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Old 04-13-12, 05:21 AM   #1
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Is there anywhere I can get size 6x tights? If not, how else can I keep my legs warm?

It's getting colder here in the southern hemisphere...
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Old 04-13-12, 06:23 AM   #2
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Go to Target and look at their women's tights. Cheap (they run for less than $AUD20), made of cotton elastin and likely in large large sizes. Don't be put off too much by the cotton content. I'm at the lowest end of the Clyde scale, but I've used these tights for years in all sorts of weather on all sorts of rides (commuting to 1200km randonnees) here in Australia and elsewhere, and they work.

If Target's sizes don't run to yours, look for other department stores that have extra-large sizes for women.

This also is assuming that you don't mind the idea of "cross-gender" dressing.
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Old 04-13-12, 08:16 AM   #3
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Get wind breaker pants to put on over your cycling tights. I can ride in 26 degree weather with that set up. The key really is the wind. Winder breaker solves the issue.
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Old 04-13-12, 08:49 PM   #4
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I am not sure how much you weight but I don't think you truly need 6x tights.

Right now I am right around 324 and wear XL Under Armour Tights over my bib shorts when the mornings are cold.

That is unless we are talking about a different kind of tights.
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Old 04-14-12, 04:39 AM   #5
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Old 04-14-12, 11:30 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by cdonges View Post
It's getting colder here in the southern hemisphere...
I use and love AreoTech stuff~! Many items go to 5XL and 6XL, AND, are stretchy - I just sold my last pair of 5XL shorts (I'm shrinking and wear 3XL now)

Wore my 4XL at 360lbs, and my 5XL shorts at 380lbs - almost loose...
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Old 04-14-12, 01:56 PM   #7
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Get in touch with Lou @ foxwear.

He is very easy to deal with and custom makes stuff at off the shelf pricing!

Good guy as well
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Another vote for aerotech, shipping took about 10 days to Sydney, and the sizing is pretty generous at least on the undershorts I got at 5XL.
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