View Full Version : Wetsuit recommendations

12-10-2008, 10:16 AM
I'm looking for recommendations on a shorty wetsuit for my son. The overall problem is that he is tall, skinny and still growing (6'3", 150#). That means to get the length he needs, he has to go to a xl or 2xl, which is way big on him. Given he's probably going to outgrow it in a year, needs to be an economical solution. Thanks in advance for your ideas.

12-10-2008, 11:11 AM
I'm also in the market for a wetsuit for Christmas. I have no idea where to start and what to look for, but I would to stay around $150... I know I want the suit to have long sleeves, but I just want the legs to go just below the knees. Is that called a shorty?

12-10-2008, 11:38 AM
. . . he is tall, skinny and still growing (6'3", 150#). That means to get the length he needs, he has to go to a xl or 2xl, which is way big on him.

I seem to have the opposite problem.

12-10-2008, 11:43 AM
I seem to have the opposite problem.

What? Your still growing? I wish I was I've been stuck at 5'8" for about 8 9 years now.. :p

12-10-2008, 11:46 AM
Growing old maybe.

12-10-2008, 01:01 PM
I like those but man the more I look into it. I need one made for me... I have a funky body type. I'm short stocky and I have a huge chest and shoulders... After looking at their sizing chart I've came to the conclusion that I need the X-large but I'm only 5'8 so it would be to long for me...

12-10-2008, 08:03 PM
Some brands have a short shorty version of whatever form of wetsuit you are lookin for. I'm 6'5 an210 lbs so i need the lenght,but to get the lenght, i get a bulky suit. Shy of having one custom made ,i just live with it and enjoy the fact its better than no suit at all.

12-10-2008, 09:15 PM
I have the same body type as you 5'9 about 210 and round. I bought the XL works great for me. slight bunching in the arms and legs. My buddy got the same size he is 6'2 and 190 anf fits him likes its supposed too.


I also got an HO sports shorty for 39.99 at costco.com in the spring.

they are both great 3/2 suits for the average joe weekend warrior

12-10-2008, 10:32 PM
i have got many wet suits over the years, i find the best deal is at costco in the sping. or if you need it sooner overtons is a good deal.

12-10-2008, 11:08 PM
Looks like I'm going to go with the exceed execute for the full wetsuit, after research it seems to be the best for the price. I'm for sure going to hit up costco for a spring shorty. Thanks for the help guys.

12-11-2008, 11:13 AM

Mark Meyers
Vice President

tell him you heard of their product thru the Moomba board. See if he'll give you a "Moomba discount".

Will do. Thanks Ed.

12-11-2008, 12:46 PM

I looked at thsite and could not find the 99.00 price I can across this for the execute, am I doing something wrong


12-11-2008, 01:02 PM

99.99 plus 14.95 shipping but thats still cheaper than 150 with free shipping.

12-12-2008, 01:05 PM
Oneill makes a couple suits in a Large Tall and and Extra Large Tall. Worth checking them out for the lanky guys in your group.

12-12-2008, 01:16 PM
Thanks, Ed - Mark took good care of me!

12-15-2008, 01:22 PM
Hey Guys. Mark with EXCEED wetsuits here. I would be glad to help any of you out. You can shoot me an email to mark@exceedwetsuits.com

This is not the reason for my post though.

I am actually looking to purchase a gently used XLV or LSV - 2007 or 2008 model year. I would actually consider new if there were some killer deals going on now. What do you guys think?

12-15-2008, 04:28 PM
Glad to hear the wetsuit guy is joining the family. Outstanding!!!

12-15-2008, 07:37 PM
See now all we need is a fuel dealer, a prop manufactuer, a beer supplier, and some suppliers of sun screen and we are set! :)

Sounds like your wetsuit guy is stand up Ed. I was going to add for Jclay to try some scuba wetsuit manufactuers. Pinnacle has a great size selection also. I have a similar problem with a very big chest and a shorter stature. Legs and Arms are always too long.

12-19-2008, 04:37 PM
Thanks to Ed G for the recomendation and to Mark with Exceed wetsuits i will be able to go surfing (weather permitting-but Ed did say it should be about 80 and sunny out) on new years day.

12-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Still stuck in the airport waiting to go home to a minimum 12 inches of snow! You guys suck:)

12-19-2008, 04:48 PM
Sled, just think tho that when you get home you can hop on your sled and go tear it up--cant even tell you home much i miss riding in the snow.

12-19-2008, 05:15 PM
I was about to post a pick from a trip to the UP last weekend when I was paged to the club counter. Crap! my flight is cancelled and they can't confirm me on a flight until monday! Just call me the stand by kid. I'm now trying to get to Chicago at least! From there I can take the train or bus to within 20 minutes of my house. Man I hate traveling this time of year!!

12-19-2008, 05:21 PM
Sled - Good luck getting into Chicago. At least it quit snowing, but the storm moving thru has created havoc all thru the system. Maybe you can hook up with a shower ring salesman and if not by plane, then train or automobile...

12-19-2008, 05:38 PM
thanks, that's the first time I've laughed all afternoon. The dealer called about my wifes car, I'm so pissed right now you couldn't imagine. Every thing this guy says just keeps costing me money. You can't do this with out that, you should do this for that, well I said this but it is actually that, at 120.00 bucks and hour he makes me look cheap! You'd think they would have a better idea about how there own brand of car is put together!!

12-19-2008, 06:51 PM
Ed--that is so wrong

Sled what kind of car-if its a honda i can help

12-19-2008, 11:22 PM
Not till Monday!!!! What are they doing, taking the whole weekend off?

12-22-2008, 08:08 PM
Thanks Mark, ordered my suit friday and it was on the door step monday night as i was told and it fits real good. Now i just need to go surfin

12-23-2008, 02:29 PM
Daze, at this point I wish it was a Honda to get a little buddy help, but alas it is a European Sedan. Congrats on the wetsuit, ordering online or over thye phone is always a crap shoot.

12-23-2008, 03:47 PM
Sled, sorry i dont know to much about european cars

12-23-2008, 04:09 PM
No biggy, I just need to bend over and pay the bill. But why do 6 spark plugs need to be 100 bucks, and why is the mechanic doing me a favour by putting them in for free, $1500 hundred bucks later.

And you know the funny thing, I told them without any investigation or fancy computer to check codes that it was probably the thermostat and temp sending unit, duh! But they needed 3 hrs to discover this!

12-24-2008, 08:30 AM
Sled, call directly to the place's parts dept if its a dealer and ask how much the parts are.

12-24-2008, 10:49 AM
Thanks Daze, I wonder if this a true sign of the times, getting gouged by people you business with?

01-04-2009, 01:16 AM
I got the gladiator XL shorty for $49 in 2005. I'm 6'1" at 190lbs and would have gotten just a large if it weren't for the height. I do have some bunching in the arms and a little just above the waist... otherwise i have gigantic thighs.