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How snug is too snug?

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bolts

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Hi all,

Another newbie question here about wetsuits. A local dive shop has a sale on a freediving suit, but what I'm wondering is what determines a good fitting suit?

What would YOU look for in a wetsuit that would make you want to buy it (apart from the obvious "it keeps me warm" answer :duh)?

Is there anything in particular I should look for when trying it on?

Thanks again!
 

naiad

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It needs to allow you to breathe freely - this might sound obvious, but a suit which is restrictive around the chest is no good at all.

It has to fit well though - a suit which is too big or baggy will cause 'flushing'. This can be really annoying. When I am going to do a static, I take a few deep breaths and this forces cold water into my suit, which is something I want to avoid completely with my next suit.

I hope this is useful

Lucia
 

DeepThought

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Also has to be flexible enough for you to put your arms over your head and / or swim underwater (not fin). It's a good indicator for flexibility. If you can do that, and not get cold water getting inside the suit, and breath properly, then I think you are set.
 
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