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Tips To Purchase Your Next Kitesurfing Wetsuit

This article aims to show you what to consider when choosing the right kitesurfing options.

1. You can wear a wetsuit.

Your wetsuit should fit perfectly and be able to adhere to most of your body parts. This is not only important, but it is also fundamental. The less water that comes in contact with your skin, causing discomfort and cold, the better the wetsuit fits.

It is important to test it out before you buy.

The wetsuit should feel snug around your body when you first wear it. It might feel uncomfortable, but it is still comfortable as long as you are able to move and breathe normally. It doesn’t matter if you are on the other side. Once it is on, it should feel comfortable.

2. Wetsuit price.

Although the cost of the wetsuit is important, higher prices usually mean better products. This is especially true if you are selecting a wetsuit to use for cold kitesurfing sessions. We are not going to consider extreme temperatures below zero where dry suits are better. To help with the evaluation, we will consider mild temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius (50 F) and cold temperatures below this level.

It is worth considering a good investment in case of freezing conditions. Avoiding the low-priced wetsuits will not work. While expensive wetsuits may conceal some disadvantages, middle-range suits can be more reliable. Many riders are devoted to certain brands such as Mystic vs Neil Pride, etc. There are many differences between models from the same brands. Continue reading to learn more about what you need to consider when evaluating your purchase.

3. The thickness of a wetsuit.

There are many combinations that can alter the suit’s thickness: 3/2 to 4/3, 5/3 to 5/4, 5/3 to 5/4, 6/4 and 6/6 millimeters. We should choose the lighter suits for mild conditions, and the thicker suits for cold kitesurfing sessions.

This isn’t as simple as it looks. Each model may have a different distribution of thicker and thinner parts. This can dramatically affect the suit’s ability to keep you warm. You can have a 5/3 model with the chest at 5mm and the rest of the body at 3mm. Or a model with the legs and arms at 5mm. You can see how they will feel in water by knowing this. They are both called 5/3 wetsuits.

This post was written by Aaron McClearnon, Owner of Elite Watersports. At Elite Watersports, We strive to provide exceptional service and genuine interactions with those interested in Kiteboarding Lessons In Sarasota FL. We hold dear our passion for being out on the water and maintain this as our foundation for all business practices.