I am looking for a replacement summer mesh jacket, I currently have a Tourmaster Intake Air 3 size Large-Tall, I have been looking for the newer Intake Air 4 in the same size but cant find the tall size anywhere.
I am 6'-1" and the regular length comes to about my belt line if I was wearing jeans, I am looking for a jacket that is just a bit longer. I already have an adventure-cut jacket for winter riding.
Post by Panther6834 on Aug 2, 2018 16:09:05 GMT -7
While it won't work for me (I'm 5'8", and have slightly shorter-than-average arms), the Klim Induction might be your best bet. Recently, I did a LOT of research, plus asked (and received a lot of relies) others, on what the "best all-season" mesh jacket was. For where I live...the SF Bay Area...this jacket was the ultimate winner. For areas that don't have the great year-round riding weather that we have, you can always wear a lightweight waterproof covering when it rains and/or a sweatshirt underneath when it's cold. I'd suggest checking it out.
Unfortunately, for me, I also have a bit of a belly (225lbs). While the XL fit the torso perfectly, the arms were too long. Trying on a large, the arms were almost perfect (about 1" too long, though that would have been ok), but the torso was so tight, I couldn't zip the jacket. If you're of a "normal" height-to-weight ratio, the XL will probably fit you fairly close to perfect. If you want a great pair of mesh pants to go with the jacket, I'd suggest the Klim Mojave or Mojave In The Boot pants (both are lighter weight)...or if you want heavier weight, the Klim Voyage Air or Adventure Rally Air pants.
As for me...and this would still be an EXCELLENT option for anyone else wanting high-quality, long-lasting, riding gear...dye to my not-so-average body dimensions, I'm going the custom route, and will have jacket & pants made for me by MotoPort. One HUGE advantage of going with MotoPort is that, unlike other company's plastic-based mesh materials, MotoPort uses Kevlar mesh. It's higher quality, . Longer lasting, and will withstand crashes better than your body, or your bike.
Post by darkstar77 on Aug 16, 2018 19:19:27 GMT -7
6'7", 275lbs, 27.5" ~ 28" arm, 40" waste. The Joe Rocket Phoenix 12.0 fits me well in a 2XL (no tall sizing). Sleeves are long enough (always a problem for me). I need the 2XL to fit my chest and shoulders; I have the waist cinched in all the way. The XL won't zip up past my ribs.