Apr 30, 2010 at 11:55 am #1258387
All this talk of rain jackets has got me thinking again about getting a new one. Currently I am using a TNF Diad from about 2-3 years ago in an XL that is just not long enough in the body. Everyone seems to be going to eVent but I guess ID is the are the only ones that will do custom work to make the body longer and I just can't afford what they will charge for a custom job. Any other options?Apr 30, 2010 at 11:55 am #1604122
ID will not do custom work.Apr 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm #1604125
That is correct. I think I mixed something else in there.
Still doesn't help me though.Apr 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm #1604126
Not Event, but something even more breatheableApr 30, 2010 at 12:41 pm #1604144
Which one should I be looking at? Glamaig?Apr 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm #1604152
The Sligachan might be worth considering. It's longer, and if you wear your pack belt waist high, you might get it over the pockets. It is a bit heavier, but then it's longer, which is what you wanted. Paramo fabric tends to run warm, most folk just wear a single thin piece underneath, so you might factor in reducing your load of other garments to offset against the greater weight of the jacket.Apr 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm #1604157
@johnnybgood4Locale: New Hampshire
Although ID dosn't do custom work I think they have a model with a much longer body than the DIAD. I think it's the Thruhiker model.Apr 30, 2010 at 1:14 pm #1604166
Eddie Bauer….dont laugh….both these look really good.
Plus Eddie Bauer is a great resource for tall people.
BC-200: $220 – It’s never been done. A 3-layer, waterproof/breathable hard shell with 20K/25K performance and complete welded-seam construction that’s under 11 oz.Apr 30, 2010 at 1:17 pm #1604168
Thruhiker specs are only about 1/2" off the Diad ones. 27" in the front is not enough for me.Apr 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm #1604171
Man, those colours made my eyeballs bleed.Apr 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm #1604174
Yeah, I don't think the Eddie Bauer stuff is any more breatheable than what I have now. And it doesn't have pit zips so it is probably much less.Apr 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm #1604176
Many cycling companies make event jackets, that are at least longer in the back. Montane, Shower Pass, there is even a $110 event cycling jacket with free shipping in the UK that the sigh says is under 300 grams (Q&A section).Apr 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm #1604189
That's freakishly light for e-Vent. I wonder how durable the inner layer is. Cycling stuff isn't really designed for abrasion from pack straps.Apr 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm #1604197
"Still doesn't help me though."
You mention getting a jacket longer than the one you have now. Doesn't help anyone here much. How long do you want it – i.e. length in inches? That might help.Apr 30, 2010 at 5:09 pm #1604284
30" would be good in the front but I will take 28.5Apr 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm #1604285
The aforementioned Integral Designs Thru Hiker eVENT Jacket in XL has a 32" length in the back. Might just be the ticket.Apr 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm #1604290
And 27" in the front is not enough. Basically almost comes to my waist.Apr 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm #1604464
I don't know how good Marmot's proprietary WPB material is but this has plenty of length for it's weight:May 1, 2010 at 11:53 am #1604639
That's an okay looking jacket, and very inexpensive. I really dig that Integral Designs eVent Thru Hiker, it's very pricey though.Feb 15, 2012 at 7:38 am #1839743
Tjaard BreeuwerBPL Member
@tjaardLocale: Minnesota, USA
Cioch will make it as long as you want, just ask.
I bet you could ask for the lighter fabric in the Harta design. I got the Glamaig with the Harta hood but the pockets are low down, sometimes covered up by my waistbelt.
It is super long though, I am a tall dude and like a bit more coverage, so I asked them for that and they delivered.
LLBean and Eddie Bauer advertise tall sizes, but their sleeves are not much longer than the more hardcore brands in my experience.Feb 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm #1839863
Jason ElsworthBPL Member
@jephotoLocale: New ZealandFeb 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm #1840063
No, the macpac thing is nice and more expensive than anything IA have paid for in the last year. I think with conversion it is still about $420 US. But nice. And 26oz.Feb 16, 2012 at 1:37 am #1840102
@forest-2Locale: Hunter Valley - Australia
What about a eVent packa ??
I have a small and it's longer than all my other shells (Arcteryx Theta SL and Marmot Mica)
A large might be the ticket.
With those huge pit zips and in eVent it's the most breatheable, cool wearing shell I own. Very bright in RED too.
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