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Rash guard for overweight man?

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by MiloR, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. MiloR

    MiloR Angel Fish

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    Morning. I used the search function but did not come up with anything that was helpful. I am very new to all of this, have my 1st pool class next week, and I want to try and be as comfortable as possible mentally and physically.

    I have a chest measurement of about 50" and a current waist measurement of 55". From past experience I know that a 30lb weight loss moves that waist # to about 50". I am having a heck of a time finding a rash guard that will work with these measurements.

    Does anyone know of a vendor, or 2, that might have extended sizes?? I know I can not be the only one!!
     
  2. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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  3. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    These came out of our LDS.... 3 fat men.jpg

    Green hat (me) has a 58" chest and 42" waist, but my belly is larger than that. Ain't none of us skinny. Those rash guards are 3XL .
     
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  4. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Barracuda

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    For a rash guard, you can just use a $10 technical T-shirt from Walmart. That's what I use for warm water (comfortable under BCD), and I wear one under my wetsuit when a wetsuit is needed.

    Edit: To the OP, there's really nothing special that scuba-specific rash guards will offer that a technical tee won't do.
     
  5. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @Rob9876

    New item to me

    what is a Technical T shirt ?

    sdm
     
  6. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Barracuda

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    Just basically a T-shirt made out of a synthetic material (like polyester) that dries quickly.
     
  7. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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  8. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @Rob9876

    Dang ! I was unaware !

    I have been wearing Technical T shirts for years and didn't realize
    I was among the Technical elite …(including my friend from afar @Wookie !!!)

    Thanks for the heads up.. Now to share with my wife who questions why I insist synthetic T shirts

    SAM
     
  9. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Barracuda

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    @Sam Miller III Glad to help! Seems that Technical Tees really gained popularity when Underarmor started becoming a household name (at crazy prices per shirt). Now there are plenty of cheap alternatives everywhere, including the $10 versions from Walmart that I use for scuba and exercise.
     
  10. MiloR

    MiloR Angel Fish

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    Do a purchase tight fitting or normal loose? Just thinking of overall comfort and gear rubbing protection.
     

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