Choosing the right size wetsuit is essential. If the fit isn’t correct then your suit might not keep you warm or movement may be restricted.
The best way to ensure your wetsuit will fit well is by measuring yourself. You’ll need accurate measurements for your height, chest and waist. When measuring your height make sure you’re barefoot and standing on a flat surface. Your chest measurement should be taken under your armpits and around the widest point of your chest. When measuring your waist, breathe out and measure around the narrowest part of your waist, between your ribs and your hips.
Men’s wetsuits are sized from XS to 3XL. Alongside these standard sizes, we also offer S (small), T (tall) and L (large) variants to small, medium and large sizes (indicated with a suffix, eg: MT) to cater to all shapes. Junior suits start at 4XS and finish at 3XL (including an extra MS size which refers to medium small) and Women’s wetsuits are sized via UK and US women’s dress sizes, but include an 8S, 10S and 12S option, standing for small which caters to shorter heights. Generally, our women’s sizes come up a little larger (ranging from a half size to a whole size depending on style. This becomes more pronounced the larger up the size range you go. For this reason we’d highly recommend measuring yourself and basing your size decision on our chart.)
Please note that our Men’s sizing comes in Future Fit and Classic Fit. Future Fit encompasses our Session, ReWired and Wired range, and is suited to a more triangular body shape (wider shoulders and narrower waist). Classic Fit is found throughout the Element and Legend ranges, and lends itself to a squarer shape.
If you’re also measuring for accessories, your hand size is measured at its widest width, and length from the base of your palm to the tip of your middle finger. Head circumference is measured horizontally around your forehead.
When trying your suit on, you’re looking for a snug fit all round. There shouldn’t be any excess material around your neck, under your arms or behind the knees, as this means the suit is too big and it won’t keep you warm. You should also make sure your suit isn’t too tight in these areas, as this will restrict movement, cause rubbing and put strain on the neoprene, possibly reducing the wetsuit’s lifespan.
Posted: Wednesday 10 May 2023