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Nalini clothing - how does it run?

Old 06-15-06, 09:35 PM
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Nalini clothing - how does it run?

I'm looking at ordering some bib shorts and a jersey that are made by Nalini. My chest size is just shy of 40, so that would put me in a size 5. Unless they run small, in which case that would be a 6.

My waist is 32-34, which is right between size 5 and 6 for the bib shorts. So I'm trying to decide how they run compared to other clothing. I use a size L in most Garneau jerseys, and also in Perf shorts.

Anyone have any experience with how Nalini runs?
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I'm thinking that you want a 5. I haven't been in their jerseys but I have been in their their bib shorts. I wear a 5 and I'm a 36 waist, relatively big legged. They strech pretty well and are super comfy.
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
But the stuff I'm looking at doesn't say S, M, L, etc. It's numbered 3 through 7.
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
But the stuff I'm looking at doesn't say S, M, L, etc. It's numbered 3 through 7.
I think it's safe to say a 3 = S and a 7 = XXL
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
I think it's safe to say a 3 = S and a 7 = XXL
You and your silly metric stuff!!
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You know, I bought a size 5 jersey and I am a 40 chest. It was too big for me, just not hugging my skin like I would have liked it to.
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
I think it's safe to say a 3 = S and a 7 = XXL
it's more like a 2 = S, a 3 = M, a 4 = ML, a 5 = L, etc
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Originally Posted by cmcenroe
You know, I bought a size 5 jersey and I am a 40 chest. It was too big for me, just not hugging my skin like I would have liked it to.
Aha... since I'm probably fatter than you, a 5 will probably be right on the money.
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Originally Posted by botto
it's more like a 2 = S, a 3 = M, a 4 = ML, a 5 = L, etc
Your math doesn't work out on the Nalini chart. Based on what Cyde stated there is no 2, and the chart does not show a ML.

Originally Posted by cmcenroe
You know, I bought a size 5 jersey and I am a 40 chest. It was too big for me, just not hugging my skin like I would have liked it to.
It would make sense as a 40 chest should use a Medium (or 4), based on the chart.
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Are you sure those cloths are for men? What with the "number" sizing and all. Do they offer petite sizes as well.
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With Nalini gear 2 is deffinitely small, 3 is medium, 4 is large, 5 is X large and on.

Honestly I reccomend that you don't need a size larger than 4 (large) and personaly I reckon you would fit in a 3 realy. I fit in a 2 (small) and I'm only marginaly smaller than you. Mindyou 2 is a tight fit for me but I prefer it to a 3 (medium) which is an OK loose fit but I prefer the tighter fit of a 2.

So for you I suggest a 4 as a loose fit and a 3 as a tight fit.

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Originally Posted by Crayon
Are you sure those cloths are for men? What with the "number" sizing and all. Do they offer petite sizes as well.
Yeah that's the standard European sizes for cycling clothes. You can get a size 1 if your on the petite side.

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Try this link to Euroduds: https://www.euroduds.com/sizing.php It looks to me like you might want different sizes in the jersey and the bibs.
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Originally Posted by bike4life
Try this link to Euroduds: https://www.euroduds.com/sizing.php It looks to me like you might want different sizes in the jersey and the bibs.
Hey, that's a great link, and may have saved me a wrong order. According to that site, a 3 would be my perfect size based on height (I'm around 5'10) and measurements. And I was thinking I needed a 5.
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Let us know how the order goes...
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Let us know how the order goes...
I will... once they place I'm ordering from gets anything smaller than a 7 in bibs.
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Your math doesn't work out on the Nalini chart. Based on what Cyde stated there is no 2, and the chart does not show a ML.
I'm not going by the chart, I'm going by experience.

Maybe Nalini's math is wrong? It wouldn't be the first time that a bike clothing company mislabeled their sizes (i.e. Pearl Izumi's ridiculous sizing policy of labeling their products a size smaller than they are, so as to sssuage the vanity of fatty cyclists )

Here's two pics where a 3 is clearly labeled a Medium. One is a giordana jersey, the other a biemme jersey.





btw - the biemme 3 fits fine, the giordana fits more like a 4, as in it's more like a large, or medium large than a medium
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I just got a Nalini jersey in a size 3(medium) and it fits just like a medium PI.
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Good to know, as I had to bump up a size in PI on my windstopper tights, and even then they're a bit snug.
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Originally Posted by botto
I'm not going by the chart, I'm going by experience.

Maybe Nalini's math is wrong? It wouldn't be the first time that a bike clothing company mislabeled their sizes (i.e. Pearl Izumi's ridiculous sizing policy of labeling their products a size smaller than they are, so as to sssuage the vanity of fatty cyclists )

btw - the biemme 3 fits fine, the giordana fits more like a 4, as in it's more like a large, or medium large than a medium
I stand corrected
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I just got some Nalini size 5 bibs (I'm ~6ft). They were labeled XL (not size 5). They don't feel as tight as my other shorts/bibs (size M), but it could be because the fabric isn't as heavy. They seem to fit OK.

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