Wetsuit Size Chart – Find The Perfect Wetsuit

Have you ever taken a look at different wetsuits descriptions in a surf magazine, surf shop, or online? You probably came across various terms used to describe the wetsuit size, seam style body types, and fit. It is even more challenging when you want to purchase a wetsuit online. However, the information we provide here will guide you to get a fitting wetsuit for men, women, and kids in 1 wetsuit size chart.

This wetsuit size chart helps you choose the right fit based on your height, weight, chest/bust, hip, and waist measurements. No matter your age, gender, or watersport. Check out how to calculate your body measurements from these wetsuit experts.

Let’s get right into it!

Why it is Important to Get the Perfect Wetsuit Size

Do not concentrate on the quality, neoprene thickness, and any other feature and forget the importance of getting the right and perfect wetsuit sizes.

You need to understand that finding a comfortable and affordable wetsuit that suits your needs is dependent on the manufacturer. Here, we do not give you the ultimate sizes but a guide.

However, you do not need to stress yourself over the perfect wetsuit fit for a wetsuit expert. We have done the legwork for you. Our wetsuit size charts come in handy when choosing any wetsuit size that you need. We have compiled the ultimate wetsuit sizes and fitting guide to enable you to know what is really important. Read to the end!

What Wetsuit Sizes are Available?

In the market of neoprene & co., the common wetsuit sizes include sizes S to XXXL. You can get intermediate sizes, including those of neoprene tops that take the physique into account. However, the availability of intermediate sizes depends on the manufacturer. For example, size MS means that it is M, and it can be worn by people who are rather wide but with a short physique. Size MT can be worn by a person who has a tall and thin physique.

Women’s Wetsuit Size Chart

You can use your current dress size to know your wetsuit size. However, only use the dress size if the sizes of your top and bottom half vary, or if you are quite tall or short.

SIZEHEIGHT (cm/in)WEIGHT (kg/lb)CHEST (cm/in)WAIST (cm/in)
UK4/US2155-160
5’1″-5’3″
40-48kg
90-105lbs
75-80
29.5″-31.5″
58-63
23-25
UK6/US4160-165
5’3″-5’5″
45-52kg
100-115lbs
77-83
30.5″-32.5″
60-66
24-26
UK8S/US6S163-168
5’2.5″-5’4.5″
50-57kg
105-120lbs
80-85
31.5″-33.5″
63-68
25-27
UK8/US6163-168
5’4″-5’6″
50-57kg
110-125lbs
80-85
31.5″-33.5″
63-68
25-27
UK10S/US8S160-165
5’3.5″-5’5.5″
52-59kg
115-130lbs
83-88
32.5″-34.5″
66-71
26-28
UK10/US8165-170
5’5″-5’7″
55-61kg
120-135lbs
83-88
32.5″-34.5″
66-71
26-28
UK10T/US8T168-173
5’6.5″-5’8.5″
57-64kg
125-140lbs
83-88
32.5″-34.5″
66-71
26-28
UK12S/US10S163-168
5’4.5″-5’6.5″
57-66kg
125-145lbs
86-91
34″-36″
68-73
27-29
UK12/US10168-173
5’6″-5’8″
59-68kg
130-150lbs
86-91
34″-36″
68-73
27-29
UK12T/US10T170-175
5’7.5″-5’9.5″
61-70kg
135-155lbs
86-91
34″-36″
68-73
27-29
UK14/US12170-175
5’7″-5’9″
64-73kg
140-160lbs
90-95
35.5″-37.5″
73-78
29-31
UK16/US14172-180
5’9″-5’11”
68-77kg
150-170lbs
94-99
37-39.5″
76-81
30-32
UK18/US16175-183
5’9″-6’0″
75-84kg
165-185lbs
98-102
38.5″-40.5″
81-86
32-34

Mens Wetsuit Size Chart

The most important thing is the waist and chest measurements. The chest and waist circumference should be right. Perfecting these measurements ensures that you get extra warmth when in warm waters.

