Don't want to start another thread for wetsuits...
I have never ordered online.I always felt the need to try it on before buying.Have you had good results with buying online? Do you find that the price is significantly better? Sizing?
I used wetsuitwarehouse.com, coincidentally for a hyperflex 5/4/3 plus some boots. I had no problems.Normally l try to support the local businesses, however I needed this in the middle of winter when my local shops are closed for the season.
Last edited by capecodcdog; Aug 22, 2013 at 02:06 AM.
I bought a Patagonia R4 from a shop in Oregon this spring on sale. Never having tried one on, I called the store and asked how they sized up compared to O'neill. The guy told me they were just a touch smaller. I said my suits are O'neill large and they fit me pretty well, I'll take a large. He asked me my height and weight. I said 5'10" 145. He said Whaaaaaaat? You want a large? They're for guys like 180. It fits almost perfectly. Ask if you can return it and don't cut the tags off right away.
I buy suits online sometimes, but I know pretty well from experience which brands' sizes fit me how. Go to a shop and try on a few (and if they're not corporate d-bags, buy it there and support!) and figure out what works for you.