- 1 Can I cut the legs off my wetsuit?
- 2 Can you trim the length of a wetsuit?
- 3 Can I cut the arms off my wetsuit?
- 4 What do you do if your wetsuit is too long?
- 5 Does it matter if a wetsuit is too long?
- 6 Can you make a wetsuit smaller?
- 7 What is the best wetsuit repair glue?
- 8 How do I alter a wetsuit?
- 9 How do you glue a wetsuit seam?
- 10 How do you hem a wetsuit?
- 11 Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 12 How do I look good in a wetsuit?
Can I cut the legs off my wetsuit?
Just use a sharp pair if scissors and cut straight. It’s neoprene so you won’t have fibers fraying like you would a pair of cut off shorts.
Can you trim the length of a wetsuit?
Arms and Legs are Secondary. Likewise, it’s relatively easy to deal with arms or legs that are too long by trimming them to length. In fact, many wetsuits come with extra long legs and arms; the wetsuit manufacturer expects you to trim them once you have decided on the purchase and include instructions on how to trim.
Can I cut the arms off my wetsuit?
By cutting off the sleeves you need to get them not only sealed (so they don’t fray) but fitted correctly, otherwise you will not allow the wetsuit to do its job and trap water to form a thermal layer. Just my advise, but if your wearing it to stay warm, don’t cut the sleeves, spend the money and do it right.
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.
Does it matter if a wetsuit is too long?
Absolutely! If you size your wetsuit too tight, not only will it be a total battle to get in and out of, but it’ll also restrict circulation, making you fatigue faster and lose coordination. You need blood flowing into your arms and legs in order to keep them warm.
Can you make a wetsuit smaller?
“ Absolutely yes, wetsuits can be altered! ” We can alter your neoprene wet suit, microprene, Lavcore or Polartec suit. Generally, making a suit smaller is less expensive than making it larger, because we don’t have to add more material.
What is the best wetsuit repair glue?
You can make an easy repair using glue called contact cement specifically made for neoprene wetsuits, and your triathlon wetsuit will be good as new
- BEST: AquaSeal + Neo Neoprene Contact Cement ($7)
- BETTER: O’Neill Wetsuit Neoprene Cement ($20)
- GOOD: Stormsure Neoprene Queen Wetsuit Repair Glue ($10)
How do I alter a wetsuit?
To ensure the seams in a wetsuit are sealed properly, there are three ways in which the stitching can be applied. These are flatlock, overlock, and blind stitching. Flatlock is used to seal one panel on top the other and overlock involves rolling together two pieces of neoprene and stitching them.
How do you glue a wetsuit seam?
Get a tube of black neoprene wetsuit glue online or at your local surf shop. Open up the cut and apply a layer of glue on both sides of the neoprene, leave it to dry for about 10 minutes (unless indicated differently by the glue manufacturer) until the glue becomes tacky.
How do you hem a wetsuit?
Just cut it with scissors to the lenght you want, then use a normal sewing machine to get a tight zig-zag stitch, and go over the seam perpendicularly a couple of times back and forth to prevent it from tearing. Use some wetsuit glue later if it starts to look shabby.
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.
How do I look good in a wetsuit?
How To Look Good In a Wetsuit
- It’s Normal To Feel a Little Insecure.
- Get a Modern Looking Wetsuit.
- Avoid Bright Neon Colors.
- Get a Good Fitting Wetsuit.
- Wear a High Quality Wetsuit Brand.
- Take The Top Off or Unzip The Front (For Females) When Not In The Water.
- Don’t Wear Bulky Items Underneath Your Wetsuit.
- Do Your Hair.