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When you are going to buy a women's wetsuit, make sure you are well informed in advance about the type of wetsuit that suits you and the conditions under which you enter the water. In addition to being functional, a wetsuit can of course also look good while you practice your water sports.
You have a wide choice of Brunotti RDP & ION women's wetsuits.
What should you pay attention to when buying a men's wetsuit?
A wetsuit must have the right fit and there is a clear difference between wetsuits for men , women and children. You want your wetsuit to fit neatly on your body and limbs, so that the suit can perform its function properly. If there is too much space between the suit and your body, too much water can enter, which will ensure that you get cold instead of warm. Also keep in mind that a wetsuit stretches slightly in the water compared to the dry fitting. If you want a wetsuit to fit really well, then in addition to size and fit, you also look at the type of neoprene the suit is made of. 4-Way stretch neoprene provides a more precise connection and more limited stretch of the fabric, compared to cheaper, stiffer neoprene.
You want your suit to be 'molded' around your body like a second skin.
The thickness of the suit is also one of the most important aspects that you want to take into account when purchasing your wetsuit. The thickness determines in which circumstances you will get hot or cold. In general, you can keep the following:
Winter months : 5/4 mm
It is best to put on a thick suit during this period, which we also call ' steamers '. Suitable for temperatures below 10˚C.
Spring / autumn : 4/3 mm
Wetsuits of this thickness are warm, but also a bit more flexible than winter wetsuits.
Suitable for temperatures between 10˚C and 15˚C.
Summer : 3/2 mm
The thinnest wetsuits that often still protect you against the cold edge of the wind or water and also offer UV protection.
Suitable for temperatures between 16˚C and 22˚C. You can also opt for a shorty in the summer.
Finally, there is the choice between single and double lined neoprene. Single lined neoprene has a single protective layer and is warmer, but more fragile. The slightly less warm double lined neoprene has the protective layer on both sides, but is therefore stronger. In terms of sustainability, we recommend the latter choice.
Are you still not sure which type of wetsuit suits you best? Feel free to visit the store or call us, so that we can give advice based on your personal preferences. Also check our page with more information about buying a wetsuit