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    What Size Cycling Jersey Do You Wear?

    I'm an average sized guy, 5'10", 170 pounds, I can easily fit into a medium sized polo shirt although sometimes I'll go for a large if it's not too baggy of a cut. However, when it comes to cycling jerseys, not the tighter European cut but the standard American fit, I wear an XXLarge since I can't stand the skin tight feel and I like to have a little bit of room. Also, the XXLarge size looks good on me. I'm just wondering if there's anyone else who wears a similarly larger sized jersey or whether I'm the odd one out?
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    I'm not as small as you, though I should be (same height, currently 204), and I've found only one consistent characteristic of cycling jerseys - they nearly all are smaller than street clothes of the same size designation, and I don't mean just what you would expect in order to avoid loose, flapping fabric in the breeze. I mean substantially smaller. I wear L shirts of every kind, but find that I need at least an XL when it comes to jerseys. And even that varies depending on their cut (club vs race, etc.) and even between brands. Most of my P-I, Primal and Primal-sourced club jerseys are XL, but some others brands I need an XXL to get the same fit. I've even run into a little bit of inconsistency from Primal, with one particular XL being quite a bit tighter than my others, even though it's supposed to be club cut like the rest.

    So I'd say it's kind of all over the map, but the given in the whole equation is the label on the jersey is going to appear larger than it does in your shirts. I've learned not to get to emotionally invested in the letters on the label. It's just kind of a pain in the butt to have to second-guess your purchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    I'm not as small as you, though I should be (same height, currently 204), and I've found only one consistent characteristic of cycling jerseys - they nearly all are smaller than street clothes of the same size designation, and I don't mean just what you would expect in order to avoid loose, flapping fabric in the breeze. I mean substantially smaller. I wear L shirts of every kind, but find that I need at least an XL when it comes to jerseys. And even that varies depending on their cut (club vs race, etc.) and even between brands. Most of my P-I, Primal and Primal-sourced club jerseys are XL, but some others brands I need an XXL to get the same fit. I've even run into a little bit of inconsistency from Primal, with one particular XL being quite a bit tighter than my others, even though it's supposed to be club cut like the rest.

    So I'd say it's kind of all over the map, but the given in the whole equation is the label on the jersey is going to appear larger than it does in your shirts. I've learned not to get to emotionally invested in the letters on the label. It's just kind of a pain in the butt to have to second-guess your purchases.
    Yeah. Kinda makes shopping online a pain though.
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    I used to be a medium, but large feels better now, so I get Extra Large..

    As a tourist commuter, now in a cooler locale, [temperate marine rain forest'
    I haven't used a bike jersey with the pockets in the back for decades.

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    Medium.
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    Medium jerseys for me. Same for street clothes, at least for shirts.
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    I used to wear medium but now prefer a snug fit--less flapping and seems to wick better--so now I generally wear a small. You're right--sizing is different for different brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climberguy View Post
    ... prefer a snug fit--less flapping and seems to wick better--so now I generally wear a small. You're right--sizing is different for different brands.
    ^^^ This. Snug has no flapping, is more aero, and is cooler in hot weather because the sweat wet fabric is held against the skin making evaporative cooling more effective. A wet loose jersey can actually block and reduce the amount wind hitting the skin.

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    I'm 6'2", 160, and wear a base layer. Medium suits me just fine.

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