is this jacket too short???
September 11, 2008 at 12:30 am #2071
ok, so i know that this isnt the motorcycle fashion forum, but i just dropped close to 4 bills on a jacket and im thinking its WAY too short. my roommate said thats just how mc jackets are, but i figured i wanted a few additional opinions.
i know the pictures arent the best, theyre taken from a cell phone into a dorm room mirror.
so, is that the right fit, or too short???September 11, 2008 at 12:57 am #11941SueZParticipant
Looks too short to me! In my Riders Edge class they told me that good bike clothes are made a little longer than regular. They are made to fit and be comfortable while sitting on a bike! I can’t see your belt line, but looks like it might be breezy.September 11, 2008 at 12:58 am #11942
its definately about 2 in above the belt lineSeptember 11, 2008 at 1:18 am #11946LokiParticipant
Ya, thats WAY to small for you.September 11, 2008 at 1:30 am #11948JirikiParticipant
mine is definitely longer…
basically, go to bike shop…. try on jackets and go and sit on a motorcycle in your riding position… as long as it doesn’t bunch up in riding position, i’d say longer is better… also make sure that the arms are long enough…
my jacket covers my riding pants so that there is no gap…. if you wear this jacket with riding pants, i am guessing you’d have a 3-5″ swath of no protection and you wouldn’t be able to zip them together..
actually, that is a good idea of length… get the matching pants, and zip together the jacket (pant zipper sits at the top of your hips and jacket zipper sits about 2-4″ from bottom of jacket)… if you can’t zip ’em together, then it is too shortSeptember 11, 2008 at 2:32 am #11954
bummer, guess thats the downside to online shopping. do all alpinestars jackets run short or did i just get a goof?
i wouldnt consider myself tall at all (5’10”, 180lbs) so i dont think i should need a “tall” jacket, any thoughts?September 11, 2008 at 2:59 am #11957AmorylParticipant
personally I think it’ll do a great job of showing off your belly button piercing, the jacket’s not too short, the shirt’s too longSeptember 11, 2008 at 3:48 am #11968T-RoyParticipant
It comes down just past my beltline in front and two inches more in the back. Armpit is a little tight. Just got my gear but don’t have bike yet. Safety first right!September 11, 2008 at 3:51 am #11969
haha amoryl on that note, im gonna go with my gut feeling and return it. guess i learned my lesson about buying stuff like that online without ever having tried one on.September 11, 2008 at 7:26 am #11977slipknot61Participant
Just like others said…. i can’t see your belt line but the jacket looks a bit short but looks like it fits properly.
When I bought my jacket from my dealership, they said that the jacket will fit and feel small but you want it tight to your body. The important thing to remember that if you crash and have armor built into the jacket (elbow, shoulder pads), you don’t want the pads to rotate/move around on you (on an oversized jacket).
I am 5’10” 145lbs and I went with a size small jacket. This is my Alpinestars jacket:
My jacket stops slightly above my hip bone. My wife’s jacket sits about 1″ above her hip bone. Most alpinestar jackets are cut short in general. Hope this helpsSeptember 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm #11981CBennettParticipant
yes IMO its too short.September 11, 2008 at 12:58 pm #11985BuddParticipant
Does the jacket have a zipper to connect it to pants. If yes, I wouldn’t worry about it, just zip up. Looking at how the jacket fits you, I would say that it might be made to fit short like that.
My jacket is actually longer in the tail to facilitate leaning without showing any skin.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineSeptember 12, 2008 at 1:00 am #12026AmorylParticipant
heh, good choice
in my oppinion, if you’ve gotta ask a question “is this too….” it usually is. go with the gut even if it’s wrong, it’s not from lack of tryingSeptember 12, 2008 at 1:05 am #12027kirkParticipant
I reccomend the Joe Rocket UFO jacket. It falls below my belt line in front and maybe an inch below on the back.
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