For winter and spring you need at least a 5/4 mm wetsuit for kite surfing. If you only purchase one wetsuit, a 5/4 mm is recommended. This thickness can actually be used all year round in the Netherlands, with the exception of the really cold winter days with a poor wind from the north.
Do you need a wetsuit for kitesurfing?
- The answer is yes. Because regardless of where you kite in the world, a wetsuit is a mandatory piece of equipment for every kitesurfer. Whether you’re wearing a wetsuit to keep warm in cold waters or for protection from sun exposure, you need a good wetsuit if you’re planning on kiting throughout the year.
Do you need a special wetsuit for kitesurfing?
Because regardless of where you kite in the world, a wetsuit is a mandatory piece of equipment for every kitesurfer. Whether you’re wearing a wetsuit to keep warm in cold waters or for protection from sun exposure, you need a good wetsuit if you’re planning on kiting throughout the year.
When would the thickest neoprene be used in a wetsuit?
The main neoprene thicknesses used in individual panels in a 3/2 are 3mm and 2mm. Usually, the thicker 3mm panels are used in the main body panels for extra warmth and the 2mm thick panels are used in the more flexible areas such as arms, shoulders and back lower legs.
How do I choose a wetsuit for kitesurfing?
A good kitesurfing wetsuit should not only have the right thickness for the current water temperature, but it should also protect you from the cold and wind when riding on your board or standing on the beach. It should be snug but not too tight, stretchy but not at the cost of strength.
How thick of a wetsuit do I need?
We recommend a wetsuit thickness of at least 5mm; we recommend wearing boots, but hood and gloves are optional depending on your tolerance to the cold.
What is 3mm thick?
3mm = almost 1/8 inch.
What does wetsuit 3 2mm mean?
In most cases, the thickness will be described with two numbers, such as 3/2mm. This means the majority of the suit is made of 3mm neoprene (wetsuit material) and the flex points 2mm. Manufacturers do this to enhance the comfort and flexibility of the suit. The less water entering your wetsuit, the warmer you will be!
What is the most versatile wetsuit thickness?
5mm suits are the most versatile thickness and can be worn down to about 10°C depending on what accessories and quality of suit you wear.