The size charts are only given as a guide to choosing the correct size of drysuit or undersuit. There is no substitue for actually trying a suit on.
The size charts refer to actual body measurements. The drysuit is then made bigger, and allows for the wearing of a typical 100 gm Thinsulate style of undersuit.
First of all though, you need to establish what is your actual body size, and here is a guide to completing this task.
- Do not measure yourself. Always get someone else to measure you.
- Measurements should be taken over thin clothing such as a T-shirt and thin shorts.
- Height: Stand upright with legs closed, and hands by your side. Measure from floor to top of head
- Chest: Measure around the chest, under the arm pits with the arms down by your side, and relaxed. Do not inhale or exhale.
- Waist: Measure around the widest point, across the belly button.
- Hip: Measure around the widest point, around the hip bone.
- Inside leg to floor: Hold the tape at the top of the inside of the crotch, and measure down to the floor