We received our jerseys today, one blue and one red, and we are now researching the policy for returns. Let me 'splain:
Been ordering and wearing cycling jerseys for a long time, and have never particularly cared for cycling's idea of sizing. Even at 6'4" and 225, I know I am not a XXL or XXL person in real clothing, but that is what I have always had to order to get even close in cycling apparel. Yetichick normally wears a M or L in jerseys, although she does not wear that size in real clothing.
We decided to use the guide IMBA offers on the jersey page. Sooooo....We ordered our blue and red jerseys on the 17th and they came in today, mine an XXL and her's a Small. WOW! Mine would be a good loose fit for The Fridge, and Yetichick's would about fit me. Not even close. They will go back and we will try round two.
Bottom line: I would order the size you normally wear in a regular t-shirt. Maybe even one size smaller. Better yet, find someone who already has one and try it on. These are cut more like football jerseys. There's plenty of room for pads.
Oh yeah, these are made by Voler. I love Voler clothing. This stuff is just cut, ummm, different!
You might remember me saying in the Bike Patrol class that the jerseys run large and to order a size or two smaller than you normally would. That's the reason I brought mine in to show all of the students what a size Large looks like and how it fits.
You can contact Spencer Powlison at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be more than happy to send you replacement sizes. He 2-day fedexed mine to me when I mistakenly ordered the xlarge size.
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2009 15:59:04 GMT -5 by imnav8r
I then thought about my typical jersey size, and we looked very carefully at the sizing chart on the website. Knowing that I own numerous Voler pieces of apparel, I went with the chart. Amazingly inaccurate.
We'll get them swapped out and try again.
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2009 19:12:20 GMT -5 by azdrawdy