I wouldn't call it "cropped" - the Flash Dual was always cut long due to the higher neck. It is a bit shorter than that style, but not intentionally a cropped garment. We will get you guys measurements on Monday.
I'd stay the same size. If the first Loopwheel Flash didn't fit you, this new hoodie is a bit more relaxed, as are the new sweats. I wouldn't call either style "oversized" but they are less fitted than those first Loopwheel styles.
We call them the Ebisu Sweatpants, and along with the Raglan Fullzip are a new style debuting with the Loopwheel Capsule. The Ebisu are slightly more relaxed in fit that Escobars, but still are tight at the ankle. We'd consider them a semi-fitted cut.
^ It is thicker and softer than any other terry, and gets better with age. You can read up on the history a bit here, from around the last time we produced a collection with Loopwheel: http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2015/01/19/rarest-sweatshirts-world/
For anything sold out on the US side, you should be able to change shipping to UK and access more inventory from that part of their site. Not 100% sure if it will shake out to the same pricing but I'd recommend giving it a try.