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    Riding jackets for skinny people

    I'm tired of my riding jackets puffing up full of air when I ride because I cant fill them out. (yes, I've tried the pie and milk shake diet )
    If I get something that fits my meager chest and waist measurements then the arms are too short.
    Anyone got any recommendations of good slim fit gear?
    Ps. I'm a guy, well last time I checked I was.

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    You're going to hate my suggestion but have a look at some womens specific gear. My Daughter is a Tall size 8 and we have found stuff to fit her perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babysteps View Post
    You're going to hate my suggestion but have a look at some womens specific gear. My Daughter is a Tall size 8 and we have found stuff to fit her perfectly.
    Nah that's cool, I did think of that myself. I've bought womens thermals before just quietly. As long as there's no pink or flowery bits on the jacket then it could be a go.

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    Try and find one with heaps of individual adjustment straps and cinch them down to suit-The One Tonne dual is on special at the moment and is good value-would suit your cold climate (and prolly your body shape)

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    Find one that fitts your upper body and get a decent taylor to adjust the mid/waist to suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    Try and find one with heaps of individual adjustment straps and cinch them down to suit-The One Tonne dual is on special at the moment and is good value-would suit your cold climate (and prolly your body shape)
    Thanks, had a look at the website. Looks like special is finished but that's minor detail. They do look like good value for money. I'm going to keep chasing a slim fit at this stage. Making Dr google my friend

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    I'll be interested to see what you come up with as i'm pretty much in the same situation. currently looking at sport-style jackets as they fit a bit closer.
    any of the touring type ones are waay to bulky, and too long so they push up when i'm riding

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    Dainese. I'm tall and slim and the jacket I have fits perfectly, unlike Revit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    Dainese. I'm tall and slim and the jacket I have fits perfectly, unlike Revit.
    I did read that about Dainese. What model have you got? textile or leather? Currently I have a large (to get arm length) Dri rider and it's like a maternity dress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern scratcher View Post
    I did read that about Dainese. What model have you got? textile or leather? Currently I have a large (to get arm length) Dri rider and it's like a maternity dress.
    It's a size 56 Avro, which is leather.

    I'm 1.85 m and 88 kg if that helps. I usually struggle with arm length in jackets, but the Dainese is perfect for me. It's a very snug fit - I'd guess it would still fit well even at say 83 kg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    It's a size 56 Avro, which is leather.

    I'm 1.85 m and 88 kg if that helps. I usually struggle with arm length in jackets, but the Dainese is perfect for me. It's a very snug fit - I'd guess it would still fit well even at say 83 kg.
    Cheers for that. I'm buying textile these days for its water resistance, most important in the deep south!
    I'm a bit of a special case size wise: 1.78m tall and only 60kg. And I drink a bit of beer too Murray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern scratcher View Post
    Cheers for that. I'm buying textile these days for its water resistance, most important in the deep south!
    I'm a bit of a special case size wise: 1.78m tall and only 60kg. And I drink a bit of beer too Murray
    Dainese have plenty of textile options.

    Good luck, not sure if you'll find anything off the shelf that will fit well.

    It might be worth a call to somewhere like Revzilla in the US. Mericans come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

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