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    Oneill Wetsuit Question

    Just bought my first Oneill wetsuit online since it was a deal I couldn't pass up

    It was a Gooru GBS 3/2 2008 model

    I'm 5'11 155lbs. I got a medium, which on the Oneill site is for 5'9"-5'11" 150-170lbs.

    It was very difficult to get into (at my house). I'm sure it will work well not letting water in being this tight, and it was not as bad to get off.

    Does anyone know if this suit or Oneill suits are suppossed to be this difficult to get on?
    Just wondering if they run small or something...

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    I'm about 6' and weight around 170, a skinny 170 if that makes any sense, and I buy all my O'Neill wetsuits in a medium. They are always a little tough getting on when brand new but the last thing you want is a wetsuit that's too big. You'll be perfect in a medium

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    i just had that happen to me...only it was for west wetsuits. i won a free west wetsuit and i ordered a small, only when it came to my house and tried it on did i realize it was way too small. i ordered a medium and to be honest i thought i was a xs but ordered the small just in case. im 5'7.5 140 and the small that i ordered that was too small, and it is suppossed to fit 5'8-5'10 135-155lbs. the medium that i got after wards that fits perfectly is supposed to fit between 5'9-5'11 150-170....Doesn't really make any sense, but hey it not fits.
    the point im trying to say is, always order a size up if your not sure. it can never hurt
    Oneill seems to be true to their size chart

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    Thanks for the input

    Pinwheel: it does make me feel a little better being that you wear medium and weigh a little more than me.

    Maybe the suit has never been tried on, but I was just surprised how hard it was to get the suit over my legs and feet (and I don't have big legs or feet). The short back zip is a little different but that wasnt really the problem.

  5. #5
    dude keep in mind wetsuits stretch out over time too I had wetsuits that were perfect wear them three times and it is too big.

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    Join Date
    May 2006
    Lewes, DE
    some wet suits can be a little hard to get into, but once your in, you should have some flexibility. If your flexibility is being comprised greatly, it might not be the best suit for you.