The first stage in wetsuit selection would be determined as to what sport you pursue as well as the conditions within which you intend to participate in. The colder conditions would call for a thicker suit and perhaps a full wetsuit, often times referred to as a steamer wetsuit. By covering the entire body, you will be able to retain a large amount of the body heat that is often lost to the surrounding water. The thickness of the suit will also provide more protection in colder water conditions.
If you require more freedom of movement, many people opt for the shorty wetsuit within the wetsuit selection process, which essentially covers the torso of the body, which incidentally is the most important part of the body to cover, as the body will draw heat away from the rest of the body to ensure that the vital organs remain at the right temperature. The shorty suit also allows for more movement of the arms and legs which is especially helpful when surfing, waterskiing or body boarding.
With the onset of the latest technology and materials one also has the choice of a more fashionable look in terms of your wetsuit selection, as compared to years gone by when the wetsuit was only available in black, black or black, actually reminds one of Henry Ford and the Model T, who said you could have any color you wanted, provided it was black. Needless to say the variety of available colors and combination’s for your wetsuit selection has indeed come a long way.
One has to remember that the wetsuit selection process and subsequent purchase can prove to be quite expensive and therefore in order to protect your investment as well as to ensure that this wetsuit provides you with a long period of service it is vital that you follow the instructions accordingly to ensure the longevity of the suit itself. You will come to notice that one of the key points is to rinse the suit out after use and allow to dry sufficiently before packing the suit away.