Buying a Wetsuit Online


Posted on June 13, 2018 at 01:18 AM


A Guide to Online Wetsuit Buying

Buying a wetsuit that fits correctly is difficult but essential. Ordering one online can be tricky, but is entirely possible if you know what you're after. After reading and referring to this guide, you'll be ready to pull the trigger! (You can always return or exchange it if it doesn't fit)

Sizing

Your wetsuit should fit tight without restricting your movement. A tight fit will act as a seal and prevent cold water from flushing into the suit. Flexibility, especially through the shoulders and legs is mandatory. Having a balance is tricky but important. 

Wetsuit length is important to ensuring a comfortable fit through the torso. Thicker suits will often be worn with gloves and boots, so they should be long enough to overlap them.

Thankfully, wetsuits come in a variety of size options to accommodate a range of body types.


Measurements

Before ordering a wetsuit, it helps to get specific body measurements so that you can refer to our size charts. Note that the same size in different brands may not be the same fit. So you may be a different size in different brands. It is important to refer to the size chart of each brand before determining your ideal wetsuit size.

To get started, take note of your exact height (ft) and weight (lbs). Then, measure the circumference of your chest (in) and waist (in). These measurements will act as guidelines when referring to size charts. Additional measurements that are beneficial to have are arm (in) and leg/inseam (in) lengths as well as neck (in),hips (in), and bust (in) circumferences for women. Adelio wetsuits actually use chest and waist width in cms.


Thickness

The thickness of wetsuit neoprene is measured in millimeters (mm).  The thicker, the warmer the wetsuit will be. There can be different thicknesses associated with the suit because different parts of the body require different thicknesses. For example, a 5/4mm suit is 5mm in some places and 4mm in others. Usually the arms and legs have thinner neoprene because they require less warmth and more mobility.

This chart is a guide to wetsuit thickness and recommended extras with regards to water temperatures.

Water Temp (F/C)   Thickness   Extras
40°F / 5°C6/5/4mm Booties, Hood, Gloves
48°F / 9°C5/4/3mm Booties, Hood, Gloves
52°F / 11.5°C4/3mm 
56°F / 13.5°C4/3mm
60°F / 15°C3/2mm
65°F / 18.5°C3/2mm
72°F / 22°CSpringsuit
80+°F / 26+°C-


Once you've identified your ideal wetsuit size and type. Check out the Pacific Boarder wetsuit collection in the web store.


Official Size Charts of Pacific Boarder Brands

Quiksilver Wetsuits at Pacific Boarder

MEN'S QUIKSILVER SIZE CHART

Size    Height Weight (lbs)   Chest Waist  Hips Neck Inseam 
 XS  5'6"-5'8"  125-140  34"-36"  27"-29"  33"-35"     14.5"     26.5"-27.5"
 S 5'7 1/2"-5'9 1/2"  135-155  36"-38"  29"-31"  34"-36"  15"  27.5"-28.5"
 ST 5'9"-5"11"  140-160  36"-38"  29"-31"  34"-36"  15"  28.5"-29.5"
 MS  5'7 1/2"-5'9 1/2"  140-160  38"-40"  31"-33"  35"-37"  15.5"  27.5"-28.5"
 M  5'9-5'11"  150-170  38"-40"  31"-33"  35"-37"  15.5"  28.5"-29.5"
 MT  5'11"-6'1"  155-175  38"-40"  31"-33"  35"-37"  15.5"  29.5"-30.5"
 LS  5'9"-5'11"  165-185  40-42"  33"-35"  37"-39"  16"  28.5"-29.5"
 L  5'11"-6'1"  170-190  40-42"  33"-35"  37"-39"  16"  29.5"-30.5"
 LT  6'0"-6'2"  180-200  40-42"  33"-35"  37"-39"  16"  30.5"-31.5"
 XLS  5'8 1/2"-5'10 1/2"     180-200     42.5"-44.5"     34.5"-36.5"     39"-41"    16.5"    29.5"-30.5"
 XL  6'0"-6'2"  190-200  42"-44"  35"-37"  39"-41"  16.5"  30.5"-31.5"
 XLT  6'2"-6'4"  200-220  42"-44"  35"-37"  39"-41"  16.5"  31"-32"
 XXL  6'0"-6'2"  210-230  44"-48"  37"-39"  41"-43"  17"  31"-32"

