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wetsuit to big on neck- need help

 
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fanaticultrahawk



Joined: 19 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: wetsuit to big on neck- need help Reply with quote

i have a NP 5000 wetsuit that fits me pretty well however its a little to loose in the neck. there is a little extra room in the sleeves and legs but its not a problem as the wrist and ankle seals are tight. I have used it a few times and its been fine with a little water down the back but not much. i would like to make it a tighter seal for colder weather in the late fall. i have thought of 3 fixes and want to see if anyone has any thoughts.

1 try and move the neck seal by sowing on more velcro on to end
2 buy a hooded scuba bib and cut the hood off and use it as a neck warmer underneath to tighten the seal
3 buy the hood top and just wear it as is under the wet suit

any other ideas?

thanks
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A neoprene neck gaiter to slip OVER the loose neck. I cut mine from the thigh of a trashed wetsuit. It starts just beneath my chin and ears and goes down over the suit neck. Makes a huge difference very simply with any suit, even a well-fitting dry suit, as it covers the neck and its arteries.
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