Jackets for Active Athenas?
November 25, 2011 11:31 PM Subscribe
I've been pleasantly surprised by how easy it's been to find decent plus-sized cycling gear--until the temperature dropped. Now it's time for a warmish jacket to wear on my morning commute and weekend rides and I can't find a thing. Plus-sized active women, where do you shop for outerwear?
posted by rhiannonstone to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I wear 2X in cycling gear, and don't usually have a problem finding well-made stuff that fits. But all the nice jackets I've found are only available up to size XXL, which as any plus-sized woman knows is not the same as 2X. I tried on a few anyway and, as expected, they don't even come close to fitting. The few items I've found available in 2X are way too baggy or thin, not technical enough, and generally poorly-designed. Is there such a thing as a decent technical cycling or running jacket that fits actual plus-sized women (and is preferably available in a bright color)? Where should I go looking for it? Team Estrogen, See Jane Run, and Terry are my usual go-to places, but they've all failed me here. REI was a bust, too.
I'm specifically looking for something in a technical fabric as I overheat very easily and want something breathable and easy to move in rather than a heavy fleece or bulky winter jacket.