wetsuit too small?

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trevorbby771
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wetsuit too small?

Post by trevorbby771 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:24 am

the wetsuit I bought is a few sizes too small, in fact it's a "kids" wetsuit in a size 8.
and I am 6ft tall and 145lbs...

I can manage to get the wetsuit on my body and is nice and tight but the chest zip can't go over my head, is there any tips on how I can get it over my head? or should I just leave it and order a back zip version of the same size?

surfydude
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Re: wetsuit too small?

Post by surfydude » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:19 pm

I think it's too small if you can't get the head piece on, even if you hunch over. Chest zips are tricky because you can't adjust the neck hole. If it's too tight, you could suffocate.

I'm a bit shorter and lighter, but I normally wear a small, extra small or kids size 16. Even a 14 might be too tight, yet alone an 8! Triathlon suits I have to size up as they tend to be cut even tighter than surf suits.

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