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    Any of you tall thin guys have a suggestion on a pair of breathable chest waders that fit?

    I'm 6' 7" with a 1 shoe and weigh about 210. I wanted to get a set of Simms G3s but to get the length I need (37"-38") I have to go to an XLL and deal with a 47"-48" girth. I'd have room for a couple of me in that. I did call Simms and they do not do any custom fitting beyond the foot size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnivore View Post
    Any of you tall thin guys have a suggestion on a pair of breathable chest waders that fit?

    I'm 6' 7" with a 1 shoe and weigh about 210. I wanted to get a set of Simms G3s but to get the length I need (37"-38") I have to go to an XLL and deal with a 47"-48" girth. I'd have room for a couple of me in that. I did call Simms and they do not do any custom fitting beyond the foot size.
    I meant a 13 shoe.
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    I can definitely relate...I wanted Simms as well. Check out Orvis Silver Sonic, XLT. They fit me pretty well and I don't have a ton of extra material crowding things up. I'm an inch shorter than you and carry an extra 20 pounds, size 14 shoe. Reading the size charts, I thought I'd be settling yet again, but have been pleasantly surprised at how well they fit. Have been very pleased with Orvis's customer service as well. I do a lot of scrambling over boulders in New Mexico, and after a little slip I tore my Silver Sonics right at the seam in the crotch. I sent them the waders asking for a repair or replace and I received a brand new set, no questions asked, 10 days later. I'm very hard on gear and this is the first set of waders I've owned that can handle the abuse I dish out (within reason)...miles and miles of hiking through some nasty stuff. Check it out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AF EOD View Post
    I can definitely relate...I wanted Simms as well. Check out Orvis Silver Sonic, XLT. They fit me pretty well and I don't have a ton of extra material crowding things up. I'm an inch shorter than you and carry an extra 20 pounds, size 14 shoe. Reading the size charts, I thought I'd be settling yet again, but have been pleasantly surprised at how well they fit. Have been very pleased with Orvis's customer service as well. I do a lot of scrambling over boulders in New Mexico, and after a little slip I tore my Silver Sonics right at the seam in the crotch. I sent them the waders asking for a repair or replace and I received a brand new set, no questions asked, 10 days later. I'm very hard on gear and this is the first set of waders I've owned that can handle the abuse I dish out (within reason)...miles and miles of hiking through some nasty stuff. Check it out...
    Thank you for the input. I'll look into it.
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