𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻?
When you see ‘3/2’ or ‘5/4/3’ on the wetsuit label, this signifies the thickness of the neoprene in millimetres. The thicker the neoprene, the warmer it is. So 5/4/3 means 5mm torso - 4mm legs - 3mm arms. This ensures your core temperature is kept warmer while the lighter weight areas give more ease of movement.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝘄𝗲𝘁𝘀𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝘁?
Wetsuits should be a snug fit to ensure you get maximum insulation from them. They should sit closely into the small of your back & flush around your neck to stop water flooding in. They might feel a little uncomfortable at first but as you get used to them & they ease up with wearing they will soon feel like a second skin.
While they should fit very closely to the body, it is also important that you can move freely in it,so you can enjoy the activity of your choice and from a safety point of view- so you can swim freely if you need to get yourself out of danger.
As with all clothes, different brands have different sizing and fits!
We have chosen to stock @gulwatersports wetsuits, boots and gloves due to their quality, value for money and how well they fit- the gents wetsuits are sized from S- XXL, the ladies ones come in size 8-18 and are cut ergonomically to fit to your shape.
The best way is to just come in and try them on - we are always happy to advise you!
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝘆 𝘄𝗲𝘁𝘀𝘂𝗶𝘁?
Looking after your wetsuit will ensure you get the most out it and it lasts as long as possible.
Follow these easy steps to keep it in the best condition:
1) Rinse out your Wetsuit thoroughly in cold water after every use.
2) Don’t leave it out in direct sunlight to dry .
3) If you’re not using it for a while, roll it up and store it somewhere dry.
4) If it starts to smell, use a wetsuit cleaner designed for neoprene. Don’t use household chemicals and definitely don’t put it in the washing machine.
Don't hesitate to pop in and see us if you need any more information or want to try one on!