Wetsuit Buyer's Guide

how to choose the right wetsuit?

Wetsuits are an essential piece of equipment for people who spend a lot of time on the water, but they are also well suited to more casual use, and the title of waterman is not a criterion for buying a wetsuit. In the Nordic countries, summer and especially warm water is not a year-round affair, and with the normal season being quite short, a wetsuit will allow you to tighten up the start of summer a bit and survive into the autumn on the water. Neoprene wetsuits are suitable for for finning,snorkelling,swimming,water-skiing,wakeboardingandfor pulling water rings. Made of neoprene wetsuit you should know that the suit should not be loose, as the principle of neoprene is based on the effects of heat from your body on the neoprene cells. In other words, when it gets wet, neoprene absorbs a little water into its cells, which your body temperature heats up to your own temperature within seconds, and this now warm water does not leave the cells, which makes the water feel warm and comfortable. Based on experience with an average thickness(3/2mm) wet suit will forgive about 10 degrees Celsius of water temperature. So if the water is, say, 10 degrees Celsius, it may feel like 20 degrees Celsius, quite warm, on the suit. So this is not any official researched and verified information, but experience-based, and also particularly individual-dependent information.


Jetpilot wetsuits for water jets there are four important dimensions and in this blog post I will go through them, using my own body as an example. When it comes to buying a wetsuit, the first thing a buyer should do is take the measurements of their own body. Please note that weight can be distributed in completely different ways for different people, and your weight is only an indicative reference in the size chart. The first is height (175cm) and this measurement is probably self-referential. The second is shoulder width (52cm), which is measured by putting a tape measure between the shoulder and shoulder attachment points at the back of the neck. Third is the chest circumference (106cm), which is measured by placing a tape measure under the armpits at the widest point of the chest. Make sure that the tape measure is straight and also note that the girth should be measured fairly loose, as you want a suit that fits well and comfortably, not one that is too tight or too loose. Lastly, the waist measurement (81cm), again measured at around the navel at the narrowest point of the waist (i.e. not at the hips or ribs). When I added these measurements to the Jetpilot suit size chart, it turned out that the suit that would fit me best would be a size L. I tried it on and the size chart held up. We have stated on our website that when buying a wetsuit/driving suit, it is advisable to take one size larger than you would normally wear, for example, and this experiment has enabled me, also from personal experience, to endorse this advice. To the Finnish eye, those Australian Jetpilot size charts may be a bit strange, as even with the average height of Finns, they advise to take a size XL (XL 178-183cm). Throwing a cent or two in one direction or the other is not so much a deciding factor, and not all of these sizes are created equal either. By this I mean that some of these measurements, such as shoulder width, are more critical than suit length, as a suit that is tight at the shoulders restricts movement and makes breathing difficult, while a suit that is slightly too short will leave the ankles slightly bare. However, good quality neoprene is also very flexible (especially when wet) and over time the suits will also adapt to the wearer's body shape. The Jetpilot wetsuit has diving suit + jacket, so you can wear more or less clothing depending on the situation.


Nothing should be worn under a wetsuit apart from underwear/panties, as the warming properties of a wetsuit are based on the close contact with the skin.

When wet, the material used to make the wetsuit, neoprene, absorbs a small amount of water into its cells, which is heated to your body temperature within seconds by your body temperature.

It is recommended that the wetsuit is as tight as possible within the limits of comfort, so that the neoprene works best

It depends on the suit, but the most common models are put on from the back with the help of a zipper

No, it doesn't. The principle of the wet suit is based on the wetting of the neoprene cells and the contact of this water layer with the skin, while the principle of the dry suit is to prevent wetting and direct skin contact with water.

Jobe women's long wetsuit 3mm Vintage Teal
Jobe women's long wetsuit 3mm Vintage Teal
Jobe women's long wetsuit 3mm Vintage Teal
Jobe women's long wetsuit 3mm Vintage Teal

Jobe women's long wetsuit 3mm Vintage Teal

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Jobe's high quality neoprene women's long wetsuit for water sports, snorkeling, finning and other beach life! The Sofia wetsuit is made of 3mm thick neoprene in the upper body and 2mm thick neoprene in the areas where mobility is required.

The stretch neoprene used in the Sofia wetsuit is of a very high quality and soft, which feels comfortable against the skin even when dry. The seams are sewn with a durable flatlock technique, which makes the inner surfaces of the seams non-fraying - so the Sofia wetsuit is also suitable for funnelling!

With the wetsuit, the season starts as soon as spring arrives and continues well into autumn. Zipper on the back.

See the size chart in the additional pictures of the product.