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Old 20-09-2009, 04:15   #1
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XXXL Wet Weather Gear

Does anybody know where to get larger size bib and braces. I have got a jacket in XXXL, but getting sailing trousers in this size seems to be a problem.

And before anybody chips in about a diet, my GP has already made that suggestion. But still doesn't solve my short term problem!
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Old 20-09-2009, 04:33   #2
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On the last ship I worked on we had a deckhand who was about 6'4" and at least 450 lbs. Not an ounce of fat mind you. The kinda guy you want on your side in a bar fight if you catch my drift.

Anywho, standard coveralls, pants, shirts, rain gear, immersion suits etc. wouldn't come close to fitting him. I had to take two of everything in XXL to a tailor to have fabricated into one that would fit. Eventually Transport Canada Ship Safety forced him off the ship due to his size being a hazard. He barely fit through the watertight doors! I think Helly Hansen was the only company who'd custom make his immersion suit but IIRC it was almost $3K and that was back in '85.

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Old 20-09-2009, 06:15   #3
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Grunden's goes up to 5x. I got tired of Goretex prices and went the industrial fishing route.
http://www.grundens.com/index.php?op...pper&Itemid=27
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XXXXL gear

I think losing weight would be a better idea.
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Old 20-09-2009, 09:13   #5
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All the industrial fishing clothing manufacturers probably carry the sizes you need.
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Old 20-09-2009, 09:35   #6
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Sorry

Sorry about the weight remark.. My best friends are 325 lbs and 350 lbs. I worry about them alot.

The 325 lb mail are sailing for 3 days. I worry about him having a heart attack on the trip and passing...

Seriously I might have to bury him at sea...

Does he have heart troubles???? He has not been to a doctor for 25 years and will not go. He feels great.

His wife is having her stomach stapled next month to lose weight. She takes up 2 airline seats. I love them dearly though.
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Well,

I am bloody skinny and must admit the newer cut bibs from Musto, HH, etc., esp in their 'ocean ranges' are ... "too tight". This is because they are designed to be worn on top of the newer style base and mid layers (which are very warm and very thin).

This is bad news for anybody who wants a high-tech XXXL foulies.

I am afraid you might be sentenced to lower shelf, lower comfort products as used by some Med fishermen - they are mostly XXXL.

But what happens if you buy GTX and make your own bibs? Then just weld the seams with a commercial grade liquid rubber?

Or, walk into the trekking / mountaineering shop and see what they have in stock - in the first half of my round the world I used only my older mountain outfit (GTX from Mammut) ! (And in fact, I am back to some of it today - once the 'magic' (cr...) stuff I bought from HL and Burke decomposed after just a couple of weeks in the service!

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317 neoprene mouse pads and 6 rolls of duct tape and youre good to go.
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rethink the wardrobe

i managed to embarrass my daughter often by wearing a wet suit (neoprene dive suit) when i went shopping during the wet season. amazed how many folk said it was the most sensible thing they had seen anyone wearing in town (darwin). most recently whilst sailing in colder climes i wore a full survival suit, with the zipper in front for easy p'ing.

and it didnt need laundering, after my shipwreck i left it on the beach it was just too big to carry, 'they' reckon the things cost a few grand these days.

now i'm back in the tropics, 20kgs & 4tonnne lighter.
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Old 16-10-2009, 18:29   #10
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XXXL Wet Weather Gear, The answer !!!!

"Does anybody know where to get larger size bib and braces. I have got a jacket in XXXL, but getting sailing trousers in this size seems to be a problem."


Almost a month late but allow me to chime in...

New for 09' and now that its almost over..GILL OS2IT Trousers XXXL
$180- 200
I am 6'-6" 340 only a tid-bit of taughtness in the crotch when i squat or bend over but otherwise fits fairly well...doesnt feel at all like the "Grundens" Fishing Bibs I have. which are like being "gumby" hope this helps
oh and for those of you that need a jacket the have the matching OS2 in red XXXL
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Just saw your reply about big size wet weather gear. I Googled GILL OS2IT to no avail. Can you provide any further info? Thanx
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Try Googling

GILL OS21T (OH, ESS, Two, One, Tee)

That works!!
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Thank you Talisker, your suggestion worked. Regards, Ramelau
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Well, I tried the OS21T XXXL at the Hamburg Boatshow, and to my surprise, they are actually smaller than the OS1T XXL bibs.

Now all need to do is get my legs extended by 11cm.
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While not made specifically for sailing, and not available in Germany, Cabella's guideware comes in sizes up to 5X in regular and 3X in tall. I have not tried the bibs, but the jackets have neoprene cuffs and are great for sailing. They are Gore-Tex and availabe either insulated or uninsulated.

Cabela's GORE-TEX® Guidewear® Jacket, Parka and Bibs
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