Off Topic A place for you CBR junkies to boldly go off topic. Almost anything goes.

Leather motorcycle jacket

  #1  
Old 07-09-2019, 02:40 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 6
Default Leather motorcycle jacket

Hi all,

Probably a newb question but one I need answered.

I bought a set of leathers second hand that I was told would fit me but they are a little looser than I'd like so I am going to sell them and buy a new jacket online.

My chest size is a 39" and the jacket I'm going for is available in a 38 or 40 inch chest size.

Should I go for the 40 to give myself some room or take the 38 as I have read it will wear in with time?

I've never had a new leather motorcycle jacket so don't know what is the best option.

Apologies if this is a tedious question but I figure you have probably all had a lot of jackets over time so would know.
 
  #2  
Old 07-09-2019, 06:50 AM
74demon's Avatar
Administrator and MVN, March 2012/Oct 2013 ROTM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: socal 949/951
Posts: 8,007
Default

Id go on the big side. A little extra room is good for undergarments when its cold. Besides, if you go to a gym or do beer and burgers often, you are going to need it to be on the bigger side.
 
  #3  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:50 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 6
Default

Originally Posted by 74demon View Post
Id go on the big side. A little extra room is good for undergarments when its cold. Besides, if you go to a gym or do beer and burgers often, you are going to need it to be on the bigger side.
That makes sense, more the burgers and beer than the gym, thanks
 
  #4  
Old 07-10-2019, 09:49 AM
TimBucTwo's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bir Tawil
Posts: 4,094
Default

Actually, to be on the safe side, a tighter fit is better.
If you do go down and slide, a loose garment can cause ultrasonic burns.
 
  #5  
Old 07-10-2019, 12:13 PM
tentacleslap's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 509
Default

As someone with a grand or so worth of leather that I can't fit in anymore, I'll buy a size larger next time. Best gear in the world won't help if you can't do up the zipper in a few years

I will say for sport riding I prefer the jacket to be a bit snug. I find it helps my posture on longer rides. I wish the pants were a bit roomier, but I guess there's always diet and exercise as a last resort
 
  #6  
Old 07-10-2019, 01:04 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 6
Default

Thanks for the replies.

I went a size up and I'm glad I did!

It's a pretty snug fit even with the extra inch but from what i have read it will loosen up a little with use.

I've used some leather conditioner on it to help it along and will be wearing it every day.

Thanks for the info as always, this forum has been really helpful.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hikeetech
General Tech
22
09-07-2011 07:55 AM
MDZ600F4i
Riding Gear
0
06-15-2006 02:21 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Leather motorcycle jacket


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.