How to Choose the Right Size Wetsuit

A really important question when you are looking for a wetsuit is about the best size for you or even more specifically: how it should fit since every brand has its own sizes.


In general, they say a wetsuit should fit like a second skin. Not too tight, not too loose.


If it's too big, water could get in creating drag and not keeping you warm. If it's too small it could restrict the flow of blood and oxygen to your body causing breathing issues and your arms and wrists will also be uncomfortable.


Here are some tips from our HUUB supplier on getting the fit right.

  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, and 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 someone 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 realizing you’ve been a little ambitious and gone for a size you would like to be, rather than your actual size.

If you are interested in buying a HUUB website check out our store and if you need fit advice, please do not hesitate to email and we would be happy to make a suggestion.

Julia Aimers
CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist
CSEP High-Performance Specialist

Certified Triathlon, Cycling, Yoga and Swimming Coach
USA Cycling Level 2 Coach
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