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2013-04-01 9:38 PM

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Subject: Proper wet suit sizing for Clydesdale

I'll be getting a shorty within the next week or two in anticipation of my first tri. It will be a 1/4 mile freshwater swim in May here in Connecticut. I'd like to get it soon so that I can get comfortable with it. I am heavy (225 lbs at 5 10). On most sizing charts, I'm in between sizes in term of height and weight. I tried a suit on at Dicks today. The neopyrene seemed to pull down on my shoulders alot and thinking the next size up would be best. I imagine a proper fitting suit should not restrict movement but beyond that, I'm clueless. Thoughts?

Jeff



2013-04-01 10:10 PM
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Was the wetsuit at Dick's a triathlon specific wetsuit (I'm guessing no) or a surfing style wetsuit (I'm guessing yes)?  They are totally different products.
2013-04-01 10:14 PM
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Yeah not sure Dicks is the right store to go to at this point. I would suggest trying De Soto 2 piece wetsuits.

The ability to get 2 pieces in different sizes pretty much guarantees you a great fit. They have great customer service as well. I swim in the 1st wave Desoto wetsuit and love it.

Good luck in your search!

2013-04-02 12:10 AM
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Being a Clydesdale still (only another week left, ) I had to go with sleeveless. I find it much more comfortable and less restrictive. Being in Tx that is a lot easier than other places, but to get something over my chest and arms like that made me claustrophobic and I couldn't move. Maybe when I get down to 200 pounds it will work better, but for me it was just a no go. As stated above make sure you are getting an actual Tri wetsuit, I surfed when I was younger and the 2 types of suits are VERY different.
2013-04-02 6:55 AM
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5'10" and 220. Dick's wetsuits are not tri wetsuits.

If you're going to get a wetsuit, get a full sleeved one. Seriously.
If it feels like it's hampering your stroke, it doesn't fit right.

Go find yourself a tri store that rents wetsuits or go here:
http://www.wetsuitrental.com/
Call them and/or email them and they'll hook you up with a wetsuit. Try out a few before you buy. 2XU fits different than Orca which fits different than Aquaman, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_konga6rQM
Watch that a bazillion times before you put yours on.

If it fits when you're standing there dry, it's too big.

Get some of this. It's sold online just about everywhere tri stuff is sold:
http://www.sbrsportsinc.com/trislide.html
2013-04-02 4:42 PM
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6' 225 here and the BlueSeventy Fusion works great for me. Full sleeved. I first rented it from wetsuitrental.com and then "kept" it at the end. Good way to find a good fitting suit.


2013-04-03 6:27 PM
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I appreciate the feedback and have reconsidered the purchase. I'll get a rental. Thanks.

 

Jeff

2013-04-06 11:05 AM
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Not a problem with that video!
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