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Why I hate online shopping.....

Discussion in 'Australia' started by richo360, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    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.
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  2. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Did you take your measurements and compare to their sizing?
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  3. gavo

    gavo Slacker

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    I used to like online shopping and still do to a degree, had some good experiences. But with the way sizing varies not only in bike gear but any clothing, it pays to try on first even if it costs a little more.
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  4. MalleeFarmer

    MalleeFarmer Been here awhile

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    Interesting. I got some New MX Gear as well. Pants too big measured my waist 37" so I bought a pair of 36" pants that would probably suit a 38"-40" bloke.. jersey I purposely bought too big to go over a pressure suit that was a perfect fit as was the pressure suit. It's pretty hit and miss I suppose.


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  5. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Yep, sure did Aussieadv.
    Should have been on the money, but the klim gear is just too big.
    So back it will go.
    What's the bet I'm exactly between sizes and the 32/ medium combo is tight ?
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  6. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Problem is ( far as I know) there's no Klim stockists in Melbourne ? Online is the only way.
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  7. Camel 640

    Camel 640 Been here awhile

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    Bm motorcycles in ringwood stock a limited supply of klim gear
    Going there tomorrow
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  8. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Was the beer the right size?
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  9. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    The first three weren't, fourth seems just right.
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  10. jardine

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    And paying additional return freight to send the stuff back adds to the experience
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  11. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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  12. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Yep, will aware of that Wodger, hence why I got it through them.
    I've remeasured against their sizing chart... the pants should be a 34. But I'm going to try a 32.

    In thinking about my last trip to the us, I bought up on Levis, all size 33. Which Klim don't make. And generally you can't get here in Levis.

    With the exception of the sleeve length, in the jacket ( waist and chest) I'm a large, but I'll try a medium..... the large sleeves should only be about an inch and a half too long which is better than too short, but in actuality are about 4 inches past my wrist bone and reach half way between my knuckles and muddle finger joint.
    As I said, damned oversized US sizes.

    Anyway.. beer on. :)

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  13. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    I could have warned you about the Klim sizing Richo.
    I hope that helps.
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  14. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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  15. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Well NOW you say..
    You stayed silent when I was talking to you this afternoon whilst you were dodging shouts at the bowls club.
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  16. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Interesting... So I'm an Alpha 7XL :fpalm
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  17. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Back away from that pizza... :chace
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  18. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    You didn't ask.
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  19. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    So tell me, how does the codpiece, you ordered online, fit? :lol3
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  20. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Only drama online shopping was a heated vest I ordered a while... Apparently in those 83 containers that went off a ship off the central coast NSW....
    Getting my money back was okay once PayPal intervened.
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