Should a wetsuit feel tight?

Should a wetsuit be really tight?

A wetsuit needs to fit snugly: if it’s too loose it’ll allow water into the suit that’ll seriously slow you down. If it’s too tight, your swimming experience won’t be pleasant. When trying on in a shop, the suit should feel tight but not restrictive.

Do wetsuits loosen over time?

First, you have to remember that wetsuits are made for the water. … Also, if you buy a wetsuit in the wrong size, it isn’t going to stretch to fit you better. Sure, after many years of wear, the wetsuit might stretch out a bit, but you want to buy a wetsuit in the right size to begin with.

Can wetsuits be a little loose?

A wetsuit should fit like a second skin, it should not be too loose or too tight. Like Cinderella’s glass slipper, it must fit just right.

What size am I in a wetsuit?

Billabong Mens Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZE HEIGHT (cm/in) WEIGHT (kg/lb)
ST 173-183 5’8″-6’0″ 66-73kg 145-160lbs
MS 168-175 5’6″-5’9″ 66-73kg 145-160lbs
M 175-180 5’9″-5’11” 70-77kg 155-170lbs
MT 180-185 5’11”-6’1″ 75-82kg 165-180lbs

Will a wetsuit break in?

Thanks to the latest wetsuit technology, there is very little “break-in” required for wetsuits because of the already-super-stretchy materials that are used to manufacture them, like 100% stretch neoprene in some brands.

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How tight should a wetsuit neck be?

Neck. The fit around the neck should feel comfortable but tight. Ideally, you should be able to fit one finger in-between your neck and the suit. The secure neck stops excess water falling into the suit.

What should you wear under a wetsuit?

Different undergarments that can be worn under a wetsuit

  • Surf Shorts. This is called standard surf equipment. …
  • Sleeveless vest. …
  • Bike style shorts. …
  • Men briefs. …
  • Neoprene vest. …
  • Neoprene Shorts. …
  • Underwear. …
  • Why divers wear undergarments under wetsuits.

How tight should wetsuit gloves be?

How tight should wetsuit gloves be? Wetsuit gloves are made out of flexible neoprene, so they will stretch when they are on. You don’t want them to be too tight though, as this will be seriously uncomfortable. Make sure you get a pair that does not fill with water but is tight enough to keep out the cold.