Sabtu, 25 September 2010

Fantastic suit! Competitive swimmers, ignore the other sizing reviews.

Speedo Quantum Splice Superpro Swimsuit

Speedo Quantum Splice Superpro Swimsuit

This is a fantastic suit, classic Speedo quality and flattering design.

If you've read all the reviews and are wondering what's going on with the sizes, here's what you need to know:

1. It is cut for serious swimmers, not to wear while sunning yourself on the beach. That means it grips tightly around the straps and leg holes. If you're muscular, you won't notice. If you're less muscular, you might bulge a bit. That doesn't mean the suit is too tight!

2. The sizing is accurate, that is a 36 is a size six (which is what the chart tells you it should be). I'm 141 pounds, 5' 5", 27" waist, and wear a size 6 jean. The suit fits me perfectly.

3. That said, I expect it depends quite a bit on how you're built.

If you're pear-shaped, with a narrow torso, you should be fine. My butt is 39" (39.5 on a bad day) but my rib cage is only 29" or 30", with a bust size of 35" fully expanded. My shoulders are big, but basically: the parts of me that are INSIDE the suit (stomach, torso, chest) are relatively petite. The parts that are OUTSIDE the suit (shoulders, butt) are where I carry a lot of my weight.

If you have a thick torso, big waist, or large bust (as one of the other reviewers noted), the suit probably WILL be tight for you. I could see where someone with a 34" or 36" rib cage (or a 38" or larger bust) could run into problems.

So if your butt or shoulders are largish--no worries, get the suit. If your waist, chest, or bust are on the large size--consider going up a size or two.

Hope this helps!

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9 komentar:

  1. As a former competitive swimmer, I'm accustomed to Speedo products. Regardless, I ordered a size larger than I normally do, due to the reviews listed here and had to return it. I wear a size 8-10 in regular clothing. A 40 swimsuit was ridiculous on me. I needed a 36 for a comfortable practice suit-NOT competition tightness.

    Ladies, proper fitment of a Speedo swimsuit may not be what you are used to. The legs are cut extremely high-a couple inches away from your natural waist. It does not follow your hipline. Hike up that suit! I promise you wont fall out or have a super wedgie.

    Once you get the legs in the proper place, the rest of the suit should feel snug. That's a good fit for a practice suit. A competitive suit will be 2 sizes smaller than snug. ;) As soon as the suit gets wet, it will stretch. It will also stretch with frequent wear. If you order a suit that feels comfortably loose while dry, it will become saggy and loose in the pool. This will cause drag and discomfort as you feel the suit swish around your body while swimming.

    This is a great suit with an extremely flattering design. After gaining a few pounds since my competitive days, I will say that this suit makes me look fantastic. Any extra "pooches" around the waist are rendered invisible by the dark background, while attention is drawn to the lighter areas, visually slimming you down.

    BalasHapus
  2. If you want a suit for swimming laps this suit is great. The wide traps are comfortable and the back gives a lot of mobility. A close fit is essential-most swimmers can feel the drag of a loose, badly designed suit. This is one of the most anatomical and comfortable suits, it stretches along the lines of motion in the water. Personally, I like the minimal cut, and I am not skinny-skinny; the less suit, the better, nobody is looking at you, anyway, when you're in the water. Also, every suit relaxes after a few swims, and becomes less tight.
    For making your pricey suit last in chlorinated pools, make sure you soap and water wash it right after each swim (you can do it when you shower) and spin the excess water out. It will add dozens of swims to your suit.

    BalasHapus
  3. Ricardo Whitney23 November 2011 10.32

    Great suit at an exceptional price if wou're used to Speedos. Get a size or two larger than than you would in clothing as they fit tightly (but are supposed to). I am usually a size 6 petite, and take a 36 Speedo. The straps on this one provide good support.

    BalasHapus
  4. Maurice Hatfield26 November 2011 13.32

    I am 5'7", 125lbs, in size 4. I order this piece at 10/36. Received and tried, and decide to exchange for 12/38.

    BalasHapus
  5. Marshall Ingram29 November 2011 02.32

    It was a little small on me - I got a 38, and I'm 5'11", 155 pounds. It is just a little tight in the lengthwise direction. Other than that, I'm quite happy with it.

    BalasHapus
  6. I am 5.5', 125 lbs, 34B/28/38, wear a size 6 in clothing and usually wear a size 8 in swimsuits. After reading the reviews here that this suit has a tighter fit, decided to try size 10/36 and 12/38 at a local store and thought both were comfortable but the 12/38 was a bit loose around the stomach. So, decided to buy 10/36 and I'm happy with this size (I do laps for around 2 hrs at a local gym). It has a snug fit and I definitely look slim in it .... no sagging or bunching anywhere.

    I think this a good suit for me, doesn't hold much water too. I feel I'm swimmimg much better in this suit compared to my older one. The older one sagged and I felt a drag when I swam in it. This suit doesn't have a padded bra ( I think someone had posted this question) but it has a double lining, so the coverage is adequate and it holds everything well. I also like that one can choose from different colors. I would buy again and try a different color next time.

    UPDATE: After 3 months of usage, the suit has become quite loose, so I'm going to order another, one size down ie., 8/34. I have lost a little weight, so I don't know if the suit has become loose because of that or it's due to usage (I have used it almost daily at the pool). Also, the black color has faded and turned silver. I still love the suit, so I'm going to order another in a different color :)

    UPDATE: Got size 8/34, weight now is 122 lbs. It was a little difficult to get it on at first but once I did, it fits perfectly and no discomfort while swimming.

    BalasHapus
  7. Amanda Hendricks14 November 2012 06.32

    This swimsuit is excelent!!! I am 34-26-40 so my size is 38. May be this helpfull to others costumers!

    BalasHapus
  8. This is a fantastic suit, classic Speedo quality and flattering design.

    If you've read all the reviews and are wondering what's going on with the sizes, here's what you need to know:

    1. It is cut for serious swimmers, not to wear while sunning yourself on the beach. That means it grips tightly around the straps and leg holes. If you're muscular, you won't notice. If you're less muscular, you might bulge a bit. That doesn't mean the suit is too tight!

    2. The sizing is accurate, that is a 36 is a size six (which is what the chart tells you it should be). I'm 141 pounds, 5' 5", 27" waist, and wear a size 6 jean. The suit fits me perfectly.

    3. That said, I expect it depends quite a bit on how you're built.

    If you're pear-shaped, with a narrow torso, you should be fine. My butt is 39" (39.5 on a bad day) but my rib cage is only 29" or 30", with a bust size of 35" fully expanded. My shoulders are big, but basically: the parts of me that are INSIDE the suit (stomach, torso, chest) are relatively petite. The parts that are OUTSIDE the suit (shoulders, butt) are where I carry a lot of my weight.

    If you have a thick torso, big waist, or large bust (as one of the other reviewers noted), the suit probably WILL be tight for you. I could see where someone with a 34" or 36" rib cage (or a 38" or larger bust) could run into problems.

    So if your butt or shoulders are largish--no worries, get the suit. If your waist, chest, or bust are on the large size--consider going up a size or two.

    Hope this helps!

    BalasHapus