Marc Langille

Marc Langille

South Central, Colorado, Utah - anywhere!

Marc's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Marc's Bio

Interests: Photography, Cycling (road and mtb), Camping, Canoeing, Computers, Nordic Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Reading.

My photography often takes me off the beaten path and gets me up early in the morning! My sports, travel and nature related images have been published (in print), as well as multiple images published online:

Marc Langille

Marc Langille wrote an answer about on January 27, 2013

Hi nsap,

The waist size I cannot comment on, although I think that's the max. waist size the garment can handle. Norrona does the sleeve length measurement from the top of the arm to the wrist/base of the hand. This jacket is a very close fitting, athletic cut.

For reference: bought an XL - I'm 6'2", 45" chest, 36" sleeve (26"sleeve in Norrona measuring format), 36" waist, 210lbs. Very trim - fits perfectly!



Marc Langille

Marc Langille wrote a review of on April 22, 2011

Redfeather set an industry standard
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The Race R700 is a great running snowshoe! It's the minimum frame/deck size of 8"x25" for men's USSSA (United States Snowshoe Association) racing events. For the women, minimum size is 7"x21". The cleats/crampons are well spaced, dig into the snow and hold you very well on inclines, especially on packed trails.

Weight limit: on packed trails they can take more abuse, so the 190lb limit isn't quite as applicable or cut and dry. clearly indicates 190lbs for the weight limit on the current model/year:

However, I am 6'2", weigh around 194lb, so I contacted Redfeather support on 02/25/2011 & gave them my height/weight details. They confirmed it's not an issue - see below:

"For the race snowshoe I don't think you are pushing the weight limit. Then again it all depends on the type of snow you are running on. Packed/icy snow is going to take more abuse than just a packed snow or powder. The materials we use can handle quite a bit of stress. I would say you would be fine in a race shoe. Maybe a bit much for the vapor. Hope this helps, RJ, Customer Service 800-525-0081, Redfeather"

If you ever have a question on weight limit, give Redfeather a call!

(The attached image was taken while snowshoe running near Breckenridge, CO at 10,000 feet.)




Marc Langille

Marc Langille wrote an answer about on December 22, 2010

Hi Christopher,

I am guessing an XL is the ticket: I'm 6' 2", ~196 lbs, 35.5" sleeve length. My neck measurement is 16" near the base of the neck and just over 15" just below the chin. My riding jacket has a 3" collar and it's fairly close fitting at 6.5" at the top of the collar. Does that help clarify things?




Marc Langille

Marc Langille wrote a question about on December 18, 2010

Everything else has been answered - thanks everyone!

Just some questions on the collar:

1) size - is it relatively close fitting or a wider one (in circumference)?
2) collar height - close to the chin?
It appears to be a closer fitting, higher collar - which is what I am looking for when zipped up - better wind protection.

Marc L.