What should I look for when buying a wetsuit?
Ensure the Wetsuit Fits Correctly
A wetsuit should fit like a second skin. The wetsuit needs to heat a thin layer of water evenly around your body to regulate your body heat. Therefore, it needs to be tight to your body to work. If there are any gaping spaces, these will fill with water and cause you to feel cold.
Should you size down for a wetsuit?
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.
How do you know what size wetsuit to get?
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.
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.
Are wetsuits worth it?
Owning a wetsuit is beneficial for everyone, from amateur to pro. Body heat is lost 20 times more in water than air due to the higher density, encouraging more conduction. So you don’t have to be the world’s biggest water enthusiast to feel the need to keep warm.
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.