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  1. #1
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    Default Wetsuit recommendations

    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.

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodag View Post
    . . . 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.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    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..
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    Growing old maybe.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    2000 Outback LS (sold)
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    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...
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    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.

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    Jclay,
    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.

    http://www.bartswatersports.com/cata...suit/index.asp


    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
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    Default wet suit

    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.

  10. #10
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    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.
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