Hello everyone i a new to kayaking my wife and i just purchased some kayaks and cant wait till we can get out on the water. I want to buy a wetsuit and here is the embarrassing part i am 5'6" and weigh about 220 lbs and am having trouble finding a wetsuit to fit me without having a constant water exchange. Any one have any ideas without having to spend $300-$400 right now i am trying to lose weight but it takes time. After my wife and i spent the money on the kayaks paddles and etc. not a whole lot left to buy to wetsuits fortunately my wife does not have the same problem with sizing. any advice that wont break the bank? thank you
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Posted by: angstrom on Jan-30-13 7:28 PM (EST)
Might be worth a look:
Posted by: lageared on Jan-30-13 7:40 PM (EST)
i don't know how i missed that it looks like the right sizing. it should fit tight correct? What would you recommend besides that, as far as a wetsuit jacket, dry top or splash top? the water generally does not get warm until late June or July so probably the water would be between 50-60 until then? I used to do some rescue diving for emergency services and i had a 7mm wetsuit custom made for me but i have put on some weight since then.
Posted by: Peter-CA on Jan-30-13 7:55 PM (EST)
Posted by: lageared on Jan-30-13 8:46 PM (EST)
thank you for all the suggestions now to try to start to decide
hey there lageared .....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jan-30-13 9:21 PM (EST)
Posted by: lageared on Jan-31-13 3:41 PM (EST)
good to hear ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jan-31-13 7:28 PM (EST)
...... glad you are aware and keping an eye on water temps . ... just wasn't sure if you were at 1st .
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Posted by: lageared on Jan-31-13 10:47 PM (EST)
yes it was i did dive a couple of times into water temps in the low 40s though was not fun at all besides you only find one type of person during those times not pretty that is the reason i stopped made me stop diving the suit is the only thing i kept.
Posted by: Marshall on Jan-31-13 7:59 AM (EST)
If you must water your kayaks and get your fix it'd certainly be a low consequence method of getting the feel of your new kayaks and a chance to work on wet exits and other watery fun without the Eskimo Pie Headache effect, and without the same cost as immersion gear.
Posted by: Celia on Jan-31-13 10:12 AM (EST)
You can get bottoms and tops, like vests, shirts and jackets, separately.
Posted by: seakayaking on Feb-06-13 6:14 PM (EST)
will make the wetsuit slide on a lot easier ! a synthetic top too .
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Posted by: davemcadoo on Feb-08-13 11:05 AM (EST)
I weigh 220 and am 5ft 7in. In 2xl either of these suits fit me for about $140. And I wear a neoprene hood or balaclava down around my neck. The idea is to pull it up over my head if I swim.