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- 1 How tight should a triathlon wetsuit be?
- 2 How do I know if my triathlon wetsuit is too small?
- 3 How do I know my wetsuit size?
- 4 Does weight matter when buying a wetsuit?
- 5 Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 6 Should you be able to bend over in a wetsuit?
- 7 Should wetsuit get water in?
- 8 How tight should a wetsuit fit?
- 9 Is it better for a wetsuit to be too big or too small?
- 10 Why does my wetsuit fill up with water?
- 11 Should you size up in wetsuits?
- 12 Should you wear a bathing suit under a wetsuit?
How tight should a triathlon wetsuit be?
A wetsuit needs to fit snugly: if it’s too loose it’ll allow water into the suit that’ll seriously slow you down. If it’s too tight, your swimming experience won’t be pleasant. When trying on in a shop, the suit should feel tight but not restrictive.
How do I know if my triathlon wetsuit is too small?
A wetsuit will be too small, if you feel your shoulders being pulled down, or pulling up at the crotch. It is definitely too big, if there are folds of rubber in the midsection or in the rear, or if there are air pockets.
How do I know my wetsuit size?
Sizing for Full Wetsuits and Springsuits:
- Height and chest are the most important measurements.
- Measure your chest at the widest point, with the tape gently snug.
- Regarding length, it’s generally OK if the suit is a little on the long side.
- If in between two sizes, take the larger size.
Does weight matter when buying a wetsuit?
We are always happy to talk you through it and help you find the perfect wetsuit for you! The MOST IMPORTANT factor in sizing you correctly IS YOUR WEIGHT! Get on a scale and confirm your weight first and foremost. Height is least important factor in buying the correct size wetsuit.
Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
It is a common question, and the answer is no, a wetsuit is not waterproof! You must bare this in mind when deciding what to wear under a wetsuit, as anything under the suit will get wet. Some thicker suits are knows as “Semi-Dry” suits, but again, whatever you wear, will get wet!
Should you be able to bend over in a wetsuit?
You don’t need to bend over to touch your toes or do a squat in your wetsuit. The important thing is that you should be able to go through the motion of swimming relatively easily on land. Remember that once wet, the suit will fit better. The suit will also mould to your shape the more you wear it.
Should wetsuit get water in?
The myth is this: Wetsuits keep you warm by trapping a thin layer of water between your skin and the suit. This is incorrect. (Note that water can’t pass through neoprene; suits fill with water through the neck, leg, and arm openings, or through leaky seams or punctures.)
How tight should a wetsuit fit?
How Should a Wetsuit Fit? In general, a wetsuit should fit snugly, like a second skin but not so tight that your range of motion is limited. The sleeves (if full-length) should fall at the wrist bone and the legs just above the ankle bone, and there should be no gaps, pockets, or rolls of neoprene.
Is it better for a wetsuit to be too big or too small?
It’s because of the way neoprene works that it is vital the wetsuit is not too big. If there is too much space inside, the suit will allow water to flush in and out preventing that layer of warm water insulation from ever forming.
Why does my wetsuit fill up with water?
Sounds like the wetsuit may be too big. A swimmers wetsuit should fit like second skin with no bagginess anywhere in the suit. If water is getting in and filling the legs then there is too much water coming into the suit and the suit is not tight enough that water can gather in the legs.
Should you size up in wetsuits?
In short, no. You will find that it does not make too much difference whether you are buying a winter or summer wetsuit in terms of sizing. The only difference is the thickness – a winter wetsuit will feel tighter than a summer version, but the fit should be exactly the same.
Should you wear a bathing suit under a wetsuit?
Wearing nothing under your wetsuit is totally acceptable, and a matter of personal preference. However, consider these factors: Chafing: Wetsuits can chafe. Give it a try, and wear a swimsuit if it’s uncomfortable.