How tight do you wear your wetsuits

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I like my wetsuits:

Baggy
0
No votes
A little loose
1
4%
Just tight - very little or no gaps
11
48%
Extra tight - squeezed all over
10
43%
Really really tight - like way too small
1
4%
It doesn't matter
0
No votes
 
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surfydude
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How tight do you wear your wetsuits

Post by surfydude » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:57 pm

Over the years with different suits, I've noticed varying opinions on how tight they should fit. Some like it comfortably tight, but some like it really tight. And some are between sizes.

I've tried suits that are too small. Might be ok while they're new and stretchy, but they're too restrictive to be practical, and too hard to get off. Just comfortably skintight (no gaps) would be my preference. Some of my suits have small gaps, but loose is never my thing.

How do you like yours?

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zeep
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Re: How tight do you wear your wetsuits

Post by zeep » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:22 am

i def like them as tight as possible.
gettin out difficultely is a posivie thing i guess :D

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Re: How tight do you wear your wetsuits

Post by PurplePhoenix » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:08 pm

As I am not using my wetsuits for any sports and don't have big requirements for the range of motion I like to get mine a bit on the small side. Might have to get one that fits just perfectly snug without being too tight for prolonged and comfortable wear though.
zeep wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:22 am
gettin out difficultely is a posivie thing i guess :D
That is also a big plus for me. Also wouldn't say no to have someone by my side that actively worked on getting out more difficult. :D

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Re: How tight do you wear your wetsuits

Post by surfydude » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:29 am

PurplePhoenix wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:08 pm
Also wouldn't say no to have someone by my side that actively worked on getting out more difficult. :D
Getting zipped up by someone else is always fun (unless your suit is so tight that you suffocate). Maybe they can untie the zip cord too so you can't touch the zip! Haha! Just make sure you're not stuck when you need to get out for real.

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Re: How tight do you wear your wetsuits

Post by zeep » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:24 pm

i like someonelse being in charge of my zip :)

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Re: How tight do you wear your wetsuits

Post by surfydude » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:03 am

zeep wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:24 pm
i like someonelse being in charge of my zip :)
I'd happily do that if we lived in the same town. :)

I find the tightness a turn on too, as long as I can still get in and out of it.

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