Men's wetsuits come in a variety of styles such as full length, springsuits, eco friendly, hooded wetsuits, two piece wetsuits, and wetsuit tops and bottoms. Men wetsuits are worn for surfing, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, SUP, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, & more. At Pleasure Sports we do our best to produce video reviews of all the wetsuits we carry so that you can make informed decisions.
If you wear a wetsuit for activities at the surface of the water those wetsuits are considered surface water activities. Surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, wake boarding, SUP (stand up paddle boarding), Skiing, Canyoning, tough mudder sports are all surface water sports. In contrast in depths that can compress the neoprene of your wetsuit, are considered underwater sports. SCUBA diving wetsuits are typically compression resistant, surface water wetsuits are not. Men's full suits for surfing, swimming, snorkeling etc., come in a variety of styles and thicknesses. Select from men's shorty wetsuits for warmer conditions to men's full wetsuits and hooded wetsuits for colder water conditions.
The major difference between surface sports wetsuits and underwater wetsuits is the impact that compression has on the neoprene at depths like 33 feet, 66, feet, 99 feet. We carry top rated men's SCUBA diving brands that are compression resistant: Henderson Wetsuits, Akona Wetsuits, NeoSport Wetsuits, H2Odyssey Wetsuits, & more. Men's SCUBA diving wetsuits are made with neoprenes that can handle the compression whereas most surface water wetsuits are not made for depths beyond 20 feet. Compression damages the cells of the neoprene and then the suit does not function that way it is suppose to.
Springsuits are wetsuits that are for warmer waters and typically have shorter legs with short or long sleeve arms. Springsuits are also called shorty wetsuits. These wetsuits typically come in a 2mm & 3mm thicknesses. They have back zip options as well as chest zip and front zips (vertical zipper). Springsuits are versatile and allow for great mobility in the arm and legs and they can help you not over heat in warmer water conditions.
There are a variety of wetsuit accessories to accompany your wetsuit for different environments. Wetsuits keep your body warm in specific water temperatures and what can help you stay warmer longer are accessories like surfing booties and SCUBA diving boots. Protecting your extremities help keep your overall body warmer. We lose heat from our head, feet, and hands. Since your extremities are the furthers from your heart, it can be challenging to keep them warm without protection.