What thickness scuba wetsuit do I need?

80 to 85 Degrees 2 mm shorty to dive skin
73 to 79 Degrees 3 mm fullsuit to 2 mm shorty
66 to 72 Degrees 5 mm to 3 mm fullsuit
50-65 Degrees 8/7 mm semi-dry to 7 mm wetsuit
50 Degrees and Below 8/7 mm semi-dry or drysuit

Is there a difference between mens and womens wetsuits?

The material is the same, but the major difference comes in the shape. Male and female body shapes, although both may be athletic, still have relatively big differences.

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Should you wear anything under a wetsuit?

The quick answer to the question of what to wear under a wetsuit is – it can be either nothing at all, a thin garment like a rash vest, compression shorts or bikini for comfort or for extra warmth a thermal hooded rash vest.

Is it better to size up or down in wetsuits?

It should be tight, but it should not cut off your circulation or restrict your range of motion. A Wetsuit should fit similarly to compression shorts – snug with a little pressure. It may feel weird at first to have such a tight-fitting garment, but it will keep you warm and buoyant.

Do wetsuits fit everyone?

No one wetsuit will fit everyone and no one brand will accommodate every body shape. In fact, several Companies use different sizing dependent on the model of suit and its target demographic. An ill fitting wetsuit is not only uncomfortable it will jeopardize its thermal integrity and challenge its durability.

How do you know what size wetsuit to get for men?

It’s the easiest way to determine your wetsuit size. A wetsuit should feel snug and slightly tight the first time you try it on. This is normal. Of course, you should be able to move freely and breathe normally, but neoprene is flexible and will stretch slightly with use, just like a new pair of jeans.

Are all wetsuit sizes the same?

Not everyone will fit exactly into one size, and even if you do fit into a range on the size chart, the suit may just not feel right. It is a good idea to visit a surf shop and try on a range of wetsuit models, and suits from different brands.

What is the easiest wetsuit to get in and out of?

The Wetwear EZ-ON WETSUIT is our most popular wetsuit and the easiest wetsuit to put on and take off available to today. The EZ-ON WETSUIT features zippers in the arms from the wrist to the bicep and in the legs from the ankle to the thigh. The zippers are backed off with a panel made of polyurethane coated Lycra.

Do wetsuits get looser over time?

Wetsuits fit Tight.

Keep in mind that neoprene stretches when it gets wet, and also stretches with use over time. If you’re in doubt about what size is correct or in between sizes, go with the snugger wetsuit.

How much should you spend on your first wetsuit?

General Wetsuit Price Points

In general, the low end is typically around $50 for shorty springsuits, while fullsuits typically start around the $75 range. On the high end, prices typically top out around $500.

Why are wetsuits black?

Black Provides Ultimate UV Protection

Neoprene, the type of rubber your wetsuit is likely made from, starts off as a milky white color. Carbon black is a key ingredient added, turning the rubber black to increase strength. It also provides heightened UV resistance for the same reason as heat absorption.

Do cheap wetsuits work?

Quality wetsuits cost more

This not only means you get a quality product, but it results in the most efficient production methods, minimising waste off cuts. Cheap neoprene has very little stretch, which will cause a poor fit.

How much should I spend on a wetsuit?

Wetsuits can cost as little as $50 or as much as $1000. The price depends on the brand, materials used, features included, size, and fit. Wetsuits can be shorty, with sleeves cut before the elbow and above the knee. Materials vary from neoprene to spandex and even titanium.

Do you still feel cold in a wetsuit?

This is probably one of our most commonly asked questions – do wetsuits keep you warm? In short, yes, wetsuits do keep you warm. But they won’t completely protect you from hypothermia or from the chills.