You asked: Are all wetsuits the same?

Are wetsuits universal?

For women, wetsuits come in generic UK sizing (6, 8, 10), however, be sure to keep your eye’s peeled for O’Neill and Roxy wetsuits that offer Tall and Short ranges. …

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

How do you know if your wetsuit is too small?

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. Once it’s on correctly (not bunched up around the crotch or under the arms), there should be no air pockets or creases in the neoprene.

Can a girl wear a guys wetsuit?

Yes. A woman can, in theory, wear a man’s wetsuit. … Women also tend to have narrower shoulders and backs, but they may also need more room in the chest. While these can seem like small variances, they make a big difference considering how snug the wetsuit should fit your body.

Should I get a shorty or full wetsuit?

It is indeed true that a full length wetsuit will provide better thermal insulation than shorties. … Shorties work best in water temperatures upwards of 72F (22C) providing sufficient insulation to the body to allow the diver to stay in the water longer. Shorties are also easier to wear.

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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.

What age is a size 1 wetsuit?

O’Neill Kid’s Wetsuit Size chart (in)

Size/Age Height (in) Weight (lbs)
1 2’10.5″ – 3’2.5″ 25 – 30
2 3’2.5″ – 3’6.5″ 30 – 35
3 3’6.5″ – 3’10.5″ 35 – 40
4 3’10.5″ – 4’1.5″ 40 – 55

Why does weight matter for a wetsuit?

And the reason is this, because a wetsuit has to account for girth their weight will determine the size they need. The 5’7” man can always cut the legs of his suit off should they be too long and gathering at the ankles (creating an unsmooth surface and thus drag, slowing you down in the water).