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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by jwalters, Nov 19, 2007.
Have been using the Thor Blitz LS boot (low) in a 15 as a commuter. I like them.
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.
What size did you go with? XXL? Didn't see that mentioned.
Thanks for that. I guess I missed it. I took the XL. It fits like it was tailored for me.
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.
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:
I think these Kenya jackets are a good compromise between function and price. No affiliation, etc, just a happy customer.
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".
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
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!
Roadgear has pants to 36'' lenghth.
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 . . .
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.
I take 36/37 sleeve too and i find there sleeves very short, will have to give it a second look .
Thanks for the suggestion but they don't look like they have enough protection in an off-road get-off.
I can add to the list with my new jacket
Klim Induction mesh jacket in 3xl fits well
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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.
If anyone is looking for some riding pants, I'm selling a 46L –
They're perfectly fine, but my waist went down quite a bit (44–>38) so they're too baggy on me. Was going to get them altered, but figured I'd first see if someone might be interested in them as-is.
Speaking of altering gear, I had to get my two-piece Vanson leathers altered. They were only about two years old. (Never crashed! ) 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...
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. Certainly not cheap, but cheaper than getting new leathers! The place had to disassemble most of the pants AND jacket to do the work.
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.
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".
Still searching for the lanky man's jacket.
Try the Shift brand when you have a chance.