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    Hi,
    I need a winter cycling jacket. I also need to have freedom of movement,
    esp. in the shoulders. I drive a lot, and have a shoulder problem to deal with.
    Of course, I want a bright color. And I need it to be really big.
    I don't know of anyone who makes such a thing. I am thinking
    of trying one of those $300 mountaineering shells you see skiers wear.
    But they don't usually come in my size. A local dealer says Marmot
    does a certain amount of custom work, so I might consider that as well,
    but that would be very expensive. Any ideas?

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    Sugoi make 2XL riding jackets.

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Have you tried and tried out any jackets?
    Mountaineering shells are usually designed a size up to accomodate stuff like, a full blown down jacket underneath the shell.
    I wear a size M arcteryx windstopper fleece jacket. But my arcteryx shell (same company) is a size S and they both fit the same way. A size XL should be just fine for you. A plus is that the hoods are infinitely adjustable 3-4 ways and they're designed to accomodate helmets.

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    Jim,
    thanks for the tip, I'll try to find a shop that carries them.

    Slvoid,
    I have tried on a few. The mountaineering shells are hideously expensive. That's the only real reason I haven't gotten one. I'll look for the Arcteryx shell, you don't see that brand up here much.

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    Hello,

    A great jacket is the Col d'Lizard Ultrex jacket, $85. They have great support and I had to retrun mine when I first got it for sizing and no questions asked. It has XXL. You can email with questions before you buy, to see:

    http://www.coldlizard.com/cgi/wc.dll...alog~DETAIL~41

    Another inexpensive jacket is the Marmot precip jacket that I use for hiking and not much for cycling. It is cheaper, $100, and I got mine from EMS. It is bulky, has pit zippers. and in limited bicycle use has done well.

    http://www.marmot.com/

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