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I am short and overweight—5 feet 3 inches and 199 pounds, most of which is in my butt, but my stomach is pretty full as well. I'm 54 years old.

I bought these in a short, plus size 16. (size W16, L32)

Standing, they fit with a big gap (fist-sized, 4 to 5 inches) in the back waist, which is the way most non-curvy pants fit. With a stretchy belt, they're fine. Sitting on the bike they're perfect. No plumber's crack, and no digging into my stomach at the front. Also, the waistband doesn't roll. I put my belt on so the buckle is off to the side, so that doesn't dig either.

The leg panels aren't my favorite feature—after 4 hours of riding my inner thighs were a bit tender. Not chafed, but on an 8-hour ride, they probably would be.

I too wish there were more belt loops. Also, a swatch of elastic in the back would be nice. I sew, so I may just add this myself.

The length is perfect for me with a little cuff at the bottom.

All in all, I'm very pleased with my Gravitate jeans and hope to be buying smaller sizes if the dieting goes well.

Barbara

Monday, March 27, 2017
Editor Response
This is great feedback for riders who are shaped more like you! Thank you for sharing these details.
Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
I love these jeans! Hubby and I bought a few pairs each at Laconia Bike Week in 2015. The owners are extremely nice people and the jeans are definitely high quality.

Phyllis Scalia
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Friday, January 29, 2016
Love the jeans just wish they had more belt loops like mens jeans have. I hate when my belt rides above my jeans because there is only one loop in the center of the back and just two in the front that are too far apart.

Donna McKee
West Palm Beach, FL
Monday, January 25, 2016
Enjoyed the article and nice there is a lady friendly jean. I always wear my leather chaps over my jeans regardless of the weather conditions. The price seems reasonable although with the Canadian $ as it is, I won't be ordering anytime soon. Thanks for the great review.

Teresa
Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
Monday, January 18, 2016
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