Where, how much to spend??
Have entered my first sea swim tri and thought picking a wetsuit up in a seaside town would be easy...... how wrong was I. Only wetsuits in Aberystwyth are for surfing.
I am only short (5ft) but all the size guides indicate I would need to be a skinny minny to fit that length and for a size 10 I need to be at least 5ft 5 or more.... hence I wanted to try one on before buying.
I live in mid Wales so there is a distinct lack of shops in my area. Any recommendations on a suit I could buy on-line or where I could go to try some - Herefordshire/ south Wales preferably.
Thanks in advance folks!
Could you try hiring one first? I don't know about where you are, but some of the open water training venues round our way offer the chance to hire per session. Would at least give you a chance to try a couple and get some advice.
I don't think there is anywhere near me in Powys. I am an hour from the coast so was hoping to use the local swimming pool with a few trips to the sea to get me prepared.
Quite a few places on line will hire or try before you buy but you need to be sure of sizing, I can't help with places near you but I would recommend a trip if you find the nearest
one point however is that quite a few pools won't allow you to use a wetsuit so ask before you buy before you tri
thanks m...eldy, I do travel a wee bit with work so guess I need a map of shops that I can look out for.
Royles in Wilmslow
Eureka Cycles in Chester
Tri-Active in Chester
Where do you travel ?
There's a tri shop in Haverfordwest, I don't know much about them but at least in south Wales.
Thanks folks, I guess I don't really go far. I am in Cardiff next week so was hoping there or even the outlet village in Bridgend for a bargain! Merthyr, Carmarthen or into Herefordshire would be best but Chester is an option as I could get there in under 2 hours.
Looking on eBay but even the sellers don't seem to know exactly what size they have!
cripes, had to google wilmslow to find where it was..... apparently home to the rich and famous with lavish lifestyles. Does this mean I need more than a few shiny coins??
I totally want to try on as I am short but unfortunately not particularly skinny. Have tried 1 sea swim with my shortie surf type wettie which was great fun and I was amazed by how much bouyancy it gave me.
didn't manage to get anywhere near a shop so bit the bullet and took a punt on eBay.....delivered today and cost less than £50 for a foor. Fits ok but I think I may need a dollop of talc or Vaseline if I am ever going to try it by myself. How do others manage to pull them on without giving themselves a hernia?
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