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Old 20 February 2006, 15:40   #1
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extra long waterproofs needed

Hi
2meter man requires new waterproofs.
I am looking for recommendations for supplier for either extra long waterproofs or a recommendation for made to measure. I am not looking for cheap. after all we need these things to work. I spoke to people like Musto at boat show, was treated like they dont realise people are taller these days.
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Old 20 February 2006, 15:46   #2
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Compass Marine www.compass24.com do lots of stuff up to XXXL which might do the trick.

Your best bet would be to order a drysuit from a company that does made-to-measure. Then it will fit properly and you'll actually stay dry!

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Old 20 February 2006, 16:30   #3
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Have you been to the Musto shop at Biscester Village
With out sounding rude they have fantasic deals on larger size
I/E my son 6ft4inch tall bought a
HPX Ocean XL size jacket for £199 and i know they have MPX dry suits in XXL
Worth a try
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Long clothes

Paul

I suspect what you need are long clothes. I often find the xxxl clothes are for really fat people. JKs idea is a good one.

In the past few years I ( 6ft 4) have had luck with Henry Loyd and Musto.

I have also been very fortunate in being able to get multiple purchases in Holland where they appreciate the situation with tall people.

Watch out for Dubarry who do an extra long sea boot. The extra height in the boot compensates for the lack of length in the leg.

the high and mighty shop in Knightsbridge might also be able to give you some pointers.

best of luck.

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I'm 6'6" and got me self a Typhoon front opening breathable drysuit 5 years ago for Parabuggying, it's great for the Boat too. Got wear patches in all the right places and was much cheaper than the competion. Do a search on Google for a local supplier. 5 out of 5 .
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If the trousers are to short buy a long pair of boots..........Sorted
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As it happens we have a pair of brand new Musto XXL drysuit bottoms which we don't need if you are interested
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In the past few years I ( 6ft 4) have had luck with Henry Loyd and Musto.
Actually, thinking about the jackets that I own, the best I have found is Douglas Gill who were the only ones with sleeves long enough for me. Musto were hopeless.

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I'm 6' 3'' and a tad over 16 stone, and just under 2m from wrist along the shoulders to wrist!!! Henri LLoyd and Gill are the only one that seem to fit apes
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thanks for info so far

Gentlemen

Thank you for the various comments.
I already have a Ravenspring made to measure drysuit.
I believe that having the choice of drysuit or waterproofs gives additional flexability.
The problem with all XXXL is that they are for fat people/huge chest&waist
I am tall and slim.
I will try the Gill stuff (thank you john) still hoping someone will advise on made to measure.

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