How does a steamer wetsuit work?
Steamer: A full wetsuit is made from neoprene and covers your entire body from ankles and wrists up. … The Short Arm Steamer is normally made with a mix of 3mm and 2mm neoprene, and covers the trunk and legs. It also covers the upper arms, while leaving the forearms exposed.
What should I look for when buying a wetsuit?
Fit is everything, and to ensure you don’t feel any nasty shocks of cold water you need to get the size right. A wetsuit should fit like a second skin. The wetsuit needs to heat a thin layer of water evenly around your body to regulate your body heat. Therefore, it needs to be tight to your body to work.
How much should I spend on a wetsuit?
For your first wetsuit I would suggest spending between £100-£200 to ensure that it will last you a long time, keep you warm and to make sure that you enjoy the activity of your choice to the maximum.
What is a 3 2 wetsuit?
A 3/2 wetsuit combines two different neoprene thicknesses: 3mm torso – 2mm arms and legs. 6/5/4 mm. 8ºC & below. 5/4/3 mm.
What is a half wetsuit called?
Springsuit wetsuits (can also be called shorty wetsuits) are suits that do not provide full coverage. These suits are easier to put on than full suits, and are appropriate when the water warm, usually 68+F for surface sports, and 75-80F+ for SCUBA diving.