How do I choose a wetsuit

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How do I choose a wetsuit

There's a huge amount of variation across wetsuits, but don't let this put you off. We’ve broken it down into the key things you want to consider when choosing your next suit.

Thickness: Wetsuit thickness is measured in millimetres, and you'll be able to find this easily in the product description of all our wetsuits. Some suits will only use one thickness of neoprene, for example, a 2mm shorty. Often though, wetsuits are made from a combination of thicknesses so, for example, a '3/2 wetsuit' uses 3mm neoprene at the core where you need to retain warmth and 2mm for the limbs where greater flexibility is appreciated.

Entry System: You'll find back zip, chest zip and zipperless wetsuits across our website, and which one you choose is largely down to personal preference. Back zip suits are generally easier to get on and off, but zipperless will offer the most flexibility.

Sport: Think about what you plan to use your wetsuit for. Surfers and kayakers will benefit from extra flexibility around the arms and shoulders, whereas sailors will appreciate extra reinforcement on the backs of the thighs and knees, and triathletes will be looking for optimum streamlining, stretch and a suit that’s easy to get off for transitions.

 

How do I choose a wetsuit

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