- 1 How do I know my wetsuit size?
- 2 What happens if your wetsuit is too big?
- 3 How tight should a shorty wetsuit be?
- 4 Should you buy a wetsuit a size smaller?
- 5 What are wetsuit sizes?
- 6 Should you wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 7 What does 3 2mm wetsuit mean?
- 8 Do wetsuits stretch out over time?
- 9 What color wetsuit is best?
How do I know my wetsuit size?
Sizing for Full Wetsuits and Springsuits:
- Height and chest are the most important measurements.
- Measure your chest at the widest point, with the tape gently snug.
- Regarding length, it’s generally OK if the suit is a little on the long side.
- If in between two sizes, take the larger size.
What happens if your wetsuit is too big?
If the suit is too big, it might be easy to get into, but in the water it’s not going to function properly. All the gaps and extra material will allow more water into the suit, making your body work much harder to stay warm.
How tight should a shorty wetsuit be?
A properly fitting wetsuit should be very snug against your entire body with no bagginess or gaps. The wetsuit should feel like a second skin with little to no wrinkles across the major areas of the suit (torso, length of arms, thighs) and little to no gathers in the underarms or crotch areas.
Should you buy a wetsuit a size smaller?
Getting the right fit for a wetsuit isn’t always an easy task. If your new wetsuit turns out too big, it’s essentially rendered completely ineffective. Too small, and you’ll be uncomfortable with a restricted range of movement making whichever water sport your partaking in harder than it needs to be.
What are wetsuit sizes?
- S – small.
- M – medium.
- L – large.
- T – tall.
- X – extra.
Should you wear anything under a wetsuit?
It is a common question, and the answer is no, a wetsuit is not waterproof! You must bare this in mind when deciding what to wear under a wetsuit, as anything under the suit will get wet. Some thicker suits are knows as “Semi-Dry” suits, but again, whatever you wear, will get wet!
What does 3 2mm wetsuit mean?
The specification is made with two numbers. 3/2 mm means, for example, that the neoprene has a thickness of 3 mm on the torso and 2 mm on the legs and arms. Most wetsuits have a difference of 1-2 mm, because the warmth effect is more important on the body and the flexibility on the arms and legs.
Do wetsuits stretch out over time?
First, you have to remember that wetsuits are made for the water. Also, if you buy a wetsuit in the wrong size, it isn’t going to stretch to fit you better. Sure, after many years of wear, the wetsuit might stretch out a bit, but you want to buy a wetsuit in the right size to begin with.
What color wetsuit is best?
Wetsuits are black mainly due to UV resistance and the low cost of coloring neoprene. Yet, the color black holds many inherent benefits, making it the optimal choice for any wetsuit. From keeping you warmer to withstanding sustained exposure to the elements, wetsuits are primarily black for a range of reasons.