Wetsuit tight?

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24/04/2013 at 19:19
Hi guys I popped into tri uk last week and got fitted for a wetsuit which I brought. In the shop it felt great and tried it out in their pool. I have gone for 2 open water swims and the suit feels tight around the chest and neck area and feels like its pulling my neck down. Would this be down to the wrong wetsuit being sold or me not putting it on properly? Would they swap for bigger size or will I have to buy a new one Any help would be great
cougie    pirate
24/04/2013 at 19:22
Have you pulled it all the way up into your crotch ? If it fitted in their shop and pool I think youve just not pulled it all the way up when you've done it yourself ?
The Silent Assassin    pirate
24/04/2013 at 19:33

If you can still breath then its not to tight


24/04/2013 at 19:35

If it felt fine in the shop and in the pool, I think you've just not pulled it up enough.

It's hard work, but pull the legs up as much as you can, then keep pulling!

Only then pull the body up.  Don't try and pull the legs up by pulling the body, it won't work, and the body will be pulled down by the legs.


24/04/2013 at 20:00
Ok sounds as if its my fault. Going up again on weekend so will take my time and make sure the legs are pulled up

Trogs    pirate
24/04/2013 at 20:43

Make sure you pull the arms right up into the shoulders/armpits as well.

Britrisky    pirate
24/04/2013 at 22:28

One thing I learned to my cost last year was to pull from the inside - on my wetsuit the inside seems to be more resistant to tearing.

I have to spend ages pulling mine up, from the knees upwards, before it'll fit properly - even the arms I have to pull on really carefully, all the way around to get the shoulders to fit.

25/04/2013 at 13:02

Lots of leg pulling going on here

25/04/2013 at 13:07

I am looking at a speedo tri wetsuit, its on special offer at Decathlon for £100, does anyone have one ? are they any good, it will be my first

meface    pirate
26/04/2013 at 20:08

JP - See separate thread. I think they are very thin warm water suits. So maybe fine if you will only swim once in open water in August!

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