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Jeff M.
(Catalyst) - M

Locale: Costa Mesa, CA
DriDucks question on 01/22/2011 15:27:02 MST Print View

Sorry, but after reading through threads I couldn't find a good answer...

I'm looking to lighten up my rain gear, especially since I mostly hike in SoCal and the Sierras and it doesn't get used a lot.

First question - at 5'5", 155 lbs (29" waist) will the size small even fit me? Are there local places in southern california that carry them?

Second question - is there a good alternative that would fit me?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: DriDucks question on 01/22/2011 15:29:57 MST Print View

Jeff:

A size small might be a tad big for you -- but not unmanageably so. Give it a try. Otherwise, I live in Pasadena, and if you want, you are welcome to visit for a look-see. I have Driducks in size small (I/m 5'9" and 150lbs) and also an Integral Designs eVent rain jacket that I love.

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
DriDucks on 01/22/2011 15:45:25 MST Print View

Hey, Jeff.

I am 6'1", 165 and have the large. I'm swimming in these things--tons of room. I could easily cover a day pack under my jacket to keep it dry. I never could find anyone that sold them locally here in the OC. I did find a place online that sold them and the Dropstoppers for a discount (I'd have to look them up, but I can PM you if you want). They had free shipping, too.

I got my daughter a pair of the Polly Woggs, too. They're the equivalent of the Frogg Togg material, I believe, which is the heavier material than the DriDucks, but of better quality.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Michael

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: DriDucks question on 01/22/2011 15:55:46 MST Print View

I have a 'small' DriDucks set.

The jacket is 45" in girth, straight (i.e. not tapered eithered way.) Back length (from the seam where the hood attaches) is 29.5 inches. Sleeve length, again from the neckline, is 33 inches. Armholes are very generously sized. Weighs 5.5 oz by my scale.

Pants' inseam is 29", outseam is 41". Waist is 29" relaxed, 40" stretched (which is also the same girth as the hips.) Weighs 3.7 oz.

I'm a 5'2" woman and I swim in it, but while it's not exactly an "attractive" fit, I can wear it fine.

I have to say, though, that at first glance, the fabric doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. My first thought was that it reminded me of those paper/plastic "bibs" at the dentist's office...

Edited by DetroitTigerFan on 01/22/2011 15:57:40 MST.

Jeff M.
(Catalyst) - M

Locale: Costa Mesa, CA
do you use both? on 01/22/2011 20:11:53 MST Print View

I think I'll give the smalls a shot. Do all of you usually just take the jacket or do you use the pants as well. I'm trying to decide if I need rain/wind pants for my Sierra trips. I usually go late August or early September and I've rarely hit a lot of rain.

Edited by Catalyst on 01/22/2011 20:12:59 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: do you use both? on 01/22/2011 20:26:08 MST Print View

Lots of granite in the Sierras. My Driducks jackets can last a few years actually -- but the pants (lower legs) get holes and rips in just one trip.

Edited by ben2world on 01/22/2011 20:26:39 MST.