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Jacket for the apes?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by middo, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. As my forebears generously gave me longer arms than clothing manufacturers expect as usual, so I find that shirts, jumpers and motorcycle jackets tend to be too short on the arms. Other knuckle draggers, chimps, orangutans and gorillas will know what I am talking about.

    I used to use a 3XL motodry jacket, but have also lost weight and it is seriously loose on me. So I am looking for another jacket, preferably a textile one with lots of airflow. A direct replacement in XL has arms way too short.

    Has anyone found a brand or specific jacket that has longer than "standard" arms?
  2. I have recently imported a Firstgear Mesh Tex jacket from the USA. It is the best " summer " jacket that I have ever worn. It is the next best thing, but a lot safer than riding in a t-shirt. It comes with a detachable liner, this might keep some rain out but won't be warm enough in winter except in Qld, where I can wear it all year round. I am sure that even if I lived in the southern states I would at least own more than one jacket to suit the seasons. The good thing with those jackets is that they are cut for American sizes, and they make a tall size which is a bit longer and has longer arms. Unfortunately not available in Oz, but I just couldn't find anything here that I can wear in the middle of summer. They also come in a range of colours, the silver one stays reasonable cool when stopped in traffic.

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  3. Thanks. I will look into them. I didn't realise the US have different sizes (apart from super sized).
  4. Try Biker gear in Ferntree gully, They have a range of different sizes in the same size,

    I Tried on six or seven jackets that were medium till I got one that actually fitted, They have short arms, Long arms, big chest, Small chest, Etc Etc,
    You might find some thing there,
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