- What is the right material thickness? -
As far as the material thickness of wetsuits is concerned: the thicker the material, the warmer! From 20° C water temperature models with 2 mm are sufficient, at water temperatures around 10° a 5 mm thick wetsuit is recommended. Typically there is always a slightly thicker material in the body than in the arms.
The advantage of thinner wetsuits is that they are flexible and pliable. So-called shortys with short arms and legs are ideal for surfing or on the SUP in summer. The material is usually water permeable, hence the name wetsuit.
For long-lasting performance, the wetsuit should always be rinsed with fresh water after wearing and always dried slowly in the shade. Direct sunlight and UV rays make the fast-drying neoprene material brittle over time.