Reviewed by lacada from Santa Rosa, CA on Sunday, August 18, 2013
I think the reviewers who think this is too small are basing it on the latex neck and wrist gaskets, not the cut of the garment. I am female 5'8" 150lbs, and the medium is a great fit, that is, I have no constriction in the shoulders when I'm paddling. Yes the gaskets are tight, they are supposed to be, it's a true dry top. I capsized a lot in this top this weekend (it was a surf class) and it kept me dry! Here's what the instructions say: "Latex seals are bellowed to provide a water-tight seal. When new, they will often feel uncomfortably tight (particularly the neck). Over time, latex will usually stretch into the perfect fit. It's best to wear the garment for a week or so to evaluate the fit (a cylindrical object close to your neck diameter can also be used to provide stretch). If the seals remain uncomfortable, trim the edge (do not over cut) with sharp scissors just above the sub-ribs." So it can be customized by the user. This is a screaming deal. It is stamped "irregular" but I can't find anything wrong with it.