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Thread: Bibs or install a zipper in my jacket????????????

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    Bibs or install a zipper in my jacket????????????

    I just picked up a pair of Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 pants to compliment my Fieldsheer Eagle jacket... The pants are designed to be zipped to a jacket but my jacket lacks the zipper. The pants did come with the zipper tab to sew into the jacket - if necessary.

    I guess my question is for those of you that wear XL or ahem... 2XL... do you think that suspenders would work better for the pants than the zipper???





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    Re: Bibs or install a zipper in my jacket????????????

    i use the zipper usually, but if the pants come with belt loops, I'd use a belt and the zipper.. look into installing a longer zipper, one that does a 360 around you. this way the jacket and the pants are working together.
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    Re: Bibs or install a zipper in my jacket????????????

    The zipper is also an added safety feature..
    If you ever crash and go sliding on your back, the jacket is less likely to ride up and expose skin to pavement if it's zipped to the pants.
    Not a guarantee, but... what is these days?
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    Re: Bibs or install a zipper in my jacket????????????

    I've had the local Tailor sew zippers on non matching gear with great results. You put on the two items, and they figure out where to place it. That's how I would roll.
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    Re: Bibs or install a zipper in my jacket????????????

    I have 2 complete brand-new unused Tourmaster zippers (each of 2 jackets and 2 pairs of pans came with a half). You can have one for shipping costs if you need to have one sewed in by a tailor. They are 8 1/2" long with giant teeth and pulls. I can attest that they will keep your jacket and pants together whilst sliding down the road on your back.

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    Re: Bibs or install a zipper in my jacket????????????

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmymac View Post
    I've had the local Tailor sew zippers on non matching gear with great results. You put on the two items, and they figure out where to place it. That's how I would roll.
    Uhhhhhhhhhhh, I think he was talking around the waist area not the uhhhhhhh butt area

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