I just measured my head and found out that it is 21 1/4 inches around the fatest part. Then I measured my neck and found that it is 13 inches. So I am inbetween an XS and a S. Which should I get?
MARY J I have been very happy ice diving with a size M with back zipper. My head measures 21 3/4" ( I have baby-fine thin hair) and my neck is 13" My face is thin, oval and slightly long. Hope this helps. I
KRAG K Hi Lindsey. I bought this hood for diving in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest and love it. I think that they size a little small. Personally, I would get the Small and try it on. I think Leisurepro has a fairly liberal return policy (just don't dive it......). I think you'll like the hood!
ADRIAN W My measurements are 22.75" and 15.75". I ordered a large. It fits very snug, but I shave my head, so that's ok. I would recommend you step up to small so it will not be as stressful on your hair when removing. Also, in 2 years of use, I have had little to no stretch. Very little water penetrates. Hope this helped.
JOHN B I can't help much. I need a large to an extra large and have not been able to buy an off the shelf hood that fits.
LAURA V If you are between sizes I recommend that you go with the larger size because it will fit over the neck of your dry suit comfortably. You don't want the combination of the hood and suit to be too tight around your neck and restrict the blood flow to your head. Increasing pressure at depth will make that problematic. You might get a little water flow in the hood, but that is better than the alternative. The hood has a good seal around the face so it shouldn't be a problem.