I'm a 250lb Clydesdate, 5' 11", 40" waist, bit of a belly. I've tried two wetsuits, in the XXL size one from Xterra and one from 2XU. Neither fit, just couldn't get them up over my shoulders. Any thoughts of a vendor that makes a suit better proportioned to someone my size, rather than just someone really tall and fairly skinny?
I'm a scuba diver, so I know how suits should fit, these just didn't fit. If I got them on, I would need a pair of scissors to get them off.
Both were easily returned, but that costs about $10 each time for shipping.
I have Neosport XXL tri sprint wetsuit (xxl chest 44-46 waist 39-41 210-230lbs) Im the same build as you but 6' and it fits me great. Not to tight, just right.. very happy with it.
You mentioned shoulders. Are you buying a long sleeve wetsuit? I have found that the sleeveless work best for me. That being said that I have worn a long sleeve but really felt the shoulders were way too tight for my build.
With your build I would recommend the Neosport Sleeveless. I was your basically your size when I started doing triathlons(I am 5'11' and wieghed at the time 250-260) you will have better luck fitting into a sleeveless suit. I have since lost some size and wiegh about 210. And I now have a BlueSeventy Reaction suit. If you have 3 or four months before you compete I would advise possibibly waiting if possible as you train you will drop down a few sizes if you are going to be doing a triathalon this spring. And if you would like i can sell you my neosport Triathalon sleeveless wetsuit. I make you a good deal if interested. Good Luck hope this helps you!
@SHANNONMYERS: I'm about 5'9", 250lbs, not all muscle, but not all fat either. If you still have your Neosport Sleeveless and looking to sell it, let me know. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
I'm about your size (6'1", 250) and I wear a Body Glove Triad XXL Sleeveless. I've had it for 6 years and have been very pleased with it. I got it when I was about 275 and it was slightly snug. As the weight has come off, the suit has become more comfortable.
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