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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby ralu81 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:22 pm

Dave_5280 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:29 am
Any tips on sizing for a drysuit?
Yeah hopefully you're tall and thin... I have a medium Soul and it could fit someone who was 6'4 if they were thin enough. The shoulders on the medium are tight for me with a 40-42" chest. I like the suit but don't feel like they have great sizing especially for shorter people. I'm 5'7 which I realize is below average but seriously when I hang the suit to dry from the joists in my basement the legs nearly touch the floor and its an 8' ceiling. I recently bought a 4/3 Xcel wetsuit and the sizing with that was perfect as I went with a Large Short. Wish OR had better sizing available.

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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby Delta99 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:19 pm

I have a Prolimit drysuit and my harness do ride up more easily than on wetsuit. I'm now going back to thick wetsuits for the winter.

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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:12 am

I am140 lbs, 5’-4”, chest 38”, waist 30”, I have a medium sole. I couldn’t fit my shoulders into a smaller suit, its perfect. Arm lengths are fine, legs were long so I has a tailor remove 5” off the bottom of the Legs. btw the harness will slide a little with the dry suit but it is reasonable.

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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby McLovin » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:02 am

OMG

Meet your solution:https://www.dakine.com/products/chamele ... 5961750608

All the goodness of a waist harness with the stay the "F" in place of a few well placed straps. Tried one session in my OR Heat drysuit without the bottom part and the harness was up to my armpits which wasn't great. Worn as shown and harness movement is NOT a problem weather you are in board shorts, wetsuits or drysuits...

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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby nothing2seehere » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:37 am

I have a medium heat drysuit. Yes the waist harness does ride up a little more than a wetsuit but its about the same as riding without a wetsuit in hot weather.

I like my harness to be loose enough to rotate for riding toe side so don't keep it as tight as it can be anyway. Its easier to push the harness down a couple of inches again whilst riding with the drysuit on than with a wetsuit on.


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