What is the best material for a wetsuit?

Is neoprene or polyester better?

Polyester is another leading material for swimwear. Although neoprene and polyester share many similar traits, there are key differences you should be aware of.

Neoprene vs polyester fabric.

Neoprene Polyester fabric
Durability Incredibly durable Very durable

What should a wetsuit be made of?

Most wetsuits are made from what is termed “Double lined neoprene”. This means that the neoprene rubber is laminated to a fabric , normally stretch nylon, to give it added durability and to allow it to be stitched together. This fabric is mainly advantageous to the functionality, construction and design of a wetsuit.

What is neoprene fabric good for?

Neoprene (polychloroprene) is a synthetic rubber that is resistant to water, oil, and heat, making it a good insulator. It’s commonly used to make wetsuits, but you can also get this fabric at your local craft store to make DIY phone cases, mouse pads, and even winter coats!

How much should you spend on your first wetsuit?

For your first wetsuit I would suggest spending between £100-£200 to ensure that it will last you a long time, keep you warm and to make sure that you enjoy the activity of your choice to the maximum.

What thickness wetsuit should I get?

So when a wetsuit is referred to as a 4/3, this means it is 4mm in certain areas and 3mm in others.

3) Wetsuit Thickness.

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Water Temperature Range (°F) Wetsuit Thickness Wetsuit Type
52° to 58° 4/3mm or 5/4/3mm Fullsuit or Hooded Fullsuit
43° to 52° 5/4/3mm or 6/5/4mm Hooded Fullsuit
42° and below 6/5/4mm Hooded Fullsuit

What is a good wetsuit for cold water?

Water temperature and wetsuit thickness.

Water Temperature Wetsuit thickness Recommended wetsuit type
65°-75℉ / 18°-23℃ 0.5mm – 2/1mm Sleeveless
62°-68℉ / 16°-20℃ 2mm – 3/2mm Sleeveless / Fullsuit
58°-63℉ / 14°-17℃ 3/2mm – 4/3mm Fullsuit
52°-58℉ / 11°-14℃ 4/3mm – 5/4/3mm Fullsuit

Is neoprene a rubber?

Neoprene, or polychloroprene, is a synthetic rubber made up of polymers of chloroprene molecules through a process of free radical polymerization and various chemical reactions. The polymers are chemically treated to enhance polymer branching, for a more flexible material.