Originally Posted by Luker
A-10 sux and is uncomfortable. Checkmate is amazing and longer so perfect for tall dudes. This is no contest... the Checkmate wins hands down.
I can't comment on the Checkmate, as I have no experience with it, but personally I love my A-10, I am 6'0/6'1 and plan on getting another one this season. It is real light, It doesn't limit my range of motion whatsoever, I have never had it fall off during a crash, but when I want it to it comes off easy even when wet, and it dries super fast. I do recommend sizing down, because it does like to slide up a little while I ride. A little tightening of the buckle will do you good.