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  1. sw00shm4n

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    So I'm looking to get the gf a snow jacket for her birthday, and was wondering if I could get some help from the lady ELers, since I have zero knowledge in women's outerwear.

    What are the better brands out there? How do they tend to fit? Any brands to avoid?
    The only things I'm looking for right now are something that's light to medium insulated and a longer/team fit. She really hates getting snow in her pants/jacket too so maybe even some bib/overall style pants might be nice.

    I know it's kind of a broad question, but any help would be appreciated.

  2. RIPITUP

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    http://easyloungin.com/forum/topic.php?id=3562

    This should help, def. more than I can  

  3. Midget Mafiosa

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     get a onesie, or something with a zip in. oakley makes long women's stuff and their ish zips together.

  4. Serraph

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    Volcom has team fit and zip together capabilities and I have always had good experiences with their stuff. The Volcom team fit isn't super long, but it is much better than most girl's outerwear fits.

    The B by Burton line is also nice and long. I fondled the Foley and Electra yesterday and both are nice long lightly insulated jackets.

    But my personal fave (I FOUND ONE IN THE TRUCKEE PORTERS STORE YESTERDAY - they still had a S and M in black)
    is the Oakley Float. 100 grams of insulation and a super cute, flattering, LOOOOOOONG cut.

  5. zkurd

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    Honestly, I usually buy guys stuff in small.

    Nikita however is nice. Not super technical but I always like their stuff: http://www.nikitaclothing.com  

  6. Eva

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     Holden in a size bigger than usual - kinda pricey though.

  7. AllDay AllNight

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     Are you the same swooshm4n that used to post on NT?

  8. HyperLeafBlower

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     I'm wondering if I can get some info here. My girlfriend just recently got into snowboarding at the end of last season and is looking into buying some outerwear, problem is she's quite curvy, and a fashion student so she doesn't want to wear baggy guy's stuff on the hill. According to the size charts she'd need an XL in just about any brand for her chest (It's 42 inches I think) to fit and then the waist would be huge on her, she also wants a jacket with a more flattering silhouette. She likes the style of most of Holden's pieces, is there any change their fit would be better? According to the size chart an XL should fit her.

    Edit: I should add she's 5'7"  

  9. drjcv

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     Size charts suck and make no sense. Most women's shit is made for teenagers. I think she is just going to have to go try stuff on

  10. Eva

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     I'm 5'9 and around 145lbs and wear a large in Holden. I am not sure how heavy your woman is. I am not very busty though. I have found Holden to fit small in the shoulders. I'm usual a medium but with Holden I need a large. Hope that helps.

  11. Serraph

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    hyperleafblower said:  I'm wondering if I can get some info here. My girlfriend just recently got into snowboarding at the end of last season and is looking into buying some outerwear, problem is she's quite curvy, and a fashion student so she doesn't want to wear baggy guy's stuff on the hill. According to the size charts she'd need an XL in just about any brand for her chest (It's 42 inches I think) to fit and then the waist would be huge on her, she also wants a jacket with a more flattering silhouette. She likes the style of most of Holden's pieces, is there any change their fit would be better? According to the size chart an XL should fit her.
    Edit: I should add she's 5'7"  

     

    Holden gear makes flat skinny girls look like they have curves using flattering cuts and designs. They do NOT make gear for curvier women. I think my chest is 40ish and I've never found a Holden Jacket that fits comfortably. Even the XL were rather restrictive and didn't allow room for layering. And like Eva mentioned - the shoulders are very narrow.

    Doc is right. She really does have to try things on. I've fell in love with gear over and over again thinking it LOOKS like it would fit only to try it on and hate everything about the fit and cut.

    That said, I have had a lot of luck with B by Burton Jackets, Burton Slim fit jackets in a size up from normal (so an XL for me) and Oakley Jackets. Tali is mega blessed in the bossom and she has always been able to look smashing in B By and Burton Slim jackets. Lorene is also very blessed in the chest and I think she likes Bonfire stuff.

    Good Luck!  

    **edit**

    I've liked all the Nike gear I've tried on.

  12. HyperLeafBlower

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     Wicked, thanks for the advice everyone, looks like we'll be making the shop rounds soon, or rather she will, since we're in different provinces at the moment.

  13. mommehK

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     THANK YOU for posting up sizing references for us "chestys"...no I'm not the flat-chested slightly-post-pubescent tweenie that most sizing is geared toward. You just made me feel tons better. :))

  14. Serraph

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    mommehk said:  THANK YOU for posting up sizing references for us "chestys"...no I'm not the flat-chested slightly-post-pubescent tweenie that most sizing is geared toward. You just made me feel tons better. :))

     
    Ha!

    I have a love hate relationship with most outerwear. I didn't think I would be a slim cut girl but I love the extra length that sizing up in a slim cut jacket or pant gives me. Worth checking out.

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