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tall tights?(8 posts)

tall tights?klippur
Nov 14, 2002 8:52 PM
I'm a tall rider (6'4", with long legs) and am wondering where other tall riders get their tights from. What brands seem to be long or have tall sizes?
re: tall tights?madstork
Nov 15, 2002 5:13 AM
Check Nashbar. I picked up bib tights from them a few years back and they still are wearing well. They had tall sizes at that time.

Others have posted before about Boure. I haven't purchased anything from them yet, but their size chart shows that a stock item would probably fit me (also 6'4" with somewhat long legs). They also do custom fit for an upcharge, 25% I think. To get a good fit in a quality garment I would gladly pay it.

Good luck!
re: tall tights?GMS
Nov 15, 2002 6:19 AM
It's not as hard as you'd think it would be. I'm 6 feet tall and my legs are 3 feet long, and I wear Small Pearl Izumi thermafleece zip tights. Buy them based on waist size (mine is 29 or 30), and they should stretch.

Some tight makers sell based on girth rather than height (Santini? I forget). I would just go for something that fits you in the waist and let the rest work itself out.
Nov 15, 2002 6:28 AM
I've purchased custome tights and bibs from boure with good luck. You can e-mail them to make sure they fit you right. They also offer a money back guarantee although I haven't had to use it.
re: tall tights?godot
Nov 15, 2002 8:18 AM
I've had really good luck with col'd lizard (formerly gekko gear). Sounds like I'm about the same build as you. They will custom size most of the stuff in their catalog and ship the same day.

not associated with them in anyway. just had good luck with their products and service.
Custom tights at Coldlizard ($56 & no extra charge)Kristin
Nov 15, 2002 8:30 AM

Formerly Gekko. The Powerstretch 100 are fabled as being the warmest tights around. Mine haven't arrived yet, but I don't know anyone who has a pair who dislikes them.
Oh, did I mention custom at no extra charge?Kristin
Nov 15, 2002 8:32 AM
Truly. You give your measurement at the time of order and they will make sure your tights fit properly. They're very nice on the phone too. And they do it for free!!! Beat that.
re: tall tights?klippur
Nov 15, 2002 2:01 PM
thanks for the suggestions everyone, they are much appreciated.