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Thickness Guide

Wetsuit thickness and water temperature

Thick or thin? Full or spring? The shape and thickness of your wetsuit will depend on how warm or cold your choice-spot happens to be. This simple guide will help you get it right for the season and conditions you're planning on ripping.

6/5/4

Cold water armour for the courageaous

A 6/5/4 wetsuit combines three different neoprene thicknesses:
6mm torso - 5mm legs - 4mm arms
6/5/4 mm
39-46°F
5/4/3 mm
44-55°F
4/3 mm
53-60°F
3/2 mm
59-66°F
2/2 mm
64-71°F
Surf Jackets
69+°F

5/4/3

Your barrier for the bitter cold

A 5/4/3 wetsuit combines three different neoprene thicknesses:
5mm torso - 4mm legs - 3mm arms
6/5/4 mm
39-46°F
5/4/3 mm
44-55°F
4/3 mm
53-60°F
3/2 mm
59-66°F
2/2 mm
64-71°F
Surf Jackets
69+°F

4/3

Winter-worthy warmth

A 4/3 wetsuit combines two different neoprene thicknesses:
4mm torso - 3mm arms and legs
6/5/4 mm
39-46°F
5/4/3 mm
44-55°F
4/3 mm
53-60°F
3/2 mm
59-66°F
2/2 mm
64-71°F
Surf Jackets
69+°F

3/2

Moderate mid-season warmth

A 3/2 wetsuit combines two different neoprene thicknesses:
3mm torso - 2mm arms and legs
6/5/4 mm
39-46°F
5/4/3 mm
44-55°F
4/3 mm
53-60°F
3/2 mm
59-66°F
2/2 mm
64-71°F
Surf Jackets
69+°F

2/2

Light and just right

A 2/2 wetsuit is made entirely of 2mm thick neoprene
6/5/4 mm
39-46°F
5/4/3 mm
44-55°F
4/3 mm
53-60°F
3/2 mm
59-66°F
2/2 mm
64-71°F
Surf Jackets
69+°F

Surf Jackets

Extra layer for better protection

Neoprene tops protect you from UV rays and provide extra insulation in waters of around 17°C and above.
6/5/4 mm
39-46°F
5/4/3 mm
44-55°F
4/3 mm
53-60°F
3/2 mm
59-66°F
2/2 mm
64-71°F
Surf Jackets
69+°F