Roxy Wetsuits at Pacific Boarder

WOMEN'S ROXY SIZE CHART

Size   HeightWeight  (lbs)ChestWaistHipsNeckInseam
25'3" - 5'5"100 - 12030.5" - 32.5"23" - 25"33" - 35"11"27" - 28"
45'4" - 5'6"105 - 12531.5" - 33.5" 24" - 26"34" - 36"11.5"27.5" - 28.5"
65'5" - 5'7"110 - 13032.5" - 34.5" 25" - 27"35" - 37"12"28" - 29"
6T5'6" - 5'8"115 - 13532.5" - 34.5" 25" - 27"35" - 37"12"28.5" - 29.5"
85'6" - 5'8"120- 14034" - 36"26.5" - 28.5"36.5" - 38.5"12.5"28.5" - 29.5"
8T5'7" - 5'9"125 - 14534" - 36"26.5" - 28.5"36.5" - 38.5"12.5"29" - 30"
105'7" - 5'9"130 - 15035.5" - 37.5" 28" - 30"38" - 40"13"29" - 30"
10T5'8" - 5'10"135 - 15535.5" - 27.5" 28" - 30"38" - 40"13"29.5" - 30.5"
125'8" - 5'10"140 - 16037" - 39"29.5" - 31.5"39.5" - 41.5"   13.5"29.5" - 30.5"
12T   5'9" - 5'11"    150 - 170   37" - 39"29.5" - 31.5"   39.5" - 41.5"   13.5"   30" - 31"


MEN'S RIP CURL SIZE CHART

Size  Height Weight (lbs)  Chest Waist Arm Leg
XXL  6'2" - 6'4" 210 - 230 44" - 46" 36" - 38" 24" 31.5"
XLT  6'4" - 6'6" 200 - 220 42" - 44" 34" - 36" 23" 32.5"
XL 6'1" - 6'3" 190 - 210 42" - 44" 34" - 36" 23" 30.25"
XLS 5'11" - 6'1" 190 - 210 42" - 44" 34" - 36" 22.5" 29"
LT 6'1" - 6'3" 180 - 200 39.5" - 41.5" 32" - 34" 23" 30"
L 5'11" - 6'1" 170 - 190 39.5" - 41.5"    32" - 34"    22.5"    29"
LS 5'9" - 5'11" 170 - 190 40" - 41.5" 32" - 34" 22" 28"
MT 5'11" - 6'1"    160 - 180    38" - 40" 30" - 32" 22.5" 29"
M 5'9" - 5'11" 150 - 170 38" - 40" 30" - 32" 22" 28"
MS 5'7" - 5'9" 150 - 170 38" - 40" 30" - 32" 21.25" 26.75"
S 5'7" - 5'9" 135 - 155 36" - 38" 29" - 31" 21.25" 26.75"
XS 5'6" - 5'8" 120 - 135 34" - 36" 28" - 30" 21" 25.5"

WOMEN'S RIP CURL SIZE CHART

Size Height Weight (lbs)  Chest Waist Arm Leg
14 5'9" - 5'11"    145 - 165    38" - 40"    29" - 31"    21.5"    31"
12 5'7" - 5'9" 130 - 155 36" - 38" 28" - 30" 21" 29.5"
10T    5'7" - 5'9" 125 - 140 34" - 36" 26" - 28" 21.5" 30"
10 5'5" - 5'7"120 - 140 34" - 36" 25" - 26" 20" 29"
8T 5'6" - 5'8" 115 - 135 32" - 34" 25" - 28" 21" 30"
8 5'4" - 5'6" 110 - 130 32"-34" 25" - 27" 20" 28"
6 5'2" - 5'5" 110 - 120 31"-33" 24" - 26" 19.5" 27"
4 5'0" - 5'3" 90 - 110 30"-32" 23" - 25" 19" 26

