Best gear for big riders?

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3/9/2018 11:21 AM

Anyone got any suggestions? I'm currently running Thor Phase gear and I have been for a while but I want to look at something different.

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3/9/2018 11:34 AM

Are you tall or wide? I fall under the wide category and found TLD is good. I recently ordered some Alpinestars gear and the jersey fit well, but the parts were so tight in my crocthal region and thighs that I couldn't wear them. They are now my goal pants, as my wife calls them.

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3/9/2018 11:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/9/2018 1:38 PM

I’m not sure what to buy, I’m 250 and most gear fits ok. 2x top, Gaerne boots for wide foot and calf.

When it comes to casual work (poser stuff), the fancier and more expensive it is it seems the smaller it is.

When I buy KTM stuff since I have one, it has to be at least a size larger, even then it is iffy.

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In my 60’s and still loving dirt scoots up here in the frozen north.

2021 Husky 501s

3/9/2018 12:18 PM

Boots: Take your pick
pants: troy lee/ fox
jersey: troy lee/ fox
chest protector: troy lee roost protector only/ fox roost protector only

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3/9/2018 12:19 PM

All the gear people have stuff to fit 250 pounders

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3/9/2018 12:25 PM

I'm 6'3 and have long arms and weigh about 185 ....for years I've always had to order a normal fitting pair of pants and a XXL Jersey so it didn't pull up to my forearms when I ride but the body of the jerseys are always HUGE on me making me look like I weigh 250lbs

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3/9/2018 12:26 PM

YZfan1230 wrote:

Anyone got any suggestions? I'm currently running Thor Phase gear and I have been for a while but I want to look at something different.

What size you wear? I know FXR has some stuff that fit bigger guys. I'm sure you already know that style/colors are pretty limited for the bigger guys.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

3/9/2018 12:37 PM

I'm carrying some extra weight and I find that the most comfortable gear I have is the Fly Kinetic. I'm 5'9 220 (a good amount of muscle but far from slender at the waist) and the 2xl jersey and 38 pant fit perfectly.

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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

3/9/2018 12:43 PM

Lightning78 wrote:

I'm 6'3 and have long arms and weigh about 185 ....for years I've always had to order a normal fitting pair of pants and a XXL Jersey so it didn't pull up to my forearms when I ride but the body of the jerseys are always HUGE on me making me look like I weigh 250lbs

I'm in a similar situation (6'2"ish, 190). An XL jersey has decent arm length, and a little baggy. With pants, 34s fit good at waist, just a little short, so I buy 36s, and take them to alteration shop to get the waist closure moved, so they don't fall while riding. Pretty decent set up

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3/9/2018 1:24 PM

jrrundle wrote:

Are you tall or wide? I fall under the wide category and found TLD is good. I recently ordered some Alpinestars gear and the jersey fit well, but the parts were so tight in my crocthal region and thighs that I couldn't wear them. They are now my goal pants, as my wife calls them.

I'm not real tall at 6 ft but I'm wide at a 42 waist

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3/9/2018 1:29 PM

FXR has some of there gear that goes up to a 42 waist ( Id say pretty accurate 42 as well ) and up to 4xl jerseys ( they fit on tight side ), and they fit really really good, cant even compare the pants to any other midline stuff like Thor, etc., super flexible, etc.

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