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Old 13 July 2012, 14:56   #1
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Wetsuits near Portsmouth

My Eldest has yet again grown out of his wetsuit and needs a new one reasonably quickly.

We normally get them from Force 4 at Swanick, but wondered if anyone had any other suggestions. Andark is close by, but very expensive compared to F4

He's in an Adult size now, being taller than me, but is shall we say a little less full in the figure

We find the full length leg and arm suits allow us to spend more time in the water and like to try them on before buying, so don't want to go down the mail order route.

Sports direct show them on their website, but don't appear to have any in stores.

Anyone found anywhere good?

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Old 13 July 2012, 15:16   #2
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Bought two from here recently, speedy delivery and great deals if you look around the site

Wetsuit Outlet - Offering Great Deals on Water Sport Equipment Clothing Drysuits Wetsuits

Plenty of people buy online, just ensure you are aware of different sizing with different manufacturers, so if possible try some before you buy or stick to a manufacturer you know.
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Nasher, I am afraid to report Viv's cooking is having an affect and my wetsuit no longer fitted. Picked up a 3mm one off e bay for 10, not a mark on it. Sold mine back on e bay for a bit more but way under what I was expecting. Guess the weather is having an affect on water sports equipment.

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Andy Biggs at Gosport or Shore Watersports at East Wittering.
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Thanks guys.

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I always insist my wetsuit has shrunk over winter

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Sometimes Lidl's or Aldi's sell wetsuits at good prices. Got no idea if they are any good though.
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I have several hanging in garage in excellent condition, which your welcome to have for a donation to the RNLI.
I am in Fareham most days if you want to arrange a meet up to view
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I always insist my wetsuit has shrunk over winter

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They do actually shrink, honestly, my Mrs pissed herself watching me try and squeeze in to my old one, then we looked at hers and ii was tiny, she had to concede that mine had shrunk more than I'd grown.
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Yes, they shrink. I gave my mate an old one of mine and his rather slim mrs put it on for a laugh.

The legs fitted her.
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Thanks Steve, wish I'd seen this before I went out and brought one this morning

Anyway, found a new watersports shop at Hilsea Lido who have an ebay shop. Adhesives, Lubricants items in divekayakdirect2010 store on eBay!

As I mentioned ebay they honoured the ebay price for the wetsuit we picked, which was a couple of cheaper than normal shop price, can't say fairer than that.

This was what we got him TWF XT3 - 3MM HIGH DENSITY NEOPRENE MENS WETSUIT | eBay which is fine for summer use, and looks like a really good quality suit.

Had we not found anything at the Hilsea shop we were going here - JETSKI | Watercraft World. Kawasaki Jet Ski, Yamaha Waverunner and SeaDoo. who when I called claim to have all this Performance Parts, Mens items in watercraft world superstore store on eBay! in stock at the ebay price. We were going to get him one of these Jobe Wetsuit Full Suit Extra Mens | eBay which is a good price for a Jobe wet suit.

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