Winter Wetsuit for fat guys.

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Rez, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    If you're doing pool swimming, you'll probably want a swim-specific suit and not a surfing wetsuit.

    Check out:

    https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com

    All the wetsuits have a sizing chart, because as someone here previously mentioned, not all suits fit the same. Check out what most closely resembles your size. They've got a great return policy if it doesn't work.

    Good luck
     
  2. Lookthing

    Lookthing Active Member

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    Dec 12, 2020

  3. simod5

    simod5 Super Moderator

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    Jan 26, 2014
  4. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  5. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I've had a couple of Matuse wetsuits with high quality Japanese rubber. I did notice that they were more waterproof than some other wetsuits I've had and for that reason dry a bit faster. When I peel them off after a sesh, they dont seem as heavy and waterlogged. Honestly though, as far as warmth and flexibility goes, I have had just as good luck with a top level Xcel or Rip Curl at a lower cost.
     
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  6. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Again, it bears repeating that the math doesn't quite add up. 5'11'' and 175 w/ a 40 waist has to be the most unusual shape I've ever heard, unless maybe you're a really ugly chick.

    It hadda be said
     
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  7. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    The last couple I have bought are Vissla 7 Seas (inventory is VERY low right now) and for an inexpensive suit, I've been very impressed with the warmth and how well the hold up.
     
  8. Lookthing

    Lookthing Active Member

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    Dec 12, 2020
    Looking for an affordable 5/4 for a trip up to cold north CA waters in low 50s. Any suggestions?
     
  9. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    You posted earlier that you live in SF. Do you expect the water to be much cooler further north?
     
  10. Lookthing

    Lookthing Active Member

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    Dec 12, 2020
    Sounds like it’ll be 5 deg colder. Depends how far I go. Crescent City was 51 today. SF was 54.
     
  11. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    I have a solution ... Now hear me out .
    Dont travel north.. Big fat efs loom like seals and the men in grey suites are gonna eat your fat arse like you were a seal. Stop surfing and move to the mountains but not where there's skiing because that would be a whole new set of questions about warm clothing .
    Thanks and nothing personal. I been hitting the bong tonight and can't be held responsible foe my actions
     
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  12. Lookthing

    Lookthing Active Member

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    Dec 12, 2020
    Sounds like you’ve been reading a Thomas Pynchon novel. Decided to check out the bumpy backroads of mendocino and humboldt. Bound to run into all sorts of interesting types. They probably have bongs too. Plan on camping at Usal beach campground.
     
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  13. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2021
    so Roy is now going feral in NorCal making suites