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HOW TO ENSURE A WETSUIT FITS YOU CORRECTLY.
The number one rule of wetsuits is if a it doesn't fit correctly, it will be useless. Even if you buy the most expensive suit and it is too big, it will be a complete waste of time and money. Fit is everything, and to ensure you don't feel any shocks of cold water you need to get the size right.
A wetsuit should fit like a second skin. It 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 properly. If there are any gaping spaces, these will fill with water and cause you to feel cold.
5 TIPS FOR CORRECT FITMENT OF A WETSUIT
When you try on the wetsuit, don’t be taken aback by the tightness that the suit presents. Although it may feel a little tight at first, this is how it should feel when dry.
- Once you go in the water for the first time, the neoprene will loosen as it gets wet. This is why the wetsuit needs to fit tightly when dry. Over time, you will adapt to the suit and feel more comfortable the more you wear and train in one.
- The wetsuit should not pull down on your neck and shoulders or restrict your arm movement. If you can't move freely, it is most likely too small.
- The most important place for a wetsuit to fit is the torso. A great place to check the fit of the suit is in the lower back. If you can pinch the neoprene here and there is a lot of excess, the wetsuit is too big.
- If you are sizing a wetsuit for kids, ensuring that the torso is tight to the body is more important than the length of the wetsuit.
- When you pull the wetsuit on for the first time, ensure it is pulled up correctly. Do a section at a time, making sure the suit's legs are pulled up correctly to the knees, and the knee pads (if the wetsuit has them) are in the correct position. Then work the suit up to your waste, checking the positioning, then body and shoulders and so on.
Don't forget to have a read through our blog post on the Do's and Don'ts for looking after your wetsuit.