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How to Choose a Women’s Wetsuit?


If you are looking for a wetsuit that will serve you well in water sports, there are a few features and factors that you need to think about. When you choose the right wetsuit, you will be able to improve performance, protection and comfort.

You need to understand the basics when it comes to womens Billabong wetsuits. These are generally made from neoprene which is a synthetic rubber and this insulates the body from the cold waters by creating thin layer of water between the body and the suit. There are different thicknesses to the wetsuits and if you are planning to be in colder conditions, then it is best to choose a thicker suit for more insulation. Consider the type of activity you will be engaged in as this will affect the style of the wetsuit.

If you are a server, a full suit that comes with long legs and arms will give you maximum coverage. You will be in the water for a long time and this suit will help keep you warm. A springsuit with short legs and arms are used by paddleboarders so that they have more mobility. If you are planning to dive, then look for added features like reinforced knees or a hood. Think about which features will make your life easier and help improve performance.

The thickness of the suit can be selected based on the water temperature

While a thicker suit will keep you warm in cold conditions, a thin suit will be great for warmer conditions and it will also allow you a greater level of flexibility. If you are planning to travel for your water sport, you can actually check out the average water temperature of this location so that you can bring a wetsuit with the right thickness. It is very important that the wetsuit fits you properly. This will keep you comfortable and your performance will not be hindered by improper fit. The wetsuit has to be snug but it should not be too tight. If you are trying a wetsuit in a store, you can try to move and see whether you are restricted by the material or not. If the wetsuit is very tight, it can lead to chafing as well. You need to see how well the wetsuit fits around your chest, shoulders, hips and knees. It should mould to your body shape.

There are also different styles when it comes to wetsuits

You can find full coverage wetsuits that are great for cold conditions. These are full suits with the long arms and legs. There are also suits with short arms and legs called springsuits which are good for increasing your mobility especially when it comes to moderate to warm temperatures. You have to think about the current weather conditions and the water activity you are planning to engage in when choosing the style. There are also different zipper options and you can try these out to see which is more convenient. The back zipped wetsuits are a classic and quite simple. However, it is easier to wear the front zip wetsuits as you can easily put it on and take it off.

Keira Gilmore
the authorKeira Gilmore