Frequent question: Do wetsuits get looser in water?

Can wetsuits get stretched out?

Wetsuits are meant to fit snugly, but the fabric shouldn’t be stretched out or too tight. … A too tight wetsuit won’t stretch out to fit better over time, it just won’t be able to do its job as effectively and will be very uncomfortable.

Why does my wetsuit fill up with water?

Sounds like the wetsuit may be too big. A swimmers wetsuit should fit like second skin with no bagginess anywhere in the suit. If water is getting in and filling the legs then there is too much water coming into the suit and the suit is not tight enough that water can gather in the legs.

Can you stretch neoprene?

Neoprene is a stretchy material. Wetsuits can stretch five to six times their original length, which is why neoprene is used for this purpose.

How does wetsuit sizing work?

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. It’s generally NOT OK if the suit is too short.

Are wetsuits good for swimming?

You can swim in a wetsuit, whether for exercise or just for fun. For those who easily catch a chill, wearing a wetsuit can help make water activities more enjoyable. Most people who participate in open water swimming and triathlon will tell you that wetsuits are better than no wetsuit.

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