Gear issues for short, fat person.. FML
Hey there. Got my license the other day (MSF Course, yay) and am obviously excited to ride.
Thing is, the gear i picked up doesnt fit the GREATEST and i'm looking for a solution.. Here's the issue; i'm short and fat. No, not THAT fat, but i have a bit of a gut/thunder thighs... I'm 5'5 and about 145lbs as of right now... daddy weight..
Anyhow, i had my measurements taken however due to my WAIST/GUT size, i had to order a size medium jacket.. it fits my chest/stomach fine, but the sleeves are a bit long (Get mid-palm) and the jacket rides up when i sit down (So the collar is basically hitting into the bottom of my chin)...
Any suggestions? I'm hoping that the jacket, when worn in, will sit on me better as it will just wrinkle where need be, but is that not the case? Its a Joe Rocket Hyperdrive Perforated Jacket, pants are Joe Rocket Perforated Stealth Sport Pants. They do zip together, but i ran into a similar issue with the pants for the same reasons. I was hoping to get some good, safe, comfortable gear, but this stuff is so uncomfortable i was riding around the block (slowly to get used to my bikes controls) in jeans and a soft leather jacket i have (and the joe rocket gloves, which do seem to fit nicely).
Anywho, let me know what you guys think i should do. I ordered it from RevZilla so i can probably just return the stuff and reorder, but would rather avoid doing so. I also dont want to wear the jacket too much and then not be able to return it when i realize it wont break in like i think it will. I'm just hoping the leather softens like a typical leather jacket or wallet does.... Would like to stick to leather gear after learning about how crappy mesh/textile is in a slide. I wont be riding in crazy heat (like today and yesterday's 90+ weather), and its going to be all local; i don't intend on hitting the turnpike or parkway with my bike, but route 18 or route 1 type roads are possible if you're familiar with NJ... just to go out to eat and stuff like that.
Last edited by lambo2936; 05-19-2017 at 12:07 PM.