- 1 What wetsuit should I wear for a triathlon?
- 2 Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 3 Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
- 4 What is the difference between a tri suit and a wetsuit?
- 5 What does 4 3 mean on a wetsuit?
- 6 What water temperature is too cold to swim in?
- 7 What kind of wetsuit do I need for 60 degree water?
- 8 What is warmer a wetsuit or drysuit?
What wetsuit should I wear for a triathlon?
For open water swims, the use of a triathlon wetsuit is usually mandatory. Under the wetsuit you would wear the tri suit or tri top & shorts. You may also need a neoprene skull cap, a pair of swim gloves and pair of booties in really cold conditions.
Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
Wearing nothing under your wetsuit is totally acceptable, and a matter of personal preference. However, consider these factors: Chafing: Wetsuits can chafe. Give it a try, and wear a swimsuit if it’s uncomfortable.
Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
Clothing for a Triathlon You can opt to change into clothes specific to each leg of the race —or not. Some triathletes choose to do the whole race in a swimsuit for quicker transitions. Other swimmers simply pull on a pair of shorts before jumping on their bike.
What is the difference between a tri suit and a wetsuit?
An entry level suit will often provide greater warmth and buoyancy but reduced flexibility. Maximum wetsuit thickness for competitive triathlons is 5mm to help reduce the risk of overheating. Also, wetsuits are only permitted when the water temperature is below 21C for this very reason.
What does 4 3 mean on a wetsuit?
A 4/3 wetsuit combines two different neoprene thicknesses: 4mm torso – 3mm arms and legs. 6 /5/4 mm. 39-46°F. 5/4/3 mm.
What water temperature is too cold to swim in?
77-82F(25-28C) Swimming pool temperature range for Olympic competition. 70F(21C) Water feels quite cold to most people. Treat any water temperature below 70F (21C) with caution. 40F(4.4C) or lower Water is painfully cold.
What kind of wetsuit do I need for 60 degree water?
For most people, the best wetsuit for 60°F (15°C) water is as follows: 3/2mm in thickness. Full length (i.e. long legs and sleeves) Chest zip.
What is warmer a wetsuit or drysuit?
Wetsuits are made of rubber neoprene and are designed to keep you warm when wet, but unlike drysuits, they are not waterproof. So, if you have a loose fitting wetsuit you will get cold. Drysuits, on the other hand, are completely waterproof, but not designed for warmth if used alone.