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7mil wetsuit for a fat guy

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by Chip Collins, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: USA
    I bought a custom wetsuit, was a good move but if I had it to do over again...

    Take a suit that is "close" then get it modified to take care of the shortcomings. Need to buy a bigger suit to fit the belly/butt but legs too long? Get them shortened. Same with the arms. Anyone that does custom work should be able to do some minor tailoring that will make it fit as good as custom.

    Long zips on arms and legs I like a LOT. Makes it SO much easier to wear. Again a custom shop should be able to add these to a commercial suit.
    NAM001 and Chip Collins like this.
  2. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Miami, Florida
    Try wetwear in Halendale Fl.
  3. NAM001

    NAM001 Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: the moon
    The thicker the wet suit teh more buoyancy issues you have , have you considered using a combo of something like lavacore and a 3 mil?
  4. Ben Johson

    Ben Johson Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Melbourne
    Have you tried asking wetsuit manufacturer to try and match it for you? I currently use a ninepin wetsuit for spearfishing with different size legs from top. I have also seen some boutique wetsuit manufactures custom fit wetsuits, this might be more in line with getting one that fits you perfectly?
  5. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: same ocean as you
    hows about when you take your thin lavacore and a 3 mil shore diving in 5m of surgy swell
  6. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
  7. jd50i

    jd50i Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Knoxville, Tn.
    Just a thought but I had one custom made in Taiwan about 18 years ago, haven't dived a lot with it but it still works great. I plan on using it there next month.

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