HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT NEOPRENE WETSUIT'S SIZE ?
Finding the right size for the neoprene wetsuit that will follow us to all our destinations and practices is often a daunting task. Here's our expert advice to help you make the right choice.
WHY CHOOSE THE RIGHT NEOPRENE WETSUIT SIZE?
1. To keep you warmer
Number one objective: to protect you from the cold! By forming a film of water between your skin and the suit, the latter will heat up on contact with your skin, keeping you warm. That's why it's so important to have a well-fitting wetsuit for maximum thermal efficiency. We recommend that you opt for a full neoprene suit, ideal for protection against very low temperatures.
2. To be very comfortable
You need to be very comfortable to stay in the water for as long as possible. A wetsuit that fits like a second skin will prevent irritation, which is most often caused by wrinkles.
3. To go faster
Putting on and taking off your neoprene wetsuit doesn't have to be an ordeal. If it's the right size and you're used to it, you'll save time before and after the session.
Make sure you choose an entry system that's easy to put on and take off. Check out our article comparing front zip and back zip systems to find out which is best for you.
4. To make your wetsuit last longer.
If your neoprene wetsuit is too small, for example, you'll strain its elasticity and reduce its lifespan. A well-maintained wetsuit in your size will last longer. Discover our full range of men's and women's wetsuits and the specific size guide for each model.
At Saint Jacques, you can find the size guide on every product to help you make your choice. Our size guide is designed to provide you with guidance on key measurements, such as bust size, height and weight. Please note that every body type is different and may influence this choice.
With summer here and vacations just around the corner, boardshorts are the perfect garment. If you're not sure what size to choose for this product, consult the size guide on the product page to find the perfect summer accessory for your body.
CHOOSE YOUR SIZE ACCORDING TO THE THICKNESS OF YOUR SUIT
The thickness of your wetsuit can also influence the size you choose. The thicker the suit, the greater the loss of flexibility. So, if you're hesitating between two sizes, don't forget to take this parameter into consideration.
For example, you could very well make an M in a 3/2mm suit, and an L in a 5/4mm suit.
We've put together a guide to help you identify your needs according to water temperature.
CHOOSE YOUR NEOPRENE WETSUIT SIZE IN STORE
We assure you, it's no picnic for anyone. Many of us have sweated in a small fitting room!
It's normal to feel tight when you put on a neoprene wetsuit in the dry, especially on thicker fabrics. It will soften on contact with water. On the other hand, if a wetsuit is too thick, creases will form, irritation will appear and thermal insulation will be reduced (water ingress).
We draw your attention to the fact that the most comfortable wetsuit in the store, i.e. the easiest to put on, is not necessarily the best! Beware of very soft suits, which are not very warm and age too quickly.
CHOOSE YOUR NEOPRENE WETSUIT SIZE ONLINE
Increasingly popular, buying neoprene online is easy because shipping is straightforward: neither heavy nor fragile. It's also reassuringly easy to return and exchange.
To be sure you're choosing the right size, take your measurements (weight, waist, chest) with a tape measure against your skin, and refer to our sizing charts.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to help. Please don't hesitate to contact us.
Once you've made your choice, order your suit and receive it within a few days.
NEOPRENE WETSUIT CARE
Neoprene wetsuit maintenance is a key element in its lifespan. It's essential to keep a few points in mind to maintain the elasticity of your wetsuit, whether you're putting it on or winterizing it. Neoprene cannot be tumble-dried or ironed!
Here are our tips for keeping your neoprene wetsuit as long as possible.
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