SKINFOX neoprene shorts - the why, what for and especially what suit?
For hot summer days, a neoprene shorty is the perfect accessory you need. In the following we deal with the topic of neoprene shorty and what you should pay special attention to when buying. Here at https://skinfox.com/de/ we have a large selection of fantastic shortie wetsuits that are great for a variety of water sports. You can find brands from big names like Billabong and O'Neill at reasonable prices. Make sure you order your shorty wetsuit from https://skinfox.com/de/ to get the best deals and the highest quality items. Sports such as kite surfing, jet skiing, kayaking and sailing can benefit from short wetsuits in the summer months. This is because full body coverage is not required. So you don't sweat so easily in these short neos. You can even use short neos for general beach use with the family. There is this wetsuit for adults & children. They are much easier to store in a suitcase if you want to take them on vacation. Buy from us and get the best Neo for your needs.
What is a short wetsuit?
A shorty wetsuit, or simply referred to as "shorties", refers to wetsuits that cover the upper body and have short sleeves for the arms and legs. The question of whether to wear a short neo is constantly being discussed by divers and other water sports enthusiasts. When should a diver choose shorties over a full body wetsuit? A Neo is an insulation suit for warmth and protection in water sports. These suits trap a thin layer of water between your body and the suit. This layer of water is warmed up by the body, which prevents you from losing too much heat in the water. Water molecules conduct energy (heat) 25-40 times faster than air molecules. For example, you feel very comfortable on a day with 20 degrees and only wear a T-shirt and jeans. 20 degrees water temperature seem considerably colder. Neos shouldn't keep you completely dry. Neoprene is made up of small, closed cells that are filled with air and, by trapping heat, provide insulation against cold water. The thicker the suit's neoprene, the warmer the suit, because it has more heat-insulating insulation. It is important to examine the water temperature (taking into account the different seasons and waves) in the region where you will mainly be attracting the Neo. A shorty wetsuit is a wetsuit in short. So the main function is to maintain body heat by trapping a layer of water on the skin. This water is heated by body heat and acts as an insulator. The neoprene rubber neos consist of air bubbles in the fabric, which in turn help to trap the water layer. Won't a full body wetsuit provide better insulation than shorties? Indeed, it is true that a neo provides better heat insulation for the whole body than shorties. Shorties are best used in warmer waters where flexibility in movement is preferred to the need for thermal insulation. Shorties work best at water temperatures above 22 ° C and provide the body with sufficient insulation so that the diver can stay in the water longer. Shorties are also easier to wear. Many who prefer shorties over a clumsy neo are more likely to switch to shorties that are easy to put on and take off. This is probably one of the greater advantages of the shorty wetsuit, the ease of wearing, and the flexibility in moving the limbs. There is a lot of debate about how shorties protect a diver's arms and legs less from bumps, scratches, and jellyfish stings. Those who swear by shorties will disagree and argue that the benefits of a lightweight, easy-to-pack, and easy-to-wear wetsuit far outweigh the need for slightly more protection than a full-body wetsuit. In the end, it boils down to two simple factors: water temperature and personal preferences. If you dive in warmer areas and find dressing and undressing annoying, you should buy a Shorty Neo.
Different types of wetsuits
A shorty neo is also known as a spring suit. A shorty wetsuit is another name that is sometimes used for spring suits. It has short legs and sleeves and is great for water sports where the knees and elbows need to be as flexible as possible to be perfectly prepared. However, there are different types of neos, and it is helpful to know which ones to use and under what conditions. Let's break down the basic types of wetsuits you might be interested in:
- Long sleeve suit: As the name suggests, this long sleeve has short sleeves.
- Short shorties: this one is different because it has no sleeves. The top part looks like a tank top.
- Long Shorties: These have long legs, but your arms are not covered. The upper part also resembles a tank top.
- Regular Shorty: This type of neo has short legs and sleeves.
