You asked: How do you size a wetsuit?

Is it better to size up or down in wetsuits?

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.

What size is 34 wetsuit?

Size Charts

UK USA Chest
10T 6 32″ – 34″ (81 – 86 cm)
12 8 34″ – 36″ (86 – 91 cm)
12T 8 34″ – 36″ (86 – 91 cm)
12/14 8/10 36″ – 38″ (91 – 97 cm)

How do you size a swimsuit for a wetsuit?

Here are some guideline for choosing what size will be best:

  1. A person’s weight is more critical than their height.
  2. Athletes who have never worn a wetsuit before tend to prefer a Comfort fit so start with the bigger size.
  3. If you have experience of using a wetsuit and are looking for a Performance fit, try the smaller size.
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What mens wetsuit size am I?

Mens Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZES HEIGHT (in) WEIGHT (lbs)
S 5’8″ – 5’10” 135 – 155
ST 6′ – 6’2″ 145 – 165
MS 5’6 1/2″ – 5’8 1/2″ 145 – 165
M 5’9″ – 5’11” 155 – 170

Is it better for a wetsuit to be too big or too small?

It’s because of the way neoprene works that it is vital the wetsuit is not too big. If there is too much space inside, the suit will allow water to flush in and out preventing that layer of warm water insulation from ever forming.

Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?

It is a common question, and the answer is no, a wetsuit is not waterproof! You must bare this in mind when deciding what to wear under a wetsuit, as anything under the suit will get wet. Some thicker suits are knows as “Semi-Dry” suits, but again, whatever you wear, will get wet!

What is a size 5 wetsuit?

Men

Size Chest Height
4 33 – 36 157 – 170
5 35 – 37 162 – 170
6 37 – 39 167 – 175
MT 37 – 39 177 – 190

How do you know if a wetsuit fits?

How Should a Wetsuit Fit? In general, a wetsuit should fit snugly, like a second skin but not so tight that your range of motion is limited. The sleeves (if full-length) should fall at the wrist bone and the legs just above the ankle bone, and there should be no gaps, pockets, or rolls of neoprene.

What mm wetsuit do I need?

Wetsuit Thickness & Temperature Guide

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Water Temp Range (°F) Water Temp Range (°C) Wetsuit Thickness
65°- 75° 18° – 24° 0.5 mm – 2/1 mm
62°- 68° 16° – 20° 2 mm – 3/2 mm
58°- 63° 14° – 17° 3/2 mm – 4/3 mm
52°- 58° 11° – 14° 4/3 mm – 5/4/3 mm

Do wetsuits stretch with use?

Wetsuits fit Tight.

Keep in mind that neoprene stretches when it gets wet, and also stretches with use over time. If you’re in doubt about what size is correct or in between sizes, go with the snugger wetsuit.

What is a size 6 wetsuit?

Women’s O’Neill Wetsuit Size Chart

Size Height Waist
4 160-165 cm 61-66 cm
6S 158.5-164 cm 63.5-68.5 cm
6 162.5-167.5 cm 63.5-68.5 cm
8S 161.5-166.5 cm 66-71 cm

Should a wetsuit be tight?

A properly fitting wetsuit should be very snug against your entire body with no bagginess or gaps. The wetsuit should feel like a second skin with little to no wrinkles across the major areas of the suit (torso, length of arms, thighs) and little to no gathers in the underarms or crotch areas.

What is wetsuit size MT?

Men Wetsuits

SIZES HEIGHT (cm) CHEST (cm)
S 173 – 178 93 – 98
MS (Shorter) 169 – 174 98 – 103
M 175 – 186 98 – 103
MT (Taller) 185 – 191 98 – 103

Should you wear a bathing suit under a wetsuit?

Wearing nothing under your wetsuit is totally acceptable, and a matter of personal preference. However, consider these factors: Chafing: Wetsuits can chafe. Give it a try, and wear a swimsuit if it’s uncomfortable.

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