SIZEHEIGHT (cm/in)WEIGHT (kg/lb)CHEST (cm/in)WAIST (cm/in)
2XS168-173
5’6″-5’8″
52-59kg
115-130lbs
83-88
32.5″-34.5″
69-74
27″-29″
XS170-175
5’7″-5’9″
57-64kg
125-140lbs
88-93
34.5″-36.5″
71-76
28-30
S173-178
5’8″-5’10”
61-70kg
135-155lbs
93-98
36.5″-38.5″
74-79
29-31
ST183-188
6’0″-6’2″
66-75kg
145-165lbs
93-98
36.5″-38.5″
74-79
29-31
M175-180
5’9″-5’11”
68-77kg
150-170lbs
98-103
38.5″-40.5″
77-83
30.5″-32.5″
MS169-174
5’6.5″-5’8.5″
64-73kg
140-160lbs
98-103
38.5″-40.5″
77-83
30.5-32.5″
MT185-191
6’1″-6’3″
73-82kg
160-180lbs
98-103
38.5″-40.5″
77-83
30.5″-32.5″
L178-183
5’10”-6’0″
77-86kg
170-190lbs
103-108
40.5″-42.5″
83-88
32.5″-34.5″
LS171-177
5’7.5″-5’9.5″
73-82kg
160-180lbs
103-108
40.5″-42.5″
83-88
32.5″-34.5″
LT188-193
6’2″-6’4″
82-91kg
180-200lbs
103-108
40.5″-42.5″
83-88
32.5″-34.5″
XL180-185
5’11”-6’1″
86-95kg
190-210lbs
108-113
42.5″-44.5″
88-93
34.5″-36.5″
XLS174-179
5’8.5″-5’10.5″
82-91kg
180-200lbs
108-113
42.5″-44.5″
88-93
34.5″-36.5″
XLT191-196
6’3″-6’5″
91-100kg
200-220lbs
108-113
42.5″-44.5″
88-93
34.5″-36.5″
2XL183-188
6’0″-6’2″
95-104kg
210-230lbs
113-118
44.5″-46.5″
93-98
36.5″-38.5″
3XL183-191
6’0″-6’2″
104-113kg
230-250lbs
119-124
47″-49″
98-110
38.5″-43.5″
4XL186-193
6’1″-6’4″
113-122kg
250-270lbs
127-135
50″-53″
110-121
43.5″-47.5″

Youth Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZEHEIGHT (cm/in)WEIGHT (kg/lb)CHEST (cm/in)WAIST (cm/in)
187.5-98
2’10.5″-3’2.5″
11-13.5kg
25-30lbs
48-53
19″-21″
45-50
18-20
298-108
3’2.5″-3’6.5″
13.5-16kg
30-35lbs
51-55.5
20″-22″
48-53
19-21
3108-117
3’6.5″-3’10.5″
16-18.5kg
35-40lbs
53-58.5
21″-23″
50-55
20-22
4117-124
3’10.5″-4’1.5″
16-23kg
40-55lbs
62-67
23″-25″
50-55
20-22
6124-132
4’1.5″-4’4.5″
20-27kg
50-65lbs
64-69
24.5″-26.5″
53-58
21-23
8132-140
4’4.5″-4’7.5″
27-34kg
60-75lbs
66-71
26″-28″
55-61
22-24
10140-147
4’7″-4’10”
34-41kg
75-90lbs
71-76
28″-30″
61-66
24-26
12147-155
4’10”-5’1″
41-48kg
90-105lbs
74-79
29″-31″
63-68
25-27
14155-163
5’1″-5’4″
48-54kg
105-120lbs
79-84
31″-33″
68-73
26-28
16163-170
5’4″-5’7″
54-61kg
120-135lbs
84-89
33″-35″
71-76
27-29

How to measure for a wetsuit size?

How do I know my Wetsuit size?

