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Where do I get body armour for "hell's teeth" sized people?

BuelliganBuelligan Posts: 57
Just getting back into MTBs after a 5 year break and I need to find decent body armour for Man Mountain size people.

I'm moving to Snowdonia in a couple of weeks (thus the rekindled interest) but I'm not the smallest person in the world with 17" biceps and 18" thighs and carves! To much beer, walking, swimming, weights and throwing heavy stuff around have meant it is bloomin' hard finding anything to fit. Apparently if I'm this size I am supposed to sit on my butt instead of yomping up hills and down dale. I don't mind paying for quality as long as it is worth it and beggars can't be choosers as I doubt I will be inundated with options.

Anyone any ideas?
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  • chrisdouglaschrisdouglas Posts: 114
    Truthfully mate I imagine there's probably something available for you, but as with anything you wear, your best bet is to get down to a bike shop and try some stuff on. See what you like and whats comfy and make a decision that way.
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  • BuelliganBuelligan Posts: 57
    Couldn't agree more Chris. Only problem is shops don't tend to stock much, if anything my size. Might have to Google clothing superstore as even local Hargroves only had 1 jacket that fit and no armour at would go past my forearm.
    '77 Specialized MTB
    '07 Specialized Hardrock
    '14 Cube Stereo HSA 140 SL Hybrid


    http:www.bodgwynedd.com
  • chrisdouglaschrisdouglas Posts: 114
    Ahh I see. Yeah a friend has the same problem but the other way. He wanted an XS full face helmet but no where stocked them that small. Bit tricky to size stuff up if there's nothing to go from...

    Why not look up at the sizing guides, maybe have a friend read the sizing guide for his size, then have him/her try them on for their size. They could maybe say whether the recommended size is good or if you should go bigger/smaller than recommended?

    EDIT: The other option is to order what you think may be right, and try them on when they arrive. If it's no good send them back before you go out riding in them.
    2013 Kona HeiHei - 29 Life

    http://www.lakesrider.weebly.com
  • oodboooodboo Posts: 2,177
    I used to use some raceface knee/shin pads that were a size xxl. My calves are 19" and thighs are 24". They fit ok. If you can't find any where that stocks them try crc, bit of a hassle if you need to but returns are free.
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