I am six foot. 350 Pounds. What size would you suggest?
HARRY W Continuation from above....Get neoprene with quick dry outer coatings if available. Evaporative cooling (aka the swamp cooler effect) can be enormous, especially with a strong cold wind blowing?make sure to take off your wet gear and cover up between dives). I used to use 2 one piece suits a 1.5 mm and a 3 mm with 7mm booties, then I used assorted gloves and hood thickness to dial in for the water temperature I was in?which worked for me over a fairly broad range of temperatures. If you are just doing certification dives in moderate temperature water?the dives will probably be of relatively short duration, at shallow water depths (maybe 30??which means the neoprene won?t as compressed and useless as it would be at say 100?) in gentle conditions with easy egress if you get cold. Which means you might be able to sneak by with thermal protection that is on the lower side of what is recommended for the water temperatures you are intending to dive in. I hope this helps and have fun diving!
HARRY W Howdy. I?m 6?1? and was about 330 pounds when I bought my size 5XL 6.5 mm Akona. If you look at the size chart on the Leisure Pro website you?ll see that that the maximum size offered is 5XL and the maximum weight is 300 pounds. I would say that is about correct. I managed to get both pieces on in my living room with quite a bit of time and effort?as in I thought I was about to have an aneurysm (remember the thicker the neoprene the harder the suit will be to get on even with a properly sized suit)?but I was probably about to the point of the zipper on the jacket ripping out if I took a deep breath or had tried to bend over. Depending on your body shape using the bottoms alone might be reasonably possible if you were to get down to say 315 lbs. Five years ago when I ordered these they were one of the biggest cold water wetsuits offered in a stock size. I?m not up on what else is on the market at this time. If I were you I would first do an extensive search to see if any larger stock sized suits were on the market and if not I would look to get a custom made suit tailored up for you (which will take more time to receive, and cost more---but hey?at least it will be usable for you). I don?t know your particulars in terms of do you already own some thinner neoprene pieces, the time frame before your cold water dive, your amount of experience/skill set, the temperature of the water, and your cold sensitivity (one of the few advantages of being a very large person is that it makes you more thermally efficient).). As a stop gap measure if you own a lighter suit that works you could easily try to use 6.5 mm or better booties and hood, with maybe some 5 mm gloves (the thicker ones are difficult to use unless you are fairly skilled and comfortable underwater). A disproportionate amount of heat leaves through your head, so a heavy hood can make quite a difference. I ran out of room for this post--I'll try to put the remainder in the next post.
GLENN M i am 5'10" and 225 and go with XL ... you will need XXL if not XXXL ... leisure pro has a size guarantee ... but, you are stretching the top end of the chart ... i recommend you call their help line and ask specifically ... have all your measurements: chest, waist, neck, wrist diameter ... ... if akona does not make one to fit you, leisure pro should be able to put you in contact with a company that makes custom fits ... i always go with a wet suit that is slightly too big, because i can always put a sweat shirt under it. if it is too small, making it stretch is uncomfortable ... but, be sure to ask leisure pro the details about their size fit guarantee
SCOTT H I would go with the 4XL or 5XL. I hope this helps. They do, I think, have a price fit guarantee also.
MICHAEL B I recommend 3XL for your size.
CLAY S I would get the largest one they have. If it does not fit, you can always return it.
MICHAEL T I am around the same size and wear a 5xl.
ANDREW E I am 6' as well but I am 250 lbs and the XXL is just right for me. I would suggest a size bigger than XXL.
REY G I have been scuba diving for 30 years and this suit is one of the best made.
Unfortunately you are outside the size chart. These suits are true to size.
Look for another suit that's within your size.