You asked: Are chest zip wetsuits better?

Is chest or back zip better for wetsuit?

Wetsuits that have front zips are generally harder to put on than those with back zips. This is because the opening that a back zip provides is much larger than with a front or chest zip. … On the whole, wetsuits with back zips tend to cost less than those with front zips.

Are zip free wetsuits good?

Zip free suits are found in higher-end performance suits with ultra-stretchy neoprene which tends to allow for a fairly easy entry even though the hole you get in through is smaller. Another nice benefit of zip free is you won’t ever have to deal with a zipper breaking.

Why do wetsuits zip at the back?

The back zip makes the opening very wide, so you can quickly get in without any wriggling or making awkward positions. Since they are easy to get into, it is much less likely to hurt yourself while putting them on (Weird arm and leg positions can cause sprains and cramps).

What size am I in a wetsuit?

Billabong Mens Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZE HEIGHT (cm/in) WEIGHT (kg/lb)
ST 173-183 5’8″-6’0″ 66-73kg 145-160lbs
MS 168-175 5’6″-5’9″ 66-73kg 145-160lbs
M 175-180 5’9″-5’11” 70-77kg 155-170lbs
MT 180-185 5’11”-6’1″ 75-82kg 165-180lbs

What do you wear under a wetsuit?

Different undergarments that can be worn under a wetsuit

  • Surf Shorts. This is called standard surf equipment. …
  • Sleeveless vest. …
  • Bike style shorts. …
  • Men briefs. …
  • Neoprene vest. …
  • Neoprene Shorts. …
  • Underwear. …
  • Why divers wear undergarments under wetsuits.
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How do you know if a wetsuit is too small?

If it’s too tight, your swimming experience won’t be pleasant. When trying on in a shop, the suit should feel tight but not restrictive. Once it’s on correctly (not bunched up around the crotch or under the arms), there should be no air pockets or creases in the neoprene.