Reviewed by Chris from Portland, OR on Monday, May 23, 2011
I've only worn this once so far, on a half-day rafting trip. Water was <40F degrees, and I jumped in for a couple minutes toward the end of the run. The wetsuit kept my body comfortable for a short dip while my hands quickly went numb. I found the sizing quite tight in the crotch, but good everywhere else--I have short legs for my torso, though. I feel like the fit is more right on than most people seem to be saying. Haven't tested durability as yet, so can't comment further. Seems like a great deal.
Best Uses: Boating, Colder Water, Diving, Paddling
Reviewed by PN from East Bay, CA on Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The large leg openings with velcro closure make this wetsuit easier to put on - especially for someone with wide feet or inflexible ankles. Knees are thicker in front to withstand wear and thinner behind for easy flexion.
Chest Size: Feels true to size
Describe Yourself: Casual User
Length: Feels true to length
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Easy To Put On And Off, Warm
Reviewed by David C from Berkeley, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Have used this about 10 times over the past couple months in the summer months of the SF Bay while windsurfing. Seems to work well. Much warmer than the farmer john's I used to wear (provided during the classes I took)--water is 51 degrees during the summer here. I'm starting to see a few small holes on the outside, but I may be causing them. I'm quite happy with the fitting given that I had to buy it online without being able to try it first. It can be tricky at times for me to zip myself up, but I'm still getting used to using a full wetsuit.
Reviewed by Swim T from Portland, OR on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I had intended to use this suit for summer surfing on the Oregon Coast. The construction would not last very long for a surfer with the constant chafing where body meets board. Leg enclosures also allow too much water intake in cold water situation. Not bad for minimal use in warmer water perhaps.