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Wetsuit Guide

Haustrom Wetsuit Guide

Wetsuits are usually made of Neoprene

Neoprene or polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene exhibits good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. Neoprene is sold either as solid rubber or in latex form, and is used in a wide variety of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and automotive fan belts.

  • Wetsuits keep your body warm in colder weather and colder waters.
  • Functions by trapping a thin layer of water between you and the neoprene or wetsuit.
  • The water trapped between you and the neoprene is warmed by your body heat.
  • The thicker the Neoprene, the warmer you’ll feel, the more heat is trapped inside your suit and layer of water.
  • Based on the technology of the neoprene and wetsuit, the heat trap technology can vary.
  • Wetsuits will not keep you dry, in fact, you’ll be wet, as there is a thin layer of water inside the suit to keep you warm.
  • Wetsuits are measured in millimeters.

Haustrom Wetsuit Guide Mesurement in Millimeter

  • . Wetsuit thickness is indicated by 2 or 3 millimeter numbers separated by dashes. The first set of numbers represent the thickness of the wetsuit at your core or torso area, the 2nd set indicates the thickness of the wetsuit at your body extremities such as arms and legs. If there is a 3rd number, then that represents your leg wetsuit thickness number.

eg. 3/2mm

Haustrom Wetsuit Guide

Haustrom Wetsuit Guide

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Other Factors to Consider:

Wetsuit Stitching Types

 

Flatlock Stitching

Flatlock stitching is the stitching that looks like overlocking on both sides of a seam and is often used in swimwear, sportswear, on baby's clothes, or just as a decorative exposed seam. It creates a seam that is flat and has the same appearance both inside and out.

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Sealed Stiching

Haustrom Wetsuit Stitching Types

Haustrom Wetsuit Stitching Types

 

 

Sealed and Taped

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Zipper Types:

Haustrom Wetsuit Zipper Types

Types of Wetsuits

 

Full Wetsuits

Covers your entire body from neck to ankles, legs and arms.

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Shorty Wetsuits | Springsuits

Covers your main core, covers most of your arms and legs. Exposes your forearms and bottom half of your legs. Used in warmer waters.

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Long John Wetsuits

A complete suit that looks like a muscle shirt or vest. Covers your entire legs but not the arms.

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Top Only Wetsuits

Top or vest only. Used in warmer weather.

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Bottoms Only Wetsuits

Shorts or leggings of neoprene. Used in warmer weather.

 

 

Rashguards

Light top made of lycra, polyester or other light/thin material. UV resistant. Can be worn underneath a full wetsuit.

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