Hi. I'm 6'1", 270 lbs. with a 42" waist, 48-50" chest; and 12 shoe. My questions what size would be best for me. I'm shorter than most of the sizes that the weight matches up to. should I just go with the size that matches the height or the weight best?
In my case the suit sizing chart ran smaller than actual. I would go larger than you think you need.
I used the bare size chart I am 6'1" 165 with 34 waist I got a lg and love it had to trim the neck seal but that's normal other than that very comfortable for the price 15 dives with it and love it
HI Russell, sorry I cannot answer the specifics about size. My son purchased on of these suits and he is 6'3' and about 210 lbs.
I purchased another one of these suits for my wife. the women sizes did not work due to her body size. We used the men's sizing chart. the first suit was too tight. We senty it back and re-ordered the next size up. I went with a sizing that was in excess of the chart size and it worked out well. her leg length is a hair long but she has had no problem. IF anything order the suit and if it fits fine. If not send it back and get the next size bigger.
Both love the suits.
Hey Russell, I am 6'4" and bought the XXXL. I think the XXL would do for you. TYhey are plenty big enough in the chest area, I am a 48". I feel this is a great suit and the price is fantastic. I dive year round in Maine and It meet all my needs. Ice diving is cold, but in this suit I stay warm. I use it year round as the waters below 20Ft here are still in the 40's in most lakes and the ocean. Good luck and dive safe!!! Scott PADI OWSI
I'd go for the height measurement. I'm 5' 8" and I bought an XL and the height is just right. Even the ML size is too short for me. The feet are definitely stretchable so I'd worry the least about that.
Hope that helps.
Mind you I am just another customer that happens to dive this suit. I was 5' 9 1/2 and 230 when I bought mine and went with the XL short, and it works fine still even being 20 pounds lighter.
Reading your description there are many things pointing to 3XL. I mean you are a big guy and if your chest is as big as you say, then the bigger the better. Also you have to consider shoe size, and the 12 is in the 3XL range.
Lastly, substantial breathing room will be desired considering undergarment. I dive in the PNW and its a little chilly in our waters and this requires pretty thick insulation so the extra room is welcome.