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Wetsuit recs? or advice?
CREATED: 10/09/09 by mwrightvt REPLIES: 5
mwrightvt    JOINED: 8/15/09    POSTS: 11
Wetsuit recs? or advice?
POSTED: 10/09/09 5:12 PM

There is a sale on Xterra Vortex 3 suits. Not sure whether they are good or not. Advice?

wombat's ravatar wombat    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 266
RE: Wetsuit recs? or advice?
POSTED: 10/09/09 5:38 PM

I bought an Xterra Vortex John style last year and like it. However, the 2009 models have a problem with the necks being too tight/small. After a friend ordered one, I read about the tightness on several different forums. When my friend's arrived, the neck was way too tight, suffocating and chocking her. (And me, I tried it too.) She returned her suit and bought an Orca at Conte's.

So my advice, pass on the 2009 model. If you can get a 2008 model, go for it. Or maybe wait and see if Xterra corrects the problem in their 2010 models.

dixonm's ravatar dixonm    JOINED: 7/1/09    POSTS: 73
RE: Wetsuit recs? or advice?
POSTED: 11/23/09 12:09 PM

I bought a Vortex 3 john suit last year and really like it. I noticed the neck was snug as well, but I've gotten used to it now after wearing a few times.

Matt

vatriathlete    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 682
RE: Wetsuit recs? or advice?
POSTED: 11/23/09 12:13 PM

this proves the point of "try on everything"

since some people may think something fits bad, but others it fits fine.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1769
RE: Wetsuit recs? or advice?
POSTED: 11/23/09 7:44 PM

BTW, Conte's has a sale on neoprene Orca Equip wetsuits for $100.

krafty81's ravatar krafty81    JOINED: 5/20/09    POSTS: 127
RE: Wetsuit recs? or advice?
POSTED: 11/29/09 7:51 PM

I really like my 09 vortex john. I swam with my old suit and the vortex and really noticed the difference. I did not have the neck problem. I always make sure I really "hike up" the suit when I put it on.

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