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Old February 21st, 2013, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am new to paintball, just purchased my marker after 1st time out last week. i see people with pants and shirts that are talored to the sport. but i am 6'8" and pant leg length and sleeve length can be an issue. does the gear run large or is there a company that offers tall sizes?
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Old February 21st, 2013, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the only real solution is to to buy a bigger size for the extra length. you'll need a belt though.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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not that I know of no, BUT, paintball equipment is designed to be long and baggy anyway so you may not have an issue. if nothing else just get one size up from a shirt size that fits your shoulders and do the same on the pants (waist size) most pants can be tightened down by a decent margin (velcro straps on the sides of many of them means the actual waist size can be tightened in)

another side note, if it is your first time and first year playing, dont worry about the clothing. Yes it helps but it is not going to make a noticeable difference for your first year or so. Wear some baggy jeans and t shirt/sweatshirst and you will get a lot of the same benefits. Beyond that a lot of the clothing has padding to help with slides but again if this is your first year you will not be doing a lot of that anyway so why bother? the pants especially are VERY expensive(most in the $150 range new) and if you are thinking about gear you are better off spending it on other things (like a thermal mask) over clothing that is very expensive and not going to give you many benefits over what you have in your closet right now

Welcome to the sport, what marker did you get?
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 08:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't speak on the shirts - as my baby t-rex arms probably won't compare to yours at 6'8.


I'm 6'1 with a 32" inseam in denim pants. A size XL Dye paintball pant is able to cover me from waist to ankle without issue and with excess. It isn't 4 inches of excess...but a 2x-3x should be able to cover you in that area.

Now - if you're 34" around and 36 inches by inseam.... Houston...you may have a problem.
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haha i am screw my jeans run 36X38, oh well i will just steal a pair of overall from work and make them work, i just didnt want detachable knee pads that all
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 02:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The information here is probably a bit dated but:

Paintball Apparel Size Chart | How to Measure


50/34 looks to be the largest you're allowed to be.

As far as knee pads go - they fit pretty tight to the skin, don't slide or move, and are easier to wash and care for. Go for the overalls and a set of knee pads. My preference is Dye, though I think we have some Empire users here too. It'll help prevent kneeling straight down on rocks and ending your day.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 10:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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hmmm, well i can tell you that i have a dye large and the inseam sure feels longer than a 32
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