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Old 11-14-2012, 05:28 AM   #1
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Tall size ski jackets?

I'm 6'4, 210 lbs. with severe monkey arms. I also have broad shoulders but no gut, so I'm kind of a wierd shape. I'm wearing a large tall in a FirstGear jacket and it's okay length-wise but a little tight around the shoulders. An XLT is way too big around the stomach. I wear a 38/39 sleeve length on my dress shirts with a 16.5 neck on a "classic" cut or a 17 inch neck on an "athletic" cut.

Is there anyone out there besides LLBean that makes a decent ski jacket with sleeves that will be long enough for me? I tried on their jackets last night but ran into the same problem of the Large Tall being too tight around the shoulders and the XLT being too big around the stomach.

Google hasn't helped much... figured I'd turn to ADV.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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maybe burlington coat factory

they have snow ski jackets I think (been a few years!)
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #3
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I have two ski jackets from Columbia in tall... maybe online.

Eddie Bauer has really nice stuff in tall as well: http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/First-A...Vest/index.cat
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:02 AM   #4
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What JohnBoy said. I've had both Columbia and EB tall sizes. Some EB stuff fits generously, some of the stuff lately runs slim (especially in the shoulders and arms) and I need to size up, even though I've trimmed down. First Gear tall is a joke--too big around and short arms.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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A couple years ago, I bought a Klim Impulse parka to wear snowboarding. It arrived, and I fell in love with it. It's my go to snowboard/winter jacket.

Understated looks. Light cordura fabric. Insulation, but not too much. Snow skirt. Hood-(not removable. I wish it was). Goretex performance shell. I consider this a goretex version of a carthartt work jacket.

It is an awesome jacket. I think it'll fit your body type quite well.

http://www.revzilla.com/snow/klim-impulse-parka
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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yea; i'd take a look at snowmobiling gear too. Motorfist, HMK, Klim... As an added bonus you're not forking over money to companies actively lobbying to shut down and restrict OHV areas...
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:28 PM   #7
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Same problem here but I'm 6'6"(was 6'8" before 40 set in) and I now use my older Kilimanjaro for winter coat, XLT. The armour is good if you go down on the slopes or sliding hill!
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:24 PM   #8
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Kill two birds with one stone. Get on the horn to Aerostitch and order up a Darien Light. They do custom alterations at the time of order so you can get the monkey arms covered without buying a tent. Remove the pads and you have a kicking ski jacket. Put the pads back in and you have a nice light weight motorcycle jacket.



(This is not a photo me. It's from the Aerostitch web site)
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #9
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Going to Stich to order a new Roadcrafter(snowmobile suit) this weekend!
I hate relying on phone calls to order a custom made product. Living in Minnesota is so great!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:33 AM   #10
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Kill two birds with one stone. Get on the horn to Aerostitch and order up a Darien Light. They do custom alterations at the time of order so you can get the monkey arms covered without buying a tent. Remove the pads and you have a kicking ski jacket. Put the pads back in and you have a nice light weight motorcycle jacket.



(This is not a photo me. It's from the Aerostitch web site)
I considered this option, but I crash too much on my snowboard and end up with too much snow up my back so I need the snow skirt
Considering some darien light pants though for pants with some gators
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