What are wetsuit categories?

What are wetsuit categories?

Types of Wetsuits

  • Spring suit. A spring suit wetsuit is named as such because it’s typically used in transitional seasons, such as spring and autumn.
  • Long john wetsuit.
  • Short john wetsuits.
  • Shorty wetsuit.
  • Wetsuit top.
  • Wetsuit vest.
  • Rashguard.
  • Steamer.

What is a 43 wetsuit?

‘. Pronounced as “four-three”, 4/3mm wetsuits means that there’s 4mm of thickness in the torso and 3mm thickness in the arms and the legs. In fact, the purpose of a wetsuit is that it traps water between your skin and the suit creating heat/warmth. The thicker the core (in mm thickness), the warmer you will be.

Why are wetsuits so expensive?

Factors like thickness, neoprene type & seam type contribute to the cost of a wetsuit. All wetsuits are made from a blend of neoprene, and the standard neoprene (which has been around for decades) is the least. The more money you spend, the higher the quality of neoprene you can get.

What is the best material for a wetsuit?

In 1931 DuPont invented neoprene, a type of synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene. It is arguably the best material to use for insulation, and therefore used often to make wetsuits. It fits tight on the body, stays flexible over time and will protect you from hypothermia.

How many types of wetsuits are there?

There are eight main types of wetsuits. Each one serves a specific purpose. Take a look at the main neoprene models available in surf shops and sports retailers. The wetsuit is a recent invention.

What is a full wetsuit called?

Different length & styles of wetsuits have different names & terms even nicknames. Here are the most common: Steamer: Full length arm and full length leg wetsuit. Short arm steamer: Half length arm (like a t-shirt) and full leg length.

What is a 543 wetsuit?

The 5/4/3 is a fullsuit/steamer wetsuit with 5mm neoprene around the torso, 4mm neoprene around the legs and 3mm neoprene around the arms. This is a popular choice for winter surfing in cool climates and is usually paired with a 5mm hood, glove and booties for optimum insulation and reasonable levels of flexibility.

Are more expensive wetsuits better?

Oh, and wetsuit prices, why do they differ so much? Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. That is, the better the neoprene, flexibility, durability and entry system quality, the more expensive the wetsuit is likely to be.

What is the most versatile wetsuit thickness?

5mm suits are the most versatile thickness and can be worn down to about 10°C depending on what accessories and quality of suit you wear.

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