To find the right size for your wetsuit, we recommend that you follow the instructions of the manufacturer Rip Curl. With the help of the following size chart you can find your ideal wetsuit.
If you are unsure how to measure your body measurements, we have created a guide for you to measure. You can find these instructions in the tab "How do you measure correctly?".
If you are between two sizes with your body measurements, we recommend you to select the larger size.
But you should make sure that the wetsuit is always tight as a second skin on the body. This prevents too much water flowing through the wetsuit and body heat is lost.
Remember: Every wetsuit will widen when you use it in the water.
To find your perfect wetsuit, we have created a small instruction for you for the correct measurement of your body. With your measured values and the size chart, you will find your perfectly fitting wetsuit.
If you have no tape measure at home, a cord and a inch rule or a ruler is enough to measure you correctly.
We are often asked at which temperatures and weather conditions you should best use which wetsuit with which neoprene strength. We are also asked what it looks like with neoprene shoes, neoprene gloves or neoprene caps. For this purpose, we have created a rough guideline below, which based on the information of manufacturers.
We want to give you a brief overview of why you should clean your wetsuit regularly and thoroughly and how you can best clean it.
Why should I clean my wetsuit?
Of course, the regular and thorough cleaning of your wetsuit will improve your hygiene. It is possible that in the worst case, bacteria, mold or unpleasant odors form.
In addition to the hygiene factor, regular care also has an effect on the durability of the neoprene. If you simply hang your wetsuit after a session on the water to dry in the sun and the salt water and dirt does not rinse thoroughly, the neoprene can quickly become brittle and cracked. Generally we advise against hanging the neo directly in the sun.
How should I cleanse and care for my wetsuit?
The care begins with a careful handling of the wetsuit. When putting on, you should not try to get into the wetsuit by force, as this puts too much strain on the seams. Even hectic and fast movements stress the seams so much that they could break.
A little hint when putting on: Make sure that your body is dry, then it can be much easier to put on. Neoprene sticks to wet skin.
When you have finished your session, you should wash the Neo directly with clean water. Then turn it to the left and let it dry in a shady and airy place. When the neo is dry you can turn it over and hang it on a sturdy frame.
Can I wash my wetsuit in the washing machine?
Yes this is not a problem. Just turn it to the left and close the zipper. The best choice is either the wool program or the gentle cycle at a maximum of 30 ° C. As a detergent, we recommend mild detergent. To remove all detergent residues, you can rinse again after washing with water.
Attention: You must not use the spin cycle!
An alternative to the washing machine is the bathtub. Just take a small bath with 30 ° C water temperature and add some detergent, shower gel or Spüli and let soak the wetsuit. Then rinse thoroughly again.
A little hint: There are also great Neoprenreiniger example from Mystic.