When you buy a new wetsuit it is very important to be sure you are choosing the right one. By the size or by the model according to your needs.
It is very important to choose the right size, this way the wetsuit can fulfill its function when you are in the water. But here we arrange the discussion, which is the best size for each one? There are people who prefer a more loose fit to feel comfier when dressing up, and on the other hand there are people who prefer wearing a size down for a snugger fit. But, who is making the right decision?
We have done this blog to give you some tips and help you get the correct size. 🤨📏
How do I choose the size of my wetsuit?
A wetsuit should always feel very tight to your body, if it’s your first time wearing a wetsuit, when getting your right size probably you will feel you need a size up. Don’t panic with that, we should take into account neoprene is a material that when it gets wet gains elasticity and adaptation to your body.
This does not mean that if you wear a size S, weighing 80kg, it’s going to adapt to your body and fit well. In this case your wetsuit may be cracked or you are not going to be able to dress it up.
It will also happen when you are wearing a large suit. This time you will have wrinkles in areas of the suit not filled. Outside the water it’s not going to be a problem but once inside, all that space is going to be filled with water creating bags, which makes the objective of the suit useless, keeping you warm, apart from weighing much more because of the water inside you. 🔥🌡️
Even if it costs a little more to put on the wetsuit, we must notice that when we go to the water it is very well fitted to us and that we will not create water bags or any excess of neoprene. Also keep in mind that high-end wetsuits will be easier to put on and take off, compared to lower quality ones, because of their greater elasticity. 😉👍🏼
Size equivalence according to the brand of your wetsuit
According to their patterns brands have different sizes, that’s why you should look closely at the size guide of the wetsuit you are looking for according to your weight and height. Maybe you are normally wearing an M size but you have changed the wetsuit brand and now the same size is not fitting with you. Don’t worry about that, it’s not strange, it’s all about patterns. 💫
We highly recommend prioritizing more weight than height, it doesn’t matter if your wetsuit is a little bit short or long, if it fits well with the rest of your body. One tip we give you to get the best option for you is to always look at the height limit to know what your size is. For example if your height is 172cm, and in the size guide the size MS is 167-172cm and the M of 172-177cm, the safest size would be the MS, even if your height is included in both sizes, GET A SIZE DOWN!😳