Frequent question: How do you know what size wetsuit to get?

What size wetsuit should I buy?

Take a look at the size chart, use your own height, chest and waist measurements, and there you’ll have your letters. For example, if you’re 5’8 tall, weight 150 pounds, have a 40 inch chest, and a 32 inch waist, it’s likely that you’ll need a MS (medium small) wetsuit.

Should I size up for 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.

What size wetsuit am I women’s?

Women’s O’Neill Wetsuit & Rashguard Size Chart

Sizes Height Weight (lbs)
8 5’5″ – 5’7″ 120 – 135
8T 5’6.5″ – 5’8.5″ 125 – 140
10S 5’4.5″ – 5’6.5″ 125 – 145
10 5’6″ – 5’8″ 130 – 150

What size wetsuit am I womens?

Billabong Womens Wetsuit Size Chart

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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

Do wetsuits get tighter or looser in water?

Try on your wetsuit before your first swim or surf session, just to make sure you are fairly comfortable. It will always feel tighter when you are out of the water. Remember that it will feel a little bit looser once it fills with water.

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.

Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?

Wetsuits are designed keep you warm without anything special worn underneath. Here’s what most people do: Surfing & General Watersports: Most surfers and riders wear boardshorts or a swimsuit. It’s easy, convenient, and flexible.

Is it OK to pee in a wetsuit?

Urinating inside a dry wetsuit is definitely not a good idea – it will start stinking and corroding the seams and stitching of your second skin. While in the lineup, if peeing is the only option, let some saltwater get in and drain out, avoiding lying down on your board for a long time.

How should a womens 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.

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What size is a medium womens wetsuit?


Size Weight Height
S / 2 117/132 65/68
M / 3 130/150 66/69
L / 4 148/165 67/70
XL / 5 165/187 68/72

What is a size 6 wetsuit?

Women’s O’Neill Wetsuit Size Chart

Size Height Chest
4 160-165 cm 77.5-82.5 cm
6S 158.5-164 cm 80-85 cm
6 162.5-167.5 cm 80-85 cm
8S 161.5-166.5 cm 82.5-87.5 cm

How do you know if a wetsuit is too small?

A properly fitting wetsuit should be very snug against your entire body with no bagginess or gaps. The wetsuit should feel like a second skin with little to no wrinkles across the major areas of the suit (torso, length of arms, thighs) and little to no gathers in the underarms or crotch areas.

Can a woman use a mens wetsuit?

Yes. A woman can, in theory, wear a man’s wetsuit. The material is the same, but the major difference comes in the shape. … But, if you’re serious about surf and looking to get out on the water more often, it’s worth it to invest in a women’s wetsuit that may be better designed for your shape.