Posted by Unknown – 7th Apr 2012
I had been wanting a Patagonia for a couple years now and finally found a deal on this site that made me jump (black friday sale). The service was top notch and I even spoke with the owner (I think) about the suit sizes and feel. I originally ordered the R3 with the hood and upon trying it on I was not happy. (Side Note: The coldest the water ever gets where I live is about 51 Deg F so a high end big brand 4/3 usually does the trick. I'm 6'2" and tip the scales at 175lbs.) The suit size was an LT but the hood felt like it came off a kids suit and the neck didn't seem long enough. Maybe I have a large head and long neck??! Anyways, the back felt really stiff and I was fairly disappointed. I returned the suit thinking I needed a bigger size and no hood. After speaking with someone at the shop, he convinced me to stick with the LT as it would stretch over time. Glad I did, the new suit they sent felt a little better in the shoulders so I took it out for a test drive. It was very warm and surprisingly flexible in the water. After about 20 sessions it still feels stiff on land but I somehow can't notice it in the water, never really could. As for the wool itch? Non existent. Buy this suit when it's on sale!
Posted by Morgan – 2nd Dec 2011
Got the suit, put it on and surfed 15 degree Celsius, powerful 5 footers with a cold strong offshore.
Being a new suit and reading some reviews I´d seen about the Patagonias I expected some chafing and discomfort.
Results: zero chafing, flexible and comfortably warm.
The only problem with this suit that I predict is that you stay out in the water 2 hours more than you should and miss "important" work related meetings...like I did.
Thanks to Cleanline for the friendly and professional service! (the wax, candy and note were were highly appreciated)
The staff at Cleanline Surf specialize in sizing Patagonia wetsuits. If you have never worn a Patagonia wetsuit before we storngly urge you to call us for experty advice on sizing. If you have worn one in the past be aware that the sizing has changed slightly and you may want to lean towards a smaller suit due to the increased flexibility. We do have a size chart available below, but please take it with a grain of salt. For the perfect fit the first time please call and speak with one of our wetsuit experts.
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