First, a bit about myself: 26 years old, 240lbs, 5ft 7in.
So after a week of anticipation my road gear came in. All the way to Canada. From Ireland (Chain Reaction Cycles). Given customs fees, shipping fees, wait times, etc, you can imagine that I'd hate to have to do a return / exchange. It would take forever. So, I'm hoping for some good news from you guys, but expecting the bad. Here's the deal:
Using the sizing chart and some measuring ribbon, I determined my size to be an XXL in both the jersey and the bib shorts. Seemed odd considering I'm an XL in regular shirts, but figured that since cycling is primarily a skinny person sport, that the sizing is different. And it is for most manufacturers.
The back of the jersey seems to hang very low and is quite loose. The shorts around the legs are loose too. The grippers don't meet the skin in most cases.
I can't really take them out and test them, as once they're used on the road CRC says I can't return them if needed.
So here's the pictures:
So should I be looking at a return, or is it okay for now? My main concern is that, even though it doesn't feel too bad at the moment, if I keep losing weight I'll have to buy new shorts and a jersey within a month or so.
The shorts and jersey together are worth about $200CAD, so not a major expense to replace, but still.
Thanks for the help guys, and let me know if you need anymore info.