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    What length?

    I'm 5'9 and looking to get a flight jacket (20F) ... I'm curious what lengths people might find appropriate.

    66 inches might be too short I am thinking ... that's only 5'6". I realize I am not pulling this over my head, but still feel like 72" may be better

    What are y'alls suggestions?

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    If you are a cold sleeper the extra length will keep you warmer. It would be especially good for ensuring your feet are covered.
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    For my winter quilts, I got the longest one they offered, that way I can shove my clothing I plan to wear the next day down there in the some what cold times. Very cold, I sleep with everything but my jacket on anyway. Then I can shove any clothing like my gloves, hats, neck gaiters, etc. down there. I use separate stuff for sleeping. That way they are nice and warm the next morning. many other reasons and uses for the extra room/material. I think it's worth having.

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    Also, remember that the measurements are taken with the TQ laid out flat but when you actually use it there will be some bunching from the formation of the footbox.

    I would definitely go with the 72" version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjayblues View Post
    I'm 5'9 and looking to get a flight jacket (20F) ... I'm curious what lengths people might find appropriate.

    66 inches might be too short I am thinking ... that's only 5'6". I realize I am not pulling this over my head, but still feel like 72" may be better

    What are y'alls suggestions?
    Top quilt measurements are based on quilt laying flat and foot box open. Measurements will vary due to quilts having a "Spring" effect when laying loose and relaxed but reaching full length when occupied. You will lose some length creating the football. For 5'9" we recommend a 72" length TQ.

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    When I ordered mine Paul kept asking if I wanted extra length. I kept saying no. I'm only 5' 10" and I thought 72" was plenty. In actual use it works, barely. I often, on a cold night, wish that I had taken Paul's advise. What I have does work well, but with a bit extra I could keep my cheeks and neck and perhaps ears warmer. Go long.

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    If i were 5'9" i woukd think a 72 would be perfect. I am 6'2" and I ordered the 72 thinking that that is 6' and plenty big, NOT taking into account the foot box closing and "spring" effect. It worked but was pretty tight. Luckily Paul and Miss are so amazingly great and they said they would swap my 72 for a 78 for cost of goods and shipping. Absolutely top notch customer service and quality goods. Everyone BUY UGQ!!!
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