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My son is 21 and surfs in VA Beach. He is also becoming dive certified. He asked for a 343 wetsuit. I am not sure what to buy. also, he has a 34 inch waist, 1s 62 and 190lbs. Would he wear a tall large? Are these refundable if this is not what he wants? Thank you for your expert advice. Sherrie White
Hello Sherrie, when you are sizing a wetsuit or dive skin. The two most important measurements are going to be your chest/bust and waist. Height is a secondary measurement and weight is the last measurement you take into account. When your son is asking for is a 3/4/3 suit that would work well for surfing but if he is diving in Ca. then you would need to suit listed here. Also you can use the suit for surfing because of the super-stretch material will give him the flexibility thaqt he will need in the shoulder and legs.
Im 59", 145 lbs and bought a womans size 8 and 10. The size 8 is very tight, a little constrictive in the shoulders, but feels comfortable in the water (I tend to get cold very easily and noticed that after being in the water for about 30 minutes, I was starting to get cold). It also falls a little short on my legs, resting about 3 inches above my ankles. But when I try the size 10 on, its definitely way too big. When I pull away at the neoprene, I can pinch at least 2 inches behind my knees, at my armpits and at my lower back. I know some women who, unless they get a custom wetsuit, have to buy a mens size. With my height and athletic build, would it make sense for me to get a mens size? Or is there another brand wetsuit with a better size guide?
Hello Meilin, I do know women that fit into a mens suit better than a women cut suit. But if you are looking for a manufacture that has a different cut style for women take a look at the Pinnacle line of suits like the: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-101/152121/Pinnacle-7mm-Siren-Merino-Elastiprene-Super-Stretch-Wetsuit.html. Or another manufacture that has a different style cut is Waterproof: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-101/249051/Waterproof-7mm-SD-Combat-Semi-Dry-Wetsuit.html. I have found that these two manufacture have a better size chart when it comes to woman sizing.
We ordered the size that was suggested by the manufacturer. They are way too small. The Leg length and arm length was perfect. The chest area on both suits was too small. When we went to zip the back up there was at least 6 inches in the mid back that we could not squeeze to get zipped up. Should we order the next size up??
Hello Michael, when you are sizing a wetsuit or dive skin. The two most important measurements are going to be your chest/bust and waist. Height is a secondary measurement and weight is the last measurement you take into account. So yes I would suggest going up one size. Or each manufacture has there own size chart. There might be a different manufacture out there that has your sizing.
XSPAN 7MM JUMPSUIT
Rubber: Exclusive XSPAN material – Ultra Soft and Comfortable – 250% 4-Way Super Stretch foam neoprene.
Fabric Laminate: Each suit is constructed of 100% XSPAN material, unlike other suits which only offer stretch panels or filler gussets.
Construction: All 5mm jumpsuits are constructed using our proven technique of Double Glued and Blind Stitched inside and out for ultimate durability.
Knee Pads: Multi layer, thermal bonded knee pads are perfect for long lasting durability, maximum flexibility and attractive styling.
Additional Features: All Jumpsuits feature reliable and proven #10 YKK zippers, Adjustable Collars, Rolled Edges, Zipper Flap and Anatomical Fit arms and legs.
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Sizing / Materials
Mens XS - 3XL & ML, LT, XLS; Womens 4 - 16
XSPAN Neoprene Material, Glued and Blindstitched Seams, Back Zip
Black/Blue (Mens) or Black/Light Blue (Womens)