How Do Wetsuits Work?
Wetsuits work to keep you warm by trapping a thin layer of water between the fabric of the wetsuit and your skin. Your body warms up this thin layer of water and thus the water becomes an insulating layer of heat that is held in by the wetsuit.
Wetsuits are made out of neoprene, an insulating fabric that is highly water resistant. At GRNSTR, we have designed our wetsuits with a premium, buttery soft neoprene that is 2mm thick. This neoprene is one of the few on the market that is not petroleum based. In addition to this, it is 20% lighter than conventional neoprene, and thus you get all of the benefits of neoprene with a lighter, more comfortable feel.
It is critical that you choose a wetsuit that fits you correctly, because wearing a wetsuit that is too loose can cause the water to flush through your wetsuit. This dispels the warm insulating layer and negates the benefits of wearing a wetsuit. At GRNSTR, our sizing makes it easier and more accessible to find a wetsuit that fits! Starting with your weight and your chest size, check our sizing guide to find your correct size.
In addition to keeping you warm, our wetsuits offer UV protection so you can rest easy, knowing that your back, shoulders, arms and chest are well protected from the sun’s rays.
Our wetsuits are designed to keep you comfortable, warm and protected from the sun while you’re enjoying your time out in the water; whether you be swimming, snorkelling, diving, surfing, stand up paddle boarding or having a day out on a boat!