Women's Wetsuit Tops

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With summer around the corner, it's time for beach and pool fun again! If you like to keep warm while being in the water, protect your skin from the sun and your body from strong waves, while ensuring maximum freedom of movement, then our line of women's wetsuit tops is perfect for you! 


At 1mm to 2mm thick made of stretchy, buoyant, and flexible neoprene material, our line includes popular brands like Billabong, Body Glove, and O'Neill. Women often use wetsuit tops for aqua aerobics, diving, kayaking, paddling, snorkeling, swimming, surfing, water volleyball, and many other summer water sports. 


Look great without sacrificing comfort and agility with our collection of women's wetsuit tops!


Why do people wear wetsuits in summer?


If wetsuits are designed to keep people warm while in the water, why do people still wear wetsuits in summer when it's already hot? Good question. 


Warmth doesn't come from the wetsuit itself but from our bodies. What wetsuits do is trap the water between our bodies and our wetsuits. This trapped moisture in turn traps the heat that our bodies produce.  The water may be warm but the wind may be chilly. Your body's tolerance to warm water temperature might also still require you to wear a wetsuit.


Additionally, wetsuits protect our bodies and skins from the glaring heat of the sun, strong water currents, and the impact of powerful waves. So, when you're surfing, you may not need a wetsuit to keep you warm, but you will need it to protect you from the sun and strong waves. 


When should you wear a Women’s Wetsuit Tops?


Generally, if the water temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) or above, you don't need a wetsuit. Below this, you can wear wetsuit tops, bottoms, or shorties (suits that do not provide full coverage).  At 64 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 20 degrees Celsius) or lower, consider wearing women's full wetsuits.


Do wetsuits get hot in summer?


It depends on the thickness of the neoprene material your wetsuit is made of. The thicker it is, the hotter it will more likely get. 


However, just because the weather is warm in summer doesn't necessarily mean the waters are warm, too.  Find out the water temperature of where you'll be first because the water temperature is different at different locations.  


Generally, the ocean temperature is lower than the human body temperature, even in summer. So, the neoprene in the wetsuit insulates your body from the colder ocean temperature.


When you're out of the water wearing a thicker wetsuit, you will feel hotter than if you were wearing a thinner one. Most wetsuits for summer use are 3/2mm thick.


Can I wear a wetsuit all day?


No. Wetsuits are designed to insulate you from cold, protect your skin from the heat of the sun, and protect your body from the impact of strong currents and waves -- all while you are in the water. If you wear them out of the water all day, your body will be prone to getting sweaty, causing itchy bacterial areas in your body. You'll get very uncomfortable if you do, and it won't be much fun at all. 


Surfers like to wear zippered wetsuit jackets and vests as they're easier to put on and remove. This may be an option you'd like if you still want to be wearing your wetsuit top while out of the water.


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