Jan 22, 2020 at 10:36 am #3628277AaronBPL Member
I am currently using the Prana Stretch Zion pants and love them. They are one of the few companies that offer pants in 36 length. I was wanting a pair of their pants that are convertible but they only offer that in 34 inch inseam.
What pants are some your you tall folks using? What do you use for summer, and winter?
ThanksJan 22, 2020 at 11:28 am #3628280Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
The Rail Riders Echo Mesh pants come in a 35″ inseam and are, in my opinion, the BEST summer backpacking pants. I wear a 32″ inseam in most pants, but my Echo Mesh pants are a 30″ inseam and are plenty long (A 32″ inseam would be way too long). I say that as they apparently run long so they may work for you. I would at least try them out as they are much cooler than the Zions.Jan 22, 2020 at 11:28 am #3628281Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Check Eddie Bauer out. Similar fabric to the Zions used on a few of their pants. A bit lighter weight. Tall sizesJan 22, 2020 at 4:12 pm #3628335Jason McSpaddenBPL Member
@jbmcsr1Locale: Rocky MountainsJan 22, 2020 at 5:38 pm #3628339Todd TBPL Member
@texasbbLocale: Pacific Northwest
I do best by wearing shorts most of the time and carrying wind pants to wear over them in camp.
There are apparently no tall clothing designers anywhere in the world. If they deign to give you longer pant legs they also give you way-out-of-proportion higher rise. I can’t hike with the waistband up at my armpits. Idiots.
Good luck.Jan 22, 2020 at 6:27 pm #3628346David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Going a bit off topic, but I have a very long torso (Celtic ancestry) despite being only 6 feet tall. So I have no problem finding pants that fit, but shirts are usually too short on my torso and arms unless they’re very girthy like an XXL.
Every other year LL Bean offers jackets and dress shirts in Medium-Tall which works. Other years, they only offer Large-Tall, XL-Tall, etc which I swim in.
And those “anti-plumbers’ butt” t-shirts from Duluth Trading? Those are great. Most models are cotton, which I use around town, but some of them are in 100% synthetic, wicking fabrics for less money than NorthFace, Patagonia, etc.Jan 22, 2020 at 10:53 pm #3628369Noah KBPL Member
I have the opposite problem as David, I have gangly limbs. I wear 34/36 pants, which isn’t easy to find. The brands I’ve found that carry them are kuhl, which has some good summer pants, and 5.11 tactical has some thicker pants decent for cooler temps. Fjall Raven offers tall sizes that fit pretty well, in a variety of fabrics for all seasons. Their “regular” fabric is meant to be waxed which is nice for winter, and the pants have fun features like ice axe holders. Ive also recently discovered mountain khaki offers a 36 as well; the fabric is very dense and strong, but 100% cotton so I haven’t actually tried them hiking yet.Jan 23, 2020 at 3:14 pm #3628434Diane “Piper” SoiniBPL Member
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara
It seems to me that these factories in China or Viet Nam or wherever are so flabbergasted by the size of Americans that their methodology for scaling pattern sizes is to simply add a half inch all the way around for every size until you end up with the ridiculousness of pants that maybe are wide enough in the legs to fit a chubby gal like me but about 8 inches too long in the legs, and about 6 inches too long in the crotch and with a waist up to my breasts, or else if they prefer, with a waist that is below my waist but about 6 inches too wide. There’s a reason so many people like yoga pants/tights.Jan 23, 2020 at 7:24 pm #3628475Vincent VilcinskasBPL Member
I’ve been wearing REI Sahara convertible pants for several Years and have no complaints. They only go to a 36″ inseam though.Jan 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm #3628599Ben CBPL Member
I have the Prana’s too. I really like them for climbing but prefer something a little lighter for backpacking. Good to hear the Railriders come in long sizes. I will have to check them out.
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