Ask the Editors: Chest Protection For The Big Guys
Dear ATVC: I’m looking for a chest and back protector that will fit me! All the ones I look at don’t have a size or go up to a xl. I’m 6’1 330 pounds with really big shoulders- I mean big. Pants and boots I’ve found I’m like. 3xl in jersey I’ve just been nervous about ordering a chest protector. Any help would greatly appreciated!
When it comes to these matters, we usually recommend heading down to your local shop and “try before you buy” to make sure you don’t waste money on something that doesn’t fit right. However, with limited inventory and sizing available, it’s not always possible. Especially in this case, where an uncommon size will rarely be stocked.
That said, make sure you do your research into how much of a hassle any given company’s return policy is in the event that you order something ill-fitting. We’re noticing improvements in this area in most reputable online merchants of late.
One make and model protector we are confident will fit your dimensions is the Alpinestars A-8. More than a roost guard, the A-8 Vest gives riders and racers CE level 2 chest and back protection, providing premier impact protection for your vitals. Built with ultra-light yet super strong Thermo PU and Polypropylene, the A-8 Vest provides a guard against flying debris and a stable platform to connect the Alpinestars Bionic Neck Brace if you so choose. It can be worn over or under the jersey.
These bad boys come in up to 2-4XL.
Revzilla has 2-4XLs in stock on sale for $181.97 here. They also have a size chart if in doubt.
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