Snowangel1976

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Calling all curvy Snow lovers,

We would like to introduce you to our new website: Plus Snow
At Plus Snow we are 100% committed to meeting the needs of our fuller figured customers. We provide a great range of quality snow gear exclusively for the plus sized men and women in Australia and New Zealand. Our snow gear is designed with an exceptional fit so you can join in the fun and stay warm while looking sharp in the great outdoors!

We know that plus sized snow gear is extremely difficult to find and is often poorly designed, making it super uncomfortable. Why compromise on style, when you can hit the slopes in any size. Our men's pants keep all the measurements in proportion for the majority of us that don't necessarily get taller when we grow a little larger over the winter and our ladies jackets will close over all those layers while giving that feminine shape in all the right places. POW!

Shopping online will be your saviour before you hit the slopes, so grab yourself a cup of your favourite brew and browse our range from the comfort of your home. Our ladies plus sizes go up to a size 26 and mens go up to a 10XL. If your unsure of your size, we've made it easy for you, simply refer to our size charts on every product page.

Ready to feel confident in your curves? Feel free to visit our new website: Plus Snow.

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LMB

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This is worth supporting IMHO.

Pity I don't need anything ATM or I'd be straight on it.

I not long ago bought a pair of 2XL/S pants direct from Columbia in the US. But next time I'll look here first.
I'm in the same boat.
I need smaller ski gear after losing weight, but I've had 10 years of struggling to find nice looking and comfortable gear - most ski shops stop at a small cut women's 14, with a straight up and down prepubescent style.
I'm really pleased to see someone stepping up and supplying ski gear for bigger people. Just coz you've got curves, are a bit on the chunky side or a beef cake doesn't mean you sit at home twiddling your thumbs.
 

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I'm really pleased to see someone making it easy to buy plus sized ski gear.

I'm not so impressed with the actual gear on offer, sorry. The pants seem to be either insulated or stretch, no simple shells. The women's parka colours don't really do it for me. On my tablet one looks like a nice pale blue but it's called Mint so I'm guessing it is actually green. At least the hoods are removable. I never wear a hood and really not keen on fake fur.

I may buy some pants anyway and want to encourage you to keep going with the website. I just hope you can find some more choices for us
 
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I sent the link to The Boss but most of those are far too boring and staid
We both like bold patterns and colours and her comment is that 26 isn't a PLUS size
Bigger women don't want to wear mens clothes
Her comment is that advertising as a plus sized store and stopping at size 26 is a bit of an insult to women who are trying to get smaller but cannot find gear to allow them to get back out and about
I'm a XL to XXL myself because I'm tall with wide shoulders
The lack of shell garments is a worry too, sometimes all we need are the shells.
We love the idea but please work on bigger womens sizes and please get some brighter and bolder patterns
 

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This will get a few comments but as a medical person who sees the consequences of the obesity epidemic I am not sure that normalizing plus sizes is the way to go ?
 
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This will get a few comments but as a medical person who sees the consequences of the obesity epidemic I am not sure that normalizing plus sizes is the way to go ?
It's not normalising. It is providing active endeavour clothing that fits that allows them to be physically active which is a good thing.

There's some very fit larger people who battle with weight but eat very healthily and exercise a lot. They are entitled to buy ski pants that fit!
There's also plenty of skinny people who are unhealthy and unfit - skinny on the outside, fat on the inside. Their slenderness is a product of genetics and they'll happily couch potato and chow down on piles of junk.

But @Moondog55 a womens size 26 is huge!! Even the plus size specialist clothing stores don't go past a 26! And at that size the struggle is real to be physically active. I think that is a very generous size range.
 

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Snowangel, well done in identifing a market need. Might not be to everyones taste but i wish your business every success. Any aus ski business should be applauded and supported.
 

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It's not normalising. It is providing active endeavour clothing that fits that allows them to be physically active which is a good thing.

There's some very fit larger people who battle with weight but eat very healthily and exercise a lot. They are entitled to buy ski pants that fit!
There's also plenty of skinny people who are unhealthy and unfit - skinny on the outside, fat on the inside. Their slenderness is a product of genetics and they'll happily couch potato and chow down on piles of junk.

But @Moondog55 a womens size 26 is huge!! Even the plus size specialist clothing stores don't go past a 26! And at that size the struggle is real to be physically active. I think that is a very generous size range.
I see a lot of women who must be more than 26 and really wonder how they find anything to wear.
 
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@Lady Mamabear definitely the 'straight up and down'-ness that Mrs H struggles with. She's very hippy but not big anywhere else, the boy-cut pants mean she has to go up a whole size (which are then baggy as everywhere else)
 

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@Lady Mamabear definitely the 'straight up and down'-ness that Mrs H struggles with. She's very hippy but not big anywhere else, the boy-cut pants mean she has to go up a whole size (which are then baggy as everywhere else)
My apologies @marv hucker, I was not intending to be offensive. I didn't realise we were talking about MrsH. I thought it was a general comment. Having been a plus size snowboarder for the entire length of my involvement in the sport (10 years) I can relate to the difficulties in finding gear, however obviously I have zero experience with sizes in the 20s. I was always a 16-18.
But I get the hippy shape not being catered for. They are very straight up and down, and a lot of women have curves. I did find one pair of ski pants (recommended by another member) that came in at the waist well, actually designed for an hourglass shape, but with side of waist stretch panels for ease of movement and stretching out for those that are more straight up and down. (Spyder Ruby Athletic Fit - not sure of the upper size .. I wore a 16 at my largest and they definitely had an 18 available, but also smaller sizes)

I buy size 26 clothing for my SIL - admittedly she needs it around the belly not the hips, but she struggles to get out of a chair, let alone engage in sport. Perhaps my perception is swayed by my personal experience.

