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    Gear for us big boys??
    on: Jun 22, 2022, 03.33 pm
    Jun 22, 2022, 03.33 pm
    I'm 6' and 330lbs, 48 waist "currently" but trying to lose (yes, I know big guy / little bike  :001:... came out of my Mom with these genetics and been a chunk for all 52 years).

    Looking for a new pair of riding pants (textile / air mesh) with removable liner mainly for the Spring + Summer.
    Currently just going out in jeans - Recent ones were from 6th Gear Apparel and loved them, unfortunately a leg zipper got wonky + maxed the size although they do "custom" work but not sure on any pricing etc.
    May have to inquire.
    Mainstream Alpinestars, TourMaster etc. name brand stuff seems to run smaller + limited sizes (their 4-5xl is like a size 44).
    Sucks not having places around to try on stuff as well, always the online gamble..

    Anyone with the big teddy bear figure + "muffin top" feature have suggestions, what gear you wearing?
    Thanks fellas.  :821:

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    Re: Gear for us big boys??
    Reply #1 on: Jun 24, 2022, 12.03 pm
    Jun 24, 2022, 12.03 pm
    Hereís a place that makes custom gear. I donít know a thing about them. Check out the pricesÖ ouch! 😳

    https://www.motoport.com/product-category/pants/

    You might also call Vanson Leathers in Fall River, MA. They alter their gear.

    Wait, maybe these. https://www.motoport.com/product/cordura-street-jean-1000-denier/

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    Re: Gear for us big boys??
    Reply #2 on: Jun 24, 2022, 03.30 pm
    Jun 24, 2022, 03.30 pm
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    Hereís a place that makes custom gear. I donít know a thing about them. Check out the pricesÖ ouch! 😳

    https://www.motoport.com/product-category/pants/

    You might also call Vanson Leathers in Fall River, MA. They alter their gear.

    Wait, maybe these. https://www.motoport.com/product/cordura-street-jean-1000-denier/

    Thanks-
    I opened the 1st link and went DAYYYYYUM! :005:
    Who pays that?
    2nd, not so much of a shock.
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    Re: Gear for us big boys??
    Reply #3 on: Jun 24, 2022, 08.55 pm
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    *Originally Posted by porkchop [+]
    Thanks-
    I opened the 1st link and went DAYYYYYUM! :005:
    Who pays that?
    2nd, not so much of a shock.
    I paid about $250 for my Revit Lombard 2 riding jeans but they fit me like a glove right off the rack. Theyíre well made and will hopefully last years.
    Nothing sucks more than Iíll fitting riding pants.

    With your dimensions you may do well with Vanson in Fall River. They do have an outlet there and you may be able to reach them by phone or at least get the time when you could have somebody look through the racks for you. You may luck out that somebody ordered a pair of pants but didnít purchase them. They have loads of such items and sell that stuff cheap to get rid of it and itís excellent quality. Or maybe they have something close that only needs minor altering. They are quick with their work and efficient at shipping.
    Iíve bought a bunch of their stuff. Iíve even met the people who made some of my stuff.
    It wouldnít hurt to try.


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    Re: Gear for us big boys??
    Reply #4 on: Jun 27, 2022, 03.10 pm
    Jun 27, 2022, 03.10 pm
    Looking around on their site the textile pants only went to a 3XL + $359, I'll keep shopping.
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    Re: Gear for us big boys??
    Reply #5 on: Jun 27, 2022, 04.59 pm
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    *Originally Posted by porkchop [+]
    Looking around on their site the textile pants only went to a 3XL + $359, I'll keep shopping.
    Yeah, Vinson is not cheap but you get quality. The real deals are in their showroom where they have tons of custom jackets and pants that people never picked up.
    Iím surprised they even have a website. Theyíre pretty old school for a top brand. Theyíre still worth a phone call.

     



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