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question about cressi competition

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aquatic mammal
Mar 30, 2003
I'm beginner and I would like to buy cressi competition wetsuit. I have got a problem with choosing correct size. I'm rather tall and slim guy.

My dimensions:
height: 190 [cm] / ~6'3"
chest:107 [cm] / ~42.5"
waist: 96 [cm] / ~37.8"
hips: 108 [cm] / ~42.5"
weight: 97 kq] / ~214 lbs

when I looked at size chart :
I thought that size no VI would be good (height, waist, hips). But there is problem with chest. I'm not sure if suit will fit good??
What is your opinion???
Maybe I measured my dimensions in wrong way?? How to measure chest/hips/waist???
best regards, andrzej
It looks like that (the VI) suit would fit you great! the only place you don't fit their dimentions is chest size. The Competition is a very strechy suit, and I think the the chest size won't be a problem. However if you want to make sure it'll fit, give Elios a shout at http://www.eliossub.com/ and they'll make you a custom suit for not alot more than the competition.

Happy dives!
When I've bought stock size suits, I've always bought the smaller size. The material is very elastic and will not squeeze you too much, but if the suit is even a little too big, you will freeze, guaranteed.
Because of the elasticity of the material, the suit will stretch with use and therefore a suit that 'just' fits will be loose by next season.
A little short in the legs and arms is no big deal and can be dealt with a lot easier and cheaper than a suit that floods
Erik Y.
hello Aaron and Eric
Thank you for answers. I asked in few web shops and they had same opinion as Eric. I took measuring tape as well. I measured 116 cm (chest in size VI) and compared with my chest. It looks like that suit IV will be too loose.
Thanks for advice.
best regards,
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