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Devon Flyer27/12/2011 08:31:44
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Been wearing mine on the last 4 flying sessions and can say that it keeps me perfectly warm and dry. No need to wear a lot underneath, I just wear a pair of jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt, so you can move around quite freely and no nasty little drafts creeping in anywhere.
Used it in 30+mph and 4.5C ambient the other day and I could have stayed out all day quite comfortably, when others were complaining that they were getting cold.
Peter Miller27/12/2011 08:52:52
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Just read a review in on a shop's website, Said the reviewer was 5'11" and average build and XL fitted him. That is the one for me.
 
Mine is on order now, again for flat field use. Might be easier that fleece lined trousers and thick jackets and mountaineering cap and.....?
 
I used to wear a pair of Skiing Salopettes which were good but a hassle to get on etc.
 
 
Devon Flyer27/12/2011 08:57:37
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I'm 6'0" and the XL fits very nicely.
The 2 way zip is handy.
Peter Miller27/12/2011 09:09:24
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I have a 44" chest and like a fleece etc under the jacket. How will XL cope with that?
Tim Mackey27/12/2011 09:19:22
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I really dont think you'll need a fleece as well.
XXL fits my chest area OK ( 46" and 6' 2" ), but the suit has strong elasticated waist, and this is a little tight around my, er, sticky bun cupboard
iawnski27/12/2011 09:38:32
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wow some big lads on here lucky im only a thin un prob need a small size lol
ken anderson.27/12/2011 10:19:38
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Posted by iawnski on 27/12/2011 09:38:32:
wow some big lads on here lucky im only a thin un prob need a small size lol
 
..we have a few up here as well who wouldn't fit back in the mould they came out of....'large models' ..... ...
 
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David Gilder27/12/2011 10:24:37
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Cheers Guys
 
think XL will do me then!!
 
Getting it ordered now!!!!
 
Tim Mackey27/12/2011 10:43:53
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Posted by ken anderson. on 27/12/2011 10:19:38:
Posted by iawnski on 27/12/2011 09:38:32:
wow some big lads on here lucky im only a thin un prob need a small size lol
 
..we have a few up here as well who wouldn't fit back in the mould they came out of....'large models' ..... ...
 
ken anderson ne..1 LMA dept

Posted by iawnski on 27/12/2011 09:38:32:
wow some big lads on here lucky im only a thin un prob need a small size lol
 
 
 
Yeh , right.

iawnski27/12/2011 11:24:48
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you b timbo lol
Peter Miller30/12/2011 09:12:02
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Got my suit. XL size. A bit too tall for me and I seem to be fatter than I thought. Just did not fit at all, especially round the posterior! Even after Christmas my wallet made it too tight!
 
Not a problem. I have a friend who is a keen fisherman. Took it down the road and it was a perfect fit. Got my money back the same day. Phew!
David Gilder30/12/2011 09:40:06
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I ordered mine on 27th and it arrived 2 days later 29th.
 
Thats very fast service and at Christmas to boot!!!
 
Perfect fit!!
 
Will be testing it out fully on 4th Jan on the Orme!!
Alan Cantwell30/12/2011 09:44:05
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ilooks a great thing for the field and slope, sick of freezing down the field, and not being able to slope, cos of the cold, am 12 stone, medium build, with an ample gut (well, i am over 55!!) what size you reckon? and can you drive in it? dont fancy changing into it at the slope!!!
great find, and many thanks, dont fancy that black cover over my face though
Tim Mackey30/12/2011 10:45:43
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Alan, I have met you a couple of times, and from memory I would reckon an XL would do you.
David Gilder30/12/2011 10:51:21
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I would agree with Tim.
 
There is sufficient "gut" space in my XL one... I have the belt set and have about a foot of belt hanging off... (and I am not a beanpole!!)
 
Dave
 
Alan Cantwell30/12/2011 11:23:28
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cheers Tim, but can you drive in it??
Devon Flyer30/12/2011 11:35:26
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Posted by Alan 4 on 30/12/2011 11:23:28:
cheers Tim, but can you drive in it??

I can drive in mine so long as I have the heater turned off and all the windows open.

David Gilder30/12/2011 11:36:04
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I dont see why you couldnt drive in it...
 
but you might need to turn the heating off or you could cook!!!
 
lol
 
 
 
looks like DF and I cross posted then!!
 

Edited By David Gilder on 30/12/2011 11:36:38

RGPuk30/12/2011 12:46:13
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If it helps anyone, for size comparison:
 
At 6ft tall, 32 waist, 43 chest, 33 inside leg, ape length arms attached to wide shoulders - the XL fits me great. Not restrictive but not too baggy either even with just shorts and a sweatshirt, but with enough room for fleece and jeans too if required. Tested, so far, in -3C, plus windchill from a 25mph blow. An excellent and very warm 30 quid's worth.
 
Ro.

Edited By RGPuk on 30/12/2011 12:47:18

David Ashby - Moderator30/12/2011 16:40:35
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Yep, wore mine at the field today - very warm, does the job
 
 
 

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