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    PLus size wetsuits

    I have aproblem, I am plus sized i can wear anything from a size 14 to a size 18 in either misses or womans.
    Why do wetsuit companies nto take into consideration that theer are plus sized women who dive and snorkel. I hate havingt o buy a mans wet suit. I have nice curves and mens just dont cut it. But they also have ot be affordable. Men and women can find wetsuits strating at 60 bucks at places like Tommy D but if i want aplus size i have ot pay two weeks paychecks to get one.
    Any other plus sized out there?

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    I know that there are several plus sized ladies on this board. It seems to me that several of them have Bare wetsuits. I believe that they have this on imparticular. I personally am not plus size, but I own the Bare Brigade. It seems to do well bending to my curves. I hope that helps.
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    Yes, Foo2 is very much not plus sized despite having children

    I have a 3 mm Bare Velocity Progressive Stretch men's in a 2XL Short. I am a size 22-24 and it has been very comfortable for me. For a shorty I have a Neosport in a 3mm but since Neosport doesn't have stretch I ended up going up a size for comfort. I want to get a 7 mm and will most like be getting something custom.
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    I have the women's BARE in a 14+; I'm short so this suit would actually come closer to a 20 Women's Petit in regular clothes. It fits me quite nicely and I'm bigger than you are. Try on some BARE suits.

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    If anyone knows of any extra long wetsuits, I can't find any anywhere. Nothing like diving with an atomic wetsuit wedgie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstone7 View Post
    If anyone knows of any extra long wetsuits, I can't find any anywhere. Nothing like diving with an atomic wetsuit wedgie...
    Bare does offer talls in some common women's sizes. I think the Henderson line tends to run a bit taller across the board. Men's suits would also offer more height, but if you are curvy it might not have the torso fit that you desire.
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    I'm a 14 and on the tallish side and find Henderson fits me great!

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    Uhmmm...let me appologize for being in this forum in the first place. Just saw the topic and figured I might be able to add a little here.

    Bare is wonderful for + sizes. Starting at size 12, they offer a 12 and a 12+ for different body types. I know ST carries both the regular sizes and the plus sizes and are very quick to exchange a suit if it isn't exactly what you need.

    As always, let me add, I'm not a ST employee or a shill for them. I simply appreciate their business practices.
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    It's one of the nice things about living close to the shop...they will order stuff for you to try on if it's a particular thing that they don't have in stock. And if it doesn't fit, no worries, they just put it on the floor and sell it.
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    I've heard nothing but rave reviews about Bare wetsuits...

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