Big and Tall Equipment Reference

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by jwalters, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. h2o_snow

    h2o_snow Water, snow & dirt too.

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    Have been using the Thor Blitz LS boot (low) in a 15 as a commuter. I like them.

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  2. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

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    Model: KLIM Overland XL
    Available Sizes: S-3XL
    Custom Alternations: Will the vendor do custom alternations? N
    Buyer info: 6'2", 240, 50 chest, 12 shoe, 36/37 sleeve
    Comments: Jacket fits like it was made for me. One of the best fitting jackets I own. You pay for the GORETex, but it did keep my nice and dry in a 2 hour downpour. It also has d30 armor in the shoulder, back and elbows. 2 big vents on the side and rear keep the air flowing on my K1300S.
  3. PaveMint

    PaveMint precious bodily fluids

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    What size did you go with? XXL? Didn't see that mentioned.
  4. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that. I guess I missed it. I took the XL. It fits like it was tailored for me.
  5. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    FirstGear Kenya textile jacket in tall sizes:

    Received an email this morning from MotorcycleGear.com, FirstGear Kenya textile jackets in tall sizes on closeout for $85. I bought one of these about 9 months ago and love it. Its waist length so is not a typical "adventure" style jacket, but its become my go to jacket for local rides and commuting. My Darien sits in the closet and I usually only pull it out for longer rides or trips now. Limited sizes and availability but I thought I would post about it anyway since I like the jacket so much and I think this is a bargain.

    http://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...ce_bargains/first_gear/kenya_jacket_2013.html

    I purchased the XL-Tall which is my normal size and it fit perfect, true to size. I'm tall and very thin, my stats for reference:

    6'6"
    210 lbs
    36" arms
    38" waist
    36" inseam

    I think these Kenya jackets are a good compromise between function and price. No affiliation, etc, just a happy customer.

    -Ed
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  6. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    33" waist here, which I'd say is just on this side of thin. With respect, Ed, you might reconsider the idea of representing a 38" waist as "very thin".
  7. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Seriously?! Wow. Lol! Glad to you took the time to comment.

    Please everyone! Carefully consider Tall Man's input here before you look into one of these jackets, I'd hate to have mislead anyone. -Ed
  8. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    *misled

    :wave
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  9. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Thanks for the heads up. Looks like a perfect jacket for me, except for the available sizes.
    If they had MT or LT, I'd have bought at least two!
  10. Mobil1

    Mobil1 Long timer

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    Roadgear has pants to 36'' lenghth.
  11. Marcus I.

    Marcus I. The virtual world can't compete

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    TRUE 15. I wish distributors would NOT advertise boots as size 15 (euro 50) despite the tag inside reading 14.5!! What's up with that distributors of Sidi Crossfire 2 TA's?!? My foot is a 15 that's why I ordered 15's!!

    Sorry all, this has been a great thread for us tall riders (6'8", 225, 38" inseam and sleeve) who need equipment that fits and protects. Yeah, I know buyer beware- I get that. I wanted to avoid ordering a pair of size 16 stiff as concrete Tech 3's! (sorry wiseblood!)

    Had to say . . .
  12. Izzy3

    Izzy3 Freak of Unnature

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    Daytona Big Travel euro 50 is a real size 15. Great boots too. I have a left 14.5 and a right foot not quite 15 and I ordered the euro 49 and they fit as advertised.
  13. kinta

    kinta Kinta

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    I take 36/37 sleeve too and i find there sleeves very short, will have to give it a second look .
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  14. Marcus I.

    Marcus I. The virtual world can't compete

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    Thanks for the suggestion but they don't look like they have enough protection in an off-road get-off.
    :p3rry:muutt
  15. Charleetho

    Charleetho Mr. Zoom Zoom

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    I can add to the list with my new jacket

    6'3" 320lbs
    Klim Induction mesh jacket in 3xl fits well



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  16. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

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    You must have found the "one-off". I tried about 3 different styles before picking mine. I think you should give them one more try.
  17. wiseblood

    wiseblood Part time Schadenfreuder Supporter

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  18. wiseblood

    wiseblood Part time Schadenfreuder Supporter

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    Speaking of altering gear, I had to get my two-piece Vanson leathers altered. They were only about two years old. (Never crashed! :lol3) They cost a friggin' mint to get custom sized in the first place (~$2k) and there is no chance someone else in the world would want to buy them – except maybe this guy...

    [​IMG]

    :lol3

    So, I found a place in NYC (Manhattan) which I thought could do the job. $625 later, they fit me perfectly, and you couldn't tell that they had ever been altered. :clap Certainly not cheap, but cheaper than getting new leathers! The place had to disassemble most of the pants AND jacket to do the work.
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  19. Byxorna

    Byxorna Professional Mome

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    Cortech jackets seem to be very American cut. If you don't have a respectable beer belly, stay away. I can fit a fully inflated volleyball under mine.

    My non-recommendation:
    Model: Cortech GX-Sport
    Available Sizes:
    MT-2XLT, or to 4XL non-tall
    Buyer info: 6'3", 160lbs: I bought the MT
    Comments: Overall length is good, cut leaves a lot of spare room in the gut and arms. Construction quality is "pretty decent".
    GX-Sport 3.0.jpg
    Still searching for the lanky man's jacket.
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  20. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Try the Shift brand when you have a chance.
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