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<p>I'm going to totally take advantage of the anonymity of this forum to discuss this question: Does a 7 lb. weight loss make a wetsuit too loose?</p>
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<p>I bought an Xterra wetsuit on sale last fall, and I'm planning to use it at an upcoming open water swim. When I bought the women's medium sleeveless wetsuit, I weighed about 122 lbs. I now weigh about 115 lbs. I e-mailed the manufacturer, who is suggesting that I get a smaller size, according to their weight charts. The manufacturer also suggested I take the wetsuit out for a swim if I'm still unsure about the size.</p>
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<p>I really don't have the opportunity to try out the wetsuit prior to my event, and - doh - I'm such a total newbie that I don't know what the wetsuit should feel like, or what it would feel like if it was too loose.</p>
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<p>Will this really matter in wetsuit fit? I'd really rather not get a new one, as I could gain back the weight in a jiffy!!!</p>
 

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<p>Your weight loss may or may not make the wetsuit too big for you now. I am going to go with probably not, but maybe.</p>
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<p>How does it feel when you try it on? Is it tight? It should feel quite tight, almost too tight when it is dry and not have any obvious baggy areas or folds.<br>
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<p>I was thinking along the same lines are you are...probably not, but maybe.</p>
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<p>I tried it on again on a hot day...it felt very snug and there were no obvious baggy areas or folds. But I wouldn't say that it felt almost too tight.</p>
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<p>Assuming that I just go with it, what would be the worst thing that would happen? Would it feel kinda loose in the water?</p>
 

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<p>How 'bout I ship you my extra 7lbs.<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Have you ever swum with a wetsuit?  That would be a bigger concern to me.</p>
 

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<p>Yeah, I'm more concerned you haven't got some time in the water in the suit - have you?</p>
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<p>The 7lbs will prob be fine, if it's baggy it may just scoop water and be annoying but not end of the world.</p>
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<p>BTW - That is 6% weight loss. Wow! Congrats but be careful on that, for your frame that is a LOT of weight.</p>
 

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<p>p.s. wetsuit should be tight, especially at the entry points (arms, legs, etc)</p>
 

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<p>ROTFL as I write this....no, you cannot ship me the extra 7 lbs. A new and stressful semester of gradschool is coming up and the holidays are around the corner, that'll do it!!!</p>
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<p>The wetsuit is tight at the entry points, and I'm glad to know it's not the end of the world if it scoops water.</p>
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<p>No, I've never swum in a wetsuit before. It's sleeveless so I don't have to worry about the arms. Save me from myself--why is this a big deal???</p>
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<p>I suppose I could just not wear it. I think the water temp will be fine. When I looked at the photos of last year's event, about half of the people had a wetsuit and half didn't.</p>
 

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The golden rule is do nothing new during a race<br><br>
What coiled go wrong? Caffing, freakout, getting stuck and wasting time in transition are all maybes
 
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