If I plan on wearing this over my wetsuit, should I go up a size? The size chart puts me at a medium, but I'm wondering if I should get a large if I wear over my wetsuit (for extra warmth?)
Good question... I have usually worn mine under my wet suit instead of on top... It fits true to size... If you are going to out it over your wet suit then one size up may be the way to go.
I would get a large and wear under your suit not over being that It is a 5 mil you'll have to adjust your buoyancy
Buy the medium and wear it under you wet suit
I wear mine under my wetsuit and it is a wonderfull product. Since it doesn't have a zipper, I have a hard time imagining the stuggle to don and remove the vest over the wetsuit. It is a bit of a chore to take off over bare skin. I believe you would want to go two sizes larger depending on the thickness of your wetsuit.
I have worn mine under my wetsuit with a nylon shirt and it works well holding in heat.
My husband loves his hooded vest. He tried wearing it on the outside of his wetsuit, but it rides up/won't stay put on his torso, so he only ever wears it under his wetsuit. It fits whether on the outside or under the wetsuit, so I wouldn't worry about getting a different size for one alternative or the other.
The vest goes underneath the wetsuit, not over it
Wouldnt even consider wearing it over my wet suit. It works so well under your wet suit you will consider just the vested hoodie.
If you really want to wear this over your suit, you may want to size up... However, we wear ours under our one-piece full suits for added warmth. It really seams to fit/wear better for us like this. It is more form fitting all around the upper torso than the one-piece full suits and minimizes the initial shock and chill from the shot of cold water that would typically shoot down our backs in the zipper area of the full suit. Hope this helps!
I have this hooded vest and wear it under my wetsuit. The material in the vest part is thin and does not bunch up under my wetsuit which fits me quite snug. Both my wetsuit and hooded vest are mediums. think it would be awkward to wear it over.
I would recommend wearing this under your wetsuit to limit water flow, not over. Mine fits snug but comfortable and I wear it under a 5 mil with no issues.
I'm 5'10", 165 and I wear a med under my wetsuit, next to my skin. It fits very snug across my chest. If I were going to wear it over my wetsuit I would go up a size to a large.
Hope this helps.
I PROBABLY WOULDN'T DUE TO THE STRETCHING ABILITY OF NEOPRENE. IF YOU ARE WEARING THIS FOR THE WARMTH, WEAR IT UNDER YOUR SUIT. IT WORKS AMAZINGLY. ITS ONE OF THE BEST HOODED VESTS I HAVE OWNED. I WEAR MINE IN 40 DEGREE WATER IN TENNESSEE. I ACTUALLY HAVE A 2X ONE AND WEAR A 3X WETSUIT. SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION IN ONE WORD.....NO. GO WITH THE MEDIUM.
I am not sure about wearing the vest over your suit I have never seen that before I would recommend wearing it underneath your suit.
I think the answer depends on the size and thickness of wetsuit.
I bought this vest in XL. I wore it under an XL-Tall Bare 3/2mm Velocity wetsuit. The hooded vest was rather stretchy, so I think I could have easily worn it over my wetsuit but chose not to.
That is exactly what I did I wear large. I got extra large very happy.