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Jersey Fit(8 posts)

Jersey Fitkendoo
Sep 16, 2002 5:50 AM
How tight are Jersey's suppose to fit? I'm not a big guy (5'7", 150lbs), but I have a large (size 4) Asics jersey that feels too snug. I'm afraid to go to an XL in fear that it might end up being too long. Could a guy my size actually need a XL?
re: Jersey Fitfrankamo
Sep 16, 2002 6:01 AM
A jersey should be snug, up against the skin so that perspiration wicks away.
We're the same size and weight.Dave Hickey
Sep 16, 2002 6:06 AM
It depends on who makes the jersey. Some of my jerseys are are 4's, but most are 5's. I even have a couple of 6's for "feeling fat" days. I won't purchase jerseys on-line unless I already have the same manufactures jersey so I know how it fits. Volers are my favorite. I have both medium and larges.
Jersey sizes are all over the place. I just bought a Cannondalebill
Sep 16, 2002 6:28 AM
(on sale, of course -- everything I buy is on sale), which is very nice material, but the large is huge. In a Santini, on the other hand, I wear an XL, and it ain't big (I'm about your size, maybe a little bigger) -- it's a much snugger fit than the Cannondale.
Part of it is that different jerseys are made to fit differently. American markets tend to like a little looser fit than the traditional Euro-pro snug fit, and even Voler makes "race-fit" and "club-fit." Look at the pro's; for the most part, their jerseys are very tight.
How snug you like your jerseys is, of course, up to you. The traditional is snug, because it's aerodynamic and most functional, wicking away moisture. At first I felt very uncomfortable, though, in snugger fitting jerseys, because they were so different from my other clothing, but now I prefer snug.
re: Jersey FitGeekRoadie
Sep 16, 2002 9:54 AM
I'm a little smaller than you (5'-6" 145lbs)and wear mostly 3's and 4's. The exception being a couple large Castelli's that I bought when I was heavier. I'm pretty sure that an XL will be pretty long for you esp. if you weight your pockets down with anything substantial (bottle, minitool, etc.)

Try to go with the "club-cut" jerseys if you want them a bit looser. Louis Garneu makes some pretty good ones. I tried on of their size small jerseys with the girth of a medium. Pretty comfy.

Talk about clothes making you feel fat ...geeeshMaartin
Sep 16, 2002 11:17 AM
Bicycling makes you feel like a tub. The sizes are for skinny midgets, especially team clothing from Europe. I would love to see what type of man fits a size 3 euro Team outfit. You need to be a small child !
you couldKenS
Sep 16, 2002 1:01 PM
Jersey sizes are all over the place. Usually a distinction is made between "euro" or "pro" and "club" or "american" sizes with the latter being much looser in the chest. But sizes vary between manufacturers and within manufacturers. I have two Garneau jerseys marked "large" and one must be a euro size 4 and the other would be a euro size 9 (if such a thing exists). Both were made for the same team!
warning on louis garneau jersey fitJS Haiku Shop
Sep 16, 2002 1:19 PM
does louis garneau get an "O", or is it luis? ah, well...

two of my garneau jerseys are xxl and fit just fine (6'2", 200#, i like beer). another that i just purchased is a "L" and fits like an XL club jersey. the "XL" in that cut wore like a tent.