If you are going to buy a men's wetsuit, make sure that you are well informed in advance about the type of wetsuit that suits you and that you match the conditions in which you enter the water. In addition to being functional, a wet suit may of course also look good while you practice your water sport.
You have a choice of men's wetsuits from Brunotti RDP & ION.
What should you look out for when purchasing 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 to your body and limbs so that the suit can fulfill its function well. When there is too much space between the suit and your body, too much water can come in, which will cause you to get cold instead of hot. Keep in mind that a wetsuit in the water stretches slightly compared to the dry fit. 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 accurate connection and more limited elongation of the fabric, compared to somewhat cheaper, stiffer neoprene.
You want your suit to be 'cast' 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 men's 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 / fall : 4/3 mm
Wetsuits of this thickness are warm, but also a bit more flexible than the winter wetsuits.
Suitable for temperatures between 10˚C and 15˚C.
Summer : 3/2 mm
The thinnest wetsuits that often 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 a choice between single and double lined neoprene. Single lined neoprene has a single protective layer and is warmer, but more vulnerable. The slightly less warm double lined neoprene has the protective layer on both sides, but is therefore stronger. In terms of sustainability, we recommend this last choice.
Are you still not sure which type of wetsuit suits you best? Feel free to drop by the store or call us so that we can give you advice based on your personal preferences.