Secondly, you need to ask yourself what kind of suit design you would like. Different suit styles have different pros and cons, so it’s important that you know the differences to ensure you get the right thing!
These zips are industrial marine grade systems used on nearly all wetsuit zippers.
This is used to strengthen wetsuit seams. Put simply, every seam will have nylon tape glued over the inside to avoid the suit ripping at the seams.
This is used to both strengthen the panels of the suit, but also keeps the suit far more watertight. This is achieved by covering all of the seams with a layer of liquid rubber, which creates a fully waterproof seal (often used in winter suits)
Flatlock stitching is where certain panels of a wetsuit are overlapped before the stitching process. This method is used in thinner suits to help keep a high flex rate and also allows limited amounts of water to flow through the suit to maintain a solid body temperature.
Polypropylene has only recently started being used in wetsuits. It is used as an inner liner in the suit, and helps to keep the user dry, and therefore warmer.
This is a method of construction used in many winter wetsuits. The seams are glued and then stitched to ensure minimal water penetration. It looks similar to flatlock stitching; however it isn’t stitched as wide.
Glideskin is a smooth material found in the neck of a wetsuit that prevents rubbing and rashing. It also helps with ease of entry and exit of the suit.
We stock a huge range of here at Surface 2 Air sports from the worlds best brands like Quiksilver wetsuits, O’Neill wetsuits and Mystic wetsuits You can be sure that if you’re looking for a new Wetsuit for the Summer or winter months we will be able to get you the right suit for your needs. Why not pop in to our Shop in Poole and try a few suits on.
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