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    Quote Originally Posted by jstrube View Post
    Which Cliff House is that, I googled and found a bunch of places named that...

    John.
    It's on hwy 7 about 7 miles south of Jasper Arkansas.

    Revzilla does a good job of video reviews on gear if you see something you might be interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstrube View Post
    Hello!

    I just purchased my wife a new set of gear from Klim, great sale by the way. Unfortunately, trying Klim women's gear on in a store is just not possible... We ordered it direct.

    The question is regarding the pants. Her first comment to me was that the front sits very low, like 2" below her belly button, and not 2" above at her waist line as her old Olympia pants.

    How does this work for you ladies out there? Is the low rise of these a problem? We are working with a size 16 if that matters. My wife has a defined waist, so this is not her norm in how pants sit, especially riding gear, where one would think more coverage is better.

    Comments? Are all Klim women's pants this way?
    I just got my Altitude jacket and pants today at EuroSport in Asheville. I'm 5'4 and the pants fit great, with the front snaps at right about my navel. The jacket fits great as well, with no tightness of the sleeves. Awhile back I had the Artemis jacket and pants when we had the GS, and noticed that the pant's waist was lower than the Altitude. That took a bit of getting used to. I like the Altitude fit much better.

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    We went to the Klim HQ and store in Rigby, ID about 18 months ago. Annie tried on over ten pair of pants before she found a pair that fit. Evidently women who ride are not expected to have long legs. They do make good gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Annie tried on over ten pair of pants before she found a pair that fit. Evidently women who ride are not expected to have long legs. They do make good gear.
    In the past Debbie could not buy Klim pants because the tall sizes were only available in size 6, 8, and 10.
    Debbie wears 12 Tall and that size is available now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by susan-nc View Post
    I just got my Altitude jacket and pants today at EuroSport in Asheville. I'm 5'4 and the pants fit great, with the front snaps at right about my navel. The jacket fits great as well, with no tightness of the sleeves. Awhile back I had the Artemis jacket and pants when we had the GS, and noticed that the pant's waist was lower than the Altitude. That took a bit of getting used to. I like the Altitude fit much better.
    Thanks for comparing the two suits.

    We need a picture of the new suit
    Last edited by Lee; 11-23-2019 at 03:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Thanks for comparing the two suits.

    We need a picture of the new suit
    We'll try to remember to take one when we go the Knobbies' Christmas party next weekend. If not then, we'll see you and Debbie in Texas in April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortythorne View Post
    I posted a while back about riding gear and how they must use women who #1 do not ride & #2 women who are built like a stick. I despise low rise riding pants, and will never buy a pair, no matter how good a deal. I solved my problem by going back to Aerostich and the 0ne piece Roadcrafter suit. It looks like the Klim pants pictured by Lee are good. I intended to buy a Klim Artemis jacket & pants at the National, but after trying on the jacket found the sleeves were sooo tight at the elbows it was ridiculous. Again, who the hell designs this gear???.
    Kelsey Runge leads the women's clothing design team. Send your thoughts through the Klim website contact page, put in a note to her attention, let us know if you get contacted! They say they really want to design for what the women rider's need...sounds like you have good input they could use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstrube View Post
    Yep, we are sending it back! The good thing is, she started Googling Women's riding gear, and unfortunately came up with jeans, chaps, etc. mostly... But she started looking... She likes the fit of her Olympia gear. It is just all mesh.

    Which Cliff House is that, I googled and found a bunch of places named that...

    John.
    I strongly recommend MotoPort. I gave up buying off the rack. I am petite, uh... rather round in places, and small boned. Great combination. The only way any jacket off the rack would fit going around meant that the sleeves were about 4 to 6 inches too long. I have Motoport's Kevlar jacket and pants. They do 100% custom sizing and when I bought my gear several years ago they were competitive with 'Stitch, Rukka and Klim. Check them out. They are in CA.

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    My wife is 5'2" and 100 pounds on a bad day. Finding riding gear for her is tough. I bought some XS sized gear for her a couple years ago, it was too large. We did find some gear in another brand that she likes, still just a touch large!
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