Stay warm - We tell you the most important things about neoprene use
Have you also noticed that the swimming pools are slowly getting colder? Summer is leaving, autumn is in the starting blocks and the water in the swimming pools is no longer fully heated. Right now is the perfect time to get yourself a wetsuit. Why? It's simple. A wetsuit keeps you warm and you start motivated in the training.
Which wetsuit do I need at which water temperature?
Basically, we divide our wetsuits into three cold categories:
< 18 - 25 degrees
- Outdoor Swimming range: Pacific, Atlantic
<16 - 26 degrees
- Not fully heated swimming pools
Which wetsuit is best for colder swimming pools?
Temperature drops are currently being implemented in some pools as an additional energy saving measure. To make sure you can do your workout without any problems, we recommend two specific neos.
If you are a bit more sensitive to the cold, we advise you to use the sailfish Atlantic. It keeps you warm with a continuous neoprene thickness of 1.5 millimeters and impresses with its optimal freedom of movement.
Our neoprene shorty Pacific on the other hand, is for those who want to do without full body suits and prefer arm and leg freedom. With a neoprene thickness of 1.5 millimeters at the chest and 0.5 - 1.5 millimeters at the thigh, you counteract the cold temperatures.
Did you know?
Although each suit has its own unique swimming feel and different features, the difference in cold protection is smaller than you might think. The degree to which you perceive the insulation effect depends primarily on yourself and your perception of the cold.
Generally speaking, even if you don't notice it yourself, you will cool down during longer swimming sessions despite your physical activity. And this is true in cold as well as in warmer water. That's why we recommend that you wear a wetsuit when the water temperature is around 23 degrees Celsius or less.
Can I use my triathlon wetsuit for the pool?
We understand that you don't want to give up the buoyancy of your triathlon wetsuit. However, to preserve your health and avoid overheating, we recommend that you wear our full wetsuits up to a maximum water temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.
As a compromise we advise you to use our sailfish Rocket 3! It has the buoyancy characteristics of our triathlon wetsuits, warms you sufficiently and its sleeveless design avoids overheating.
Which wetsuits should I use in open water?
For outdoor water temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, we recommend full wetsuits with a minimum neoprene thickness of 3.0 millimeters.