This is a great suit for the pool. I swim 3-4 times a week and sometimes get cold in the pool. The suit is very comfortable and there is a good amount of flexibility with the material. It’s easy to put on and get out of . I’m 5’8”. 179 lb and ML is perfect.
I bought this wetsuit for my wife for Christmas and we selected the small size(one size larger than the recommended size chart and also one size larger than one other xterra full wetsuit that fit properly on her.) Unfortunately we believe the vivid wetsuit was incorrectly labeled because it was too tight, even though it was one size larger. To return the item that is incorrectly labeled/sized, we have to pay shipping fees for their mistake(50% of the price of the item.) We wont be buying directly as the return is so costly for their mistake. A ruined christmas gift for my wife......
I’m 5’4” 140lbs. The Roka was too tight on my shoulders so I bought this one in small. It fits perfect. It material seems to be tougher then roka. Much cheaper as well. I plan on sticking with xterra.
I've done a few miles in the ocean so far - the size chart had me on the edge of Small and Medium. I knew from a previous purchase that I should size up and went "medium" (I'm 5'8" 144lb) and that turned out to be perfect. The fit is great, I can get in/out quickly for races, it keeps the water out. I like the leg cut, it really helps entry/exit, and it doesn't change the body positioning in the water like I feared. Like the green look! I don't look like a seal to the sharks. The durability of the surface is better than an earlier purchase (which ended up with lots of finger-caused craters). Flexible but tougher. 3/2 mm is the right thicknesses for this purpose, for me.