Differences Between a Wetsuit and a Drysuit Video Review

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When you go into the water wearing a wet suit, the wet suit allows a thin layer of water between the persons body and the wet suit. The body then heats the water and this allows the heat to be retained and keeps you warm. Styles will range from: Full body suits, referred to as a JUMP SUIT or a 1 Piece Wet suit, Two part suits, top and bottoms Shorties which are short arms and legs for warmer water. The thicker the wet suit, the better it retains the heat, and the harder it is to move.

A dry suit is just what it says it is. This suit actually keeps you dry underneath the suit while you are in cold water. This is a close fitting double layered suit that keeps a warm layer of air between you and the suit. It has waterproof seals around the neck, wrists, and face. This keeps you very dry and warm. Air is introduced into the suit via a front power inflator and the suit has a shoulder dump/over pressure relief valve to let air out.

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  1. ASW5 says

    This was helpful thanks

  2. Rob Manser says

    A wetsuit does not keep you warm by heating a layer of water, that’s a myth. What keeps you warm is air bubbles in the neoprene, because air is a poor conductor of heat. This is why thicker suits keep you warmer – it’s the suit keeping you warm, not the water in it. Water in the suit actually has the opposite effect and cools you down, which is why a better fitting suit works better, why better seals and seams keep you warmer and it’s also why a drysuit is the warmest thing, because there’s no water in it at all.

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