- 1 How should a triathlon suit fit?
- 2 How thick should my wetsuit be for a triathlon?
- 3 How do I know my wet suit size?
- 4 Is my triathlon wetsuit too big?
- 5 Are triathlon suits worth it?
- 6 Do Triathletes wear chamois?
- 7 Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 8 Do you have to wear a tri suit for a triathlon?
- 9 Should you buy a wetsuit a size smaller?
- 10 Do wetsuits stretch out over time?
- 11 Can a wetsuit be too big?
- 12 What do you do if your wetsuit is too long?
- 13 How do you break in a wetsuit?
How should a triathlon suit fit?
A good tri wetsuit should be snug but not tight, covering your body securely but not being restrictive in your breathing or range-of-motion. It is a fine line, as a wetsuit that is just a little too loose and actually cause you to drag in the water and reduce the warming qualities of the suit.
How thick should my wetsuit be for a triathlon?
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. All our suits contain a mix of different neoprene thickness’s, to achieve the perfect balance.
How do I know my wet suit 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.
Is my triathlon wetsuit too big?
A proper fitting suit should not be too roomy in the crotch area. The first thing to do when trying on a wetsuit for fit is to pull the suit up so it’s snug between the legs. Only then should you take an assessment of leg and arm length and shoulder comfort.
Are triathlon suits worth it?
Triathlon suits: Not necessary, but nice-to-have. A good triathlon suit is designed specifically for triathlon, and offers benefits that may help you race faster and be as comfortable as possible. On the downside, triathlon suits can be expensive, and you can easily do triathlons without them.
Do Triathletes wear chamois?
The chamois pad that features in a tri suit is a lot thinner than that which you’d find in a pair of cycling bib shorts. This reduces the chance of chafing on the run, and also means it dries more quickly. However, you still want the chamois to provide enough padding for comfortable bike riding.
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 have to wear a tri suit for a triathlon?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.
Should you buy a wetsuit a size smaller?
Does Wetsuit Thickness Affect Sizing? In short, no. You will find that it does not make too much difference whether you are buying a winter or summer wetsuit in terms of sizing. The only difference is the thickness – a winter wetsuit will feel tighter than a summer version, but the fit should be exactly the same.
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.
Can a wetsuit be 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.
What do you do if your wetsuit is too long?
If it is more than an inch or two and you can not find a model that would fit (check the stores here, they have wetsuits of all shapes and sizes) then I would suggest taking your fitting but too long wetsuit to the repair shop where they can professionally shorten the sleeves and legs.
How do you break in a wetsuit?
Roll the suit up your leg slowly, and repeat with the other leg, the torso, and finally the arms. If convenient, jump into the water with the wetsuit and pull the suit on in the water. Whenever the suit sticks, pull it away from your body to allow water to break the seal between the suit and your body.