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Cressi Apnea 5or 7mm

Wojtulson

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Hello!

I would like to buy Cressi Apnea wet suite. Probably will go with a 5mm or 7mm version. I will buy it online but can't decide on the size.

I am 190cm tall, 92kg of weight. My chest is 105cm, hips 98cm and waist 98cm, so probably XL from the attached size chart should be good.

But I worry about the height. This XL is from 178 to 188cm.

Wont this be to small for me?

Thanks!
 

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Mr. X

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Leg length should not be a problem as neoprene socks can cover any shortfall. In that regard, a bit too short is probably better than a bit too long. But I would suggest looking for a different model of wetsuit, one which covers all your dimensions - or, better yet, get one made-to-measure. I think Omer wetsuits tend to be suited to slim builds.

Off-the-shelf wetsuits are often softer and stretchier than made-to-measure wetsuits, and so can fit a wider range of shapes and sizes. With stretch though, you loose loft/thickness => warmth. For example, my 5mm made-to-measure suit is a little warmer than my off-the-shelf 5.5mm suit.

If you get a 7mm wetsuit you will need to wear more lead on your weight belt. It will likely stretch less than a 5mm wetsuit.

A made-to-measure suit is a good investment IMHO, provide you take the measurements carefully. Very carefully.
 
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Wojtulson

Wojtulson

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Thank you Mr. X. So I'm going through Omer offer. I think it is a bit too early for a made-to-measure suite.
If I go for a Cressi Apnea I'm decide for a 5mm version.

Leg length should not be a problem as neoprene socks can cover any shortfall. In that regard, a bit too short is probably better than a bit too long. But I would suggest looking for a different model of wetsuit, one which covers all your dimensions - or, better yet, get one made-to-measure. I think Omer wetsuits tend to be suited to slim builds.

Off-the-shelf wetsuits are often softer and stretchier than made-to-measure wetsuits, and so can fit a wider range of shapes and sizes. With stretch though, you loose loft/thickness => warmth. For example, my 5mm made-to-measure suit is a little warmer than my off-the-shelf 5.5mm suit.

If you get a 7mm wetsuit you will need to wear more lead on your weight belt. It will likely stretch less than a 5mm wetsuit.

A made-to-measure suit is a good investment IMHO, provide you take the measurements carefully. Very carefully.
 
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Mr. X

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For stockier spearos, Beuchat and Mares may work better. Mares did for me. Beuchat offer some really nice wetsuit (as does Omer) but seemed pricey to me. A cheap made-to-measure suit is probably a better bet than an expensive off-the-shelf wetsuit unless you can try the latter on or are confident that it will fit well. Fit is important, more important than camo, patches, linings, fancy neoprenes, etc. IMHO
 
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