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Old 08 May 2012, 15:08   #1
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Fladen sizing

Would like to get myself a Fladen all-in-one flotation suit to make getting ready a bit quicker. I am just over 6ft and average build I suppose. 42inch chest. Will I be fine with the medium? Fladen Rescue System - One Piece Flotation Suits - Model 845 seems to suggest based on chest that would be best.

Secondly, I have finally grown out of my XS sallopettes from over five years ago, I noticed some XM yachting ones on the Marine Megastore site at £25, does anyone have any experience of these or would it be better to go for a normally priced pair at £60 ish because they would last longer? (Current Marinepool have easily lasted five seasons and were only £40 I think)
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You need the Large.

Definitely
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You need the Large.

Definitely
Bear in mind this is for me not GD
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Bear in mind this is for me not GD
We all become our fathers.

Go Large, Diet Coke, hold the pickle...
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Go Large, Diet Coke, hold the pickle...
Pfffft.
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Pfffft.
Whatever. I own a Large and a Medium. My Vital Statistics shall remain confidential, but you're a Large...
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Got a pristine ( Large) "Fladen" all in one Floatation Suit at a knock down price of £50 + £10 pp if your interested ??
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I own a Large and a Medium. My Vital Statistics shall remain confidential
Tried to think of a witty comeback involving your sizing being in the chest department and mine being in the height...but thought this'd do
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I just bought a medium from Northcol, fits great

(5'11, 42-44ish!)

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I just bought a medium from Northcol, fits great

(5'11, 42-44ish!)
Yes but I'm taller than you

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Large it is then!
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how often you in Cumbria? Gerry's of Morecambe have a website/do mail order have various makes and you can try them if you go to the shop. We have loadsa suits of different makes for clients bought from time to time depending on what he had a lot off/was on offer at the time I was passing.
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Yes but I'm taller than you
Yeah, but most of that is the size of your head. Shoulders to feet are somewhat less
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Thanks to northcol, perfectly sized Fladen arrived today.

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Off on a bit of a tangent - but do bear in mind that if you plan to wear a lifejacket with your Fladen suit, 150N will not be enough. You will need at least 275N to give effective righting
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Off on a bit of a tangent - but do bear in mind that if you plan to wear a lifejacket with your Fladen suit, 150N will not be enough. You will need at least 275N to give effective righting
I'd second that too,
We had an angler washed of the local breakwater a few years back he was wearing a floatation suit but no lifejacket ,granted it was rough and near rocks , he was recovered within 15 mins but was sadly dead and face down in the water
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