I'm pissed off because there is nothing standing in my way of having good quality snow pants (Budget is not the problem here!) except hardly anyone makes a size that should fit me. The Columbia 3x was supposed to fit me in the hip, but they're cut for someone with thinner legs and a larger waist (the inner belt tabs don't go small enough for me) and the rise is too low. Fat people go outside and want functional gear that fits and doesn't slow them down by constantly needing to be adjusted!
And anyone who says "Just lose weight" can get in the trashcan, nobody should have to feel like they have to lose weight to deserve the joy of movement outside. Clothing should be a part of what makes activities accessible to any body type that wants it.
weight, gear advice
@erinbee this is annoyingly similar to what i went through as a fat cyclist. stores topped out at XL, and “oh but it’s spandex” doesn’t mean much when it doesn’t cover my inner thighs.
this is a weird bit of a suggestion but a motorcycle gear shop might have what are usually called “rain overpants” in your size? they usually don’t breathe as well as snow pants but they’re waterproof.
@erinbee every. Damn. Winter.
Spouse is a snowboarder, I’d like to go with so we can try snowshoeing or something, but nothing I’ve tried fits.
I’ve been to the big Columbia store in Portland, several huge REI ones, nothing. I’ve tried mail order.
There are a few specialty mail/online shops out there but I’m so burned out from returning clothes I haven’t been motivated to try. And, of course, all of this is super expensive.
@erinbee yup. So much outdoor gear stops at L. I'm a cydesdale in every sense.
"Take outdoor exercise", says my doctor. "Wearing what?", I reply.
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