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Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
Tall eVent rain jacket? on 04/30/2010 12:55:03 MDT Print View

All this talk of rain jackets has got me thinking again about getting a new one. Currently I am using a TNF Diad from about 2-3 years ago in an XL that is just not long enough in the body. Everyone seems to be going to eVent but I guess ID is the are the only ones that will do custom work to make the body longer and I just can't afford what they will charge for a custom job. Any other options?

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Tall eVent rain jacket on 04/30/2010 12:55:34 MDT Print View

ID will not do custom work.

Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
ID on 04/30/2010 13:00:52 MDT Print View

That is correct. I think I mixed something else in there.

Still doesn't help me though.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Custom waterproofs on 04/30/2010 13:09:11 MDT Print View

Not Event, but something even more breatheable

http://www.cioch-direct.co.uk/

Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
Cioch on 04/30/2010 13:41:13 MDT Print View

Which one should I be looking at? Glamaig?

Edited by brettpeugh on 04/30/2010 13:42:29 MDT.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Cioch on 04/30/2010 13:50:51 MDT Print View

The Sligachan might be worth considering. It's longer, and if you wear your pack belt waist high, you might get it over the pockets. It is a bit heavier, but then it's longer, which is what you wanted. Paramo fabric tends to run warm, most folk just wear a single thin piece underneath, so you might factor in reducing your load of other garments to offset against the greater weight of the jacket.

John Brochu
(JohnnyBgood4) - F

Locale: New Hampshire
Re: Tall eVent rain jacket? on 04/30/2010 13:57:19 MDT Print View

Although ID dosn't do custom work I think they have a model with a much longer body than the DIAD. I think it's the Thruhiker model.

Mike S
(MikeyLXT) - F

Locale: Maryland
Eddie Bauer is for tall guys! on 04/30/2010 14:14:17 MDT Print View

Eddie Bauer....dont laugh....both these look really good.

Plus Eddie Bauer is a great resource for tall people.

http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Mens-Outerwear/First-Ascent/Mens-First-Ascent-Hard-Shell/index.cat

BC-100: $140
BC-200: $220 - It’s never been done. A 3-layer, waterproof/breathable hard shell with 20K/25K performance and complete welded-seam construction that’s under 11 oz.

Edited by MikeyLXT on 04/30/2010 14:14:49 MDT.

Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
Thruhiker on 04/30/2010 14:17:30 MDT Print View

Thruhiker specs are only about 1/2" off the Diad ones. 27" in the front is not enough for me.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Eddie Bauer is for tall guys! on 04/30/2010 14:21:56 MDT Print View

Man, those colours made my eyeballs bleed.

Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
eb on 04/30/2010 14:29:04 MDT Print View

Yeah, I don't think the Eddie Bauer stuff is any more breatheable than what I have now. And it doesn't have pit zips so it is probably much less.

Frank Steele
(knarfster) - F

Locale: Arizona
Cycling jackets on 04/30/2010 14:38:52 MDT Print View

Many cycling companies make event jackets, that are at least longer in the back. Montane, Shower Pass, there is even a $110 event cycling jacket with free shipping in the UK that the sigh says is under 300 grams (Q&A section).



dhb Wickham eVENT Waterproof Cycling Jacket

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Cycling jackets on 04/30/2010 14:59:46 MDT Print View

That's freakishly light for e-Vent. I wonder how durable the inner layer is. Cycling stuff isn't really designed for abrasion from pack straps.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Tall eVENT Jacket on 04/30/2010 15:19:37 MDT Print View

"Still doesn't help me though."

You mention getting a jacket longer than the one you have now. Doesn't help anyone here much. How long do you want it - i.e. length in inches? That might help.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
inches on 04/30/2010 18:09:27 MDT Print View

30" would be good in the front but I will take 28.5

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Tall eVENT Jacket on 04/30/2010 18:11:10 MDT Print View

The aforementioned Integral Designs Thru Hiker eVENT Jacket in XL has a 32" length in the back. Might just be the ticket.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
not enough on 04/30/2010 18:16:10 MDT Print View

And 27" in the front is not enough. Basically almost comes to my waist.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: not enough on 05/01/2010 00:02:55 MDT Print View

I don't know how good Marmot's proprietary WPB material is but this has plenty of length for it's weight:

http://marmot.com/products/traveler_jacket

mega name
(meganame) - F
Marmot travelor jacket... on 05/01/2010 12:53:52 MDT Print View

That's an okay looking jacket, and very inexpensive. I really dig that Integral Designs eVent Thru Hiker, it's very pricey though.

Tjaard Breeuwer
(Tjaard) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Cioch Direct:, as long as you want on 02/15/2012 08:38:37 MST Print View

Cioch will make it as long as you want, just ask.
I bet you could ask for the lighter fabric in the Harta design. I got the Glamaig with the Harta hood but the pockets are low down, sometimes covered up by my waistbelt.

It is super long though, I am a tall dude and like a bit more coverage, so I asked them for that and they delivered.

http://www.cioch-direct.co.uk/waterproofs/harta.html

LLBean and Eddie Bauer advertise tall sizes, but their sleeves are not much longer than the more hardcore brands in my experience.

Edited by Tjaard on 02/15/2012 14:54:56 MST.