What is a triwetsuit for triathlons?
- Wetsuits for triathlons and open water are different from your standard wetsuit. Tri suits are designed to provide the wearer with maximum warmth, superior SPF protection, and reduced drag so they can glide through the water faster and easier.
- 1 How do I know my wetsuit size?
- 2 Do O’Neill wetsuits run big or small?
- 3 Are wetsuits true to size?
- 4 Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 5 What thickness wetsuit do I need?
- 6 What thickness wetsuit do I need for triathlon?
- 7 How do I choose a tri wetsuit?
- 8 Is weight or height more important for wetsuit?
- 9 Do you still get wet in a wetsuit?
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.
Do O’Neill wetsuits run big or small?
THE O’NEILL FIT It should be comfortably snug all over. If the suit fits too loose, there will be cold water entering the suit and you’ll never stay warm. A suit that is too small or too big can cause rashing. O’Neill’s 50+ years of wetsuit design and engineering ensures an excellent fit.
Are wetsuits true to size?
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.
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!
What thickness wetsuit do I need?
We recommend a wetsuit thickness of at least 5mm; we recommend wearing boots, but hood and gloves are optional depending on your tolerance to the cold.
What thickness wetsuit do I need for triathlon?
USAT, ITU and WTC (Ironman) have rules restricting the thickness of the wetsuit to no more than 5mm. Most brands will put the thickest rubber on the front torso and legs to give the heaviest areas of your body the most buoyancy. Thinner rubber (1.5-2mm) at the shoulders allows for greater flexibility and arm speed.
How do I choose a tri wetsuit?
A triathlon suit should fit like a second-skin; it shouldn’t be too loose or too tight and you should have a full range of motion in your shoulders. The three wetsuit qualities to pay attention to are buoyancy/flexibility, warmth, and hydrodynamics.
Is weight or height more important for wetsuit?
Weight is more important, in my experience. Wetsuits tend to fit me better when I’m on the max end of the weight rec. I’m 5’9. When I was 145 lbs, I would always be in a small suit.
Do you still get wet in a wetsuit?
Wetsuits are made of a kind of rubber called neoprene. The suit traps a thin layer of water between the neoprene and the wearer’s skin. So, the wearer is always wet —that’s why it’s called a wetsuit. Body heat warms the layer of trapped water and helps keep the wearer warm.