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Dry Suit Fit

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Dry Suit fit is complex, but we're here to help. 

When shopping for a drysuit, choosing a size can be notoriously tricky. After all, there are a lot of measurements to take into account – chest, inseam, feet, neck, arms, etc. – all in one garment. Additionally, these garments are built to be used primarily in a seated position, which requires a different fit than, say, a pair of jeans which are usually fit for a standing or relaxed sitting position.

Even after getting a drysuit, you may not even be sure that you have the right size. People new to drysuits are often quick to return a suit that actually may be a great fit in the end. Here are some tips to help you pick the right size suit.

  • First and foremost, remember that dry suit fit is somewhat subjective. What some people consider to be 'huge' others may describe as 'perfect.' Also, be ready to return a suit (or even order two suits and send one back) to find the fit you love. Drysuits are expensive and should last for many years – take the time to get the fit you want.
  • Height and weight are typically the most important markers for size. While the suit may not offer a perfect fit out of the box, your height/weight will give you the best size to start with. From there, we can make the necessary alterations to customize the fit to your needs. Size charts can be found on the product page. 
  • Drysuits often look gigantic and poorly fitting when worn standing upright. This is because we have to put a lot of extra fabric in a suit to accommodate the range of motion used while paddling.
  • If you're between sizes, you can always order both sizes, then return whichever one does not fit. Our return process is convenient and streamlined to make getting the right suit easier. 
  • When you first get your suit, adjust the belt to rest on your hips, then sit on the floor with your knees bent like you’re in a boat. Then tuck forward, extending your arm like you’re going to roll. Most of the extra fabric in the legs and up the back is probably gone- but there should be a little extra.
  • Take into consideration the amount of layering you typically wear while using your dry suit – it makes sense to test your fit with your layers on. We offer a wide range of base layers that pair well with our dry suits. 
  • Remember that IR can do basic tailoring on your suit- this is not that uncommon. We can lengthen and shorten arms and legs, as well as swap gaskets and sock sizes as well. Note that while we'd love to do this for free, this tailoring does require a small fee. You can find that information on our repair and maintenance page.
Size Chart

Men's Devil's Club & 7figure Dry Suits

 Height (Feet)
Weight (lbs)
Shoe Size (M's US)
Small 5'3" - 5'7" 125 - 150 7 - 9 
Medium 5'5" - 5'10" 145 -175 8 - 10
Large 5'8" - 6'2" 165 - 190 9 - 11
XLarge 5'10" - 6'3" 185 - 225 10 - 12
XXLarge 6'1" - 6'4" 220 - 250 11 - 13

Women's Aphrodite & Sahalie Dry Suits

Height (Feet)
Weight (lbs)
Shoe Size (W's US)
Small 5'0" - 5'5" 100 - 130 7 - 9
Medium 5'2" - 5'8" 120 - 150 8 - 10
Large 5'4" - 5'10" 130 - 170 9 - 11
XLarge 5'7" - 6'0" 150 - 190 10 -12
Still have questions?

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