I get very tired of having to settle for rain gear that is made for 5-foot, 4-inch guys that weigh 140 pounds. I’ve received rain gear in the past that was so tight I felt myself falling over all day because all the blood in my body was squeezed up to my head. That has a lot to do with how a rain suit is cut, where expandable areas are stitched, etc.
I was pleasantly surprised with how the midsection of the Carhartt Force Extremes Shoreline Angler bibs were cut and expandable. Because you don’t want rain gear to be too baggy or it will pool water on you in the places where the suit piles. But you also don’t want it to be so tight that you feel like it’s going to rip when you go down on the deck to land a fish or have to get in the floor and retie a lure in a torrential downpour.
The Force Extreme Shoreline Angler jacket also had several expandable and cinchable areas to allow for free movement but also to make the suit fit closer to your body, which can also help to keep you warm.