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    Angry Wetsuit question

    No, I am not a wimp-but temperatures below a certain point necessitate additional insulation for me. Having said that, my question is how often do they need to be replaced (even when in seemingly good condition). I have 3 suits of various sizes, paralleling my various sizes over the years, ranging in age from 9-18 years old. Does the material get stiff? My current suit is getting impossible to put on. I have gained some weight, but according to the company's size chart, I am well within it. I could try my old fat suit, but I am wondering if the material is just too old and stiff (like me). There may be some in local stores I could try just to see if they feel stretchier. I wish I didn't need one at all. Very frusterating!...

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    Re: Wetsuit question

    Thank you. Their description of how they seem to shrink hit the nail. It is stored more often than worn, since I don't need it that much. So that makes sense. Not sure I am thrilled to shell out a large sum. They did say it is possible to increase pliability by using it more. Maybe I will try that...

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    Re: Wetsuit question

    You're welcome. If you're in a big enough city, you might have a tri or bike shop nearby that will rent a wetsuit when you need one. There was one in Dallas that would do that. Or you could pick up one used as well. Good luck!
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