1 December 2017
The Xenos are superb design, both 5mm and 3mm. Really thought-out features like the protection on shoulders and chest, shaping and type of seals for comfort, and the colours and use of logos are great - not over stated. The cut is excellent and flattering for a woman, being nipped in at the waist. My problem was the wrists and ankles being way too tight to get on over hands and feet. This seems to be a problem with tiny wetsuits and scaling down for size, producing less relative stretch over the small wrist area. The size 6 fitted well, but cut off blood supply to hands, so I tried the 8. This was still tight on the wrists, but also now too big around the shoulders and back. Comparing sizes on their chart, I will go for the size 8 extra short, as I think that will give more ease donning over hands but take away most of the excess around the shoulders and neck area. (size 40 kg, 150 cm) Also the 3mm will go over wrists easier. Probably fine for larger sizes to get on, and this wetsuit looks fantastic on. Great design, lovely stretchy neoprene. Superior to Bare Nixie, which I also tried.