I hate online shopping. I'm old school ( my daughters tell me I'm just OLD) but I like to go into a shop, feel, try, wear, buy, then get the hell out. But after a recent ride when I got literally dumped on and arrived home soaked through, shivering and numb, I figured I'll finally stump up for some good adventure gear.. as in, buy quality now and that will see me through the years to come. Klim Badlands via a well know Nsw and QLD store. Size 34 short pants, like I've been for 35 years, and a large jacket, same. Then whilst I'm shouting myself early Christmas presents, online I go to MX store for some new mx/ Enduro gear, as my current stuff is near 4 years old, fairly scuffed and average and a bit past its use by date. A matched combo of Alpine star gear, size 34 and large top. Win.? No. Fail. The Mx top is the only thing that fits. Properly. But even then, for a matched set, the top is almost a red / blood orange color, and the pants a flouro orange. Hardly matching. The pants are that tight, I can do them up but my two best mates are howling in protest. The Badlands jacket is way big.... the sleeves end nearly at my second knuckle. And the pants, even with the belts pulled in, slide down my ass after sitting and standing again. So its back they all go. Dammit. Did I say I hate online shopping.... not to mention skinny Euro sizing and fat US sizing? Now it's Friday night, rant over, I'm getting a beer fark it. Glad I'm not riding this weekend.