/ Are Men's & Women's Climbing Clothes Truly Different?
I am now hunting for mid layer and base layer for climbing.
Most really good offers on the websites that were suggested to me are for women (especially mid layer fleeces)!
However, I started wondering whether even this is just a commercial trick I can bypass if I don't care about style and colors...?
Can't a man wear a woman's fleece/soft shell?
You'll want to lengthen the sleeves and the back might be too short depending on the brand. If you get one with thumb loops the sleeves will be longer and you can just stitch up the holes and the sleeves will be the right length.
...and that's putting aside the issue of colour.
I often resort to buying women's trousers because I can't find men's that are short enough. Because their outdoor trousers are often cut to sit higher up, there is often too much room in the crotch area (contrary to what you might think), which inhibits flexibility. Pockets can also be annoying, not as deep.
Putting aside my weekend hobbies, cough, I find that from time to time I can and do get a better fit with women's climbing shoes.
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