Hi I just bought this suit and have a question as too how snug it should be. It fits comfortably thru chest and torso are but hips are a little large. Was easy to get into just wondering if I should try smaller size?
Wet suits should fit snug. As you progress from thinner to thicker mm, they should be a little harder to get in to. If there are any gaps, the water will not be held close enough to your skin to become heated and therefore will not keep you warm in those areas. If you can, find a local shop and try different sizes to find the right fit. Then exchange yours with Leisure Pro, if needed. If not, you can send yours back for another size, but that might cost time & postage. If it isn't comfortable and fits well, you won't be comfortable diving.
My wife is almost 5'6" and 118 lbs. I purchased size 8 for her. She has muscular legs so the bottom is difficult to pull on but from the waist down her suit is form fitting. She is slim so the top is a little large--not quite form fitting.
For Leslie, if the top is perfect then I don't think you should get smaller size but if the top has some "wiggle room" then perhaps you should consider one size smaller. It's a tough call; you have tomake a decision based upon how form fitting your suit top is.
My preference from a male viewpoint is that I'd rather have a good fitting top then hips and legs.
You suit should be snugged. Contact leisure pro customer service and talk with them. I love mine!
You might try a size smaller... It shouldn't be loose as that would defeat the purpose of the wetsuit i.e. it needs to be snug to keep you warm. There will be some "give" to the wetsuit as you wear it and it stretches out a little. If it's that "easy to get into" you may have a size too large. If you get the smaller one and you decide it's too tight, you can alway return to Leisure Pro for a refund. I usually order two sizes if I'm not sure and there is never a problem returning them.
It is quite stretchy and easy to get into, so a smaller size might work for you. Good luck.
I would suggest that you try one size smaller. This wetsuit is a little snug to get into but keeps you nice and warm. If you don't have a dive trip within a next few week, try a smaller one to see which one fits you better since LeasurePro does not charge for returned shipment.
I would try the smaller size and see if it is too snug thru the chest and torso. I think it depends on each individual in how snug is comfortable. I have tried snug wetsuits and ones that are a little loose and I prefer a little loose. If you go too loose you lose the purpose of the wetsuit so go for comfort. Hope this helps!!!
It should be so tight that you can hardly believe you got into it. :) Yes, a smaller size. Literally, if you can get it on at all, it is not too tight.
I am sure mine was tighter in the hips. I am more endowed on bottom than top. I don't remember ever having a lot of trouble getting into my suit so you might want a tighter fit for warmth. Or maybe consider getting a mans because your hips are small? Happy diving!