- Triathlon wetsuit: This type is similar to a shorty wetsuit in that the legs are short. The big difference is that these types of wetsuits offer a little more flexibility in the shoulders, which is a good advantage when swimming in triathlon.
- A fullsuit: with long sleeves and long arms, this Neo offers maximum protection against cold water. This is intended for much colder water temperatures, for example if you dive in deeper water.
The usefulness of a short neo
Now the question is clarified when you need a short Neo and how you can find the best Neo for your needs. A wetsuit for adults & kids is a great option if you don't need a fullsuit. When the water is warm, you may not want to squeeze yourself into a full suit if a short neo is much easier and faster to put on. In addition, it may be too warm for you in a full suit or your freedom of movement is restricted. Surfing or other water activities will be harder for you because you cannot move as well. Short neos are ideal for warmer waters if you are looking for shells in shallow waters or want to examine the underwater world. You can use shorty wetsuits for all types of water sports, including kayaking, paddling, diving, surfing, triathlon, swimming, windsurfing, skiing, water aerobics, and more. Take a look around in our shop. Here you will find the perfect neo for summer.
Which neo should you choose?
The market is full of good brands and innovative neos. It will be very difficult to find the right suit for your needs if you do not inform yourself in detail beforehand. You should consider the following when choosing the Neo:
- Thickness: One of the most important aspects when considering and buying a neo is the thickness of the neoprene. The thickness of the neo is measured in millimeters, with two or three numbers separated by a slash. The first number stands for the thickness of the neoprene in the trunk area, the second number for the thickness of the neoprene on the extremities (or only for the legs if a third number is present) and the third number (if available) for the neoprene thickness in the arms. The thicker neoprene (the first number) is used for your upper body to maintain body heat. Your core heat is extremely important to prevent hypothermia. The thinner neoprene (the second / third number) is used for your extremities. The thicker the neoprene, the more warmth but less flexibility. Therefore, the thicker neoprene is placed where you need less flexibility (torso area). The thinner neoprene is used where your body is constantly moving (arms and legs). You should pay attention to how thick your neo is. The thicker the suit in millimeters, the warmer it is. If you only dive in cold water, you need a thicker neo. For the summer months, it is recommended to take a shortie wetsuit that is not quite as isolated.
- Fit: A Neo should fit like a second skin without the back sagging or the arms or legs clumping excessively. It should fit snugly so that only a thin layer of water remains between your body and the suit. If your suit is loose, an abundance of water will be flushed out, making the suit less effective in keeping you warm. A neo should also fit snugly around the neck. Many people wear rash protection under their wetsuit to avoid a rash. Most women wear a swimsuit underneath for additional protection and support. Fit is a very important aspect when buying a neo. If your Neo doesn't fit properly, you can't move as you imagined. Check out brand-specific size charts for neos to find the right fit for a shortie wetsuit.
- Style and design: Of course, the appearance also plays a very important role in addition to the fit. It is listed in third place here because the appearance is not the most important. Nevertheless, it is important that you choose a neo in which you feel comfortable because you also like it optically. Take a look at our different styles and motifs and choose your favorite. If you don't want your arms covered, you can opt for a tank top-style shorty spring suit, with your arms and shoulders not covered by neoprene.
- Sun protection: Always keep in mind that you need sun protection when you are in the water. If you choose a tank top-style Neo, you should apply sunscreen to your arms and shoulders to prevent sunburn.
- Zippers: Your zipper can be on the chest or on the back. Decide on the variant that you like the most.
- When you have put on your Neo, there should be no more space in your upper body, crotch, shoulders or knees. A well-fitting Neo is difficult to put on when dry. Tip: Always wear socks when getting dressed to get into the Neo more easily.
- Raise your arms over your head and stretch your shoulders. This should only be slightly restrictive. If you feel a lot of pressure during this movement, the suit is too small.
- You should be able to squat and move your arms easily.