The Benefits and Freedom of Getting Right Wetsuit
Find the wetsuit that allows you the freedom and comfort to practice your favourite sports, whatever the season and wherever you are. At the Wetsuit Centre we help find the wetsuit that will keep you in the water longer, doing what you love - better. Below you’ll find a quick guide to help you determine when the size is right.
Size: 2/2 - when this size is right:
Warm climates, swimming, snorkelling
Temperatures between: 18 - 22C
Styles: full suit long sleeve, full suit short sleeve; shorty suit long sleeve, shorty suit short sleeve
Note: 2 mm neoprene covers the whole wetsuit.
Size 3/2 - when this size is right:
September, October - things are getting a little colder, scuba diving
Temperatures between: 15 - 19C
Styles: full suit long sleeve, full suit short sleeve
Note: 3 mm neoprene covers the torso, 2 mm neoprene covers the arms.
Size 4/3 - when this size is right:
Colder destinations like Ireland and Scotland
Temperatures between: 12 - 16C
Styles: full suit, long sleeve
Size 5/4/3 - when this size is right:
Temperatures between: 8 - 13C
Styles: full suit; hooded full suit
Note: 5 mm cover the torso, 4 mm cover the legs and 3 mm cover the arms for swimming flexibility.
Size 6/5/4 - when this size is right:
When you are crazy enough to brave Arctic waters
Temperatures between: 4 - 8C
Styles: hooded full suit
Note: The thicker the neoprene the more you float, but the less flexible your movements in the water. If the suit were covered entirely by 6 mm neoprene swimming would be extremely demanding, and possibly dangerous if you were not able to get out of the freezing water.