Can I cut the sleeves off my wetsuit?

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.

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.

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)

What can I wear instead of a wetsuit?

Even on a baking hot day, if you’ve been wild swimming for some time without a wetsuit, you’ll need warm clothes when you get out. Take a hat, gloves, loose-fitting trousers and tops that are easy to pull on, warm socks, shoes (avoid laces if you can), a fleece and a coat or dryrobe.

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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.

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.

Why do wetsuit legs fill with water?

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.