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nathan matthews
(nathanm) - F

Locale: Bay Area
ultra-tall, ultra-lite? on 05/09/2005 22:13:16 MDT Print View

I'm 6'6" and 180 lbs, which makes getting outdoorsy clothing something of a challenge, especially for tops (42" chest, 37" sleeve). Do folks have recommendations for UL clothing manufacturers who make tall sizes, or for brands that happen to run tall? (assume that I have nothing so far).

At the moment, I'm looking at a montane windshirt, but I haven't been able to get information from them about sleeve lengths. Can somebody with an L or XL featherlite or aero shirt estimate sleeve lengths for me?

Many thanks.

Roland Hackenberg
(Robson) - MLife
Featherlight on 05/09/2005 23:40:23 MDT Print View

I'm 6'3, 190 lbs and I have the Aero in Xl and the Featherlight in XXL. The Aero just fits me, meaning I can live with it, whereas the XXL is more comfortable. I also have the FeatherlightPants in XXL that fits me perfectly. Montane has a really weird sizing, and I'm not sure if they manufacture XXL sizes at all. I mailed them because of the eVENT Airpant, which in XL is only 33 long, but they told me they don't make it in XXL

John Carter

Locale: Pacific Northwest
pants on 05/10/2005 00:19:46 MDT Print View

I'm 6'2". I use Cloudveil Rodeo pants, and they are very long. I bought XL or XXL--don't rememer--the ones with a 42" waist. I normally have a 34" inseam, and these pants almost hit the floor without shoes on. It's a little wide for my waist, but I figure it's that much more breathable. But I think they had one more size larger. You'll want to check the waist, though.

BTW I think these pants are amazing; they keep me warm into the 30s and cool into the 80s, and are about as light as you can find. I no longer carry shorts, and no longer need to apply sunscreen/bug spray to my lower legs.

Roland Hackenberg
(Robson) - MLife
pants on 05/10/2005 04:42:10 MDT Print View

it's funny, I own the Rodeo Pants too (size XL) and to my taste it could be a bit longer,plus I find that the material on my Rodeo wears out pretty fast.

Neil Johnstone
(nsjohnstone) - MLife
Featherlite sizing on 05/10/2005 05:42:37 MDT Print View

XL sleeve length is 36" from centre of collar. You would probably want an XXL for the body length - I am 6' and the XL is a good fit.

Mitchell Keil
(mitchellkeil) - F

Locale: Deep in the OC
LONG sleeves for a tall man on 05/10/2005 16:28:23 MDT Print View

You may want to check out for shirts and pants. I have found that their stuff runs long. Also try Cabellas, the hunting and outdoors catalog store.

nathan matthews
(nathanm) - F

Locale: Bay Area
Got sleeve length from Montane on 05/11/2005 18:46:42 MDT Print View

Thanks to everybody for the help.

Montane did get back to me, reporting "The sleeve lengths for the Featherlite and Aero are the same and are as follows: Underarm L-51cm, XL-52cm". (Why do they give me metric lengths when their size chart uses imperial measurements?). I went ahead and ordered an XL, will report how it fits when it arrives.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
conversion on 05/12/2005 01:37:07 MDT Print View

try dividing the metric lengths by


for an "approximate" answer (close enough for gov't work)


simply use what most people do and round to two digits & use 2.54 cm/in (also close enought for gov't work in many cases).

Edited by pj on 05/12/2005 01:56:29 MDT.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Converstion - Metric/US on 05/12/2005 04:47:06 MDT Print View

Backpack Gear at

has a excellent Conversion thing. You might want to look at it. It is my number 4 Bookmark I use it that much.

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
More conversion info... on 05/12/2005 07:30:37 MDT Print View

You can always use Google for conversions.

Search for "22 ounces in grams", and it will give you the answer.

Dylan Skola
(phageghost) - F

Locale: Southern California
son of conversion info on 05/12/2005 08:58:49 MDT Print View

am rather fond of:

Edited by phageghost on 05/12/2005 08:59:52 MDT.

nathan matthews
(nathanm) - F

Locale: Bay Area
metric and standard on 05/12/2005 18:26:00 MDT Print View

For the record--

I just thought it was weird that Montane themselves used both systems. They also use underarm sleeve length, which is different than the sleeve lengths I use to buy shirts here.

But thanks for the reminders about how to convert things!