/ Synthetic insulated jackets for the tall
I am looking for a light weight packable synthetic jacket for belaying/stuffing in the bag for lunch stops etc. The problem is I am just over 2m tall with a 2.1m span and I am not exactly fat. So most manufacturers xxl is too small or looks like I am wearing a tent. Any suggestions for something suitable?
Mr TC is a good bit shorter than you at a mere 6'4, but he's found that Montane jackets are a good fit for the tall/skinny chap.
I'm tall skinny with long limbs and find patagonia kit fits the best, montane is ok but if the arm length is ok then the chest is too baggy.
I bought a simond belay jacket in L and it's fit isn't bad you would prob need a lx or xxl
I'm 6'7" (199cm) with a 47" chest and 34" waist.
Montane is too short in the arms. Rab is too baggy around the waist. Some Patagonia is OK but most too baggy around the waist.
Haglofs are probably the best combo of length with a trim fit.
Arcteryx are pretty good but expensive, hard to find XXL.
First Ascent / Eddie Bauer from the US are good.
Mont Bell are OK, better than most.
Mountain Hardwear Compressor or other synth are OK but quite boxy, especially in XXL. Their XL is fine on me.
6'4" with a 44" chest and 32" waist, another vote for Haglofs, also Norrona, they are built by vikings after all!!
Also, suggest you get some wrist gaiters so that when you do reach above your head your wrists are not exposed to the cold.
I have a Haglofs for similar reason- lots of other models were too boxy..
Cheers for the hints, todays brief trip to Cotswolds demonstrated that Rab was definitely out: A couple of jackets were nearly long enough in the arm and just about roomy enough at the shoulder but I could have concealed half a dozen size 6 camalots in the gap around the stomach!
Time to find a stockist with a broader range.
Elsewhere on the site
Hot Aches Productions premiered their latest film Redemption: The James Pearson Story at Kendal Mountain Festival on... Read more
Over the years I've been asked many times about work as a Rope Access technician, often by Instructors and Guides working for... Read more
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more
Make the most of this months HALF PRICE OFFER on the Five Ten Guide Tennie Mid!! Designed as a hybrid approach and... Read more
Nikwax’s uncompromising environmental ethos has once again been recognised and rewarded by a trusted authority in... Read more