MEN'S O'NEILL SIZE CHART

Sizes  Height Weight (lbs)   Chest (in) Waist (in)
XS 5'7" - 5'9" 125 - 140 36.5 - 37.5     28.5 - 29.5
S 5'8" - 5'10" 135 - 155 37.5 - 39 29.5 - 31
ST 6' - 6'2" 145 - 165 37.5 - 39 29.5 - 31
M 5'9" - 5'11" 155 - 170 39 - 41 31 - 33
MS 5'6.5" - 5'8.5" 145 - 165 39 - 41 31 - 33
MT 6'1" - 6'3" 160 - 180 39 - 41 31 - 33
L 5'10" - 6' 170 - 190 41 - 43.5 33 - 35
LS 5'7.5" - 5'9.5" 160 - 180 41 - 43.5 33 - 35
LT 6'2" - 6'4" 180 - 200 41 - 43.5 33 - 35
XL 5'11" - 6'1" 190 - 210 43.5 - 46 35 - 37
XLS 5'8.5" - 5'10.5"    180 - 200 43.5 - 46 35 - 37
XLT 6'3" - 6'5" 200 - 220 43.5 - 46 35 - 37
XXL 6' - 6'2 210 - 230 46 - 48.5 37 - 39

WOMEN'S O'NEILL SIZE CHART

Sizes HeightWeight (lbs)  Chest (in)Waist (in)
25'1" - 5'3"90 - 10529 - 31.523 - 25
45'3" - 5'5"100 - 11530.5 - 32.524 - 26
6S5'2.5" - 5'4.5"105 - 12031.5 - 33.525 - 27
65'4" - 5'6"110 - 12531.5 - 33.525 - 27
8S5'3.5" - 5'5.5"115 - 13032.5 - 34.5 26 - 28
85'5" - 5'7"120 - 13532.5 - 34.526 - 28
8T5'6.5" - 5'8.5"125 - 14032.5 - 34.526 - 28
10S   5'4.5" - 5'6.5"   125 - 145   34 - 3627 - 29
105'6" - 5'8"130 - 15034 - 3627 - 29
10T5'7.5" - 5'9.5"135 - 15534 - 3627 - 29

Men's XCEL Size Chart

Size HeightWeight (lbs)  Chest (in) Waist (in)
ST5'9"-6'145-16037"30.5"
MS5'7"-5'9"145-16038"31.5"
M5'8"-5'10"155-17039"32.5"
MT5'11"-6'1"    165-18039"32.5"
LS   5'7"-5'9"165-180   41"   34.5"
L5'10"-6'175-19041"34.5"
LT6'1"-6'3"185-20041"34.5"
XLT6'3"-6'6"205-22043"36.5"
2XL6'-6'3"205-22045"38.5"

Women's XCEL Size Chart

SizeHeightWeight (lbs) Bust (in) Waist (in) Hips (in)
4/XS5'-5'3"95-10532.5"24.5"33.5"
6/S5'2"-5'5"105-11534"26"35"
8/M5'4"-5'7"115-13035.5"27.5"36.5"
10/L   5'5"-5'10"   130-145   37.5"   29.5"   38.5"
10S5'3"-5'6"120-13537.5"29.5"38.5"


Men's Adelio Size Chart

Size   HeightWeight (lbs)   Chest Width (cm)  Waist Width (cm)
S5'5-5'9143-1614131
MS5'7-5'9152-1704340
M5'7-5'10   160-1764340
MT5'10-6'1  160-1764340
L5'10-6'1172-1874542
XL6'0-6'4187-2104744


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