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Old 03-31-12, 18:36   #1
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Default Alpinestars Carver sizing?

I'm looking at buying the Alpinestars Carver suit for track days. Any advice regarding fit? I'm 6', 190-200lbs, 41-42" chest - by the chart I should be a 52. Just wondering if the sizings are accurate for the suit with the back protector and chest armor in place.
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I'm looking at buying the Alpinestars Carver suit for track days. Any advice regarding fit? I'm 6', 190-200lbs, 41-42" chest - by the chart I should be a 52. Just wondering if the sizings are accurate for the suit with the back protector and chest armor in place.
I found that the best way to size a suit is to go to a local store that sells (the same brand (because different brands=slightly different sizing) suits) and try a few on. That's what I did and I bought a sweet A* suit from Rider's Discount (check out the threads and PM TJ on this site) that fits perfect and for an unbeatable price. Do it.
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BTW the armor you choose for an A* suit won't affect the fitment of the suit unless you get too small of a size. Their armor is pretty thin. Just do some flexing and movements in the suit before deciding the right size. Keep in mind, suits from different manufacturers will fit differently just like any normal clothing. A* just happens to fit my body for some reason whereas Bilt and Dianese don't. Which is unfortunate, because A* is pretty expensive due to their immense marketing. Don't have your heart set on an A* suit until you try other brands as well.

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Im 6' too, i wear a 42 long in suit and was told the sleeves would be short on that suit. there is nowhere around here i can try on a* stuff. CG has some Dianese gear..
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I'm looking at buying the Alpinestars Carver suit for track days. Any advice regarding fit? I'm 6', 190-200lbs, 41-42" chest - by the chart I should be a 52. Just wondering if the sizings are accurate for the suit with the back protector and chest armor in place.
How would you classify your fitness? Fit, Average, or need to hit the gym?

42/52 is going to be too small
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I trusted TJ for sizing my 2 piece Carver. He nailed it! Fits great.

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How would you classify your fitness? Fit, Average, or need to hit the gym?

42/52 is going to be too small
Between fit and average. I have a revit jacket sz 50 (quite snug) and a fox creek jacket size 42 (fits great).
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Between fit and average. I have a revit jacket sz 50 (quite snug) and a fox creek jacket size 42 (fits great).
At 200lbs a 46/56 will give you enough room for a back protector and chest protector, however if you go under 190lbs the 44/54 will probably be a better fit.
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Thanks for the fitment advice! I tried on a used size 44 Hein Gericke suit (via craigslist) and felt like it might be a little small on me now -- and that was without chest/back protection. Sounds like a 46 is probably the way to go.
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