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I am currently looking for my first wetsuit. It would normally be no problem to find one myself, but as i have limited resources, I want to buy used, as i think that is the cheapest way to get OK gear.
Now to the question! Because I migth not be able to try the suit before i buy it, it would be nice to know how i can take measurings of my length, width of legs and so on, and knowing that I will get a suits that fits me OK.
All kinds of advice is recieved with pleasure
If this thread is inept, please give me a PM!
Thank you in advance
You got some good direction from fnfalman, however, wetsuit sizing not only varies from one manufacturer to another, but even within one brand, sizes may vary from one model to another, one thickness to another, etc. It is really maddening trying to get one online and have it fit the first time. If you get a lead on a suit that you think might fit, get the brand and model name and go to that manufacturer's website and look at their own sizing charts. Best of luck to you!
It's just my opinion, folks ... ___________________________ " ... when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. "
Thanks, i see...
the best thing would probably be to test the suit IRL before i buy it, but there is no shops close to me that lets you do that! The only shop I can find, that i migth be able to get to, only has high-end and more expensive gear...
Thanks for the notes, I can see I have to concider alot of things pretty closely...
One more thing to consider, since you mentioned used gear, is that wetsuits actually shrink over time. For example I have one suit in my rental rack that was originally mine and a xxl, that I now consider to be a size L
Well, i was kinda afraid of that.
I'm not going to buy other kinds of equipment, exept a divers flag, perhaps a knife and a new catch net...
I mainly freedive, but Greece in the easter and Norway in the summer requires a good 5mm suit...
Edit: gonna buy a speargun too...
Last edited by Daaniel92; March 15th, 2010 at 04:45 PM.