Stokes Nitro Vest, Super Flex Suit and Super Flex Top - unboxing

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  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,663
    I love my my EVO 2 vest that I wore this entire year, new vest looks nice!
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    I took my second set in the Hot Top today. It is great. It was easy to get on and way warmer than I expected. Is it really almost December?

    I am not exactly sure what the technical difference from the EVO vest and the Nitro vest. Seems like the Nitro might float my higher and is more stretchy. IDK but I like it a lot. @Thomasasher can you fill in the blanks?


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  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,575
    @Horton ... Is one longer than the other or do they both fit the same ??
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    @Ed_Johnson I just tried both on. I think they are about the same length.

    Note they are telling everyone to go a size up with the Nitro Vest. My EVO XL fits perfect and my Nitro is a XXL and fits almost the same.

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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    XXL???? Really??? Maybe it's the video but dude you are not that big! Stokes vest size chart has me in a medium at 5'11'' with a 33'' waist. I go 5'11'' and 200 lbs solid. Better try on my xmas present before it's wrapped!
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • EdmundEdmund Posts: 118 Baller
    @6balls I am 5'10" with a 33" waist and 162 pounds. I just received a medium EVO and boy is it tight. It is a little of a struggle to get it zipped up, and is very snug once zipped (and tight under the arm pit). I wish I had a large size EVO handy to just to see if that is what I should have ordered, but a medium is what they recommended over the phone. You may want to consider a large.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    edited November 26
    @6balls no I'm not really XXL. The sizing is just funky

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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited November 26
    OK the stuff I ordered that should match my chest, waist and height fits my 16 year old daughter like a glove. Who makes these charts???? Appears to be super high quality stuff...but c'mon really??? For a guy @Horton's size to be in XXL???

    At 5'11 and 200 I'm not super big, but the sizing chart there is not accurate. I will be calling and exchanging both wetsuit and vest for XL...geez am I an "XL" sized guy...or an XXL guy? If @horton you are XXL I probably need something at least that big.

    I'm probably 2 sizes up from recommended on the sizing chart after seeing this stuff and tho I'm a gym rat really? 42 inch chest??? No way on that vest I was 5 inches from closure with a 42'' chest...that thing was pediatric.

    Can't wait to get my stuff that fits cuz it looks and feels AWESOME but please Stokes and Perfski re-do the sizing charts to be accurately representative...or at a minimum tell me they really run super small so go way bigger.

    Other than that issue...looks like super equipment, very helpful folks on the phone, quick and cost effective shipping...just fix the sizing chart.
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  • HockdogHockdog Posts: 113 Baller
    Order Bigfoot size?
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,379
    Mine was tight when new, they loosen up a decent amount after a few sets.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    @Thomasasher Am I correct that the vests are simply misslabled?

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  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,575
    I have a NEW Stokes 3/4 suit XXL that I would sell for $200 + shipping. Tried it once but I have 3 Camaro's, 2 Black Tech and 1 Silver that I like better.
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  • EdmundEdmund Posts: 118 Baller
    @6balls Which size vest did you decide on? XL or XXL? Was it the NITRO? Have you received it yet and tried it on? If so, how does it fit?
    Just curious because I decided to return my medium EVO, and want to order a NITRO, but shipping costs are starting to add up (both ways), and about to spend even more to receive a NITRO, I am trying to get it right this time; either the L or XL. Thanks.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @edmund will keep you posted just sent the vest and suit back. Given how small the vest was on me I went from M to XL...Horton is wearing XL weighs less than me, is shorter, too.
    I have the same concerns as you...wasn't sure if I should go up one size or two.
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  • waterskicoreywaterskicorey Posts: 113 Baller
    I just ordered one and was told by June Asher I should order an XXL, I’m 5’10” 190 I wear an XL in an Eagle and a large in the Camaro, confusing.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    @waterskicorey yea the Nitro is miss labeled. You need the XXL in th the Nitro. I am 5'9 and 185. The XXL fits me great. In the EVO I wear the XL and it also fits great.

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  • SethroSethro Posts: 181 Baller
    So is there a 4XL for 6'5" 220? My 2XL Eagle fits perfectly, but I'm disappointed that the stitching blew apart for the lower back/center flotation piece after only a season and half.
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 650 Crazy Baller
    @Horton how's the length of the vest? At 6'5" #190 I find vests that fit me around are too short.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    @ski6jones if you are 6'5 you should just shut up and be happy.

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  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 650 Crazy Baller
    Yeah, whatever.
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  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,575
    edited December 2
    Just listed a Brand New Stokes 3/4 Slalom Suit XXL that sells for $255 on Ski-it-Again for $195.
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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Edmund just got my XL stuff; both stokes vest and long sleeve shorty. VERY form fitting but will likely stretch a bit in the water.
    I could not go any smaller. I'm 5'11'' and 200 lbs in lifting season, closer to 190 in ski season...I'm built for bench-press...top heavy and big arms, too. I build muscle up top easier than legs which are relatively thinner. This XL set up is snug but a keeper. My guess is XXL would go ok for me, too.
    Still can't imagine via sizing charts what a really big dude does. I have a brother who is 6'7''...would think he would be XXL but apparently he is off the charts.
    Materials are AWESOME. I tried on my stuff and said to my wife...can it just be summer now?
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  • gregygregy Posts: 2,379 Mega Baller
    @ski6jones I'm 6'2" 170. I have the same problem with vest, wish some of these companies would make long versions. I have a Large Evo now that the length is OK. Could stand to be a little tighter. I like it, I'd buy another. It's a little over a year old, stitching is coming loose one place but other than that it a nice vest.
    ski6jones
  • thagerthager Posts: 3,815 Mega Baller
    @ski6jones You are supposed to put your arms in the vest holes, not your legs. :)
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  • EdmundEdmund Posts: 118 Baller
    @6balls Thanks for the information. Yes, sizing is confusing with lots of ski gear from various brands, especially for vests and gloves.
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 650 Crazy Baller
    Thx @gregy. I figured someone could provide helpful info. Maybe the Large will work.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,379 Mega Baller
    @skijones it fits just a little loser than an Eagle of the same size. If you had an Eagle I'd go with the same size.
  • ironhorseironhorse Posts: 31 Baller
    Anyone have any knowledge of the length? I'm 6'3" 190lbs and have the same vest length issue others have mentioned.
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 322 Solid Baller
    I tried on a Medium Nitro at Performance the other day. Like @Thomasasher said, before zipping it there was a bit of a gap, but with the stretchiness of the material it zipped without me feeling like I was stressing the zipper, and after zipped it felt good. I think thats going to be my new vest next spring (especially as I'm hoping to have a little less belly in a couple months.)
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