A shorty is another name for a short wetsuit. Shorties generally have both short sleeves and short legs and are primarily suitable for spring, summer and fall. But they are also available in the combinations: long sleeves with short legs, short sleeves with long legs, long sleeves with half long legs and even without sleeves with half long legs. In fact, everything that does not qualify as a 'full wetsuit' falls under the shorties.
If you are planning to buy a men's shorty, then you have a wide choice at different brands such as Brunotti RDP and ION .
What should you look out for when purchasing a men's shorty?
Just like a men's wetsuit , a shorty must have the right fit and it must fit neatly on your body and limbs. This determines the amount of water that runs in your suit and therefore how hot or cold you will have it. So you want a shorty to 'wrap around' your body. When fitting, keep in mind that a shorty is also made of neoprene and will stretch a little when you are in the water.
In general, shorties are made of thinner neoprene, because they must be suitable for warmer weather and water conditions. This makes shorties a bit more flexible and you feel less about having one than with a full wetsuit. This makes shorties more comfortable and pleasant to wear.
Shorties are available in variants with and without a thermal inner layer, key pocket, front or back zip and other accessories. If you want more advice about buying a men's shorty, then just drop by the store for customized advice.