I've been after a Swazi Tahr XP for years now after first reading about them on this forum, it seems to be the ideal stalking jacket. Now that my brother and his girlfriend are travelling to New Zealand next month it's the ideal opportunity for them to pick me one up and either post it back in plain packaging or carry it back to avoid the UK customs charge.
My main concern now is selecting the right size for me since it's such a lot of money and it is coming such a long way! I am 5 foot 10 inches, 13 stone (83 kg) and have a chest measurement of 40 inches. I am a medium for most items of clothing with the odd large item. I see that the Swazi size guide states that a medium corresponds to a 39.5 chest but I'm not sure if this accounts for a couple of layers underneath? I'm also keen for the smock to last me for the next 10++ years so I'm aware I may expand a bit in that time as I am only 22 at the moment. However, I really don't want a baggy jacket with just a t-shirt on which will get in the way when manoeuvring with the rifle or when shotgun shooting etc.
Ideally I'd like the guys who have medium and large Tahr smocks to comment on the sizing compared to your size and my measurements above, this would be a great help!
Many thanks in advance,