Should you size up in wetsuits?

How do I know if my wetsuit is too big?

A simple test is to check whether a wetsuit is too big, is to see if you can reach around and zip it up easily yourself. If you can, then the chances are it is too large for your frame. Another method is to tug gently on the lower back, if there is no give then the fit is correct.

What size am I in a wetsuit?

Billabong Mens Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZE HEIGHT (cm/in) WEIGHT (kg/lb)
ST 173-183 5’8″-6’0″ 66-73kg 145-160lbs
MS 168-175 5’6″-5’9″ 66-73kg 145-160lbs
M 175-180 5’9″-5’11” 70-77kg 155-170lbs
MT 180-185 5’11”-6’1″ 75-82kg 165-180lbs

What size wetsuit am I womens?

Billabong Womens Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZE HEIGHT (cm/in) WAIST (cm/in)
10 165-170 5’5″-5’7″ 66-71 26-28
12 168-173 5’6″-5’8″ 68-73 27-29
14 170-175 5’7″-5’9″ 73-78 29-31
16 175-180 5’9″-5’11” 76-81 30-32

Does it matter if a wetsuit is too long?

A wetsuit should fit like a second skin, it should not be too loose or too tight. Like Cinderella’s glass slipper, it must fit just right.

Do wetsuits keep you dry?

Wet suits don’t keep you dry, but they can keep you warm. Wet suits are made of waterproof, closed-cell, foam-rubber (neoprene) which insulates even when wet. … After you’ve warmed up the water inside a wet suit, the neoprene can do its job — insulating you from the water outside the suit.

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What should you wear under a wetsuit?

Different undergarments that can be worn under a wetsuit

  • Surf Shorts. This is called standard surf equipment. …
  • Sleeveless vest. …
  • Bike style shorts. …
  • Men briefs. …
  • Neoprene vest. …
  • Neoprene Shorts. …
  • Underwear. …
  • Why divers wear undergarments under wetsuits.