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Old 05-25-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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question about moto jacket and armor

So I was browsing cycle gear today and was wondering if anyone has ever bought the full body armor for motoX (The ones with full chest,back, forearm, etc etc.) These seem to really protect your body..

Is it a good Idea to buy these armors and wear a jacket over it..maybe a cheap mesh textile jacket.. Would this be a good option? I want all the benefits of the motoX armor.

Im a small guy and every single jacket i try on the built in armor moves around and doesnt stay put. I guess Im just too skinny
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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Icon and Alpinestars as well as other major brands do carry the body armor suit. Some people wear the armor and just remove the built in armor from the Jacket. Are you sure you are sizing yourself right? The guys at Motorcycles Unlimited can fit you up properly.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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Icon and Alpinestars as well as other major brands do carry the body armor suit. Some people wear the armor and just remove the built in armor from the Jacket. Are you sure you are sizing yourself right? The guys at Motorcycles Unlimited can fit you up properly.
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Alpinestars can run small or most of the European brands do too. What is your chest size and height?
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:27 AM   #4
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Ride Smart Taichi and Dainese tend to run on the slimmer side. My experience is that Alpinestars run on the large (normal) side so you would probably bump down a size or two.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:43 AM   #5
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I have found the fit can vary greatly between different products that are the same brand mostly because their cheaper products are outsourced to places like Vietnam and Pakistan. You have to try stuff on to find a good fit but good luck finding a wide variety at any of the local brick and mortar shops. What I usually do is go to revzilla.com and read the comments and watch the videos.

I am currantly using this http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-airwave-jacket and I really like it.....there are adjustable straps at the waist, neck, bicep and wrist so you can tweak the fit.

As for moto x gear it just seems like a big hassle to put on every time and I would most likely be lazy and leave it in the closet.
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Seems like a hassle, but yes, it'll protect better. Much less likely to move around in an accident.

I might do it for weekend rides, but rides to meets, work, school... just seems like a hassle.

As for sizing... scorpion's xs is the smallest of the cheap brands that I've found. Not sure if I've found an AStar that comes in XS. Dianese has smaller sizes, just don't have the cash for it. They do feel sooooo nice though.
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What is your chest size and height?
Does this have anything to do with your i wish i was gay thread?
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