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post #1 of 7
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I am 170lbs and 6'2 so I'm kinda tall and kinda skinny. I currently wear an XL but it's too big in the belly area and not long enough to cover up my butt. So when I crash in the powder, the coat comes flying up and with it comes the snow, and I'm laying bear chested in the snow which can ruin a perfectly good powder day.

 

I was thinking of just going up a size to XXL but the belly area would be even bigger and I would rather not be swimming in my coat.

 

Are there coats with the extra length but not the extra belly area?

post #2 of 7

I'm 6'2" and my weight usually ranges from 175-185 through the year. I have the same issues you do, plus I have monkey (long) arms. Usually if I buy something it's a size XL or maybe a Tall Large (if available).

 

My girlfriend got me a fantastic jacket last season that is actually a breathable/waterproof shell and a separate insulating jacket. It's called a "Marmot Bastione Component Jacket". Mine is a size large and it fits great all the way around; plenty of length in the jacket and the arms. When skiing I mostly wore it with just the shell over an insulating long sleeve undershirt and fleece vest.

 

Good luck!  ;-)

post #3 of 7

Get a jacket and pants the are matched up and can attach /  zip together. Or get a 1 piece.

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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post

I'm 6'2" and my weight usually ranges from 175-185 through the year. I have the same issues you do, plus I have monkey (long) arms. Usually if I buy something it's a size XL or maybe a Tall Large (if available).

 

My girlfriend got me a fantastic jacket last season that is actually a breathable/waterproof shell and a separate insulating jacket. It's called a "Marmot Bastione Component Jacket". Mine is a size large and it fits great all the way around; plenty of length in the jacket and the arms. When skiing I mostly wore it with just the shell over an insulating long sleeve undershirt and fleece vest.

 

Good luck!  ;-)

 

 

thanks. I have monkey arms too. so thats been a problem for me too
 

post #5 of 7
Guys, your approach is totally backwards- what he needs is not a new jacket, but a new pair of pants. Get the bib pants with relatively high coverage and forget about the problem. And make sure that your jacket has a powder skirt that is reasonably snug. I find a combination of bibs and powder-skirted jacket totally bombproof on a powder day.
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Guys, your approach is totally backwards- what he needs is not a new jacket, but a new pair of pants. Get the bib pants with relatively high coverage and forget about the problem. And make sure that your jacket has a powder skirt that is reasonably snug. I find a combination of bibs and powder-skirted jacket totally bombproof on a powder day.


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post #7 of 7

For me the answer was pants with a high-ish waist band, and a jacket with a powder skirt and a hood that goes over my helmet.

No one likes a wet waist or neck.

 

The jacket that worked best for me was a marmot that I got at a swap, but the new one I'm trying for this coming season is likely to be cloudveil RPK.

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