Category Archives for "Wetsuits"

Are Wetsuits Waterproof?

Are Wetsuits Waterproof?

You have probably asked yourself a few times are wetsuits waterproof. It is a common misunderstanding that wetsuits are waterproof, when in actuality they are designed to get you wet. A wetsuit is designed to keep you warm while regulating your temperature using your own body heat. They also protect you against abrasions and cuts. Once […]

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Why are Wetsuits Black?

Why are Wetsuits Black?

The color of your wetsuit is very important for more than just visual reasons, so why are wetsuits black? Wetsuits are black mainly due to UV resistance and the low cost of coloring neoprene. Yet, the color black holds many inherent benefits, making it the optimal choice for any wetsuit. From keeping you warmer to withstanding […]

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Front Zip vs. Back Zip Wetsuit

Front Zip vs. Back Zip Wetsuit

There are a lot of ‘either/or’ questions that those who take part in water sports ask in relation to wetsuits. Rent one or buy, oil-based neoprene or limestone based, and the subject of this article – should you use a wetsuit with a front zip, or one with a zip on the back? A poll a […]

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Renting vs. Buying a Wetsuit

Renting vs. Buying a Wetsuit

The dilemma over whether to rent or buy something is one which exists across a range of niches and products. They include dinner jackets, suits, dresses, tools, bicycles, cars and even your home. There will be advantages and disadvantages to both renting or buying, regardless of the product, and that applies to wetsuits too. There are […]

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Are Rental Wetsuits Sanitary?

Are Rental Wetsuits Sanitary?

Wetsuits are used for a vast array of water pastimes, sports, and professional purposes.  While the number of specific activities must run into the hundreds, the number of places where you can obtain a wetsuit to take part in them runs to thousands of outlets, websites and stores. We used the word ‘obtain,’ rather than buy, […]

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Why Does a Wetsuit Stink?

Why Does a Wetsuit Stink?

You might expect that one of the most asked questions among those who take part in water sports and wear a wetsuit, might be ‘What are the best places to surf?’ or ‘Where’s are the top scuba diving locations?’ Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Instead, that question is the rather more mundane and down to earth: […]

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Can Wetsuits Be Altered?

Can Wetsuits Be Altered?

When you buy normal items of clothing like a pair of trousers, a skirt, or a suit, you do so in the knowledge that if it should ever need to be altered it can be done so relatively easily. These alterations can be done by yourself or whoever in your home is a dab hand […]

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