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Hey ladies.  I have a friend who is buying some clothing for an upcoming vacation to Iceland. Cold temps and she will be out photographing the auroras at night, so mix of walking to sites and standing around while taking pictures. She's having a hard time finding thermal layer and snow/ski pants in plus size - wondering if anybody had some suggestions or knew of any particular brands she should check out.  Thanks!!
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My wife who was a size 18 just wore my stuff for a base layer, men's XL.  She was 5'9" tall though.  Shorter women may have more difficulty.  

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I thought about checking out men's sizes too (but like you mentioned, depends on height and what item). Thanks for the reply!
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For standing around, when photos are overhead, I highly recommend taking a Close Cell Foam pad to stand on.  It will help insult her from the frozen ground.  Something cheap, 3/8ths of an inch thick, and cut to fit in the suitcase.  Like a sit pad, but stand on it.

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Oh, good idea!
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Two that I can think of are First Ascent (Eddie Bauer) and LL Bean.

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LL Bean and also REI carries some extended sizes online :)

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LL Bean and also REI carries some extended sizes online :)

Both with great return policies!


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Yep!!!! I really do believe paying a little extra is worth it, just so you have a real guarantee!

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In the past, at least, my experience with REI brand items is that they run small.  If I buy REI long underwear, I'll end up getting a Large to go over my thigh muscles.  Those of you who have met me will know that whatever may go on elsewhere, my legs aren't fat--but they aren't model-thin, either, since they hike.  Which you'd think hiking clothes would accommodate. . .

I'm not that tall, but do very well in men's shirts, which have more space across the shoulders and back (I AM big there--too much swimming atop my genetics).


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