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There are different styles of wetsuits for different uses and temperatures. Shorty wetsuits, also called springsuits or short wetsuits are better for scuba diving in warm water. Shorty wetsuits can also be used for other watersports activities like kayaking and jet skiing. Like the name suggests, shorty wetsuits are shorter than a full body wetsuit. They come down to about the knee and right above the elbow. The nice thing with a springsuit is that you can either wear them alone or as a layering piece for added warmth.

Shorties are available for both men and women, each are usually anatomically cut to provide a snug fit with superior comfort. Wetsuits provide you protection from abrasions, stinging fish, SPF protection and warmth.

When fitting any wetsuit make sure you find one that fits snug and still allows you the flexibility you require. Wearing a springsuit or any wetsuit that is too loose will not provide much warmth and could cause chaffing.

Often higher quality wetsuits are constructed of flexible high quality neoprene. More panels and cuts usually mean the suit is more anatomically correct which means a better fit. A higher grade neoprene typically allows for more flexibility and in some cases can even be lighter weight. The more flexible wetsuits allow a greater range of motion, comfort, and can even make putting on and taking off your wetsuit easier.


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