NeoSport Men's 2.5-mm XSPAN Vest


  • neoprene
  • Zipper closure
  • Should fit snug, but not too tight
  • Super-stretchy XSPAN has 250% 4-way stretch
  • Designed to fit snugly, the XSPAN sport vest insulates your body and helps maintain core temperature
  • Flatlock seams for comfort and durability
  • Heavy duty #10 YKK front zipper, Lycra-trimmed openings
  • Anatomical sleeveless cut


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The NeoSport 2.5mm XSPAN Vest is a very versatile piece; it can be worn boating, kayaking, jettskiing, wakeboarding, snorkeling or just about any other water sport you can think of. Made from our exclusive XSPAN 250% 4-way super stretch material allows for a nice comfortable fit.

Product details
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 10 x 2 x 2 inches; 15.2 Ounces
  • Item model number : SX125MF-45-XL
  • Department : Mens
  • Date First Available : February 5, 2011
  • Manufacturer : NeoSport
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #564,962 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #607 in Men's Outerwear Vests
    • #175710 in Men's Shops

Extremely well made. I was a scuba diver and triathlete and have worn many varieties of neoprene cover suits. This one is of excellent quality. The fabric is sewn well and the four way stretch is worth every penny.

If you are considering this brand or a brand with two way stretch, if you plan on using the vest with any regularity, pay the extra for the quality, you will not be disappointed.

Side note, I wear an extra large in almost everything, except for certain athletic and dress clothing. The extra large was too small for me and I had to exchange for a double extra large. I'm 6' 2 and about 210, athletic build, but with a larger than necessary mid section. However, I am also slimmer than any of my cohorts - so bear that in mind. If you are borderline XXL, get the XXL. I am well aware these need to be tight to hold the layer of water still next to your skin, but you also need to be able to zip the thing up. It was tight around my waist, that is true, but it was impossible to zip once I got to my chest. If you are slender you will probably take your true size. If you are athletic and have any muscularity, or not athletic and have a gut, you need to go one size up.

First - about sizing. The Amazon size choices for this item list many 'tall' sizes that the are not available on the NeoSport website. The only 'tall' size offered by NeoSport is 'Large/Tall'. So - even though I ordered an XLTall from Amazon I expected to get just an XL. That was OK with me since it is usually a sleeve length issue for me and since this item is a vest sleeve length did not matter. When the vest arrived it was tagged XLT (just like I ordered). I don't know why this item is available, from Amazon anyway, in sizes that the company does not advertise. I looked for other NeoSport items on Amazon that might come in 'tall' sizes but found none.
About the vest...I am 6'4" tall and have a 35" waist and a 45" chest and weigh 200#. The XLT fits me perfectly. A very snug fit but that is the way a wetsuit item should fit for best performance. It has a heavy duty zipper that is backed by a flap of fabric so you don't catch any chest hair on the way up and down. After paddling 4 hours this afternoon the zipper stayed in place without working its way down. The arm holes seem a little small but that adds to the effectiveness of the insulation qualities. I could feel the fabric at the arm holes while paddling but did not get any chafing. Next time out I will try wearing a lightweight wicking shirt under the vest just to see if it feels any different.
This item is priced pretty closely with other items of its type, although some I have tried did not have the protective flap of fabric backing the zipper.
If this thing falls apart on me I will try to edit this review but for now I am very pleased with this purchase.

No one ever puts in good sizing information so.....I am 6'3" and weigh 240 pounds. I first purchased the XL and it was too small so they graciously and expeditiously sent me an XXL and it fits great. Very comfortable vest with a nice big easy to use zipper on it. I use the farmer johns of my two piece wetsuit with this over top of it when I paddle board in the winter and it provides me the warmth I need yet I have the freedom of movement in my arms.

Experienced diver so not too fussy about vests. I will wear almost anything and I am fine.

What I like about this vest is it is pliable. It 'hugs' more than it 'compresses' so it almost gently wraps the contours of the body rather than squeezes. At over 6' and +250lbs, the 2xl was perfect. Smaller would hv been too small and bigger too big.
Update later after a few uses to see how tough this vest is.

Update 7 27 20... The vest is comfortable in water. Less constricting than others. Unfortunately, the 2xl is too large. Once wet, because of its elasticity, and once I began moving around in surf, it allowed the layer of water between skin and vest to slosh around. There was so much water movement around my skin it literally felt as if I was wearing nothing. I will get the XL size. Otherwise, very comfy.

Very prompt shipping , fits great over my 1.5 millimeter Neosport shirt and rash guard shirt. Size M is perfect. I am 5'8" 146lb 40" chest 32" waist slender build I normally buy smalls. I like snig/tight fitting swimwear. I bought this in a medium to fit over other 3 layers. made the perfect choice. Great Quality!

I'm 5'10", 150 lb and ordered a Medium. It felt snug around the neck and chest, but otherwise is a decent fit. There is no room to wear a rash guard shirt underneath it though. I imagine that after wearing this for a while and breaking it in it'll feel more comfortable. I'm more on the thinner side of average, non-athletic build. The back side does bunch up a little bit, but nothing an occasional tug on the back tail of the vest won't fix. The arm cutouts under the arm pits really are close-fitting, almost to a point that may cause a friction rash if used in a water sport requiring lots of wide-ranging arm movements for long duration (several hours). It does keep me very warm though, great for spring/fall seasons.

I bought this mostly for working out and giving me that extra sweat I needed to cut. It fits great and allows for ease of movement and ability to do all my regular workouts with no bunching or pinching. Extra bonus is leg day and the padding it provides to the neck and shoulders. I do not recommend this use for everyone as you well sweat!!
As for what it's made for it is also great the pool that is a little cool and does not interfere with doing many laps and different types of strokes. Washes up easy and dries nice inside the house or out in the sun for a bit. I would buy this again as it fit great, not snug and definitely not loose.

Fits good and the quality seems OK. But haven't used it yet.Can't wait for the lake water to warm up.

Swimming. Great snug body hugging fit for swimming.

Buena calidad, lo que buscabamos

neck a little too tight