Gear recommendations for tall guy

Discussion in 'Clothing / Gear' started by Nano, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Nano

    Nano New Member

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    Hey all. New to airsoft and I'm looking for help finding BDU and tactical vest that will work for someone like myself that is tall. I'm 6'7" and I have a little extra weight on me, (not fat, just a bit of a spare tire that I'm working on) so I don't for a second believe all the 'one size fits most' stuff I see on a lot of gear. Unfortunately I don't really have a shop in my area to go try stuff on at. Any players out there that are bigger than average have any suggestions for me?
     
  2. omegaic

    omegaic Member Supporting Member

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    Do you know your sizes? Waist, chest and inseam?
     

  3. Nano

    Nano New Member

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    Yeah, I know my measurements. The main concern I have is my inseam which is 35 inches and the fact that I'm 6'7" which makes me worry about how tactical vests are going to fit me.
     
  4. Tactical_Skittles

    Tactical_Skittles Active Member

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    Okay...what are they?

    It's hard to give good suggestions on vest types with just your height and inseam.
     
  5. Swoledaddy

    Swoledaddy Active Member

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    As for a vest measure from your belly button to your collar bone and I can definitely help you with finding one.
    You could consider a chest rig as well. I find them to be way more useful in airsoft over a plate carrier. They breathe better and as long as you know what you want to carry you can just get one with dedicated pouches to hold everything you'd need and wouldn't have to worry about size.

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  6. Nano

    Nano New Member

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    I listed my inseam and not my waist measurements because finding pants in my waist size is easy, but finding some that don't look like high waters is a different story. I didnt list chest measurement because, as with pants, shirts/jackets/vests that fit me in terms of width isn't a problem, but finding one's that don't end at my belly button is a challenge. I think I just worded this whole thing really poorly. I am mainly just looking for gear that will be tall enough to fit well and not look silly. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  7. Nano

    Nano New Member

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    Also, I'll get the belly button to collar bone measurement when I get home. Thanks everyone!
     
  8. Nano

    Nano New Member

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    Just under 21 inches from belly button to collar bone. @Swoledaddy
     
  9. Swoledaddy

    Swoledaddy Active Member

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    You would most likely have to pick up a large plate carrier. Most airsoft ones are going to be in a medium size. If I remember correctly Shooter CB has Flyye plate carriers in large though, if you don't mind ordering from China.

    Do you feel you need a plate carrier or would you rather have a chest rig?

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  10. Nano

    Nano New Member

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    A chest rig would be fine as long as it sits correctly.