First Time; What to Wear?
Piaggio MP3 500 Scooter
This is me on my first bike - Piaggio MP3 500 scooter. I'm old and fat; not the kind of shape that most clothing fits well.
I don't want to spend a fortune; I might find that this isn't really for me - let my husband ride off by himself. But, I might decide I like it; especially for riding back and forth to town - 18 miles away.
He and I want me to have proper gear to increase the chances of getting up in one piece should I fall down. I do have a good helmet and heated jacket and gloves to keep me warm, and new boots.
But finding an armored jacket and pants that will fit my big tummy and short legs is proving to be difficult. I wear size 18-20 pants (1X) and dresses 16-18 or EL tops (if blousy around hips), my inseam is only 27 inches - my arms are short too, but my "waist" (what "waist") is 42 inches, chest 43 inches, hips 46 inches.
On top of my own unique fitments, it seems that every manufacturer of women's jackets has their own unique size chart - not helpful.
I'll be riding on pavement only and not in really bad weather.
Question: What brands and models might fit me (top and bottom could be different) - synthetic, not leather - and are good for keeping dry, venting in warm weather, and padded for safety?