/ Advice - Tall/slim fit down jackets
My boyfriend and I are climbing Kili this December and we're looking for down jackets to use in camp and on the final ascent day. We're both pretty slim people so getting a good fit in outdoor wear can be tricky. I'm sorted with a Mountain Equipment Sigma jacket which fits a treat, but we're not having much luck finding a good one for him as he's also pretty tall (6'2"). He's already tried the Mountain Equipment Classic Lightline, the Rab Neutrino, and the Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket - all were way too short and wide in the body, and short in the arm.
Can anyone suggest a good slim fit down jacket for a tall slim man? We're looking for 650+ fill power or more.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
I got a haglofs bivvy down jacket recently. Excellent slim cut and long arms. Only downside is it's quite a light fill and no hood but haglofs seem to be the best cut of all the major brands.
Haglofs, Norrona or, if $$ not an issue, PHD.
I'm 6' 7" 92kg, 47" chest and 34" waist. I can't picture who Rab think they're making their down jackets for...
I'm only 6ft, but I find most down jackets are either too short or they ride up and become too short. I end up feeling like I'm wearing a bolero jacket. Montane North Star sorted that out a treat. It's long and it doesn't ride up. It's also the warmest down jacket I've ever had (previous are ME, MH, and Rab) whilst at the same time being the thinnest. Brilliant bit of kit.
If the Vapour Rise jacket is anything to go by, they're making them for the sort of gentleman who becomes peckish and decides to eat all the pies.
I was going to suggest the same thing, with regard to the decimation of pie stocks, but had a rare moment of restraint. It annoys me even more because certain garments require a close fit in order to do their job - wicking, insulation etc. If they're too baggy they (baselayers) either let sweat vapour condense or (insulation) make it too hard to trap air. If they don't fit they don't work.
I find Montane pretty slim fitting. I'm a skinny too and fits me well. Just watch out for the arm length though.
Also worth looking at Howies and maybe Alpkit. I think they cut on the slim side too. Maybe someone else can confirm or debunk that though.
Anyone think of any Dutch brands? They must be cut for tall folk.
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