Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CA central coast
Bike: 08 R6, 15 Ninja300
Re: Help my girlfriend size a jacket PLEASE! Tall/Skinny
You're kind of out of luck. For some reason suit makers think that all skinny girls are midgets. My wife is an inch taller than that and she had the same problem. To make matters worse, the womens jackets are generally cut across right at the waist, unlike mens jackets which extend down further. Have her try on mens jackets too and see if you can find something that fits close enough to be functional. If it's not hot out she can try wearing something thick underneath to fill it in more. A nice thick back protector will also help with that.
At first my wife wore a women's Alpinestars that was all compromise... a little too loose, too high, and sleeves too short. It zipped to her leather pants so that wasn't too bad, and the cuff on her gloves still overlapped the sleeve. It was the best she could find off the rack, and worked enough that it was useable. Eventually we just shelled out for a custom suit, but I understand if that doesn't fit the budget for the occasional passenger.