I would definitely go Super Flex. It's a Japanese rubber whereas the Ultra Span is a rubber made in Taiwan.Cyber wearers—Are you guys wearing the Ultra Span or Super Flex suits? What are the differences? Super Flex look to have more smooth skin, but I wasn’t sure what other differences there might be. Also, is their size guide fairly accurate and how’s the fit? (Ie, hipster, skinny jeans style or more full figured in certain areas) It looks like my short, rotund body style would fit into the LS pretty well and they have a few in stock. Also, any feedback on 3/2 vs 2/2? Thanks in advance.
As far as smooth skin goes, I would honestly just do it chest and back. I don't think you'd benefit from it on the arms and legs unless you're going 4/3 or thicker.
Size is accurate height wise. I find that you can be a little heavier than their weight recommendation. So I'm 5'9 and 165 and fit their stock size Small perfectly, while they say the upper weight limit for that size is 155 lbs.
For So Cal, I think both the 3/2 and 2/2 are all you need. 3/2 with smooth skin and fuzzy liner got me through winter easily and the 2/2 (comp style with no liner or smooth skin) was really nice for spring, fall, and those hot days with cold water temps.
Couple of recommendations......don't get the zipperless velcro entry. It's a pain in the ass. Ask them to put a secondary neck gasket on. And if you have skinny wrists or ankles like me, ask them to pull the cuffs in slightly.