Help needed with size for foul weather gear - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > herSailNet
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-26-2008
MSN2Travelers's Avatar
Badger Sailor
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 176
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
MSN2Travelers is on a distinguished road
Help needed with size for foul weather gear

I am looking to get some decent set of foul weather gear for my wife. Size is an issue. She is all of 4' 11" on a tall day and normally wears a size 4P. Sleeve length is a constant problem, even with petite sizes.

The smallest women's sizes I find for foulies are size 6. She says that "should" be OK but I worry that the sleeves will be several inches past her fingertips.

Have any of you ladies had this type problem and what was your solution?
__________________
Paul
`99 Beneteau Oceanis 352, #282 WiTCHCRAFT
Milwaukee, WI
Sailing Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-27-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
MSN2Travelers-

I can sympathize with your wife's situation, as I'm only 5'4" or so and need an XL foul weather jacket, since I wear a 42" suit normally and have an 18" neck. Most of the foul weather gear sized to fit my shoulders is designed for someone 6' tall or so.

One option is to get the foul weather gear tailored. This can be a bit expensive, but it is well worth doing. I recently got a drysuit that I will be having tailored to fit me far better than it does currently.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-17-2008
Living & Cruising on Dana
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: on my boat
Posts: 574
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Robby Barlow is on a distinguished road
Don't mean to be offensive, but I got some nice gear for my daughter when she was 10, so have you considered children's sizes?
__________________
Your pleasure is my business !!!
________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-17-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Children's sizes generally won't account for an adult's larger bulk...
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 03-17-2008
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,478
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 15
sailingfool will become famous soon enough
Call Team 1 Newport Team One Newport 1-800-847-4327 they specialize in foul weather gear and I'm sure they will know the best answer to your question. IF they recommend a solution that sounds like a good fit (so to speak), be sure to buy it from them so their expertise will say in business.

good luck.
__________________
Certified...in several regards...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 03-18-2008
LynW's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Liveaboard
Posts: 67
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
LynW is on a distinguished road
Sympathise. Since many of the manufacturers outsourced to China it's getting really difficult to get anything properly adjusted. And a long time since foulies were regularly 'made to measure'. I'm 5'2"" and XL, with short arms. I tried dozens of off-the-peg suits until final I found the Musto HPX range with decent women's sizes, which proved a good fit. Sadly I think they've now gone Unisex.

Cost an arm and a leg though, so now I'm even shorter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 04-06-2008
MSN2Travelers's Avatar
Badger Sailor
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 176
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
MSN2Travelers is on a distinguished road
Good fit with ...

I want to thank everybody all of your suggestions. We went with Gill Junior cruise jacket size Lrg for the tops and women's Key West size six for the bottoms. Great fit.
__________________
Paul
`99 Beneteau Oceanis 352, #282 WiTCHCRAFT
Milwaukee, WI
Sailing Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes

Last edited by MSN2Travelers; 04-06-2008 at 10:10 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 04-08-2008
Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shepherd, MI
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
docbob5707 is on a distinguished road
Paul
I can feel for ya my first mate (Christine) is also 4' 10 1/2" and that 1/2" is very important :-). We went with Gill also and found them a good fit.
"Doc" Bob
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP - Foul Weather Gear REC''s! GlenS General Discussion (sailing related) 3 03-19-2002 10:22 AM
Portable S.A.M.E. Weather Radio Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-08-2000 09:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:40 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.