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7/10/11 8:12 P

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Thanks for everyone's input! I ended up buying a Zoot Fusion for females. It was the largest one and I'm 5 lbs over the max but it fits fine. LOTS of room to lose weight, but fits wonderfully just as well.

Best wishes to those of you still pursuing a wetsuit purchase. I ended up buying one at a Tri shop VS online where you can find great deals. Had to mail one back and it costed $15 to ship back since it didn't fit... Didn't want to do that again. Ha....





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7/10/11 7:00 P

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I am 6'1" and weigh about 195 on a good day. :-) I have an hourglass figure, full through the hips and thighs. I was really worried about this, but have successfully rented 3 wetsuts from wetsuitrentals.com. They have you enter your height and weight and describe your body type. They give you some choices but you also have the option to describe yourself however you want to. They send the suit out 10 days in advance of your race date, so there is time to do a swap if you have to, but I've never had to. They sent me brand 2XU the first two times. The third time I requested to try a different brand since I am trying to narrow down for a purchase. They sent me a brand called Nineteen and it worked out well too. I've only just tried sleeveless because I have broad shoulders and my arms can tolerate the cold better than the rest of me. I know you'll be able to find a good one that fits!! :-) Oh, and they also give you the option to purchase and keep the wetsuit you rented at a reduced rate if you choose to because you like it so much.

Edited by: SIXFOOT1 at: 7/10/2011 (19:02)
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7/9/11 6:32 A

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Very helpful info thanks, I'm not sure if I will be buying one yet but I think I may have the tribug so it will be a future investment for sure!

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6/19/11 9:34 P

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As much as you can get a great deal on line buying wetsuits, if you're really uncertain about size, I would find a tri store in your area and get fitted correctly. They can help you determine if there's a woman's suit that will fit, or if there's a man suit that would fit better. If they fit correctly, it will be a nice thing to have...especially if you're swimming in cold water!

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6/19/11 7:46 P

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I recently rented a wetsuit and went in thinking I'd need a man's suit for sure. I'm 5' 9" and about 190 lbs. Based on the size charts in any brand I'd need a man's suit. The store owner is a tri teammate of mine and he suggested a BlueSeventy brand suit as they are quite forgiving. I ended up getting a women's large. I was shocked. It fits great. Full sleeves aren't constricting even. If you can find a place that rents or sells BlueSeventy I would HIGHLY recommend them. If I choose to purchase it will be definitely be this brand as it will still fit as my weight comes down. Hope that helps a bit.

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I'm having trouble finding a wetsuit for my post middle age female body! I'm 5'6, 175 lbs, 42" chest, a tad hippy, flat butt! So far, all the female wetsuits seem to stop at 170ish and tell you in general that if you are at the upper end of a range, go the next size up. Well, the next size up for me doesn't exist. I look at the man's wetsuit sizes and the height range isn't in the same range as the weight and/or chest.

I'm thinking the women's wetsuits have the bust and hip areas roomier than the guys. What's an hour glass gal like me to do???

Has anyone had any experience with this and found a solution or wetsuit brand that fits larger gals?

Thanks....





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