North Coast Wetsuits – Wetsuit Size Guide

Please note measurements on the chart are approximate.  An off the peg suit is always a compromise of fits compared with a highly expensive made to measure wetsuit. It is important that you measure yourself properly and don’t think “Oh I used to be a 34 inch waist that will do”. For your wetsuit to work and keep you warm it must fit you correctly. Therefore you need to know your measurements as they are right now and not what they were in 1984!

Measure TWICE and ORDER ONCE. Then there will be no need to change the suit as you didn’t measure accurately!

If you feel you don’t come within the listed ranges don’t give up! Please give us a call (01208 880839) or send us an email ( ) with your measurements and weight too for further help and advice.  We know the upper and lower limits of the sizes on the chart and with eleven off the peg sizes in our range we almost always have a suit that will fit most people.

NOTE ON MINI FRONT ZIP SUITS : with the very stretchy neo used on the mini front zip gulf stream suits we find if you are the smaller end of the size scale on chest and waist measurements it is often better go a size ‘slimmer’ than you think because these suits are so flexible.  As an example if you are 6 foot, 38 chest, 32 waist, in this suit we’d advise you to take the MST rather than the MT you would normally fit in a back zip suit.


Size Height Chest Waist Hips
Small 5’4″-5’7″ (162-168cm) 34″-36″(86-91cm) 27″-29″(69-74cm) 32″-34″(81-86cm)
Small Tall 5’8″- 6′ (169-180cm) 34″-36″(86-91cm) 27″-29″(69-74cm) 32″-34″(81-86cm)
Medium Small 5’6″-5’9″ (167-175cm) 36″-38″(91-97cm) 29″-31″(64-79cm) 32″-34″(81-86cm)
Medium Small Tall 5’10”-6’2″ (176-187cm) 36″-38″(91-97cm) 29″-32″(64-79cm) 32″-34″(81-86cm)
Medium 5’8″-5’10” (172-178cm) 38″-41″(97-104cm) 31″-34″(79-86cm) 35″-39″(90-98cm)
Medium Tall 5’11”-6’2″ (180-187cm) 38″-41″(97-104cm) 32″-34″(79-86cm) 36″-39″(90-98cm)
Medium Large 5’10”-6’2″ (178-187cm) 40″-44″(102-109cm) 35″-37″(88-94cm) 38″-41″(96-104cm)
Large Short 5’7″-5’11” (170-180cm) 42″-45″(107-114cm) 35″-38″(89-96cm) 40″-43″(102-109cm)
Large 6’0″-6’4″ (182-193cm) 42″-45″(107-114cm) 35″-38″(89-96cm) 40″-43″(102-109cm)
Xtra Large 6’2″-6’4″ (187-193cm) 44″-47″(112-119cm) 37″-39″(94-99cm) 42″-45″(107-114cm)
Xtra Xtra Large 6’2″-6’4″ (187-193cm) 46″-49″(117-125cm) 39″-42″(99-106cm) 44″-46″(112-117cm)