May 9, 2005 at 9:13 pm #1216138
I’m 6’6″ and 180 lbs, which makes getting outdoorsy clothing something of a challenge, especially for tops (42″ chest, 37″ sleeve). Do folks have recommendations for UL clothing manufacturers who make tall sizes, or for brands that happen to run tall? (assume that I have nothing so far).
At the moment, I’m looking at a montane windshirt, but I haven’t been able to get information from them about sleeve lengths. Can somebody with an L or XL featherlite or aero shirt estimate sleeve lengths for me?
Many thanks.May 9, 2005 at 10:40 pm #1337196
I’m 6’3, 190 lbs and I have the Aero in Xl and the Featherlight in XXL. The Aero just fits me, meaning I can live with it, whereas the XXL is more comfortable. I also have the FeatherlightPants in XXL that fits me perfectly. Montane has a really weird sizing, and I’m not sure if they manufacture XXL sizes at all. I mailed them because of the eVENT Airpant, which in XL is only 33 long, but they told me they don’t make it in XXL
RolandMay 9, 2005 at 11:19 pm #1337197
@jcarter1Locale: Pacific Northwest
I’m 6’2″. I use Cloudveil Rodeo pants, and they are very long. I bought XL or XXL–don’t rememer–the ones with a 42″ waist. I normally have a 34″ inseam, and these pants almost hit the floor without shoes on. It’s a little wide for my waist, but I figure it’s that much more breathable. But I think they had one more size larger. You’ll want to check the waist, though.
BTW I think these pants are amazing; they keep me warm into the 30s and cool into the 80s, and are about as light as you can find. I no longer carry shorts, and no longer need to apply sunscreen/bug spray to my lower legs.May 10, 2005 at 3:42 am #1337198
it’s funny, I own the Rodeo Pants too (size XL) and to my taste it could be a bit longer,plus I find that the material on my Rodeo wears out pretty fast.
RolandMay 10, 2005 at 4:42 am #1337201
XL sleeve length is 36″ from centre of collar. You would probably want an XXL for the body length – I am 6′ and the XL is a good fit.May 10, 2005 at 3:28 pm #1337211
@mitchellkeilLocale: Deep in the OC
You may want to check out Railriders.com for shirts and pants. I have found that their stuff runs long. Also try Cabellas, the hunting and outdoors catalog store.May 11, 2005 at 5:46 pm #1337249
Thanks to everybody for the help.
Montane did get back to me, reporting “The sleeve lengths for the Featherlite and Aero are the same and are as follows: Underarm L-51cm, XL-52cm”. (Why do they give me metric lengths when their size chart uses imperial measurements?). I went ahead and ordered an XL, will report how it fits when it arrives.May 12, 2005 at 12:37 am #1337254
@pjLocale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
try dividing the metric lengths by
for an “approximate” answer (close enough for gov’t work)
simply use what most people do and round to two digits & use 2.54 cm/in (also close enought for gov’t work in many cases).May 12, 2005 at 3:47 am #1337256
@bfornshellLocale: Southern Texas
Backpack Gear Test.org at
has a excellent Conversion thing. You might want to look at it. It is my number 4 Bookmark I use it that much.May 12, 2005 at 6:30 am #1337258
You can always use Google for conversions.
Search for “22 ounces in grams”, and it will give you the answer.May 12, 2005 at 7:58 am #1337262
@phageghostLocale: Southern CaliforniaMay 12, 2005 at 5:26 pm #1337277
For the record–
I just thought it was weird that Montane themselves used both systems. They also use underarm sleeve length, which is different than the sleeve lengths I use to buy shirts here.
But thanks for the reminders about how to convert things!
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