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GS Suit sizing?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi All, 

 

It's been a while since I've purchased a GS suit (like high school) and I need a little guidance. I'm a big guy and was concerned about sizing. When I looked into it, the sizing charts given by Spyder just say 190+ and above 6' for xxl sized suits. Reliable's charts say 185-205 is xxl and that 205+ is xxxl (which I haven't been able to find other than Spyder directly). I'm both tall and on the heavier side (well above these numbers). Any input? I'm also not a brand snob, if anyone has info about other brands (Descente, Karbon, etc.) I'd love to hear about it. 

 

Thanks, 

 

PJ

post #2 of 10

I've always found Spyder to be more "accomodating" than others (Descente in particular, which always seems very small for the given size).

 

You will have better luck finding the odd sizes very early in the year before they sell out...which ought to give manufacturers a clue about size/demand, but it doesn't seem to...

post #3 of 10

Look into a Fuxi Racing suit. They make them big enough to fit an NFL Offensive Lineman. Fuxi will be my next suit, since I have ripped out most of the seams and zipper on my current Spyder suit. Just waiting for it to completely rip off in a race LOL.

 

Just wanted to add that the big name companies make most of their suits for the North American market for the junior race crowd. If you are the typical Beer League / Masters Racer or are hitting the weight room hard, you are going to have trouble with fit, especially in the upper body. The big name people on the World Cup get everything custom made for their size. The rest of us get a suit made to fit an U16...


Edited by CaptainKirk - 3/12/14 at 8:43am
post #4 of 10

I agree that most manufacturers make them a bit on the snug side.  I'm only 5'8" and 170 and wear an XL from Descente.   We do have two SRD suits in stock in XXL.

 

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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by patmoore View Post
 

I agree that most manufacturers make them a bit on the snug side.  I'm only 5'8" and 170 and wear an XL from Descente.   We do have two SRD suits in stock in XXL.

 

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the SRD Xl is just slightly bigger than the Spyder L

 

I have a couple of Spyder USST suits and the XL in these is like the normal spider L if not smaller!

post #6 of 10

I'm 6'2" 220lbs and my Descente XXL is a tad snug. My next suit will be a Fuxi Racing USA 2-piece.

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the info. I'm going to be doing masters next season, so very helpful. I want to look into Fuxi a little more, are the 2 piece suits better because you get a better fit? I could imagine this being the case, a specially as I'm sort of tall by some manufacturers standards. I remember even when I was younger the upper body and through the shoulders was really snug.

-PJ
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by PlatypusJones View Post

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the info. I'm going to be doing masters next season, so very helpful. I want to look into Fuxi a little more, are the 2 piece suits better because you get a better fit? I could imagine this being the case, a specially as I'm sort of tall by some manufacturers standards. I remember even when I was younger the upper body and through the shoulders was really snug.

-PJ

For me, my trunk is kind of long for my height (or my legs are short I guess), so the one piece kind of bunches up. Zippers don't stretch.

post #9 of 10

Here is the link to the SRD size chart:

 

http://www.skiracingdevelopment.com/size_chart

 

You may be XXL.

post #10 of 10

I am 5'10" and 210-215lbs and wear an XL.  The wife calls it my "Sausage Suit" as it looks like a very thin membrane has been stretched over a whole lot of balony!  LOL

 

PS - My objective is to get down to 200lbs by Dec 19th (1st Competitive race of the season)

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