I got a 4/3 chest zip d’Arc on a really good sale and found the size 4 was too small but the size 6 fits perfectly. For reference I’m 5’6, 120lbs, slender/athletic build. The suit isn’t as flexible in the shoulders as my previous 4/3 Rip Curl E-Bomb but the Matuse one is much warmer and seems like it will be more durable… the E-Bomb’s neoprene started ripping through in the calves and arm pits after 1.5 years with actual holes, and effectively became a 3/2 suit. For my first surf in the d’Arc, I didn’t get cold at all during a sunny SoCal winter day’s ~1.5 hr session in 57 degree water. Hoping to get a few years out of this one and it was a great deal for the price.
great insulation, great fit (love the short option), and great vibes
After using the same 4/3 for 5 years, it just wasn't keeping me warm anymore. A friend directed me toward Matuse's sale & I decided it was a sign. Seriously, this wetsuit fits perfectly. I'm 5'9" and around 140-145lbs and I got the 8T. A lot of people told me to size up because they run snug, but they didn't have a 10T so I went with the 8T & other than some normal tightness, it's really not as bad as people made it out to be as far as breaking it in goes. The material is amazing & feels like quality. Plus it's beautiful. Thanks Matuse!
I had to go up in size to get the proper fit. But I've been in water, solely, wearing this suit, and it has been toasty. Maybe too toasty because the water temp is not that cold yet 😜. Thank you Matuse!
Just tried my new wetsuit and its the 4/3 i have had so far. Super stretchy and kept me warm for so long. The best!