Chest & Back Protectors
If I measure as a size 50 according to the Dainese size chart, should I size up to make room for a chest and back protector to size 52?
Best case scenario would be to try on the jacket with back+chest protector if you can. I've noticed that Dainese jackets can vary a little in their fit even at the same size across their lines.
For instance, the Racing jacket fits me much closer than the D-System jacket. At a 50 I'd have plenty of room for a back+chest in the D-System, but only have room for back in the Racing jacket. In addition, I could wear a 48 in the Racing jacket without the back protector. So one size up worked in this case.
If you can't try on the Dainese jacket, it is more race orientated (Avro, Racing, Delmar), and you are going to ride with chest + back protector much of the time going up a size would be a good approximate gauge. Hope that helps.
1 year, 2 months ago