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Long ski pants - Any advice ?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm 6'8'' and rather skinny. My US pants size is 34 to 36 waist and 36 to 38 inseam.
I've never found pants that really fit me, but taylor made (at vey high price).
Someone on TGR recommended Holdenouterwear. Any other suggestions for reasonably priced brand I could order online ?
post #2 of 13
Buy 2 pair of regular ski pants and cut the legs of the 2nd and have someone sew some zippers on the bottom of the pants and the top of the legs (like convertable pants that zip off to shorts) would be one idea....

Sorry no suggestions, I'm 6' and 32 " waist and have a hard time with pants going to the boot so I can relate to buying on-line. I'd lean towards trying anything on, so check the return procedures.
post #3 of 13
You could try llbean.com. They have tall men's pants for skiing, but I believe the suggestion is up to 6'4", not taller. You can call them toll free and ask if they will be long enough.
post #4 of 13
Philippe I have the same thinness and waist as you and am 6'6".

I use a Spyder "stinger" shell pant in the standard large size and they fit just fine. Good pant that keeps you dry and not too expensive. Retail price here in the states is $159, but I'm sure you could find them for less if you dig around enough. Good luck!
post #5 of 13

gaitors

in cordura or goretex. try rei,tnf, marmot, etc
post #6 of 13
This is probably not a good solution given your size; however, I am 5'10" 165lbs and a have a 29-30" waist and a 34" inseam. Just like you, if they fit my waist they are too short and if they fit my length the fall right off. I found the solution in a women's pant. Chicks pants are often more fitted than mens. A women's medium Orage Chicka fits me perfectly. Maybe you should try some XL women's pants.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks all, for the good advices.
After extensive research, I've found a few brands with genuine "tall" sizes : Burton, Arc'teryx, Schoeffel, Degre 7, Kjus. Most shop do not carry those sizes though. I've been able to try Schoeffel and Degré 7. Schoeffel was unavalaible at my waist size (really nice pants though) and I've settle with a k2 pant from Degré 7. Nothing outstanding (it lacks zipper vents for instance) but they fit me perfectly (first time ever!) and the price is acceptable.
(Regular Spyders and Marmot were acceptable but a little short. Rip curl had a very nice and well thought "cargo" pant that was almost ok (they have really good clothes for a 'surfwear' company IMO)
post #8 of 13
Try patagonia they do a long pant, good kit also.

http://www.patagonia.com/web/eu/prod...TS#sk u.29425
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by RShea View Post
Buy 2 pair of regular ski pants and cut the legs of the 2nd and have someone sew some zippers on the bottom of the pants and the top of the legs (like convertable pants that zip off to shorts) would be one idea.....
Actually, we did something like this for my daughter a couple of years ago. We couldn't find ski pants ANYWHERE that were long enough, so we took her old pants, which still fit great in the waist/hips, and bought some extra fabric to extend them.

My mother in law did the sewing. She cut off the existing hem (a thicker fabric) and reattached it to the bottom of the "new" part. She lengthened the powder cuff, too. They looked great, and we got 3 or 4 years out of one pair of kids' ski pants!
post #10 of 13

Try Helly

I'm 6'3", so not as big as you and shorter legs, but I have had similar problems. I've found that Helly Hansen off the rack ski pants in an XXL have a 35 " (89cm) inseam, these are the longest production pants I am aware of (must be a lot of tall Norwegians). They have a 39-42" (101-109 cm) waist so you may have to have them taken in a bit if you are really skinny, or maybe you could just wear suspenders.

Of course, you could always do like I do in the spring and just wear your lederhosen .

Kaj
post #11 of 13
you can usually find odd item on ebay.com
post #12 of 13
Obermeyer or Oakley are both good and would probably work, I wear my pants baggy and Obermeyer are pretty dank.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Further comments for tall guys that may find this thread :
XXLs pants are what I used to settle with, but my waist size being closer to L, I also used to look like this :



I did try some Oakley boarder-pants, which were too short.

Actualy, it's not like pants with a 'tall' cut (+2 or 3' on the legs) are not referenced. It's that most shops don't bother to carry them !
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