"I love the suit. Buy two sizes and return what doesn't work. "fleabird
So, if installation means getting the suit on, it was fairly easy if you follow instructions
If you use lots of baby oil or body glide, it is ok to get on. Once out of the water, comes off fast.
I couldn't decide between the XS and S for women...went with XS and it choked breath out of me on my first tri with it. BUT I did not know how to put the wetsuit on properly, with working the suit from the bottom up. Also, I did not know water IS SUPPOSED to get in the suit. I swam in 59 degree water and my body was comfortable, though my face was cold. You know it's cold when you see trout beside you.
Except for my neck issue, the suit was quite comfy and kept me warm and my fave thing was how buoyant I felt in it.
Not very adjustable. My neck is scrawny and it was still toooo tight, but again, I may not have put suit on properly.
If taken care of as per directions (caution...no fingernails), suit seems quite durable.
I bought it on sale and felt it was good value.
Oh, v.ery flattering. I felt like catwoman
My telephone experience with Xterra was very favorable. The rep helped me quite a bit.
They did not answer my email, however.
Well made, does what it is supposed to, very flexible in the shoulders, nice and thick on tummy and legs for buoyancy.
Sizing is iffy. I was 1 pound and 1/2 inch between sizes...like xs small almost too small, but small held too much water and I felt kind of dragging in the water.