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LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby papasmerf » Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:20 am

my daughter is 6' 1" tall and weighs 135 maybe. or in metric,, or 185cm 60kg-ish i am having trouble finding a wetsuit that will actually fit here. it seems most xl womens suits only go up to 5' 9" has anyone found a solution for a rather tall but still slender girl? she is a big baby and i don't want her to get cold while she is winging

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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby leeuwen » Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:12 am

I think it’s likely she won’t be able to really perfectly fit a standard sized suit. Note that in water/air temps that are just below comfortable it might be ok to live with a slightly ill fitting suit. Once you get in cold temp territory the suit fit should be as perfect as possible.

What I would do: go to a store with a wide variety of wetsuits and a repair shop and fit as many as possible.

If there is nothing that really fits you can try to:
1) use layers, especially if the legs/arms are ok but the torso is a bit to wide consider wearing a shorty wetsuit or are torso warmer below the suit.
2) get someone from the repair shop in the store and see if they think they can maybe customize a suit a bit.


Another option would be to get a full custom suit. No clue how expensive that’s going to be but it probably is not cheap. A quick Google suggest terrapin makes custom suits: https://www.terrapinwetsuits.com/materials/neoprene/
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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby Flyboy » Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:50 am

My daughter is 5'10" and around 135 lbs. I think she has been wearing a size 6 wetsuit - so a little short, but tight fitting. However ... at 6'1" your daughter may be an even tougher fit.

Here's another custom wetsuit maker:

https://7till8.com/pages/get-measured-f ... om-wetsuit
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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby Da Yoda » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:25 am

Matuse offers some women's suits in an 8-Tall depending on the model.
https://www.matuse.com/collections/womens-wetsuits
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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby 1234567Simon » Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:34 pm

Xcel 10T.
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The body must fit.
Do not care about Arm / leg length.

Important is the „core“
If this is too short, it will always be shit.

Better to wide than too short.


Billabong has size 16, but that seems also wide

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Good look.
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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby 1234567Simon » Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:54 pm

Ahhhhh forgot …. Sorry

Srface 10LT

Maybe 8MT , but will be too short.

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Good luck!!!
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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby papasmerf » Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:59 pm

1234567Simon wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:54 pm
Ahhhhh forgot …. Sorry

Srface 10LT

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Good luck!!!
it's the weight part that is the hard part for her to get a size,, all the tall sizes i am worried the core area will be too loose on her

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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby 1234567Simon » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:10 pm

Roxy
10T
Maybe 12T

https://www.roxy.com/wetsuits-guide-size/


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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby papasmerf » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:13 pm

1234567Simon wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:10 pm
Roxy
10T
Maybe 12T

https://www.roxy.com/wetsuits-guide-size/



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you must have a black belt in finding stuff online!!!!!

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Re: LT size wetsuits for women, where to find

Postby Pana » Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:32 pm

Ok, now for one piece rash gard once piece zipp over bathing suits for tall women (5 feet 10; 135 pounds) where do you shop ?


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