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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

My 15 year old son who has been skiing since he was 4 has taken a growth spurt this past year.  He is 6'0, which may not raise eyebrows, but the height is all in his legs.  Trying to find pants long enough has become a challenge.  He has a 40" inseam and a 29" waist and weighs 142 lbs.  Is there any options or suggestions besides gaitors?

post #2 of 15

Take a look at brands Like Saga, and Trew. They have more of a freeride fit.
 

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by dream2ski View Post

My 15 year old son who has been skiing since he was 4 has taken a growth spurt this past year.  He is 6'0, which may not raise eyebrows, but the height is all in his legs.  Trying to find pants long enough has become a challenge.  He has a 40" inseam and a 29" waist and weighs 142 lbs.  Is there any options or suggestions besides gaitors?

40" inseam for 6 ft?? My nephew (who is now 6'11") had similar measurements when he was 6'6" or so; he just wore shorts. (Actually, he had to be measured for a suit for a wedding, and the tailor kept remeasuring and saying, "This is not possible.") I should ask what he does for ski/board pants, and I'll get back to you. 

 

I second the suggestion to look at freeride and snowboard styles, because they have that long scrunchy look at the bottom, which can be used as just regular length. My 6'4" son has been in size large snowboard pants for the past few years, but he weighs a little more than 140. THis is also a time when wearing pants low is helpful (unless you fall in powder). I don't even know what inseam he is, but a 33 or 34 pant works since he doesn't wear them anywhere near his real waist. 

 

THe other option is to find something inexpensive that fits everywhere but length, and doesn't have zippers at the cuff, and then buy some kind of tech fabric and have someone add it  to the hem. We did this when my daughter was young.

 

 

post #4 of 15

Holy moly, that's a heckuva inseam!

 

I know that some of the Patagonia pants run a bit long, perhaps check with  them on inseam and see what they have 

 

I'll try to tag a few on the side so you can see some options.

 

Another thought, with his skinny waist is look at women's pants.  Its not like anyone can tell by gender with many of the ski pant styles. 

Most are offered in a variety of colors which cross over into both genders.

See these powder bowl pants in mens and women's

 

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/patagonia-powder-bowl-pant-mens

http://www.epicski.com/products/2012-patagonia-womens-powder-bowl-pant

 

Edit: 

I see Segbrown has posted.  Listen to her.  She knows tall kids! biggrin.gif

post #5 of 15

If you do find something, your next problem is going to be the waist.  Anything close to that inseam is probably going to have at least a 40" waist too.  I looked at a few companies that are supposed to make Long ski pants and it looks like 34" is it.  Problem with that (other than the obvious) is that it will put the articulating knee and padding in the wrong spot.

 

Something to consider is getting him Long Bib ski pants.  I know kids don't really like them, but he would be able to wear the long, adjust the suspenders so the pants get low enough to line the knee up with his knee, and still have enough "bib" left to cover his waist or at least most of it.  Possibly even any long ski pants with a tall waist and add suspenders and do the same.

 

For the most part, his jacket will cover it if he doesn't like the look.  He'll probably need suspenders as any long is going to have a very large waist.

 

Whatever you come up with, consider that this problem doesn't go away unless he's planning on getting shorter.  Even when his top half catches up to his bottom half, he'll still have at least a 40" inseam and most manufacturers don't go past 34". 

 

Know a good seamstress?

 

You could also possibly call a manufacturer and see if they would be willing to alter something.  I've bought a few items that I've had worked on. 

 

Good luck,

Ken

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post #7 of 15

Wait. We should be able to make some kind of arrangement here. I'll just buy a normal pair of adult ski pants in my waist size, cut an eight inch section out from the middle of each leg, reattach the lower leg sections, and mail the trimmings to you. Issue resolved. rolleyes.gif  signed, Guy With The Opposite Problem.

post #8 of 15

Try the Swedish brands, a Swedish shop I've bought from previously is Stadium, I'm not as tall as your boy but my inseam measures 36 inches. Stadiums own branded "warp" pants run a little long on me. Don't know whether they ship or not but might give you a good place to start.

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the ideas and vendor potential.  I am glad there are others seeking or sought solutions to the problems.  I guess for the record, I did measure him this morning and he has a 36.5" inseam, but wears 29X40 wranglers.  We have the same issues with business suits and will look to a tailor to help him with this.  Sleeve length is also an issue and we have heard from tailors "this is not possible", had jackets made and sent pictures to prove that it is and that their work looks good.  We will hit the ski shops at the end of the month and see what we can find.

post #10 of 15

I believe patagonia could increase the inseam by 4" on their pants, so maybe getting a long+4" would work for him. Try to contact or chat with patagonia on their website.

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post

I believe patagonia could increase the inseam by 4" on their pants, so maybe getting a long+4" would work for him. Try to contact or chat with patagonia on their website.

Yes, but it sounds like a very pricey proposition for someone who isn't done growing, though. My mother-in-law did my daughter's pants, it's not that hard just to find someone who can sew, or pay $30 to have it done. 

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

THe other option is to find something inexpensive that fits everywhere but length, and doesn't have zippers at the cuff, and then buy some kind of tech fabric and have someone add it  to the hem. We did this when my daughter was young.

 

 

 

Well done!

post #13 of 15

Ok, I'm back ... my very very tall nephew just wears XL snowboard pants and they are too short. My son's pants are L size Sessions brand ... they still fit him pretty well. 

post #14 of 15

I have found in my quest to find ski pants for normal sized people (i.e. me), Helly Hansens are ridiculous.  Even their X/Small and Small is a 32" inseam.  M/L s 34" and X/Large and up is 36".  Another thing to consider is getting women's pants that don't look like they'll get him picked on as they have a smaller waist for the same length.  Se below - women's S/29 34" inseam and 29" waist.

 

Men's pants
Sizes   XS/28 S/30 M/32 L/34 XL/36 XXL/38 3XL/40
Waist cm
inches
71
28
76
30
81
33
86
34
91
36
96
38
101
40
Leg length cm
inches
81
32
81
32
86
34
86
34
91
36
91
36
91
36
Women's pants
Sizes   XS/26 S/28 S/29 M/30 M/31 L/32 L/34 XL/36 XXL/38
Waist cm
inches
66
26
71
28
73,5
29
76
30
78,5
31
81
32
86
34
91
36
96
38
Leg length cm
inches
81
32
81
32
86
34
86
34
86
34
86
34
86
34
86
34
86
34
post #15 of 15

I even found the same pants on Overstock for $125, if the OP is still here ... http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Sessions-Mens-Gridlock-Turf-Green-Snowboard-Pants/5337512/product.html  This is his third season in them, I think ... he was probably 5'10" 150 when we bought them, now he's 6'4" 180 ... they were of course baggier then, but wearable (with a belt!!); now they fit like regular ski pants. Good luck!.

 

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