What size wetsuit should I get?

How do you know what size wetsuit to get?

Sizing for Full Wetsuits and Springsuits:

  1. Height and chest are the most important measurements.
  2. Measure your chest at the widest point, with the tape gently snug.
  3. Regarding length, it’s generally OK if the suit is a little on the long side. …
  4. If in between two sizes, take the larger size.

Should I size down in a wetsuit?

In short, no. You will find that it does not make too much difference whether you are buying a winter or summer wetsuit in terms of sizing. The only difference is the thickness – a winter wetsuit will feel tighter than a summer version, but the fit should be exactly the same.

Is it better to have a tight or loose wetsuit?

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.

What size wetsuit should I get women’s?

Women’s O’Neill Wetsuit & Rashguard Size Chart

Sizes Height Waist (in)
4 5’3″ – 5’5″ 24 – 26
6S 5’2.5″ – 5’4.5″ 25 – 27
6 5’4″ – 5’6″ 25 – 27
8S 5’3.5″ – 5’5.5″ 26 – 28
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What color wetsuit is best?

Wetsuits are black mainly due to UV resistance and the low cost of coloring neoprene. Yet, the color black holds many inherent benefits, making it the optimal choice for any wetsuit. From keeping you warmer to withstanding sustained exposure to the elements, wetsuits are primarily black for a range of reasons.

Can I make my wetsuit smaller?

Your wetsuit won’t shrink or lose its elasticity in just one season unless you use it incorrectly. Wetsuits come in varying thicknesses, and different cuts of suits are sold for diving and watersports.

What size is a womens small wetsuit?

NP Womens Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZE HEIGHT (cm/ft-in) CHEST (cm/in)
XS 158-163 / 5’2″-5’4″ 76-84 / 30-33
S 160-165 / 5’3″-5’5″ 81-89 / 32-35
M 165-170 / 5’5″-5’7″ 86-94 / 34-37
MT 170-175 / 5’7″-5’9″ 86-94 / 34-37

What size is a size 10 wetsuit?


US size Euro / JP size UK size
8 38 5
9 39 6
10 40 7
11 41 8