of the "short" gear is too long. I do have a pair of Macna pants in a "S" that fits well, but they are winter only. My mesh Joe Rocket pants aren't too bad, but my First Gears are waaaayyy long.
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  3. KevinP65

    KevinP65 Been here awhile

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    I have to agree with all the comments about premium custom gear but for the $$challenged, such as myself now, the expense is a factor. In the past for many things (not just mc gear) when I have gone premium I looked at the length of time and frequency of use and amortized the cost which often made the expense very justifiable. However, one thing about clothing is that like it or not bodies change, for whatever reason, and life expectancy (life left able to ride may be a better way to say it) enters into the equation, too. At 67.5 I look at things a little different than I did at 57.5. Not only am I heavier but heavier in different places. Also a little shorter, lol. That shorter part is the real kicker.
    My Hood jeans arrived 30' ago and they fit great and feel good on the bike. Hopefully, I get to try them for a few hrs in a day or two on the road. I won't go into how I rationalized the cost but I did.
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  4. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    I am a stocky build w short inseam and the best fit, straight from the box, that I've found was FirstGear pants in mesh and non-mesh. Mine are an older model though so maybe ADV FM or ebay. Even the knee pads are in the right position. High quality as good as any out there. I wore Olympic before and they are built to have alterable length was is not done or very difficult on many brands-and my wife is a skilled seamstress.
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  5. KevinP65

    KevinP65 Been here awhile

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    ^^ Me too on First Gear. Bought used here and been great.
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  6. CopaMundial

    CopaMundial Wow, that broke easy

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    +1 for shorter parts.

    When considering the amount spent on custom gear it’s also important to think about how often you ride.
    I think I spent $1200 on my Motoport gear (Mesh jacket and stretch pants with liners for both). That was 10 years (and two bikes) ago. I commute in them 8 months out of the year, and I don’t foresee needing to replace it anytime soon.
    I don’t need something else for hotter or colder weather, it’s true 3-season gear, plus I wear the jacket liner as an extra layer when riding snowmobile in winter.
    Obviously I can not speak to anyone else’s financial situation, but I do not feel like I overpaid at all. If I did then I would for sure take whatever premium I felt was overpaid and take that extra ($600-800) out of the price I pay for my next BIKE before I would cut costs on gear.
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