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Old 02-28-2015, 09:11 PM
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Which size drysuit?

Looking at purchasing an Oneil Assault drysuit. I'm 180 and 6'1" so I'm between their sizing for a L and XL. Any suggestions on which way to go? Seems like I always end up returning what I purchase for the other size. Hoping to avoid that this time.
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:22 PM
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Go to th XL, you can have a little baggieness just as long as you have a good seal around ankles, wrists, and neck.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:43 AM
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I'm 6, 2'', 190 and i have an XL Assault.I can wear my vest underneath but it's a tight fit.
The bottom part would probably fit the same in either size but the XL will give you the possibility of having the vest inside for a little more warmth and freedom of movement.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:11 PM
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I agree with the others. Go with the XL.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:17 PM
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I am 6'3" 180 and I got an XL this weekend and it's perfect. I'm ready to get it wet.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:48 PM
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Oneill Assault

Is the assault easier to get on and off than a baggy suit?
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:51 PM
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I found baggy to be easier to don and doff but the seals are more fragile.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:09 PM
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I am 5 ft 10 and 165 and have a large barefoot dry suit . It is all but impossible to ski in as it acts like a huge sail
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:44 PM
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IMO the Assault and Boost are for different purposes. The Assault with the neoprene legs will be more difficult to get on and less comfortable, but because it is tight down low won't catch as much water or wind at higher speed like you would see waterskiing. The Boost being gortex and baggy is more comfortable and easier to get on and the baggy legs don't have much impact at slightly lower speed like wakeboarding. I wear a Boost frequently and have never felt it catching the water or wind, at least not in a way I cared about. I'm not saying it's as "free" feeling as summer with just board shorts, but I find it far more comfortable than a wetsuit.

FYI - I'm about 6' and 85# and have both a medium and large. I prefer the L, but can comfortably wear the M. I've had the M on people as small as 5'0" and 100# with no problems. I've had the L on people as tall as 6'2" with no problems as well. One of the benefits of the baggy fit on the Boost is there is a good amount of flexibility on sizing.
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