Brunotti Wetsuit Guide

Brunotti Wetsuit Guide

Finding the perfect wetsuit that matches the various conditions can be harder than you initially thought. Different types, models and sizes are almost indistinguishable at first glance. That is why Brunotti has composed a wetsuit guide for you, to help you choose a suitable wetsuit. No Matter The Conditions, you will be prepared.

Types of wetsuits
There are different wetsuit types and models. Brunotti has listed the various models per season below:

- Hooded front zip: If you are planning to go surfing in the middle of winter and in extremely cold conditions, we advise you to wear a hooded wetsuit, made of extra thick neoprene with a slim-fitted hood. Mm: 6/4
- Full suit with front zip or back zip: The basic wetsuit that every surfer owns. The full suit is a wetsuit with long sleeves and long legs in various levels of thickness.

- Shorty: A shorty is worn in warm water and a warm outside temperature. Both the suit's sleeves and legs are short. Mm: 3/2 or 2/2
- Long sleeve shorty: A long sleeve shorty has, as the name suggests, long sleeves and short legs. Mm: 3/2
- Short sleeve: The short sleeve wetsuit has short sleeves and long legs. Mm: 3/2
- Long John: If the water still feels cold, but the outside temperature is already warm enough, we advise you to wear the sleeveless Long John with long legs. Size: 2/2
- Short John: If the water feels warm and the outside temperature does as well, we recommend this sleeveless wetsuit with short legs. Size: 2/2
- Rashguards & Quickdry lycras: Rashguards & Quickdry lycras can be worn when the weather is nice. These items protect you from the sun and a rash from your board. The Brunotti Rashguards and Quickdries contain UPF50+, which provides effective protection from the sun.

The millimetre wetsuit sizes indicate the thickness of the suit. The first number refers to the thickness of the neoprene on body parts that need warmth, such as your stomach and chest. Body parts that are moving continuously, such as your arms and legs, are covered with thinner neoprene for more flexibility.
Extra tip: Always choose a wetsuit with a slim fit for your body, but which allows you enough freedom of movement at the same time. For example, a wetsuit that is too stiff can hinder you while you are paddling, but a wetsuit that is too large can feel cold because the neoprene is not close enough to the skin.

Back zip vs. front zip
For years all the wetsuits had a back zip, but five years ago the wetsuit with front zip appeared on the stage. A wetsuit with front zip allows for more freedom of movement because the zipper is smaller and lets through less water. Because there is no zipper on the back, the back part is more flexible. On the other hand, a wetsuit with back zip is easier to put on. The Brunotti collection features both.

Kitesurf/windsurf wetsuit vs surf wetsuit
Is there a difference in wetsuits for the various kinds of boardsports?
Brunotti has chosen an all-round wetsuit collection for all boardsports. The supplied ankle straps are essential for kitesurfing and windsurfing, as they prevent the wetsuit from filling up with water, creating so-called ''bloated calves''. All types of water sports can be practiced in our wetsuit collection. A Brunotti wetsuit does not only keep you warm, it also protects your body.

Brunotti Wetsuit Guide
Finding the perfect wetsuit for your needs depends on a number of factors. First of all: the colder the sea water, the thicker the wetsuit needs to be. Which wetsuit you should wear in which temperature can be found in the Brunotti Wetsuit Guide. You will surely stay even longer in the water with these tips.  

Please keep in mind that the Wetsuit Temperature Guide is a guideline. On a summer day with a chilly breeze or in a place where different currents come together, your wetsuit could suddenly be too cold or too warm. It is therefore important always to choose the wetsuit that feels best for you at that time.

by Anouk Van Haaster