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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT NEOPRENE WETSUIT'S SIZE ?

Struggling to choose the right wetsuit's size for you ?
You will find below our experts advices to help you in the choice of your wetsuit.

WHY IS THE CHOICE OF YOUR WETSUIT'S SIZE SO IMPORTANT?


To keep warm.

Goal number 1: protect your body against cold !
A neoprene wetsuit straps a thin layer of water between the neoprene and your skin. Body heat warms the layer of trapped water and help to keep you warm. Hence the importance of a well fitted wetsuit.
Our suggestion would be to go for a fullsuit, which will effectively protect you against cold water temperatures

For comfort.

It is essential to feel comfortable in your wetsuit as you will probably wear it for hours. A well fitted wetsuit should feel like a second skin - no folds on the fabric, no irritations, no rashes.

To save time.

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Putting on and taking off your wetsuit has to be easy!
If the wetsuit is well fitted, it will save you time before and after every session.
You also need to find the zip system that suits your morphology best. Check out our article comparing the front zip system to the back zip system to find out which one is right for you.

To make it last longer.

If you use an undersized wetsuit you will force seams, and reduce its elasticity will not last. If you don’t want to shorten its lifetime, you need to wear the perfect size and to care about it properly.
To discover our entire range of men's and women's wetsuits as well as the size guide specific to each model, click here.

CHOOSING YOUR WETSUIT SIZE IN A SHOP

We know that trying on a wetsuit in a shop is never a piece of cake.
100% of the time you will leave the fitting room sweaty and hot ! Feeling oppressed when you try a dry wetsuit is usual, even more with thick and warm neoprene. Water will loosen the material.
Don’t oversize : If you choose a wetsuit too large, folds will appear on the fabric and it will make it uncomfortable. It will also affect its thermal insulation.
Don’t undersize : If you choose it too small, the pressure on the neoprene will damage the seams and it will reduce its durability.

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We would like to bring your attention on one fact: the easiest wetsuit to put on is not always the best one ! If the wetsuit's neoprene is too stretch, it could not be as warm and durable...
Discover where to find our wetsuits on our dealers page.

CHOOSING YOUR WETSUIT'S SIZE ONLINE

Buying a wetsuit online is becoming more and more common as it is easy to send, light and not fragile.
It also feels safe as you can easily send your product back if something is wrong. To be make sure of choosing the right size, take your measurements (chest, waist and weight) with a tape measure right on the skin, and compare them to our size chart table.

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Boardshorts:

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To go with your boardshort, discover our UV protection lycras collection designed with a loop to attach the boardshort's string, prenventing it from rolling up during your surf sessions.

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Are you in between two sizes on our chart ? Focus on your weight and chest size to choose your size.

Feel free to contact us for any inquiry on this subject.

Once your choice is made, order your wetsuit and receive it within a few days.
Then, if you wish to change it, just contact us, it's free!
Keep in mind that a surfing wetsuit has to be well fitted. Dry, it is common to feel tight, this discomfort will soon disappear once wet.

YOUR WETSUIT WILL CHANGE OVER TIME

After a few sessions, neoprene tends to get extended because of its stretch components. You will eventually feel that the fabric starts to loosen over time. This is why it is important to choose a wetsuit reasonably tight, instead of a larger one that will soon end ups with folds on the fabric.

CHOISIR SA TAILLE EN FONCTION DE L'ÉPAISSEUR DE SA COMBINAISON

The thickness of your wetsuit may influence the size chosen. A thicker wetsuit will lose in elasticity. 
For example, you can be a size M in a 3/2mm wetsuit, and a size L in a 5/4mm wetsuit. 

Find our guide below to help you choose the right thickness of wetsuit according to the water temperature:

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEOPRENE WETSUIT

The caring of your wetsuit is the key to make it last. It’s essential to keep some key points in mind Iin order to preserve its elasticity : 

 - When you take it off, be carefull not to drag it on the floor, use a waterproof wetsuit bag, also useful to carry it. 

 - Rinse it with fresh water after every session, in and out generously (insist on the inside, a real nest for micro organisms) 

 - Every 3/4 sessions, clean it with a special neoprene sanitizer, then, rinse abundantly 

- Dry it flat like on a clothes rack (not on a hanger, or it will damage the shoulders), and don’t live it under direct sun as UVs could deteriorate colours. 

 - Don't put it in the dryer, neither iron it. 

 - If you don’t use it for weeks, store on a flat surface to avoid the stretching of seams and folds.

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Learn more about the caring of a wetsuit on our article

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2 Comments

  • Bonjour je souhaite acheter le top néoprène
    SPENCER – HOMME STYLE VESTE 3 MM ZIP VENTRAL EN KAKI.

    MAIS J’HÉSITE AVEC LA TAILLE,

    JE POSSÈDE LE TOP NÉOPRÈNE NOE EN GRIS TAILLE M ET IL EST UN PEU JUSTE AU NIVEAU DES BRAS ET DU TORSE. JE ME SENS SERRÉ LORS DE MA PRATIQUE DU SUP ET DU MOUVEMENT DE RAME

    Aussi, merci de bien vouloir me conseiller sur la TAILLE L, la différence de taille est-elle vraiment importante… Si les modèles taille petit, la taille L semble à privilégier…

    Merci pour votre retour afin que je puisse commander rapidement et recevoir mon colis avant mon départ sur Hendaye fin de semaine prochaine.

    Cordialement
    CF

    Fischmeister on
  • Bonjour, des 5/4 pour femme vous en avez ?
    J`habite a l`ile Maurice est in possible que je recupere la TVA? ( Preuve passport )
    Faites vous des soldes si oui a quel periode
    Merci

    loic on

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