THE 3 G’S OF BUYING A WETSUIT
1. GET MEASURED
Please don’t guess your size. Your size and weight may have changed, so grab a tape measure and jump on the scales. When calculating your wetsuit size, if your weight falls into two or more sizes always go for the larger size… If in doubt GO UP A SIZE!
2. GET A CALENDAR
Ok, so what do we mean? In all honesty, remember your age. Whether you like it or not, we all change shape and size. Check yourself out in the mirror, understand your body shape and type, chances are it may have changed from when you last bought a wetsuit. It’s also a great idea to ask some else to describe your shape and size, as you may think you’re a skinny racing snake when in actual fact you probably have a little more padding than you thought.
3. GO UP A SIZE
We’ve said it before, but we really want to get this message across - the best bit of advice we can give is to go up a size. There is nothing worse than going through the excitement of your new HUUB wetsuit arriving and then realising you’ve been a little ambitious and gone for a size you would like to be, rather than your actual size.
OH, AND IF IN DOUBT... GO UP A SIZE
What should a good fitting wetsuit look like?
Choose a size below to see how it should look:
Womens Size: XS - S - M - ML - L - XL - SS
For us the weight is the most important factor when getting the suit to fit right, although the height is significant, it is secondary to the weight. If you are at the top end of a weight range or fall into two sizes it is best to go for the bigger size or up to the next size. Height does need to be considered, but it's not paramount to a suit fitting. If you are at the bottom end of a height range or just outside, for example, the legs might come up a little long, but these can be trimmed down (please stick within the limits of the taped inside seam). The arms will fit securely where ever they come up on the forearm. For a lot of athletes, it is personal preference as to where they like the legs and arms fitted.
The unique design of HUUB's triathlon wetsuits allows the quickest exit from the wetsuit in transition, due to the innovative Breakaway Zipper design, watch this video to find out how the Breakaway Zipper works.
HOW TO PUT ON A WETSUIT
In this video, HUUB's Dean Jackson and triathlete Ben Dijkstra show you top tips on how to get a close fitting triathlon wetsuit onto your body and how to adjust it for performance.
If you have other specific requirements, please contact us with your height, your weight, and the wetsuit or clothing item you are considering.