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2015-01-26 1:11 PM

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Subject: Wetsuits for us Big Fellas
I have a few races this year where I will need to use a wetsuit! I have never used one and I have a fear I won't be able to find one in my size without spending an arm and leg. I am about 5-11, 350 lbs.

Any tips?


2015-01-26 11:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Wetsuits for us Big Fellas
I used an XTERRA at my biggest and loved it. If you can manage it I would go sleeveless. Us bigger fellas need the arm movement. They also usually have a discount code out there.
2015-01-28 2:26 PM
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Same thing as above. I called everyone and Xterra was the only one who even thought it was a shot. I still use mine after 2 years but I went sleeveless as well. Good luck.

2015-01-29 1:10 AM
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I would call Xterra, they are from what I hear excellent about sizing advice, and they will know whether they can make it work.

Search for a discount code, one I just used got me the Full Sleeve Vector Pro ( listed for $600 ) shipped for $179
2015-02-01 9:54 PM
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I purchased a wetsuit on craigslist from a guy who constantly outgrew his wetsuits due to adipose accumulation through the years. The wetsuit was already stretched out for me and had no problem accomodating my voluptuous proportions. See if there are any fat guys who are trying to get rid of their old wetsuits.

2015-02-06 6:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Wetsuits for us Big Fellas
The last wetsuit I bought was a fit2race suit. I actually bought 2. A full sleeve and a sleeveless. I was 5' 10" @ 320 pounds.
They worked great.
I may be selling them soon. I had bariatric surgery 11 weeks ago and I am now 244. Shooting to be under 200 by the time the lakes here are open again. No way they will fit me then.


2015-02-19 11:00 AM
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Subject: RE: Wetsuits for us Big Fellas
thanks everyone! I will call around.

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2015-02-19 11:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Wetsuits for us Big Fellas
Originally posted by fsr402

The last wetsuit I bought was a fit2race suit. I actually bought 2. A full sleeve and a sleeveless. I was 5' 10" @ 320 pounds.
They worked great.
I may be selling them soon. I had bariatric surgery 11 weeks ago and I am now 244. Shooting to be under 200 by the time the lakes here are open again. No way they will fit me then.




Thats awesome! Good luck!
2015-03-10 7:15 PM
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Congrats on the weight loss. It's always fun when clothing is too big and you gotta go smaller
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