Frequent question: Do wetsuits run small?

Should you size up in wetsuits?

It does not matter too much if it is too long on the arms and legs, as this has no additional warmth properties. If they are much taller than the size guide shows, ideally you want to choose the next size up, providing it is not a massive leap around the chest and kidneys.

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

How do you know if a wetsuit is too small?

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. Once it’s on correctly (not bunched up around the crotch or under the arms), there should be no air pockets or creases in the neoprene.

Do wetsuits stretch out over time?

First, you have to remember that wetsuits are made for the water. … Also, if you buy a wetsuit in the wrong size, it isn’t going to stretch to fit you better. Sure, after many years of wear, the wetsuit might stretch out a bit, but you want to buy a wetsuit in the right size to begin with.

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What age is a size 2 wetsuit?

Billabong Youth Wetsuit Size Chart

AGE HEIGHT (cm/in) CHEST (cm/in)
2 84-94 33″-37″ 51 20
4 109-119 43″-47″ 56 22
6 124-132 49″-52″ 62 24.5″
8 132-140 4’4″-4’7″ 65 26

How big is a size 6 wetsuit?

Roxy Wetsuit Sizes

SIZE HEIGHT (cm) WAIST (cm)
6 160 – 165 58.5 – 63.5
8 163 – 168 61 – 66
10 165 – 170 63.5 – 68.5
10T 168 – 173 63.5 – 68.5

What if a wetsuit is too long?

Most people tend to buy a wetsuit that is too big for them which can then result in water seeping in and dragging, both of which will impact on your performance.