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Urgent typhoon sizing query

Discussion in 'Dry Suits' started by Alex Denny, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Alex Denny

    Alex Denny Active Member

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    hi all,

    Major boot tear disaster on my otter drysuit that will need a proper trip away to repair, but I need a dry suit this weekend.

    Have wanted a backup for a while and looking at a typhoon neo quantum as a relatively cheap option I can get delivered quickly.

    Trying to understand their sizing charts but different websites suggest slightly different variants on them.

    Do typhoon size up spacious or tight? I am 5’10, 44” chest and weigh around 95kg. A “medium broad” apparently goes up to a 46” chest and 5’10” - but would it leave space for an undersuit? Should I actually be looking at a “large” size, or would I be way too short for it?

    I always worry about ordering without trying first!!

    Cheers
     
  2. Tribal Chestnut

    Tribal Chestnut Well-Known Member
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    Give them a call? If wanting something very quickly I’d rather speak to a person, and get their assurance on delivery, than just rely on an automated system.
     
  3. Alex Denny

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    Thanks - yes. That’s what I did and I have a delivery coming tomorrow. I haven’t physically tried one on though so it’s still a fingers-crossed purchase... watch this space!
     
  4. Tribal Chestnut

    Tribal Chestnut Well-Known Member
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    Hopefully there’ll be a glowing report here on Monday!

    Good luck.
     
  5. Alex Denny

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    Had a first go with it in Wraysbury yesterday and it is a snug fit but in a good way (a medium broad size). If I were any taller (or fatter) it would be no good, but as it is, it’s great. Nice and warm. I need much less under it than with my membrane suit.

    I forgot that neoprene neck seals work differently though and need tucking in, so I got damp throughout the dives. I think that is definitely the cause though and it was user error.

    The lunch time sunshine yesterday was NOT a good time to be standing around in a hot dry suit!
     
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    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    Better keep to that diet then.:whistling:
     
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