The Shorty is exactly what it says it is, a combination that is shorter than the more common full-body combination. Generally, it is the sleeves of the arms and legs, which are cut shorter and as well as look really elegant, the “shorty” can also be a bit cooler to wear and is therefore ideal for the summer months and in warm waters.
If you’re in the market for a wetsuit, it is quite likely that you are already pursuing some form of water sports, such as surfing, wakeboarding or perhaps snorkelling or diving, in which case, you probably already have a good idea of what kind of combination will suit your particular requirements. However, perhaps you are new to a sport or a pursuit, or even have been inspired by events such as the Triathlon in the Olympic games and this is your first foray into the world of combinations.
When choosing the combination to buy, there are a few basic rules to follow before you embark on some of the more complex issues that could make a difference during the competition.
So, if you head into town to buy a wetsuit or you are looking to buy online at one of the many combination of specialists, here are a few basic things to consider.
1. The location and Season – This is all about the water temperature, which varies not only across seasons, but also throughout the world. The summer in the northern hemisphere, it is winter somewhere else and vice versa. You can find detailed information online about water temperatures and the type of fishing gear is the most appropriate. Shorty wetsuits are obviously better suited for the summer and the regions of the world were water temperature is warm.
2. Size Once you know what kind of costume you are looking for, the next most important question to be resolved is the size and shape. There is no point to get out of the surf in something that simply doesn’t fit! In order for a wetsuit to work properly, it must be quite tight and kissing your body, so that the material can make the job of maintaining the heat. However, you do really need to be able to enter in the costume to be too small is not good either. There are many different sizes for men, women and children, so choose with care.
3. The quality of the – There are a lot of different brands and many different price ranges available, but if you are to take your sport seriously, it is worth choosing something that has high quality neoprene and comes highly recommended. Reading the customer reviews will definitely help in your decision-making.
So, if you make the choice of a “short wetsuit for the summer or a full body suit for the winter, there are a lot of things to consider when you make your choice.