Size guides. Numbers. One hates them, the other swears by them. We find them useful every now and then. Many brands work with different size guides. A brand that finds her roots in Italy (think of Dainese, among others) uses a completely different size guide for its motorcycle clothing than brands from Dutch soil, such as Rev’it. In general, manufactures of motorcycle helmets roughly use the same measurements, only the variations in fit and shape causes differences.
Are you looking for a new motorcycle jacket? Or a leather suit? Tired of your old helmet and want a new one? Perhaps you want to switch to a different brand and you wonder if the sizes from that brand somewhat correspond with the sizes of the brand you are currently wearing. In order to be well prepared to go to a motorcycle clothing shop or to be well prepared to shop online, we have collected size guides from many different brands and brought them together in one place.
For some, the search for the right motorcycle outfit never ends. Maybe you never even reach that destination. Not every body type fits a traditional confection size. Luckily, more and more brands offer tailor-made options for those riders. Keep in mind that a tailor-made motorcycle suit often has a longer production and delivery time. It is hand made work, after all. Also, most tailor-made work is more expensive. That price tag is getting a little cheaper since more suppliers of tailor-made motorcycle suits are entering the market.
“Good quality motorcycle clothing that fits well can be seen as your personal bumper. Motorcyclists don’t have a big front or rear side with crumple zones, as drives often do have in their cars. Of course, it doesn’t absorb all of the impact, but while sliding over the asphalt you’ll be grateful for that great suit. And that you live to tell about it and still look good on pictures, is thanks to a good quality helmet. So invest in a good motorcycle outfit.”