Different wetsuits for different water conditions

Wet suits are used for the purpose of warmth, in terms of water sports. They are made to fit you like a bodysuit and retain your body heat so you don’t accidentally start freezing because the water was too harsh on your skin! Now when it comes to types of wetsuits, there are eight main types of wetsuits available in general.

Typically, the range of thickness of wetsuits ranges from 2 mm to 7 mm. The thicker the suit, the warmer it’ll keep you. BUT, of course, the harder it’ll be to move.

Just like that, the thickness isn’t the only that matters though. There’s also the matter of shape. Depending on the different kinds of shapes you get, Vissla 3/2 wetsuits are also categorized as spring/summer models and winter/ fall models.

This translates into you having a variety of options like keeping your torso warm and having options for the rest of your body, or more based on your needs, the environment around you, and the water conditions you’ll be engaging in.

  • The wetsuit Vest
  • The wetsuit Jacket
  • The short arm Steamer Wetsuit
  • Short John/ Jane Wetsuit
  • Long John/ Jane Wetsuit
  • The spring Wetsuit
  • The hooded Full Wetsuit
  • The full Wetsuit
  • The wetsuit vest

Only to be used in warm conditions, this is a defensive layer of neoprene for your torso; it won’t be able to keep you warm in colder conditions, but it will avoid rashes and UV rays.

  • The wetsuit Jacket

This covers the torso as well as the arms, with long sleeves, and is made of neoprene. To be used in a warm but windy situation, it usually comes with a zipper as well.

  • The short arm Steamer Wetsuit

This one is for the absolute neoprene addicts out there that just cannot step out to sea to surf without the protection of neoprene. It’s a legless, armless, in essence, short-sleeved wetsuit to be used in warmer water conditions.

  • Short John/ Jane Wetsuit

Like the wardrobe basics that you just can’t without, this one is the absolute basic when it comes to wetsuits. It primarily functions to protect your torso, usually found in thicknesses of 2mm.

  • Long John/ Jane Wetsuit

Bit of a unique one over here, if you ask me. This one is a sleeveless style made from neoprene that works to allow better paddling, having your arms uncovered so that it retains contact with water.

  • The spring Wetsuit

As classic as it gets my friend. The spring wetsuit, or better known as a spring suit is short-legged in style, and as you guessed, used in spring and summer climatic environments; especially when the water isn’t too cold, but you don’t want to get into it without your layer of protection necessarily either.

  • The hooded Full Wetsuit

Ninja-like in appearance, this is the ultimate pro max (pun intended of course) when it comes to weathering the colder, icier conditions. Did you know that almost close to half of your body heat is lost through not your torso but your head? Exactly, so this bud right here keeps that spicy brain and your ears warm and snug, safe from the cold even in the most adverse cold.

  • The full Wetsuit

Your torso, arms, legs, you name it, they’re all protected here. It’s the “it girl” of the wetsuit department, generally found in thicknesses varying from 3 to 5 mm; these are worn in conditions that are rather cold to cool waters.

Don’t forget to check the size charts when buying your wetsuit!

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