Once again, I apologise if my comment gave offence.
 

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Coming in to this conversation late - I'm a fairly normal size (12 up top, 14 on bottom) but very 'hippy' as well and did struggle to find ski pants to fit my shape. I currently have a pair of Helly Hansen ones which are great, as they have lots of Velcro to allow for a more tailored fit around my waist, but are generous through the hips. Can't remember exactly which HH ones they are but can check.

When I started out skiing about five years ago I was a bit bigger and had to wear men's rental pants. Horrible. I saw so many smaller girls in flattering outfits on the snow and just felt like a massive lump next to them. Wearing flattering, well-fitted clothes can do wonders for one's self-esteem regardless of size, even when on the snow. I think this site covers a clear gap in the market and I hope it will allow people of all shapes and sizes to feel good about themselves whilst skiing.
 

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I notice you stock helmets, but you don't seem to be concentrating on the larger sizes there at all. For those of us with larger heads, there's definitely a soft spot in the market when you're trying to get a helmet that fits.
 
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Rachel cousins

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Thanks to plus size i have a great new jacket and pants...got out and enjoyed the snow today..hopefully i will get to fit back in old gear now i can exercise again after a variety of illnesses.I would like to thank the company for quich reponses to queries and the rapid delivery after purchasing..GREAT SERVICE
 
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Snowangel1976

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Thanks to plus size i have a great new jacket and pants...got out and enjoyed the snow today..hopefully i will get to fit back in old gear now i can exercise again after a variety of illnesses.I would like to thank the company for quich reponses to queries and the rapid delivery after purchasing..GREAT SERVICE
Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for your support this winter. I hope you get your wish ;)
 

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A plug for Monica at Plus Snow for helping me out with a jacket for my son today.

We ordered one that turned out to be generous around the middle but didn't cut it across his massive shoulders. For the past 3 years he has ridden in IRS oversized hoodies - coming in once they're drenched and swapping out for a dry one. Ski jackets were a joke. He can get them on, just can't move his arms.

I contacted her and was advised to try a different brand (ordered and on the way) and she will swap out my other jacket that didn't suit. Awesome.

Online shopping done right.

I know not everyone will need plus size ski gear, but if you like me have a big/tall or solid ski lover in the family - give these guys a go.
 
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Snowangel1976

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A plug for Monica at Plus Snow for helping me out with a jacket for my son today.

We ordered one that turned out to be generous around the middle but didn't cut it across his massive shoulders. For the past 3 years he has ridden in IRS oversized hoodies - coming in once they're drenched and swapping out for a dry one. Ski jackets were a joke. He can get them on, just can't move his arms.

I contacted her and was advised to try a different brand (ordered and on the way) and she will swap out my other jacket that didn't suit. Awesome.

Online shopping done right.

I know not everyone will need plus size ski gear, but if you like me have a big/tall or solid ski lover in the family - give these guys a go.

THANKS LMB !! - Such a great help to me and my business to give me a plug. You're right, my gear is not for everyone but I do try to provide the best possible service in the online arena for my customers. Merry Christmas :)
 
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I sent the link to The Boss but most of those are far too boring and staid
We both like bold patterns and colours and her comment is that 26 isn't a PLUS size

If you don't regard 26 as plus size your perspective on size is fooked and you need medical help to get back to a healthy weight. pronto.
 

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I have no idea on women's sizes so I googled "size 26 woman"... This is the first pic...

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She is not a 26. 26 is big but nowhere near that big. unless perhaps she is very short and has altered clothes accordingly

Also plus sizes are rarely "honest". Some 26 clothes are more like 30 in reality. I think it must be better for business if customers can buy a size smaller that expected.
 

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Unfortunately nowadays she is nothing special, there are a lot of people that size and it is accepted.. I saw a hospital bed the other day with a sign saying "maximum load 227 kg" That is 3 of me...
 

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Unfortunately nowadays she is nothing special, there are a lot of people that size and it is accepted.. I saw a hospital bed the other day with a sign saying "maximum load 227 kg" That is 3 of me...
I'm using a set of crutches at the moment with a weight limit of 180kg. That's about 2.5 of me and they don't even feel that sturdy with my weight alone...

I'm wondering if there is a typo in the statement about size 26 not being plus size, maybe they meant size 16, which is at the top end of standard sizing?
 

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I'm wondering if there is a typo in the statement about size 26 not being plus size, maybe they meant size 16, which is at the top end of standard sizing?
Not from the way this reads:
Her comment is that advertising as a plus sized store and stopping at size 26 is a bit of an insult to women who are trying to get smaller but cannot find gear to allow them to get back out and about
 

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True.

I wondered if it was a different sizing... but where?

The sizing where big numbers are used (usually cms or inches) a 26 would be a small size... an Aussie 6,8 or maybe 10. (For example the sizing on women's uniqlo jeans.)

A 26 is a very large size.
Yes there are women who are larger, and they should be able to buy clothes that let them get moving - but really, I can't see too many skiing or snowboarding at bigger than that size.
 

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True.

I wondered if it was a different sizing... but where?

The sizing where big numbers are used (usually cms or inches) a 26 would be a small size... an Aussie 6,8 or maybe 10. (For example the sizing on women's uniqlo jeans.)

A 26 is a very large size.
Yes there are women who are larger, and they should be able to buy clothes that let them get moving - but really, I can't see too many skiing or snowboarding at bigger than that size.
Bigger than that size? I can't see anyone that big having a go. they couldn't.
 
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