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    Tights for tall women?

    Hi, I'm new here. I'm on the hunt for some cycling tights to wear when it's cooler here. It seems that all of them I see online list an inseam of about 30". Does anyone here know of a place to find tights made for tall women? I'm 6'0" and have long legs. Thanks for any recommendations you might have!

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    Michelle,
    Go to-http://www.foxwear.net/ he will make you any size you want!

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    Plenty of men are 6 feet tall. Why won't regular tights work just because you're female?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf View Post
    Plenty of men are 6 feet tall. Why won't regular tights work just because you're female?
    In case you hadn't noticed, women are shaped differently than men. Pay particular attention to hips and butts. You might see they're not the same...
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    All the tights I've ever seen and worn have been very stretchy. And many men are wider than women, if they're overweight. I really don't see what the problem is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansnurse View Post
    Hi, I'm new here. I'm on the hunt for some cycling tights to wear when it's cooler here. It seems that all of them I see online list an inseam of about 30". Does anyone here know of a place to find tights made for tall women? I'm 6'0" and have long legs. Thanks for any recommendations you might have!

    Michelle
    My sister has loads of problems finding cloths as well as she is 6'3" and her legs are also very long. She pretty much ends up with a lot of mens sized items because that is what will fit. Her bike for instance is a mens bike, because the womens sizes were no where near tall enough.

    For tights, if you need to go with a mens size I would stay away from ones with built in padding. The padding is bound to be wrong for a womans anatomy. You can easily wear a set of riding shorts under the tights of you are going on longer rides, or ride without them on shorter rides. My commute is only 5 miles each way so I don't bother with riding shorts. Normal underwear is fine. On longer rides you need the extra protection and more strategically placed seams of riding shorts.

    I can recommend the Illuminite tights. I like them because they are medium thickness. The tights are comfortable to about 40F freezing, yet are still comfy around 60F. These tights also are not very tight and super form fitting. I am not particularly comfortable walking around the school in super tight pants, these slightly looser fitting tights are just the ticket for me. For weather below freezing I add my rain pants as an extra wind breaker layer. One nice feature is the built in reflective material in the tights.

    As others pointed out, give Lou a call at foxwear. He can hand make a pair of tights to your exact needs. I just bought an E-Vap coat from him and it is super comfortable. No more sweating in my wind breaker yet, I am still comfy down to 2F... extreamly flexable! Lou is a pleasure to do bussiness with and his prices are very reasonable. When it comes to shipping charges, he actually charges you what it costs. No $10 flat shipping charges only to find $0.93 of postage on the package.

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    Thanks all, I appreciate your help and recommendations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansnurse View Post
    I'm 6'0" and have long legs. Thanks for any recommendations you might have!

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    Im not sure were to buy from but if you wish to post a pic or two I wont complain

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    She doesn't need to post a pic. I think most people can go by the information she has given. Perhaps Michelle can enlist the help of the women's section?
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    So how tall are you Ms Blue Wind? J/K Nurse of Ryan Lou at foxwear can make tights custom fit even if your legs are 8 ft long. Lou has mad sewing skillz. $39 for 250 Powerstretch. Good fabric for down to 15F. 400 g/m2 Wool is best for not retaining odor but not available custom made and 2x Price. Minus 33 is a good brand that sell womens sizes if they fit... $80
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    Hi,

    yeah ,

    I have the same problem too... Since I am a volleyball player & have height of 6'1.

    So Its very difficult to find cloths according to figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansnurse View Post
    Hi, I'm new here. I'm on the hunt for some cycling tights to wear when it's cooler here. It seems that all of them I see online list an inseam of about 30". Does anyone here know of a place to find tights made for tall women? I'm 6'0" and have long legs. Thanks for any recommendations you might have!

    Michelle
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    Boure does custom.

    I have a pair of bibs using their Thermo material and I am very pleased.
    You can get them with pad or without. I prefer a pad, many prefer to wear shorts
    underneath. Your call. Their Elite pad is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annahuds09 View Post
    Hi,

    yeah ,

    I have the same problem too... Since I am a volleyball player & have height of 6'1.

    So Its very difficult to find cloths according to figure.
    Call Lou at Foxwear. All his stuff is made to order, and amazingly is also very affordable. There is a link in a post above.
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    If you have a little sewing experience, tights are very easy to make - only two seams, really, and some elastic at the waist. Kwik Sew patterns have the best instructions, but for such a simple item you could go with Jalie, Green Pepper, Stretch & Sew, Storm Mountain, Daisy Kingdom... no doubt even the Big Three have tights patterns buried in their catalogs somewhere. Most patterns have lengthening and shortening lines on them.
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    Given a man and a woman of the same height, typically, the woman has longer legs. So tights that fit a 6'0" man could easily be too short for a 6'0" woman. Add the extra material taken up at the hips and it's easy for the tights to be too small.
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    Another fan of Foxwear here. Not only does Lou make great tights (my wife and I each have a pair), I have a very good rain jacket for cool/cold weather he made for me, and rain pants to match.
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    We definitely need pictures of tall women in tights to make this thread purposeful

    So...what about these?










    Or these?

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    The only photo there that I find the least bit alluring is the one of the runner. The others don't seem athletic. They don't even seem like real people to me.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Christ, you guys are creepy.

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    Some eye candy is nice, yes, but threadjack over, please. There's a time and a place.
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    Stop teasing...mmmm tall wimmens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    Christ, you guys are creepy.
    ... don't walk, run to the nearest exit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    ... don't walk, run to the nearest exit!
    No, this is a thread about tights for tall women, not a thread for shut-ins to post pictures of women they find attractive.
    There are plenty of places on the internet for you to look at photos of women's legs; this isn't one of them. Try to have some respect for the women who come here looking for information; they should be able to look up things without being harassed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    Christ, you guys are creepy.
    You're just figuring that out now or just reminding us???

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