Wetsuits are incredibly useful for those who are engaging in water sports whether it is surfers, swimmers or divers as they will be able to keep themselves warm. The design of the wetsuit has been updated through time and you will be able to get access to truly sophisticated and extremely comfortable wetsuits in modern day because of the advanced technology that is used.
There are many different types of wetsuits such as wet suits made of thick material that can keep you warm in frigid cold water and also thin lightweight fabric models like the Hyperfreak wetsuits. There are also different shapes and sizes depending on body types. You can also get a wetsuit that is designed for the conditions that you will be in. It is generally best to wear a full suit in cold water conditions and a spring suit will be sufficient in warmer water. The classic wetsuit is the full suit that will cover the entirety of the body from your wrists to the ankles. The thinnest thickness of a full suit is roughly 2mm and then the thickness variation can go upwards from there. This is one of the main styles of wetsuits you should own.
A spring suit is designed to be worn in warmer water. They will have short legs and have either long or short sleeves. These are made with thinner fabric to keep you comfortable and to allow you maximum flexibility and movement when in the water. There is another type of wetsuit that has sleeveless arms and short legs giving you maximum freedom in the water. They are made with neoprene that has a thickness of 1mm to 2mm. There is also the longer version of this that has sleeveless arms with full length legs.
You will be able to keep your legs warm as they will be submerged in water the majority of the time and your arms will be free and exposed to warm water. The thickness of the neoprene that makes up this suit is about 1.5mm to 2mm. You can also find one piece surfing swimsuits that are incredibly stretchy and have a thickness of about 1mm. You can inquire from the shop whether the wetsuit you are wearing has UPF protection as well.
You need to have the proper fit for your wetsuit. If it is too small, you will find it difficult to get into and out of it. You will also have restricted movement. When the wetsuit is too large and loose around the ends, you will have water gushing into the suit. There will be pockets of water collected around places in the suit and this will be very uncomfortable to wear.
So you need to measure yourself correctly in the chest, waist, hip, inside leg and check the size guide of the wetsuit company that you are purchasing from. Most companies will give information about the body type that the wetsuit is suitable for as well. Make sure that you test the seal of the wetsuit around the neck, ankles, and wrists to see if any water can get inside when you are trying it out at the store.