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While skiing in Vail this past week, I took a pretty good fall while negotiating the moguls. Not only was my pride damaged, but so were my ski pants (Obermeyer).

Now that I need a new pair of ski pants, I remember how difficult it was to find a pair that fit. Most ski pants are not long enough unless I buy XL, which are way too baggy. I'm 6ft tall and 195lbs.

Does anyone have a suggestion on a brand of ski pants that come in longer sizes? I'm not overly concerned about appearance, however the baggy look only works for "rappers" and "plumbers". Baggy britches also slows me down.

Paul
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Does anyone have a suggestion on a brand of ski pants that come in longer sizes? I'm not overly concerned about appearance, however the baggy look only works for "rappers" and "plumbers". Baggy britches also slows me down.

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North Face inseam runs about 33". That's long for some folks.

these guys used to do tall shells; maybe email them from thier web site www.valhalla-pure-com

Irulan
post #3 of 5
Have some pants custom made!

Air Time in Hood River, Oregon ( www.airtimegear.com ) will make you pants or bibs to your specifications. Normal price for their bibs is, I believe $175. I have some of their stuff and it is very well made. I will be going this route myself as I have been unable to find ANY off the shelf bibs that fit me properly. Good luck!

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 26, 2002 08:36 AM: Message edited 1 time, by BadRat ]</font>
post #4 of 5
Two thoughts. One - I second the thought of Air Time. I live across the river from them and they are a quality shop. Their clothing is 'for real'. They supply most of the clothing for the Mount Hood Ski Patrols and the weather up there can get nasty in a hurry.
The second is Marmot. I have a set of Marmot membrain shell pants. Full side zip with liner and suspender. I usually put a power stretch tight under them and they work very well in wet windy weather (see weather comment above).
post #5 of 5
Buy the ski pants you like best from a ski speciality shop.But before they get the credit card, have them put you in touch with a tailor that is very familiar with altering ski clothing.

When you go to get your ski pants altered, be sure to take your ski boots.
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