women specific equipment

tnrider

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Where can I find stuff for my wife? Most important now is a chest protector that has better coverage than the mens version. Any suggestions?
 
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Look at the post called Jersey's in the women forums, it is, http://www.dirtrider.net/forums3/showthread.php?threadid=86277
 

RockyRoads

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I wear an Acerbis women's chest protector, and it works great. I bought mine a couple of years ago, and Acerbis was the only brand I could find that made a "female" version. For the rest of my gear (jersey, pants, boots, gloves, etc.), I wear men's items in the smaller sizes. You should probably have your wife try on her gear before you buy it, if possible, to ensure a good fit (for both comfort and safety). Good luck!
 

GETMETOCA

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I think the women's chest protectors are overrated. I wear a regular Thor Aftershocks and it does just fine. The key for your wife is to try on numerous styles and see what suits her. Good luck!
 

dirty~d~

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It's been said already, but... have her try it on. Women are all cut very different so what might work for me won't work for the next. I like the way the Acerbis Zoom II (youth) fits me. It's not bulky through the chest and back and it protects my shoulders from being ground to the bone when I hit the dirt. Then again, I'm 'petite' :silly: enough to get away with it. You'll want to find her something that she feels protected and comfortable in. It's worth it to take your time in finding her the right gear.