How should a wetsuit top fit?

Should a wetsuit be really tight?

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 you know if a 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.

Should I size up on wetsuit?

You may need to size down or size up depending on how the suit fits, but it will give you a good starting point. *An important thing to remember is when looking at a wetsuit size chart, always go off of the chest measurement first (and no, this does not mean your bra size), followed by your height and weight.

How do I know my wetsuit size?

Sizing for Full Wetsuits and Springsuits:

  1. Height and chest are the most important measurements.
  2. Measure your chest at the widest point, with the tape gently snug.
  3. Regarding length, it’s generally OK if the suit is a little on the long side. …
  4. If in between two sizes, take the larger size.
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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.

How tight should a scuba wetsuit be?

A wetsuit should fit snuggly around your body, but not so tight that water is unable to enter and it restricts your movement or even worse your circulation. As it works by allowing a layer of water to surround your body that stays warm during the duration of your dive.