Step 1: Height and Weight

  • Grab a measuring tape and a set of weighing scales
  • Measure your height and weight
  • Write down your figures

Step 2: chest size

  • Measure your chest (note: measurements should be taken against your skin. This means no clothing)
  • Grab the measuring tape and place it against the broadest part of your chest (a lot of the time this will be the peck/breast area)
  • Start the tape measure from this point and loop is symmetrically around your body until the initial spot has been found
  • Write down your figures

Step 3 : waist size

  • Measure your waist
  • Find the halfway point between your bottom rib and the top of your hip bone (this should end up being very close or in-line with your navel)
  • Once found, start at the designated mark, and loop symmetrically around your body until the initial mark is reached
  • Write down your figures

Step 4 : neck size (optional)

  • Measure your neck to ensure the wetsuit you end up purchasing isn’t going to be too loose or tight (note: not all brands give a neck measurement – so don’t panic if it’s not there, as the neck lining will be fine according to all the other measurements)
  • If a brand does offer a neck measurement, find a starting point and wrap the measuring tape around your neck just above where it meets your shoulders
  • If it’s somewhere just below your larynx (voice box), then you’re doing it correctly
  • Write down your figures

Step 5 : Hips and inseam size

  • Measure your hips and inseam
  • The hip measurement is taken from the widest point and should always go around your buttocks
  • The inseam is from your crotch (inner thigh) to the bottom of your ankle (note: be sure to stand straight when taking this measurement. If you have recently bought a new pair of pants (trousers) that fit perfectly, you can rely of that measurement as a reference point)
  • Write down your figures

Wetsuit Fitting and buying tips

How Should a Wetsuit Fit?

A wetsuit should hug your entire body and fit like a 2nd skin. You should get a tighter wetsuit around the upper body, mostly the neck for a perfect fit. The reason is that some water gets in, and the neoprene is stretched. The whole wetsuit then widens a little bit.  However, it should not be too tight that it restricts breathing or the comfort of movement. It should not have gaps in the nooks, crannies of your body, including underarms, lower back, and behind the knees. For men, it is crucial that the neoprene fits well around the best parts, but it should not be so tight that it squeezes them.

Note that a new wetsuit can restrict body movement until you are in the water. Therefore, testing movements is important for a perfect wetsuit fit.

Other Factors to Consider When Getting a Wetsuit

You now know what to look out for when purchasing a wetsuit. However, there are other factors to keep in mind. You do not have to fit into one size even if your chest measurement fits into a range on a size chart. Therefore, it is advisable to visit a surf shop with your body measurements.

Do not forget to have your waist measurements with you. With the measurements, you can try on a range of wetsuit models from various available brands.

Happy with the sizing? Now you will need to choose a wetsuit with the right wetsuit thickness, seams construction, neoprene type, and zip type. Who would have thought it would be so complicated?

Check the Lower Back

For you to have a perfect wetsuit fit, ensure that there is no extra neoprene on the lower back. Ensure that the wetsuit sizes fit well to allow the neoprene insulation to provide extra warmth in addition to core body heat.

Should be High on the Neck

The wetsuit should be high on the neck and provide a good seal. This means that it should not be too snug on the neck that it causes a neck rash.

Length

The length should be a good fit around the torso to maintain maximum flexibility. The suit needs to be long enough to fit snuggly on your wrist and ankles. This allows a snug fit that allows the creation of a seal when gloves, wetsuit boots, hooded suits, and wetsuit vests are worn underneath.

Water temperature impact on wetsuit size

Take a look at the following chart:

Water TemperatureWetsuit Thickness
65-69°F18-21°C2mm Short Springsuit
62-64°F17-18°C2mm Full Springsuit
58-61°F14-17°C3/2mm Full Wetsuit
54-57°F12-14°C4/3mm Full Wetsuit with 3mm Boots
50-53°F10-12°C4/3mm Full Wetsuit, 2mm Hood, 3mm Boots and Gloves
47-49°F8-9°C5/4/3 Full Wetsuit with Hood, 5mm Boots and Gloves
> 46°F> 8°C6/5/4 Full Wetsuit with Hood, 7mm Boots and Gloves

Conclusion

There is nothing as important as finding the right wetsuit size. It would help if you got the right wetsuit fit.  That which would feel like a perfect fit.  Otherwise, it is not your size. In addition, make sure that you check the wetsuit seam taping is perfect. If the seam taping is strong, then the wetsuit will have added durability.

In case of any comments or questions, feel free to contact us in the comments section!

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