To measure your chest, have someone else use a tape measure to wrap around your chest just under arms and across shoulder blades. Pick your suit size ranging from sizes
If your chest size is 43, go up to a size Sleeve length is a little more tricky. You must have help with this step. At the base of your neck and at the top of the spine there is a protruding bone. Place one end of the tape measure at that bone, measure across to the shoulder and down the outside of your arm.
At the wrist bone add another inch and that is your sleeve measurement. The average sleeve length among American men is 32 to 33 inches. With a chest size of 44 and a sleeve length of 32 or 33, "44 Regular" would be the size to buy. Pants are generally 8 inches smaller in the waist than the chest size. Do not buy a suit by any other measurement than the chest size. The suit that fits correctly in the shoulders can be adjusted to fit correctly everywhere below.
To measure the inseam, place the end of the measuring tape up in the crotch and measure down to 1 inch off the floor. The average inseam among American men is 30 to 32 inches, although 34 is not an uncommon inseam. This article was written by a professional writer, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information.
If the wetsuit forces you to bend over then the body part of the wetsuit is to small. Get a bigger one or maybe a tall version of the same size. These wetsuit sizes are the most common some wetsuit models that are made out of the super stretchy neoprene have less sizes:.
Since medium and large size are the most common and most of the people fall into these two categories there are a few additional sizes here:. For a full explanation of all the possible wetsuit sizes go here. After you have put on your wetsuit try crouching, bending over, jumping, moving your arms to see if there are any restrictions of movement and if the sleeves are long enough. How to test if the wetsuit is the right size? Pull the neoprene on your back just above your backside away from our body.
There should not be to big of a gap between your body and the wetsuit. Then again, we are all built different so it is hard to find a perfect fit. Thanks for the great info, i was wondering, if there are excess neoprene under the arms and no where else, it is consider too large?
Kevin, in theory yes. Since arms are the most active part of your body there is a lot of movement in this area… more that anywhere else. So it is great if your wetsuit fits you so there is no excess neoprene under the arms. This is more important than knees or stomach. Hey I got a question in hopes that someone can answer it. Looking at a new suit and wonder if an XXXL wetsuit would be the best fit for me?? If not what would be best?? Are there any brands made for tall slim people.
Could I fit into a LS? My son has some sensory issues and so I know at first having something kind of tight on him when he is swimming will be a little nerve wracking for him..
Just wondering what is a good size wet suite for me.
The actual chest measurement of a suit is typically 2 inches larger than the size of the suit to allow room for adequate movement. The European size of a suit is 10 more than the US Size. For example, a size 50 (European) is equivalent to a size 40 (US). Typically the waist size of a suit pant is 6" less than the suit size. For example, a suit size 42 jacket comes with a 36" waist pant. • If your over-arm measurement is more than 7" larger than your chest measurement, choose a suit one size larger than your chest. • Suits have what is called a "drop," which is the difference between the size of the jacket and the size of the pants. If there are more then 8 inches between the chest and overarm, you should go up to the next suit or jacket size to accommodate for the large overarm. Coat Length – This is measured in back — from the bottom of the shirt collar to the bottom of the seat.