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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help finding gear...

I cannot believe how many hours I have spent looking for riding gear that fits!!!


The closest thing I can find for a water resistant or waterproof textile pant is the Scorpion EXO Savannah pant...and even it is a little too short for the waist size I had to order. 32 waist, 33 inseam

Everywhere I look, the inseams for women are a 30 or 32 MAX...what, so only short chicks ride? Or chicks with short legs and long torsos? WTF?!

I know, I know, there isn't a huge female market...and let me tell you what...not having gear that fits is frustrating enough for some people to just quit. NOT ME.

I'm here in hopes of someone reading this and doing something about it... where's the marketing, design, and production execs for the motorcycle apparel companies? Are you reading this???

I even looked for a men's pant...and I found a 34 inch inseam (better) but the smallest waist size it came in was a 32-34 (bad). I guess I have to go home and eat a few cheeseburgers every night for a month to fit into those. This was the case everywhere I looked. I went into my local BMW dealer and they went through ALL of their catalogs and to no avail...zero choices for me.

I'm also frustrated by the lack of rain gear for ANYONE with Nomex or some other high quality heat resistant material on the legs. So few choices and again, no sizes that work for me. UGH

Ok, you can go ahead and label me as a big whiny complainer. That's fine. I'm just totally irritated with this situation. All I want is some quality gear that fits. Is that too much to ask??? I ride street and dirt...I guess you can say I'm a dualsporter. KTM 990 Adventure, Suzuki DL650 VStrom, BMW 1200GS, etc.

Waist: 30"
Chest: 37"
Sleeve: 28"-29"
Inseam: 34-35"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Height: 5'9"
(I have a short torso and long legs...hence the long inseam)

On a positive note...I found an awesome helmet that fits my oval head... Arai Profile.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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I cannot believe how many hours I have spent looking for riding gear that fits!!!


The closest thing I can find for a water resistant or waterproof textile pant is the Scorpion EXO Savannah pant...and even it is a little too short for the waist size I had to order. 32 waist, 33 inseam

Everywhere I look, the inseams for women are a 30 or 32 MAX...what, so only short chicks ride? Or chicks with short legs and long torsos? WTF?!

I know, I know, there isn't a huge female market...and let me tell you what...not having gear that fits is frustrating enough for some people to just quit. NOT ME.

I'm here in hopes of someone reading this and doing something about it... where's the marketing, design, and production execs for the motorcycle apparel companies? Are you reading this???

I even looked for a men's pant...and I found a 34 inch inseam (better) but the smallest waist size it came in was a 32-34 (bad). I guess I have to go home and eat a few cheeseburgers every night for a month to fit into those. This was the case everywhere I looked. I went into my local BMW dealer and they went through ALL of their catalogs and to no avail...zero choices for me.

I'm also frustrated by the lack of rain gear for ANYONE with Nomex or some other high quality heat resistant material on the legs. So few choices and again, no sizes that work for me. UGH

Ok, you can go ahead and label me as a big whiny complainer. That's fine. I'm just totally irritated with this situation. All I want is some quality gear that fits. Is that too much to ask??? I ride street and dirt...I guess you can say I'm a dualsporter. KTM 990 Adventure, Suzuki DL650 VStrom, BMW 1200GS, etc.

Waist: 30"
Chest: 37"
Sleeve: 28"-29"
Inseam: 34-35"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Height: 5'9"
(I have a short torso and long legs...hence the long inseam)

On a positive note...I found an awesome helmet that fits my oval head... Arai Profile.

you may have to go with custom made but check out icon they are starting to make more gear specifically for women. talked to one of the reps in july
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