Can you cut the sleeves off a wetsuit?
By cutting off the sleeves you need to get them not only sealed (so they don’t fray) but fitted correctly, otherwise you will not allow the wetsuit to do its job and trap water to form a thermal layer. Just my advise, but if your wearing it to stay warm, don’t cut the sleeves, spend the money and do it right.
Is it OK to cut a wetsuit?
I have cut my wetsuits down for years and never had any issues. 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.
Can you cut the arms and legs off a wetsuit?
Using a sharp knife or scissors, cut the arms and/or legs to the desired length. We recommend cutting parallel to original cut on the wetsuit (note: the ankles are cut diagonally to maintain a bigger opening to aid you in getting your wetsuit on and off)
Is a sleeveless wetsuit faster?
Most swimmers who wear a sleeveless wetsuit report a slightly faster T1, to the tune of 5-15 seconds. Not having to get your arms out of a wetsuit makes the process of stripping your wetsuit down to your waist a breeze, and preserves your energy for pulling those legs out of the legholes.
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.
Can you make a wetsuit smaller?
“Absolutely yes, wetsuits can be altered!” … We can alter your neoprene wet suit, microprene, Lavcore or Polartec suit. Generally, making a suit smaller is less expensive than making it larger, because we don’t have to add more material.
Are Sleeveless wetsuits worth it?
The number one reason for picking up a sleeveless suit is swimming in warmer climates and races. When air and water temperatures over longer distances rise, some athletes can overheat in a full suit. A sleeveless suit offers most of the buoyancy and speed of a full suit without the additional warmth.
How do I alter a wetsuit?
To ensure the seams in a wetsuit are sealed properly, there are three ways in which the stitching can be applied. These are flatlock, overlock, and blind stitching. Flatlock is used to seal one panel on top the other and overlock involves rolling together two pieces of neoprene and stitching them.