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  • xiphon
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    mrs xiphon is quite a small build (5′ 2″) – we had to get everything 661 XS or large kids size to fit.

    She’s opted for the full pressure suit / padded shorts / leg armour choice though.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    The 661 in XS is your best bet.

    Have they Dianese got stuff in a junior fit? It may be worth finding out.

    Premier Icon uberscott
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    Mrs Uber is after some body armour as she’s really pushing her riding at the moment and has the occasional tree-hugging episode 🙂

    Originally we were just looking at elbow pads (she wears 661 Kyle Strait knee pads) – but we ended up getting a small 661 Subgear top as it looked like a good setup with shoulder, chest and elbow pads. Unfortunately it seems very biased towards male riders with broad shoulders and narrow hips – so it doesn’t fit very well. We’re considering getting it altered, but I’d like to see if any of the STW female riders have any ideas.

    She’s not after a full pressure-suit setup, but would like something that’s comfortable to wear and offers a bit of protection.

    Cheers! 🙂

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    “Force field” body armour is really good and comfortable to wear. i have a full set and it is available in women specific sizes. On the down side it is quite expensive!

    Munqe-chick
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    Was that what you wanted? CHain reaction were doing them at some point.
    http://www.rockgardn.com/items/body-armor/lady-flak-jacket-lfj-detail.htm

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    Thanks for the suggestions – I’ll check them out! I wear a Forcefield back protector on the motorbike so I know how good that stuff is 🙂 The Rockgardn stuff looks interesting too, CRC are still stocking their gear…

    stealthcat
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    The Rockgardn stuff is pretty good – I’m on my second flak jacket after a really stupid crash that would probably have been air ambulance material without it. It seems like a proper women’s fit, as well; none of the men’s stuff I tried was anywhere near as comfortable.

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