A 5mm wetsuit is ideal for some milder temperatures. Whether a 5mm is right for you depends on the activity you will be doing. If you are going to dive with a wetsuit then a 5mm wetsuit is suitable for water temperatures from 20 to 27 ºC. This is, for example, applicable to the Mediterranean in summer or winter in the Red Sea. For colder waters, we recommend a 7mm wetsuit. For warmer waters, you can use a 3mm wetsuit or shorty.
The importance of the right wetsuit
Wearing the right wetsuit is essential in any dive. The wetsuit provides insulation so you stay warm in the water, but it also provides protection. The suit should fit as tightly around the body as possible, while maintaining freedom of movement and without impeding your blood circulation. Each brand has a different fit, so determining the right size can be tricky. The best way to make sure that the diving suit fits properly is to try it on. In our dive store, we are happy to help you choose the right 5mm wetsuit (or any other thickness). We have a wide range of wetsuits and our staff is at your service with adequate advice.
5mm wetsuits for men and women
The most important feature of a 5mm wetsuit is the thickness of the neoprene. The fit is also an important factor. We have 5mm wetsuits for both men and women. In general, the men's 5mm wetsuits are tailored slightly wider and have wider shoulders than the women's 5mm wetsuits.
Benefits of 5mm wetsuits
One of the biggest advantages of a 5mm wetsuit is the balance between insulation, freedom of movement, and protection. With 3mm wetsuits you have less insulation and protection and with 7mm wetsuits you have more insulation and protection, but due to the thickness of the neoprene you have a little less freedom of movement. This makes a 5mm wetsuit very suitable for surfing, supping, and other water sports.
Considerations when choosing a 5mm wetsuit
Choosing a 5mm wetsuit is not always an easy task. In addition to size and fit, you have several options and extras. Think about reinforcements on the knees and elbows for more durability, or an extra layer of fleece on the inside for extra insulation and comfort. Therefore, there are different price ranges for 5mm wetsuits and the price depends on these factors.
Visit our showroom
Our 5mm wetsuits are available for both men and women: whether you are a beginner or an experienced water sports enthusiast, choosing a well-fitting and comfortable 5mm wetsuit can make a big difference in your performance and enjoyment in and on the water. Check out our selection online or come try on a 5mm wetsuit in our showroom in Nijverdal!