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Looking for a down jacket for my 6'4" 240# son
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robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Looking for a down jacket for my 6'4" 240# son on 06/01/2014 09:12:39 MDT Print View

My son is moving to Cleveland to start his graduate program at the Institute of Music in a few months, and I'm trying to find him a good deal on a down jacket. Not really looking for a technical jacket, although it would be nice if he could use it when he backpacks too. Any suggestions? I have found this,

but don't know if it will be long enough in the arms.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Down jacket on 06/01/2014 09:43:26 MDT Print View

Robert, take a look at MontBell's line. I'm 6'4 200 lb 36.5 in sleeves and its down jackets are long enough for me in the arms. Some come in XXL as well.

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Montbell on 06/01/2014 10:04:17 MDT Print View

Would you recommend a XXL for him?


Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Yes on 06/01/2014 10:33:30 MDT Print View

Robert, I'm 6'5", 220 pounds, and I wear xxl in just about any technical clothing (Patagonia, Montbell, Arc'teryx, etc.). Also, in regards to Montbell, their xxl is usually only offered in one color per model (most of the time it's black). Hope that's of some help. Good luck.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Yes on 06/01/2014 11:20:19 MDT Print View

Agree on Montbell. Quality product that should fit him. Not crazy expensive either.


Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Down jacket on 06/01/2014 12:47:39 MDT Print View

Here's an OR Virtuoso on sale for $120:

Outdoor Research has excellent warranties and, although 19 oz is a little heavy for BPL standards, it would definitely work.

Oops, just realized that one doesn't have a hood.

Edited by saparisor on 06/01/2014 12:51:29 MDT.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
MontBell sizing on 06/01/2014 19:38:13 MDT Print View

Robert - I would recommend an XXL if you choose MontBell.


J Mag
Montbell = good deal? Ummmm... on 06/01/2014 19:48:06 MDT Print View

Get him a Uniqlo parka in XXL. Hooded and around 10 oz. They are $69 right now and often drop to $50-$60 if you can wait a bit. It isn't a heavy jacket but perfect for around town/backpacking in my experience.

I speak college student as I just graduated. Montbell products may be great but not worth 3-4 times the price IMO.

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Long Arms on 06/03/2014 15:44:52 MDT Print View

It seems that his problem is that his arms are 37" long, maybe a bit longer. I doubt that many XL Jackets are that long. We are going to try some on in person first and see what we find!!!

. Kirby
(Kirby805) - F
Re: Long Arms on 06/03/2014 15:51:18 MDT Print View

Patagonia's jackets have long arms. Not very affordable, however.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Looking for a down jacket for my 6'4" 240# son on 06/03/2014 16:17:51 MDT Print View

Eddie Bauer First Ascent makes tall sizes. I have an XL tall one and they fit my 37 sleeves well. Its a little big in the body for me, but at 240#, it should fit him well.

The Backcountry Hadron jackets are a good lightweight option too. They are not sized tall but have very long arms nonetheless. They are a bit slimmer in the body.

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Patagonia Down Sweater on 06/03/2014 17:54:31 MDT Print View

He picked up a Patagonia Down Sweater today from the local REI. The XL fit him and he got it for $119 on sale. Seemed like a good deal!

Thanks for all the suggestions and offers!!!!!!

Edited by mtnbob123 on 06/03/2014 17:55:15 MDT.

Mike Whitesell
(madgoat) - F

Locale: Ohio
EB on 06/04/2014 06:26:21 MDT Print View

+1 on the eddie bauer jackets.

They make several models in XL Tall and XXL Tall, though XL Tall is the most common.

Currently, they have their First Ascent Downlight jacket for $219 (XLT, XXLT) and their Duradown jacket for $269 (XLT, XXLT).

If you look around a bit, you should be able to find good discounts on Eddie Bauer stuff. There is a warehouse store here in Columbus, OH that sells all First Ascent clothing for 50% off and all tents/sleeping bags for 30% off. Add in discounts from Eddie Bauer Friends program and additional 25% off sales and you can get those jackets for super cheap.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: EB on 06/04/2014 07:09:14 MDT Print View



Locale: Western Michigan
Down Jacket on 06/04/2014 08:49:31 MDT Print View