What size drysuit do I need?
Wetsuit & Drysuit Sizing
|Chest||32 – 34||36 – 38|
|Waist||26 – 28||30 – 32|
|Hips||32 – 34||36 – 38|
|Crotch to Ankle||26||28|
How do you measure yourself for a drysuit?
The following measurements should be taken on the person’s front:
- Head. Above the eyebrows straight around head.
- Neck. Around neck at widest point.
- Wrist. Across wrist bone (make sure hand is relaxed).
- Forearm. Widest point below elbow (arm relaxed).
- Biceps. Widest point on the upper arm (arm relaxed).
How do you measure kokatat drysuit?
The inseam is measured from crotch to ankle bone. The chest is measured around the fullest part of your chest. The waist is measured around your belly (usually close to the navel) or where you normally wear your pants, which ever is greater.
How should a semi dry suit fit?
A Semi Dry should be fairly tight but not uncomfortably so. When you’ve put it on you should be able to squat down and put your hands behind your head. If you can do this without it being too difficult or at all painful, then it fits.
How should a drysuit fit?
A drysuit should be a snug fit with room for insulation undergarments under it so you can still move freely when you’re wearing it. You should not experience too much restriction on movement with layering under the drysuit, as this would indicate the drysuit is too tight.
How are body cords measured?
The body cord (a big loop going over the shoulder and between the legs) is measured using the builders’ tape (most cloth tapes are too short). It is important that the curve across the tape is facing towards the body so the tape does not kink.
What do you wear under a semi dry wetsuit?
The best option for men and women is to wear cycling shorts or similar under a wetsuit or women can wear a one-piece swimsuit. The thinner the material, the better and more comfortable it will be. You want the undergarment to be made of material that dries quickly for when you remove your wetsuit.
Are semi dry wetsuits good?
Semi-dry wetsuits are a great option, especially when you plan to dive in cold waters. These suits prevent cold water from entering and keep you warm for longer. Plus, most semi-dry wetsuits feature an ergonomic design with improved thermal insulation capabilities, making them quite comfortable for use.
How tight should a drysuit neck seal be?
For the neck seal, position the seal as low on your neck as possible. It should be snug, but not tight. If you are new to drysuit diving, a snug neck seal may feel a bit uncomfortable out of the water.
What do you need to know about drysuit measurements?
During measuring, the person being measured should not move around, look down at the ground or at the person doing the measuring VERY IMPORTANT! You must specify the heaviest type of insulation you will be wearing with your DUI drysuit on the measurement form:
How big does a dry suit need to be before binding?
They should get within 3 or 4 inches of each other before there is binding. It’s ok if the suit is a little tight across your back when your elbows are touching.
How is a dry suit fit for paddling?
Drysuits often look gigantic and poorly fitting when worn standing upright. This is because we have to put a lot of extra fabric in a suit to accommodate the range of motion used while paddling. When you first get your suit, adjust the belt to rest on your hips, then sit on the floor with your knees bent like you’re in a boat.
Can a dry suit last for many years?
Drysuits are expensive and should last for many years – take the time to get the fit you want. Drysuits often look gigantic and poorly fitting when worn standing upright. This is because we have to put a lot of extra fabric in a suit to accommodate the range of motion used while paddling.