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Wetsuit Question

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Fossilhunter_Anson, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Fossilhunter_Anson

    Fossilhunter_Anson Angel Fish

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    I bought a henderson insta dry wetsuit, and the thing is a nightmare to get on, I have to have my buddy help me get in it. Will it get easier in time to get into? Or should I have gone with the hyperstretch?

    By the way I'm a bigger guy I had to buy the xxl size to fit me although the legs are a little long on it.
     
  2. salth2owannabe

    salth2owannabe Barracuda

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    Give me a front zip everytime. To me they are much easier to get into, especially by yourself. I wish companies would offer more options in the front zip. Sorry about you fit issues.
     
  3. nwhitney2003

    nwhitney2003 Nassau Grouper

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    Try putting it on in the shower provided there's one close by. I've heard this makes it easier.
     
  4. knotical

    knotical perpetual student Staff Member

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    Or try a diveskin underneath.
     
  5. avoidthebends

    avoidthebends Angel Fish

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    A Diveskin underneath should help. I have also seen people wear pantyhose under a wetsuit to help it slide on.

    There are companies that make custom wetsuits also. Your LDS should be able to help with taking the measurements for sizing.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Paco II

    Paco II Manta Ray

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    I use the insta dry gloves, and while I love them for their warmth, even they are a pain to get on and off. I can't even imagine what the fullsuits are like. As others have said, definitely try a skin. Or a different wetsuit ;)
     
  7. JKPAO

    JKPAO Captain

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    Pre wet it! use some sort of lube ie. diluted baby shampoo
    See you topside! John
     
  8. Joe Cool

    Joe Cool Barracuda

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    I agree, try a diveskin. I wear a Tilos diveskin under my wetsuit. It makes it much easier to don and doff the wetsuit.

    Phil
     
  9. Paco II

    Paco II Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
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    To the OP, there is a larger issue here, and that is being comfortable in your wetsuit. If it is just about getting it on that is the problem, a number of solutions have been mentioned. But if you aren't comfortable in general in the wetsuit, definitely get something else. So many options out there, there is no reason to 'suffer'.
     
  10. Fossilhunter_Anson

    Fossilhunter_Anson Angel Fish

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    I bought my wetsuit online at liesurepro i've had it on twice can I even return it? and try the hyperstrectch? or even just get my money back for something else?
     

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