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Wetsuit for woman with large breasts... Serious question

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by Harquah, May 11, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    I dive Bare wetsuits now and whilst there's still a bit of extra length here and there, it's nothing like my Mares suits of old.

    Those fit my curves well but were way too large in the shoulders, so would have been good for large breasted woman that also had muscular back, upper arms and shoulders. (Not me)

    I cut the bottom of the legs back and had the ankle zippers adjusted.

    Then I started diving the Bare Velocity suits and haven't looked back. Unfortunately, Bare has quit making them.
  2. DBPacific

    DBPacific Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Oregon, USA
    I like how Bare has the plus size range as well as the 'normal' set of numbers. My current suit is a Bare Evoke and the plus size is the best thing I've ever seen for how big my hips are without being too big for my shoulders.

    I've seen quite a few Velocity's on used selling pages. I've also had decent luck buying discontinued Bare stuff at other online retailers that stock pretty much all the big suppliers and just had leftover suits in their closeout section. Got a $45 7mm vest and hood that had been discontinued from Bare that way.
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  3. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cave Country
    I am a DD and find the Henderson Hyperstretch neoprene wetsuits very forgiving. I have their 3mm and their 7mm full wetsuit.

    Good luck in your search and safe dives!
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  4. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    I didn't read the full thread, and I am a man. But I can feel your pain. I am 72 and have more gut than I should. When I did my OW the 7mm suit and 28# made it almost imposssible for me to get my fins on, The instructor assumed I was panicking - NOT. I just couldn't breathe while I was bent over trying to get my fins on as quickly as I could.

    Hope you can find a solution.
  5. TravisD

    TravisD Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Westminster, MD
    My wife just bought a suit from Truli and seems to feel that it fits her better than her older Henderson. Truli's sizing is... non-standard, so might need to contact them for specifics, but their whole deal is that they are supposedly trying to make sizes that work for non-standard sized females.
  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    And Truli suits are well made and very cool!!
  7. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
    I bought a semi-dry wetsuit with good fit in the chest so i don’t have stress trying to get a breath. Then i am left with baggy waist and thighs. I just added bottom half of neoprene shortie so it fills just the baggie part of my suit. This doesn’t seem to matter honestly, so i left them out after a trial. Tight wrists, ankles limit water exchange a lot.

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