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Old 10-02-2012, 10:44   #61
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Re: New Foul Weather Set $85 - GREAT!

My set were just delivered and they look and fit great. Lots of features that I didn't expect but that should be worth having. Very well made durable looking. I'm 6'1" and the XL fits perfectly.

I tried on the full suit and it highlighted my need for foul weather boots, ski goggles and gloves. Any recommendations for good boots and gloves that would go well with this setup and work well while sailing, usually in moderate temperatures?

Thanks for the great recommendation, I probably would have just used one of my ski jackets etc. but now look forward to being so much more comfortable while sailing through some foul weather.

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Just checked my tracking number. Mine arrive today! Can't wait. I love a good deal---a rare thing these days.
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Old 10-02-2012, 16:56   #63
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We got ours today. Look and feel great.




Can't beat the price.
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Old 10-02-2012, 17:30   #64
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Re: New Foul Weather Set $85 - GREAT!

They look great for the price, but I have given up on yachty gear with nylon exteriors. The outside absorbs too much liquid and even if you're dry inside the gear takes days to dry and pretty soon gets all mildewy and yucky. I've switched back to Grunden's fishing gear which is some sort of orange PVC I think on the outside that is tough as nails, doesn't absorb water, and they have such a loose cut that they ventilate pretty good. It's also the only stuff I know of that you can sit in six inches of water through a full four-hour shift, if you need to, and you won't have a wet butt. Another thing, is you can scrub off stains and dirt pretty easily. Get real commercial fishing gear at some place like Hamilton Marine. Also, it lasts just about forever.
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Re: New Foul Weather Set $85 - GREAT!

just ordered mine 6'4" hope XL is long enough. Looks like a great price
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Old 10-02-2012, 21:53   #66
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We got ours today. Look and feel great.




Can't beat the price.

What size did your wife order, I thought theyd be too big for her, but shes about the same size as your wife.
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What size did your wife order, I thought theyd be too big for her, but shes about the same size as your wife.
She got the medium. It was the smallest size they had. A little bit big on her but certainly workable.
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She got the medium. It was the smallest size they had. A little bit big on her but certainly workable.

After mine arrived today my wife went over to that Army/Navy site and ordered her a set of smalls. (She's 5' 0" and 116). Get this...she took their survey for an extra discount and she got the set for $67.50!! I hate when she does that to me! LOL, so if you can spring for $67 bucks you could get her a set of smalls and sell the mediums here! I'm sure they are going to run out soon with all this action we're sending them...
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What size did your wife order, I thought theyd be too big for her, but shes about the same size as your wife.

How tall is your wife? I'm more interested in the jacket than the bibs, and trying to figure out if I should get my wife the medium or small (I found the small available at the surplus place).
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After mine arrived today my wife went over to that Army/Navy site and ordered her a set of smalls. (She's 5' 0" and 116). Get this...she took their survey for an extra discount and she got the set for $67.50!! I hate when she does that to me! LOL, so if you can spring for $67 bucks you could get her a set of smalls and sell the mediums here! I'm sure they are going to run out soon with all this action we're sending them...
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Thanks man!

My wife is about 5'4-5'5. So a little bit taller than 5'0. I think she could rock the small size but she is alright with the medium as well. I'm 6'2" and the XL seems to fit just right on me.
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......I'm 6'2" and the XL seems to fit just right on me.
Ah crap I'm 6'2" and just ordered a Large. Hopefully they have a good return policy if it's too small.
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Ah crap I'm 6'2" and just ordered a Large. Hopefully they have a good return policy if it's too small.
Overstock.com is good about returns. SC
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Darby... now just find a set that would fit my size 2 wife! I thinks men's medium would be a little big for her.

If she is that tiny just tuck her inside your E-Large and save the cost of the second suit.
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I ordered a set of this for a friend as a gift. It is so high-end, and well made that I ordered a set for my husband, just to have when his foul weather gear wears out. My husband has a well known, brand name and when he tried this on, he said: "this is nicer than what I already have."

This would easily cost you $300-400 elsewhere. Free shipping too. I suggest ordering up a size, I did for each of them. That way you have room for warm clothes underneath (if needed) and plenty of room for movement.

A brighter color would be better, but reflectives are good and the hood is NEON, chartreuse yellow.

$84.99 is for the set (jacket and bib)!

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read most of the posts and followed the link to Barre army-navy in Vermont, took the goofy survey and boughy two for 135 total including shipping. The only place we have done better was Boater's World liquidation. I think we paid about 25 per suit. We bought several so guests are covered too.
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x2 just did the same thing...silly really since I don't even have a boat yet. I guess we can sit outside and play sailboat in the next storm with our new foul weather gear on!
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