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Borealys 10-27-2008 11:41 AM

Pants for tall women...any brand suggested?
Hey there,

I have been looking at a few pants lately and I'm a bit confused...
When I used to snowboard more I remember it being a pain to find good looking pants for tall women..
Though I changed since and lost weight so it makes it a bit harder for me to choose the right size (6ft tall, around 150lbs). I'm not really *girly* and tend to like darker colors better...(I like red too though but that's about the only bright color I'll wear), and I like to have a baggy fit, not tight nor too loose, feels more comfy to me.
So I was looking at Volcom pants the other day but was a bit worried that the XL size might be too small inseam wise (I have a 35-36 inches inseam with tight pants) and too big in the upper part...
I'd wear men pants too it doesn't make any difference to me (might have to downsize though lol).
Any suggestions, ideas, opinions are welcome.
Thanks in advance.


BiggerThanYours 10-27-2008 02:54 PM

Hey borealys, I'm 5'10 and 140lbs, and I rarely find womens pants that fit right. I tend shop for mens pants in size small, i find that they're more comfortable for riding.

Borealys 10-27-2008 07:37 PM

Hey hey!
Ok that's good to know. I hadn't tried that yet as I had found a good deal on a pair of brown Roxy pants a few years ago and they were fitting pretty good (but I had a few pounds more too). I went to a shop a few days ago and didn't really pay attention to the clothing (was short on time), took only a few minutes to look at some pants and mens pants seemed huge to me lol.
Thanks :)


Kjerstin Klein 10-28-2008 12:23 PM

Tall Girls Unite!
I know how hard it is to find pants for long legs - I'm not as tall as you two - only 5'9" but still have a 38 inch inseam! It would be fine if I were fat. For some reason they make those pants longer (feel bad for the short girls!) Anyway, while guy's pants are an option they really aren't a great deal. They won't fit as well because they are simply shaped differently. You may be happy just to have something long enough for once but in the long run the poor fit will start to annoy you.

Fit is everything on the hill. You want to look good, you want to be warm and you want to be able to move well. I would first look at Roxy since that is a brand you are familiar with and seemed to have some success - they are a great company dedicated to women's performance. Most of the Roxy styles are fairly fitted 'boot cut' styles so they are slimmer through the thigh. If you want a looser fit I would check out the Bonfire Particle Pant. The style runs long and it has a baggy fit, which is their 'classic' fit - room to move but still a nice fit in the butt and hips, which is what you won't get in a men's pant. 686 also tends to run very long. I have a hard time fitting young girls who haven't hit their growth spurt yet, they just don't have the leg length for them - bad news for them, good news for us leggy girls.

There are some brands that carry longs but those are mostly ski lines that have some snowboard specific gear - it is great stuff, and will be long enough, just depends on whether you want a snowboard specific label.

Let me know if you need further help in finding the right pant for you!

legallyillegal 10-28-2008 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by Kjerstin Klein (Post 75270)
only 5'9" but still have a 38 inch inseam

:eek: That is insane.

Borealys 10-28-2008 04:05 PM

Hey Kjerstin,

wow long legs!! hehehe. You know, even when I had these few pounds more, the XL pants from Roxy that I used to wear were still too wide on the hips I had to put a belt on! I can't think about getting an XL now that I'm thinner.
I took a look at the Bonfire pants you recommended, I like them honestly, good baggy fit it seems,I wish they had cargo pockets though. It'll be ok as I ordered a jacket a few days ago with tons of pockets anyways. Do you think the L size would be long enough with my inseam though?



Kjerstin Klein 10-28-2008 07:13 PM

I think they should be - I couldn't find the specs in the catalog here so will check with a tape measure when I get into the store in the morning to be exactly sure - If you really want a cargo I might be able to find something else too - I just gave you a couple off the top of my head that I know run long. I'll give it some more thought - some stuff hasn't shipped yet so I'll go back over our orders to see what else we may have coming in that you might like.

Btw - what size do you wear in street wear? I'd like to find you something that REALLY fits you well - no reason to compromise eh?

Borealys 10-29-2008 09:43 AM

Thank you very much :)
Erm... that's a good question! lol. It really depends. Usually I tend to pick a 12 us women size for pants (mainly for the length...)but as you can imagine it doesn't always fit very well. There were some times I could downsize due to length. In the beggining of the year I bought a pair of pants that was long enough in size 10. And for summer I bought shorts size 8. I guess it all depends on the cut really because my weight hasn't decreased throughout the year more the contrary lol. I will give you more detailed info in PM.


snoeboarder 10-29-2008 10:46 AM

mmmmm tall girls

Kjerstin Klein 10-29-2008 12:12 PM

Found The Perfect Pant For You!
Ok - Found the perfect pant for you. I think the Bonfire pant might be too big in the waist and butt for you. I think the DC Ace pant might be perfect. Originally I thought it would be too narrow in the leg for you since you want a baggy fit but this style just takes the extra material out of the back of the leg so it doesn't feel so bulky - it is a nice fit. Plus it is slimmer in the hips which sounds like it would be helpful since you could probably fit in medium if it was long enough.

This pant has the added benefit of having hidden waist adjuster tabs so you can get the fit you need. It has removable suspenders that will help with the fit as well. It also has a small cargo pocket!

Most snowboard pants have an internal seam length of 29 - 31 inches. Where that hits you on your ankle depends on the rise of that pant but it tends to fit an 'average' inseam. Oddly enough actual leg length and the pant leg length are different measurements because pant measurements don't include the rise of the pant. At any rate the Ace has an internal seam length of 33 inches which will fit your typical 'tall' inseam.

It is a really cute pant. In a large it should fit. If it doesn't we'll have to talk about a special order (styles we don't carry in the store but may be able to get from companies we carry) for example Burton makes the Stow Cargo pant in long or consider a non-snowboard specific company that comes in long.

Let me know how it works out!

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