Size Chart

"NEED Essentials wetsuit sizes follow industry standards"

NEED Essentials wetsuits come in sizes - EXTRA SMALL, SMALL, MEDIUM, MEDIUM TALL, LARGE and X-LARGE. Our Back-zip models also come in XXL.  Below is an outline of size recommendations depending on height and weight.

MEN'S SIZES

SIZE HEIGHT RANGE WEIGHT RANGE
X-SMALL 5' 5" 5' 8" 120 lbs 140 lbs
SMALL 5' 6" 5' 9" 135 lbs 155 lbs
MEDIUM 5' 9" 6' 0" 155 lbs 175 lbs
MEDIUM TALL 5' 11" 6' 2" 165 lbs 180 lbs
LARGE 5' 11" 6' 2" 175 lbs 195 lbs
X-LARGE 5' 11" 6' 3" 190 lbs 210 lbs
XXL (Back Zip) 6' 0" 6' 4" 210 lbs 230 lbs

 

WOMENS SIZE CHART

SIZE

HEIGHT

WEIGHT(LBS.)

CHEST

WAIST

ARM

LEG

4 5'0"-5'3" 90-110 30"-32" 23"-25" 19" 26"
6 5'2"-5'5" 110-120 31"-33" 24"-26" 19.5" 27"
8 5'4"-5'6" 110-130 32"-34" 25"-27" 20" 28"
12 5'7"-5'9" 130-155 36"-38" 28"-30" 21" 29.5"
10 5'5"-5'7" 120-140 34"-36" 26"-28" 20" 29"
14 5'9"-5'11" 145-165 38"-40" 29"-31" 21.5" 31"

 

*Our booties run true-to-size.  If you wear a size 10 shoe, you'll most likely prefer a size 10 bootie from us.


JACKET SIZING

 

"What if I get my product in the mail and it does not fit?"

Once you have made a purchase, NEED Essentials will ship you your wetsuit within the USA via UPS Ground. Once you receive the suit, try it on to ensure it fits. If you need a different size, please email us and we'll give you instructions to ship it back unused for an exchange of size.   Please note, we do not pay for return shipping, and and please refer to our "Returns and Exchanges" page for more detailed information.