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my husband is 511" 195 lbs. he wears a 16 1/234 shirt. if a buy him a casual street shirt, i buy large. on this product, the 2x large fit him, while the extra large did not. save yourself a lot a trouble and order one or two sizes larger than you think you need. we ordered by mail and now have to return the first two we ordered. other than that, it is a great product. he wears it over a .5mm suit for warm water diving. its also good for the breezy boat ride after the dive back to the resort. easy on and off.
After my 12-year old Apollo fins broke, I bought the black & silver Tri-Ex. It is hard to tell about velosity. My Apollos always seemed fast, but it might be because I could distinctly feel the resistance of the water during the kick. On the Tri-Ex, I dont feel much resistance. It is as if I dont have fins on, yet my legs never got tired. Perhaps they are so aero-dynamicly designed that you dont know they are there. They are definately more comfortable. I did ten days of drift diving in Sulewesi with no problems, but was mostly drifting. Woman beware that their sizes for the black and silver model run very BIG. I wear a womens 9 street shoe, so I ordered a Medium. It was huge. My husband tried it on and it fit him. So, I returned that and got a Small which fit perfectly. For $79 it seems like money well spent.
a useful bag for taking on day trips from land based resorts.
Protects your hands without bulk. Enables use of small buttons on camera. A useful item to buy.
Warning: Although this is a high quality item, the sizing is totally wrong. I ordered a Mens Large for my 185 pound 511" husband and the vest was WAY TOO SMALL. In fact, so small that I could hardly get in it. Then, I ordered the EXTRA LARGE, and even it was too small for him. Finally, I ordered the 2X LARGE, and I got a proper fit. So, be aware that the sizes run small.