I bought the XL after reading the reviews but after trying it on...wowsers, that's big. It sort of looks like I'm wearing a large black vest with oversized shoulder pads (I'm 6'2 and 230lbs). I'm laughing at the thought of it inflated (looking like a giant King Penguin). I'm tempted to exchange it for the regular size....anyone know if the regular size is significantly smaller?
Not quite as big a fellow as you are so got the L which worked well for me...no problems in the water (over or under for that matter) and gave me the security that I want since I often have to snorkel alone. Really never HAD to use it but did give it a test float and it worked well. Sorry I can address the size more directly but its a good product.
I purchased the regular and it fits me pretty well. I'm 5'10 but not heavy - only 155 out of the shower. I usually use mine uninflated, as a safety backup for snorkeling, but it fits me pretty well when inflated.
I bought the regular size and it fits me just fine. Keep in mind that they have to run a little big so that you can inflate them and they won't be too tight. I'm 5'4", 140 lbs and the regular size fits perfectly. The head opening is quite large, so it'll fit some people with even the biggest heads
I think you should stick with the larger size. I'm 5'8 and 151lbs and the large works perfect for me and my friend who is 170lbs.
It's a terrific item to take snorkeling and made us feel safe.
Fits and works much better than those crappy ones they would make you wear on island excursions! ;)
I got the same thing but in large...at 6' and 220lbs it fits and is easy to l/w in the water. Beyond playing with it just to see how it would do I've never had to really employ it! In the water its not a problem to swim with or snorkle. I'd keep it and not worry about stepping out to diner in it.
Hello i bought a vest the same size but it was the one that like a shirt an it is xl and fits great !
Thanks for the reply! I'm going to stick with this style vest, mostly because of the price. It's just that the xl seems so big. I was wondering if I should move down to a regular. Thanks again for your reply!