How do I stop wetsuit legs filling with water?

Why does my wetsuit legs fill up with water?

Hello, Sounds like the wetsuit may be too big. A swimmers wetsuit should fit like second skin with no bagginess anywhere in the suit. If water is getting in and filling the legs then there is too much water coming into the suit and the suit is not tight enough that water can gather in the legs.

How do I keep water out of my wetsuit?

If you get water in your suit, you also need to give it an escape route. A small hole punctured through the neoprene about 6″ up from the anckle cuff at the back of the leg will allow any trapped water to be released. The elastic tension in your suit should push the water out fairly quickly.

Can you cut the legs off a wetsuit?

Just use a sharp pair if scissors and cut straight. It’s neoprene so you won’t have fibers fraying like you would a pair of cut off shorts.

Do wetsuits loosen up in the water?

Wetsuits should be snug, but shouldn’t be so tight that they interfere with breathing. They do tend to loosen up a little as they fill with water because when they are dry they tend to stick in some places and bunch in others.

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Is my wetsuit too loose?

A wetsuit should fit like a second skin, it should not be too loose or too tight. Like Cinderella’s glass slipper, it must fit just right. When a wetsuit is too tight it can feel like you are being suffocated or squeezed into a sausage casing.

How long does a wetsuit last?

On average, a good wetsuit from a quality manufacturer should last anywhere from 4 years to 10 years or more, depending on heavily you use it. A cheaper brand wetsuit that doesn’t have the same construction quality may only last for a season or two before things like zippers become issues.

What if a wetsuit is too long?

Most people tend to buy a wetsuit that is too big for them which can then result in water seeping in and dragging, both of which will impact on your performance.

Does it matter if a wetsuit is too long?

It’s because of the way neoprene works that it is vital the wetsuit is not too big. If there is too much space inside, the suit will allow water to flush in and out preventing that layer of warm water insulation from ever forming. Take it from us, a flush down the neck of your wetsuit mid-winter is not pleasant!

Should I cut my wetsuit?

Yes, you read correctly–take a pair of scissors and cut your wetsuit. … Don’t worry it will not ruin your wetsuit. It might make the resale value drop a bit. But who likes to buy used wetsuits anyway given what we know people do in their wetsuit at the start line of races when the line to the portajohn is too long.

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