Are expensive wetsuits worth it?
As to your question, the more expensive suits generally have better flexibility but may not be as buoyant, as better swimmers don’t need that added lift as much. For my first 5 years in triathlon I used an entry level wetsuit, and I never had a problem with it.
Why are some wetsuits more expensive than others?
Basically, the thicker the wetsuit, the pricier it’s going to be. But it’s not as if the surf brands are making you pay per mm. It’s more to do with the technology implemented in a ‘winter wetty’ that elevates the price.
Can you sew your own wetsuit?
You’ll only need wetsuit cement, glue-on seam tape, floss, and a needle. Don’t forget that stitching punches tiny holes in the neoprene, which will cause small leaks. You’ll need to sew a blind stitch in your wetsuit to counteract this issue.
Why are wetsuits black?
One of the reasons wetsuits are black actually dates back to the first days of rubber garment manufacturing. … The black color of neoprene also helps to improve insulation and will absorb any heat, retaining it for warmth, rather than repelling it as a lighter shade would.
Does a wetsuit keep you dry?
Wet suits don’t keep you dry, but they can keep you warm. Wet suits are made of waterproof, closed-cell, foam-rubber (neoprene) which insulates even when wet. … After you’ve warmed up the water inside a wet suit, the neoprene can do its job — insulating you from the water outside the suit.