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Old 10-24-2011   #1
 
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Drysuit Sizing?

I've got the option for a great deal on a drysuit and don't have time to go try one on. Kokatat, size medium. According to the sizing I'm still in the medium, but on the upper end...wondering if anyone can give me feedback on their drysuit size and body size.
I'm 5'10", 170, 33" waist, 32" inseam. Basically average all around.

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Medium is probably too short. A buddy got a M who is similar proportions. The key dimension is crotch to neck / shoulders. The M suit fit him in all other aspects, but pinched the crotch too tightly to be comfy.

I like going with the next larger size when on the cusp. It looks huge when you don't have it on, but fits fine. Larger size provides more room for range of motion, layers for cold days, and any extra length or play in the suit is taken up and held in place by the skirt, pfd, elbow pads etc.

You could also call kokatat, and they could discuss with you.
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I'm your size and have a large, your going to be wearing extra clothing when you have your drysuit on so it could be tight if you get the medium but you might be able to fit it, I'm a perfect medium fit in the large drysuit.
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I'm your size plus an inch in the waist and 10 pounds. I couldn't imagine fitting a medium comfortably. A Kokatat should last a very long time and you might gain a few inches over the years.
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Word. I wondered this as well when I was buying - even had the opportunity to switch back and forth between a M & L, and you will be sorry if you get a medium. Nothing worse than trying to climb up something and having your suit pull back on you. The main problem is the height of the suit. The L will be big in the waist, chest, etc. but it doesn't make any difference once you throw on your skirt and pfd.
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Alright, glad I asked. Somebody should pick up this deal then. It's a new kokatat tropos meridian on eBay, going at $200 for right now with 2 hrs left.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kokatat-Mens...-/360403310095
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I'm 5'10", 185 #'s and found a large to be too small for me. I went, with an XL so it was easier to get on and I could comfortably wear more layers underneath.
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avoid moose knuckle, go large.
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For what it's worth, I'm 5'9", 170#, 32" waist, 34" inseam and wear a Kokatat medium.
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I'm 5'9ish and have a large Stohlquist. It's a little big for me, but that just means the crotch might hang a tad low, but usually the sprayskirt tunnel takes care of that. I could comfortably wear my snow jacket underneath if I wanted.
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